Derek Gough
Derek Gough


Budgeting Cost Planning & Feasibility Appraisals

Whether you are a private individual or a building contractor a vital component in all successful building projects is effective pre-contract evaluation. Our team of Quantity Surveyors have the experience and expertise to help clients explore their development options including feasibility studies, cost estimates and budget control.

For a rule of thumb cost indication you can try our app Price my Build, its free to download on iPhone.

If the project is a little more complex, then call the team and get a quote to prepare a budget cost.

Q:  How much does that service cost?

A:  It might surprise you how affordable reliable cost advice is.  The cost depends on the number of drawings and the complexity of the design.  If we are involved at an early stage with the outline sketches we can advise on the cost implications of decisions at every stage.

Q:  What can I expect?

A:  A Budget Cost can be very broad brush or very detailed depending on the stage in the process and the level of detail you have.  The product will be a detailed spreadsheet; an elemental breakdown of the main sections of the project, such as joinery, foundations, roof etc.  This is prepared and submitted and then a Value Engineering exercise can  take place to identify areas where savings can be made if appropriate.  We can identify potential risk elements within the project and suggest strategies to mitigate the risks.  As the project progresses we can gradually remove the main areas of risk by innovative and specialised cost modelling and careful contract management. We can supply an example to help illustrate what we do contact the DGA Team on 01565 831999 we will be happy to help you.

Make informed decisions on the design features proposed to you and proceed with confidence and authority.

For architects this can be a key tool and we work in close association with several firms in the UK helping them to deliver their vision for clients and managing expectations.

Our case studies

Take a look at our most recent work.

Wawne Road

Hymers College

Flint Library

Royal Liver Building


Bunker Building


Hill Top


Beech House


Dene Lodge