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“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.
WHAT WE DO FOR OUR CLIENTS?
every project needs us.
You project doesn’t need to be at risk of costs spiralling out of control and possibly unwanted litigation. We suggest that you use our quantity surveyors to manage every angle of your project.
MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM
LONDON, BIRM, MANC.
Our director and one other quantity surveyor created the first 5 stores for FiveGuys in England.
OVER 150 PROJECTS
At Oakley Blythe we have successfully completed over 150 projects since we first started in 2014.
OFFICE REFURBS IN ENGLAND
Experience is key in this area of building and all of our quantity surveyors have previously worked on many multi-storey buildings.
FULL RESIDENTIAL RENOVATIONS
Design is the single greatest element that drives professional construction workers to create the very best outcome for our clients.
PRIVATE CINEMA REFURBS
Renovating multi million pounds CineWorld projects all across London including helping out with grand events staged periodically.
STARBUCKS COFFEE SHOP RENOVATIONS
A fresh coffee shop is happy and profitable coffee shop. We have produced and designed the new interiors for Starbucks coffee in England.
ASDA STORE RENOVATION FOR THE WALMART GROUP
After assessing and delivering the full internal and external renovation for 8 ASDA superstore - some spanning over ten thousand square meters.
PAPA JOHNS STORES CREATED
Working with large multinational companies has been a good trate of Oakley Blythe in the past. Working with companies such as Wickes Kitchen and Bathroom ranges, Papa Johns Pizzerias and many more.
ESTIMATING CONSTRUCTION COSTS
We have worked on well over 700 residential and private developer projects in the since 2014 between us Oakley Blythe strives to refine the details in order to asses the true costings based on our vast experience and knowledge of the construction industry.
WE ONLY WORK WITH THE BEST
Refining the people that we work with will inevitably make your working environment and procedures more favourable for all. We have ways of weeding out the crooks.
LONDON - LEAMINGTON SPA - MANCHESTER
PRE HANDOVER PROCESSES
LEADING UP TO CONSTRUCTION
Develop Project Objectives including and Sustainability Aspirations Project Budget, other parameters or constraints and develop Initial Project Brief.
Undertake Feasibility Studies and review of Site Information
Prepare Project Roles Table and continue assembling the project team.
Agree Schedule of Services, design Responsibility Matrix and Information Exchanges and prepare Project Execution Plan including Technology and Communication Strategies and consideration of Common Standards to be used.
Information Exchanges will vary depending on the selected procurement route and Building Contract.
There are four main procurement options, they are as follows:
1. Traditional method Design and Build.
2. Management Contracting.
3. Method Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
4. Traditional method.
Including coordinated and updated proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications, Information and Strategies in accordance with Design Programme.
Review and update Sustainability, and Operational Handover Strategies Risk Assessments. Undertake third party consultations as required and conclude Research and Development aspects.
Review and update Project Execution Plan, including Change Control Procedures.
Procurement, the programme and (town) planning activities vary widely from project to project and resolving this conundrum has been one of the biggest challenges in the creation of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013. To overcome this variability, the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 allows users to generate their own bespoke practice or project specific Plan of Work.
Planning permission is the legal process of determining whether proposed developmentsshould be permitted. Responsibility for planning lies with local planning authorities (usually the planning department of the district or borough council). The legislation, policy and guidance that underpins planning in England can be found on the government‘s National Planning Practice Guidance website.
Other than permitted developments, (which are considered to have insignificant impact), all developments require planning permission. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 sets out details for developments that might be permitted without requiring a planning application.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) decides national planning policy for England and this is set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Partial Source: https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Planning_permission
Finalising the technical design
Prepare Technical Design in accordance with Responsibility Matrix Project Strategies to include all architectural, structural and building services information, specialist subcontractor design and specifications, in accordance with Design Programme.
Procurement and tendering processes are undertaken and created to interact with other quantity surveying information such as a scope of works of bill of quantities. The contract NEC or JCT will require certain elements to be completed depending on the project size, location and value.
Review Construction Strategies, including sequencing and update the Health and Safety Strategy to it’s final stages.
Handing over the project to the main contractor
This is the final stage of the pre-handover process. After all of the documentation required have been completed and assessed by the Quantity Surveyor, Architect and Structural Engineer. The contract will be presented to the contractor and the main contractors insurances will kick in and the programme will begin.
The Quantity Surveyor will monitor the projects, costs, interim payments, variations, provisional sums and the architect.
This is the final chance to ensure that a strategic sustainability review of client needs and potential sites has been carried out, including reuse of existing facilities, building components or materials.
The brief prepared to enable the Strategic Definition of the project. Strategic considerations might include considering different sites, whether to extend, refurbish or build new and the key Project Outcomes, as well as initial considerations for the Project Programme and assembling the project team.
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