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Update: 21-08-2022…as we head towards Christmas 2022, we are offering 20% discount on coupons for digitizing/estimates/pricing, until end of 2022. Two hurdles emerging… 1….Planning approval. We are advising clients to avail of our QS services and ensure their planning applications are affordable before lodging plans. 2….On reach build stage, mortgage companies are limiting their offers, […]

The report provides a detailed comparison and assessment of housing taxes across OECD countries. It shows that many countries still levy recurrent property taxes on outdated property values, even though this reduces revenue and fairness. A number of countries continue to rely heavily on transaction taxes, despite their potential impact on residential and labour mobility. […]

Recently, 3 contractors in competitive bidding, on a NI scheme < £100,000 – with BQ where scope of works measured and specified. Range between quotes was approx £28,000; lowest tender was 55% saving on 3rd place tender, and 42% saving on 2nd place tender. There are benefits to procuring work in a simple, but fully […]

In recent months, Architects and Clients inquiring about the rising cost of materials and labour on construction projects. Available for download are documents giving some background information. Where the price risk transferred 100% towards the tendering contractor, their tendered quotation has to include for all future price changes and resulting in overall higher tenders being […]

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the thirteen colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain’s rule.[5][6] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a […]