Derek Gough

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Manchester

Manchester

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Derek Gough Associates (DGA) specialises in providing a comprehensive quantity surveying and construction costing service in the North West since 1992. We’re one of the most trusted quantity surveying companies in the country and work with many established Manchester builders and architects working on a range of projects including residential builds, golf clubs, religious buildings, retail schemes and schools.

Our services include:

  • Construction Cost Consultancy
  • Chartered Quantity Surveying
  • Waste Recycling Consultancy

Expertise

We’re a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so we adhere to the highest possible standards in every project undertaken. We ensure the service is tailored exactly to your specifications and requirements so your project will be a success.

Knowledge and Resources

We use the latest software packages Conquest, Cost X, Cad Measure combined with years of experience, sound advice and technical support to control construction costs, saving you money without compromising on quality.

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Manchester

Derek Gough LLP | Quantity Surveyors

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Typical Project Information

On a typical project for contractors we will undertake to:

Stage 1

  • Review the tender documents the Main Contractor will send to DGA.
  • DGA will measure and price the tender and submit on the contractor’s behalf, following a tender adjudication to discuss the specifics of the project. (ie: preliminaries, site logistics and profit margins).

Stage 2

  • Assist the contractor negotiate the tender with the client/architect – offering value engineering services as required.

Stage 3

  • Once the contract is placed with the contractor – DGA can act as the Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor with the following post contract services:
    • Procurement
    • Monthly valuations
    • Valuing Variations
    • Negotiating valuations and variations with the architect/client.
    • Agreeing Final Accounts.

On a typical project for architects, developers or private clients, we will:

Stage 1

  • DGA will prepare a detailed budget from planning/proposal drawings.
  • Value engineer the budget as required and suggest alternatives to reduce costs.

Stage 2

  • Once the design is finalised – DGA will begin the tendering process with services including but not limited to:
    • Bill of Quantities production to NRM2 standards
    • Schedule of Works
    • Comprehensive Procurement advice
    • Preliminaries document
    • Compiling a tender list of suitable contractors in the area
    • Sending out to tender and managing the process
    • Tender reviews, contractor interviews, client advice
    • Placing contracts

Stage 3

  • Once the contract is placed with the successful contractor – DGA can assist with the following post contract services:
    • Client’s Quantity Surveyor – cost control (valuations, valuing variations, cost projections and certainty).
    • Employer’s Agent – Contract Administration and Cost Control
    • Final Accounts
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Apartment Block

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New Build Alderley Edge

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New Build Barn with Basement

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New Build Hale

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