Considering the options

Considering the options

Get the design right first time; you don’t get a second chance – get a feasibility study

If you aren’t sure what you want to achieve or how to achieve it, then you might want to have a feasibility study or options appraisal prepared with budget costings.  Or you might just want to have a fresh pair of eyes look at the building.

This will help clarify your goals and how you can achieve them, perhaps by having sketch scheme designs drawn up and budget costings prepared.  From this, a clear client brief will be developed, from which the more detailed design will evolve.

For example, if you want more space, but aren’t sure how best to achieve it, alternative outline schemes can be prepared, for example an extension, or re-configuring the space you already have.

Or perhaps you have a redundant building and want to bring it back into use.  A feasibility study will explore the possible uses and the costs involved so that you can assess the likely return or benefit that will be derived from the work.

Often, when a client advises the surveyor of what they are trying to achieve, a more economical or higher value solution will be developed at the feasibility stage.

Good communication between the client and surveyor is crucial.  Don’t hold back: if the surveyor doesn’t know what your real goals or aspirations are, they won’t be able to help you come up with the best solution.  It doesn’t matter who has the ideas; it’s the end result that matters.

Even if you don’t intend to use a surveyor for the detailed design or to project manage the build, great value can be added at this early stage.

A surveyor’s fees for helping you consider the options will range from £200 for some general advice to maybe £2000 for a feasibility/options appraisal with budget costings.

Contact us on 01202 237377 or email info@sutherlandsurveyors.co.uk.