FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Would You Like to Know?
Are you interested in learning more about Architeam Architectural Consultants and our design process? Quickly find out whether we’ve already addressed your questions by checking out our FAQs below. If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO QUANTITY SURVEY?
There are many factors than can effect the time of Quantity Surveying, depending on size and extent of the project
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE QUANTITY SURVEYING SERVICE?
From conducting feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labour costs. We prepare, negotiate and analyse costs for tenders and contracts while advising on a range of legal and contractual issues.
HOW MUCH DOES QUANTITY SURVEYING COST?
This will depend on the size of the project and can vary on the number of hours needed to complete the quantity surveying.
Unlike other companies, we'll provide this free of charge if we do your architectural drawings and planning application.
CAN A BUILDER USE THE QUANTITY SURVEYING REPORT FOR THE BUILD?
Almost all types of construction projects, ranging from large building projects to residential extensions, can benefit from the services of a quantity surveyor. The main task of a quantity surveyor is to estimate the cost of the building project.
WHY DO WE NEED QUANTITY SURVEYORS?
The main task of a quantity surveyor is to cost the building project. But apart from this critical function, a quantity surveyor also performs other tasks that can effectively reduce the risks associated with any type of construction project in relation to maintaining a budget set.
WHAT ELSE CAN A QUANTITY SURVEYOR DO?
Quantity surveyors work within the land management, property and construction industries. They are the people responsible for calculating and managing the costs relating to projects, from helping create initial estimates to finalising the complete budget requirements.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF QUANTITY SURVEYING?
A quantity surveyor is the person responsible for figuring out just what a construction project is going to cost. They have other roles too, especially making sure that construction costs and production are managed as efficiently as possible.
DO YOU USE SUB CONTRACTORS?
We have a panel of approved contractors that are trusted and have been thoroughly vetted. The contractors on our panel have been working closely with us for number of years.
Our project managers will tender your project to these contractors (keeping your personal and property details confidential) and will present you with at least 3 quotations and help you decide a contractor. We will then continue to liaise with the contractor throughout the construction to ensure the project is going to schedule and on budget.
HOW WILL YOU MANAGE MY PROJECT?
We will firstly assign a project manager to your project. The project manager will continually liaise with your contractor throughout our project to ensure that the relevant tradespeople and materials are on site at the right times, and to ensure that your project is on schedule and on budget.
WILL THE PROJECT MANAGER BE ON SITE?
The project manager will make regular site visits to ensure the construction is running to schedule. The project manager will also attend when building control visits.
DO YOU HAVE ANY REFERENCES OF COMPLETED PROJECTS?
We are happy to request references from previous clients who are happy to disclose their information regarding their completed projects.
Still have questions? We’re happy to answer them.