Quantity & House Survey
Most larger domestic projects, and all new build residential and commercial developments benefit from having a quantity surveyor working alongside the client. The aim of a quantity surveyor is to analyse the potential and actual costs throughout a building project and ensure that everything is running to or under budget. Quantity surveying can create cost savings throughout a construction project which can sometimes be a substantial percentage of the overall profit.
Our quantity surveying services can be provided individually or as a package depending on your requirements. From estimates and feasibility studies, to advising on the tender process and contract management, Gamut Building Solutions can help in the following areas:
Feasibility and Estimating
Our quantity surveyor can prepare detailed cost estimate breakdowns to ensure that you are aware of potential costs from the start of a project. This can then be used to check that your builder or contractor has been accurate with their quote and that the proposed cost is accurate. It can also be an essential tool for property developers requiring a minimum profit from a construction project to make sure that the proposed scheme is economically feasible.
Our quantity surveyors can professionally advise on the tender process and prepare a detailed package to obtain the best, most accurate quotes from builders and contractors for your project. The package includes everything required to make sure that you are receiving like for like quotes from different companies. This will also ensure that potential hidden extra costs to the price are eliminated. Following the receipt of the quotes, our quantity surveying team can also manage the tender process and select the best builder or contractor for the job.
Contract Management and Administration
We can prepare and issue the contract documentation to all parties. Professional contract management will ensure that your construction team is obliged to carry out work to the correct standard and will avoid lengthy and costly legal disputes should anything go wrong.
On Site Monitoring
Gamut Building Solutions can monitor the progress of a project to ensure that it stays on budget and provide interim valuations and cost reports, highlighting any areas that can be more cost efficient. This can mean the difference between running a project to its maximum profit potential and running at a loss on marginal schemes. Our quantity surveyor will make you aware of any potential cost savings that can be made during the course of a project to ensure the optimum profit possible.
It's essential to get a survey carried out when you have an offer accepted on a property to find out about the condition of the building and make sure that it's worth the price you have offered.
It can help you negotiate money off if there is costly work that needs to be done and also help you to budget for any future repairs that might be needed.
You will have to pay for a mortgage valuation in order to secure a mortgage offer but this should not be confused with a survey. The mortgage valuation merely confirms to the lender that the property is worth at least what it is lending you – it is not its responsibility to point out any repairs that need doing.
We can conduct detailed survey of your property, providing you with itemised report about the condition of your home, highlight defects and offer advice on repairs and maintenance. Furthermore, our specialist will take time with you to explain you in details findings from the report and suggest you further actions.
This survey will assess newly completed building works; for either new build houses, refurbishments or different type of extensions. Snagging survey looks for poorly finished work or faults, such as shoddy plastering or paintwork. Similarly, all essential elements of the roof structure and plumbing will be examined to give you peace of mind.
- Tendering Process
- Contract Management
- Contract Administration
- On Site Monitoring
- Homebuyer's Report
- Building Survey
- Snagging Survey