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.
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
The estimate establishes the viability of the building project — so making sure it is accurate is essential. Bob Branscombe analyses why it so often isn’t
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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