Our Services

 

In response to evolving demands of Clients and in anticipation of future changes in the construction industry Banks Wood has diversified from the core business of quantity surveying and now provides a wide range of services:

 

Quantity Surveying

Banks Wood has provided quantity surveying services for the construction industry since 1949. We now utilise modern quantity surveying techniques to cover all aspects of financial control; including feasibility studies, procurement advice, cost planning, comparative cost studies, tender documentation, post contract cost control and settlement of final accounts.

 

Our quantity surveyors provide pro-active reporting and cost control to the Client as an integral member of but also independent from the design and construction teams.

 

 

Project Management and Project Co-Ordination

Banks Wood recognising the Client’s requirements for projects to run on time, to budget and to meet space and quality criteria provide hands on leadership, motivation and management, to relieve Clients of the inevitable worries associated with complex schemes, and to act as a single point of contact for the Client in terms of responsibility and reporting.

 

Whether the Client’s requirement is for project management, or for the “Team Leader” approach of project co-ordination, Banks Wood will assist in developing the Client’s brief, establish project strategy and work with the project design team to achieve a successful project outcome.

Employer’s Agent

Banks Wood provide Employer’s Agent services to Clients wishing to procure their building on a “design and build” basis. Expectations from “design and build” vary enormously from Client to Client, our aim is to establish the Client’s brief, advise on procurement and the role of other consultants, prepare tender and contract documentation, and administer the contract as appropriate to each individual Client.

 

 

Specialist Skills

The expertise and versatility of Banks Wood enables us to provide further specialist skills to suit specific client requirements:

 

Construction Project Audits: of construction expenditure audits and other property related financial control and checking services, and monitoring of project expenditures for funders. Claims and disputes: establish and resolve disputes between contracting parties, acting as expert witness. Insurance valuations: reinstatement valuations for insurance purposes, assessment of rebuilding costs following loss. Receiverships: advice and valuation of contracts for construction companies in receivership, negotiations with receiver. Taxation: analysis of construction expenditure for capital allowances, advice on VAT issues. Value engineering: assessment of project planning to obviate unnecessary space and over design and to optimise cost and long term performance.