I'm a quantity surveyor and this is what you can expect to pay for building surveys and reports

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surveys and reports will help shape your build project (Image credit: Sturti/Getty Images)

When putting a 'cost plan' together for your new-build home, it's not just bricks and mortar and trades that you need to consider. You also need to look at how much do surveys and reports cost.

There are several key surveys and reports you may need to commission to ensure compliance with regulations and assess the condition of the site, or just for your peace of mind to mitigate any future self build issues. 

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets. 

For the past 13 years, Tim has worked on a freelance basis, whilst managing his rental property portfolio. He has extensive experience of undertaking his own full-scale house renovations. He is also a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows.