How Does a Building Design Get Priced?
Pre-Construction is the stage is sometimes called tendering. This is where we appoint a builder and agree the final price for construction. At this stage a choice must be made between carrying out an open tender between several builders or going with one you know and trust. Capital A are happy to organise a competitive tender process and can recommend suitable builders for this purpose based in Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife.
To facilitate this process, Capital A produce a Scope of Works document which details all of the main elements of the project. We can specify every element in the building, right down to the colour of paint and type of door handles you want to use. The amount of detail is up to you, a Scope of Work document for a typical house exertion is usually 12 to 15 pages long. The builder will then use this to give us an itemised breakdown of each section of the project, like the list shown here.
By getting prices for each section of the project it is possible to more accurately compare prices between each contractor. Capital A can then use the Scope of Work during construction to establish the amount of money owed to the builder at any time in the process.
Architect In The Car
Capital A produce a series of videos called Architect In The Car which discuss issues affecting our work.
This video discusses various methods for estimating the cost of construction.
Six Stages of a Project
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