Building is ultimately time consuming, costly and complex and so your team of professionals should be familiar in dealing with these challenges on a day to day basis.
If you find a builder who insists they can deliver a basement project with an associated sqm rate of £2000 +VAT - there will be a reason for this and it will not be a positive for your project. If they also claim they can deliver a full house refurbishment including a ground floor extension with an associated sqm rate of £1800 + VAT - There will be a reason for this and it may be a drawback on your project. Trust us!
Such rates are, in our experience, unrealistic and often end up with a long list of "extras" which should have been included in the initial costing and which cause stress to both the client and their budget.
At Fraher & Findlay we are well versed with the nuances of building. We understand the cost of building and we prepare our cost plans in house based on live construction data. Our team of Architects work with our Construction Managers from early on in the process giving you cost visibility from the start. Why wait until 7 months and having spent on professional fees, to understand your actual cost of building?