It takes a joint effort from many different organisations, all working together, to make a construction project work. Some larger companies have brought everything in-house, with a design-and-build service that works as both consultant AND contractor, but at Trecelyn Consultancy we’ve found that we can provide much more value for our clients by dedicating ourselves entirely to construction consultancy and cost estimation services.
Here’s how the process works, so you know exactly what to expect when you hire your construction consultants or cost estimators from Trecelyn Consultancy!
The Construction Project Begins With The Client
The client (in this case, you) will have something that they want to build – whether they’re an individual who wants to build on their property, a business looking to expand, a local council or authority, a property development company, or even a Government office!
It’s up to the client to decide what should be built, how long they’re willing to take over the construction and how much they’re willing to spend to make it happen: so what do you want to build, what’s your timeframe, and what’s your budget?
Once The Client Has Decided On That, They Hire Consultants
Your consultants are the experts who will act as your advisors and your bank of knowledge, so you’ve got the best advice regarding cost, regulations and design of the building. One of your consultants will usually oversee the project on your behalf as well – this is something that Trecelyn Consultancy excel at thanks to our years of experience across the breadth of the construction industry.
If you seek other consultancy outside of Trecelyn Consultancy, then you may be looking at architecture practices, quantity surveyors, and civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineers.
In short, consultants take care of the design and logistical side of the project – they design the building that is to be constructed, iron out any potential problems with the construction before they can happen, and figure out how much it will cost and how long it will take to build. Once that’s done, they’ll often usually also find the best contractors to do the work.
What Should You Expect From Your Consultants?
As mentioned above, your consultants will work on the design phase of the project, with architects designing the structure itself, engineers making sure that the plans will work in reality and cost estimators to assess how much it will all cost.
Your contractors will primarily work in their offices, but may be called to the work site on occasion – however, it’s usually an office job and office hours will ordinarily apply.
Contractors Will Carry Out The Actual Construction Work
At Trecelyn Consultancy, we’ve got a network of trusted and experienced contractors in Newport and further afield, who we can call on to carry out the building work you need. Our contractors will ensure that the project is built to the required build quality, on-budget, and on time.
Whoever you choose as your contractors (or whoever your consultants choose), they will take their cues from the design consultants and will turn to the consultancy for assistance with any technical issues or design problems that may crop up during construction.
What Should You Expect From your Consultants?
Jobs done by contractors during construction include site management, engineering, trade and craft work and general labouring, and unlike your construction consultants, they will work on-site in all weathers and at the hours required by the build schedule. Depending on the construction project and its requirements, that may even mean overnight work or long shifts for your contractors to ensure that the construction is completed on time.
Contractors May Be Assisted By Subcontractors
Some projects involve personnel with special skills or expertise, in which case it’s best for everyone involved to outsource that part of the project to experts. These specialists will often handle complex work like reinforcing concrete or building structural steel frames for the construction, as well as mission-critical construction like foundation work, plumbing and electrical installation. Like your ordinary contractors, subcontractors will also work in shifts on-site for the duration of their employment.
Planning a Construction Project? Get In Touch Today!
If you’ve still got questions about construction consultancy or how our consulting and cost estimation services can help you, you can give us a call any time. Our head office team will be happy to hear from you!
You can get in touch on 077 111 82005 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or use the Contact Page on this site to send us a message, no matter the time. Our team will be happy to talk to you about our construction estimating services, what we do, and how we can help save you money on your domestic or commercial projects. They will also be able to talk you through exactly what to expect during your consultation and building process, so you know what’ll be happening at every step of the way.
We look forward to hearing from you!