Bob is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Surveyors and with over 30-years’ experience in both self build and construction. A career spent with several main contractors and major surveying consultancies has helped reinforce his approach that cost-estimating and control are a fundamental tenet of self-building.
Building estimates are just that — estimates — however, they're an important factor in budgeting for your build. Here's why they're not always accurate
Bob Branscombe, a professional project manager, explains what it is he actually does… and why a professional PM might be the most important person on your project
Using a builder to get you to weathertight stage and taking the rest on yourself has its benefits — but needs careful and clear thinking
It’s a familiar story — you’ve gone out to tender and the quotes received back are way over budget. Here we explain how to avoid this unhappy situation from the off
Snagging, says Bob Branscombe, is paramount in ensuring your new home is fit for purpose and it’s vital that you establish a robust snagging process early
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