Why should we spend money on professional fees for major works?

In our experience, omitting professional fees from a major works project can often be a false economy. Professionals can undertake pre-construction investigations to get to the bottom of issues with a block. 

They can then inform the most appropriate course of action, leading to cost certainty for a project. It also means works are correctly specified and not over-engineered. It is often the case that the more information provided to contractors at tender stage, the more competitive and comprehensive the contractor’s tender return will be.

Employing a Contract Administrator as part of your professional team will ensure that a fair tendering process is undertaken. As the administrator of the contract it is their job to ensure that the correct contract is selected to provide the client with adequate protection and that payments are only made for works actually undertaken.

You can contact the Hamilton Darcey team via their website or via enquiries@hamiltondarcey.com.