24 May 2023

Update:24-05-2023 Little change since Nov 2017. When Architects/Contract Administrators issue Pricing Schedules as part of Drawings and Spec Tender issue, at the very least, tender assessment should be carried out on the basis of comparing each contractors Pricing Schedule. On a recent scheme, only one contractor submitted Pricing Schedule fully completed and recommendation was made […]

15 Feb 2023

Negotiated the refurbishment of a period property in Myrtlefield Park, Belfast and phase 1 to commence within next few weeks. As energy efficiency chart shows, a significant amount of work required to improve energy efficiency and within scope of works. A popular road, in the company of some well known builders, with their signs currently […]

09 Feb 2023

As the above image shows, no matter what currency, $6 or £6 buys you less in an inflationary period. With building works, same principle applies. Your budget shall build you less m2/ft2 today, as compared to same period last year and due to continue during 23/24, albeit at a slowing rate of increase. If planning […]

03 Feb 2023

The BCIS have announced thier predictions for the year ahead and noted below. The construction industry starts the year in a strong position. But 2023 will be a tough year for some sectors of the industry as demand falls. However, it has proved itself resilient to many challenges over the past few years. What we’re […]

09 Jan 2023

Increased efficiencies and productivity are the words being quoted regularly now, to try and counter the inflationary environment in which we now must be accustomed to. In our area of QS service provision, we have to try and streamline our services and delivery processes. Namely, a first for online QS Services, and to offer fixed […]

01 Dec 2022

Not every business out there serves our necessities. Some of them also serve our entertainment needs and luxurious choices. non essential businesses are those entities that help us relax from our mundane lives. During the pandemic lockdown, these businesses were the first to close and will be the last to reopen.  Now, with Cost of […]

02 Nov 2022

In the North of Ireland, 15 years ago, people were rushing to build elaborate, five or six-bedroom houses in the country, fueled in part by the easy credit and the desire for country living. Many poured thousands into these spacious homes, planning to live out their golden years in designer properties with all the bells […]