Quantity Surveying is one of our core services and our prime focus is to provide expert advice on construction costs from start to finish, by helping to ensure that proposed projects both offer good value for money and achieve a cost efficient design, whilst still maintaining the Clients vision.
The Value in our services are evident to our Clients through the added value we bring to the project, through helping the client and their design team evaluate and compare different construction choices, track and limit variations and by ensuring that costs remain under control as the project progresses.
Our Quantity Surveying Services can be can be split into many aspects and can be utilised throughout the project from inception through to handover. Our typical Services consists of;
Feasibility Studies and Preliminary Cost Advise
Preparing Cost Plans & Estimates
Preparation of Bill of Quantities in SMM7 or NRM format
Preparation of Schedule of Works or Builders Quantities
Contract Document Preparation
Evaluation of Tender Returns
Value for Money Assessments
Contract Administration & Management
Evaluation of Variation Accounts
Interim Cost Reporting
Evaluation of extension of Time claims
Final Account negotiations
Preliminary Cost Advice
Value Engineering Advice
Risk Management Advice
Procurement Strategy Advice and Implementation
Life Cycle Costings and Capital Allowances
Advising on specialist construction works and building types
Please contact us for a Service suited to your individual needs.
In the amendment to the Construction Design & Management Regulations (CDM 2015) the CDM Coordinator was replaced by the Principal Designer.
All building work - including new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repairs and maintenance - is now included within the regulations.
Both commercial AND domestic clients have overall responsibility for the successful management of their projects. They are to ensure that the construction project is set up so that it is carried out safely from start to finish in a way that adequately controls the risks to the health and safety of those who may be affected.
As Principal Designers and CDM Advisors, we recognise the burden of responsibility placed on both commercial and domestic clients and are ideally placed to take on and relieve the client of this responsibility on their construction project.
Please contact us for a Service suited to your individual needs.
Walker Pritchard offer a comprehensive Project Management Service to both Public and Private Sector Clients.
Through a single point of contact, we ensure that any individual building or estates objective is achieved, on time and within budget. Our team of experienced Project Managers and Cost Control Quantity Surveyors will make the Client’s priorities their own and work on the Client’s behalf to realise the desired outcome.
We work with Client’s to manage the project from inception, through the selection and appointment of necessary design team members to the procurement of building contractors, formation of contract and then to the on-site works management, budget control and agreement of a secure final account.
No matter how big or small the Walker Pritchard team engage enthusiastically to understand the objective, how the organisation works and will strive to deliver a successful solution.
The Contract Administrator’s role is key in delivering a successful project smoothly, on-time and on-budget.
Contract Administrator and Employers Agent are in essence a very similar role, but for differing forms of contract. In NEC Contracts this is the Project Manager; on a Design & Build Contract it’s the known as the Employers Agent role; and for all other JCT Contracts it’s the Contract Administrator.
Walker Pritchard have built up comprehensive experience in all three roles for a full spectrum of clients - from Employers Agent on a D&B Contract for Housing Associations, through to multi-site projects for the numerous NHS Trusts using the NEC3 Suite.
The primary role of a Contract Administrator is to initiate good communication across the project team, control and manage project changes and oversee financial processes using standard forms and processes required within the individual contract. The Contract Administrator’s tasks generally include:
Tender Stage Management, including invitations, addendums and assisting on the selection process.
Formation of the Contract Documents, including preparation, clients team sign off and management through to execution.
Management of Project Changes, including issuing Change Requests, Site Instructions, CA Instruction & Claim reviews.
Progress Management & Review, including chairing meetings, issuing minutes, reporting on progress and issuing interim certificates.
Management of Project Close Out, including agreeing commissioning and testing procedures, agreeing defects procedures, ensuring that project documentation is issued to the client and issuing the practical completion & final certificates.
WP Interiors team have been managing interior design budgets since 2011. We source trade accounts from all top design houses through to exciting new innovative designers. As a respected company we are able to pass on considerable savings to our clients as we administer the accounts within strict cost controls, working closely with the existing client design team.
How does it work?
WP Interiors set up Client Accounts to hold the budget for the Interior Design spend. Working along with the Design Team we oversee all purchase orders, receipt of invoices, payments or returns and refunds, and delivery of the items. A thorough record is kept of all transactions which can then be released to the client on request. In this way the client is free to enjoy the choosing of the interior design for their property without the stress.
As well as the Main Core Services, Walker Pritchard provide a full range of added value and advisory services, some which are listed below:
Dispute Resolution & Expert Witness
Prevention is always better than cure, however we realise things don't always go to plan.... If things have become difficult with existing consultants or building contractors, Walker Pritchard offer an expert Dispute Resolution service to bring our experience and previous success to support you in gaining a secure, satisfactory conclusion to limit the disruption on costs, time delays or reputational damage.
Project & Bank Monitoring
Walker Pritchard have a wide range of experience in Project Monitoring roles from Industrial and Business Properties through to smaller personal housing ventures. We work closely with banks, senior lenders, private equity and capital investors to provide a regular review and reporting of a project, typically from Business Plan applications through to construction and operation, but can also include inception.
Capital Allowances & Taxation Advice
With Walker Pritchard’s experience throughout the construction industry we can provide advice and help identify significant savings through either minimising tax, improving cash flow, reducing insurance and even identify potential grants to help get your project off the ground.
Asset Management is a systematic process of deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets ‘cost-effectively’. Asset Management can add benefit all to sectors business from a Housing Associations with a housing stock portfolio through to an Education provider that holds an estate of buildings. Walker Pritchard have worked closely with software providers and the Client to help implement new asset management systems, by providing life cycle costing’s and general cost advice.
Party Wall and Boundary Disputes
Whether its the notification of works, negotiating access for repairs to a party wall or establishing ownership and boundaries, Walker Pritchard can help advise you of the legal processes and assist you with discussions with your neighbours to provide an efficient resolution. Please call us for more information and to discuss your individual needs.
The Walker Pritchard Partnership
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