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What Unforeseen Factors Can Increase my Home Renovation Budget?

          Many clients fear the risk of unplanned cost increases. Investigation at design stage, and careful...

FAQ Section Now Online- DKAD Resources for Clients

FAQ Section Now Online- DKAD Resources for Clients

As you may have noticed, I have just posted a number of posts to the new “Resources for Clients” section...

What Does Standard Construction Look LIke?

What Does Standard Construction Look LIke?

“Standard Construction” In Ireland and the UK, standard residential construction is commonly understood to refer to the level of specification...

What is a Bill of Quantities?

A bill of quantities (BoQ) is essentially a very long, carefully prepared shopping list for the parts and labour needed....

What Does “Reinstatement Value” Mean?

This is a term coined by the insurance industry to define the amount of money they may pay out if...

What is a Quantity Surveyor and Do I Need One?

What is a Quantity Surveyor and Do I Need One?

These cost control tasks can be done by the architect OR with the assistance of a quantity surveyor: Cost control...

What is a Tender Process?

What is a Tender Process?

Key Steps in A Tender Process: A technical design is prepared by the architects and engineers. The quantity surveyor (if...

Creation of the Bill of Quantities

Creation of the Bill of Quantities

When a scheme design has been completed, a quantity surveyor may be employed by the client to advise on the...

What is A Schedule of Rates?

What is A Schedule of Rates?

A schedule of rates is a breakdown of the parts of a building by category, which is prepared by builders...

What Does “Standard Construction” Mean?

What Does “Standard Construction” Mean?

In Ireland and the UK, standard residential construction is commonly understood to refer to the level of specification of a...

What Does “Standard Construction Look Like?”

What Does “Standard Construction Look Like?”

If you want “rock bottom prices” you must agree to accept a fairly basic visual standard, similar to ordinary rented...

10 Characteristics of Sublime Projects

10 Characteristics of Sublime Projects

There is literally no upper limit on what you can spend on a building, but architectural projects of the highest...

Assigning a Monetary Price to the Bill of Quantities

Assigning a Monetary Price to the Bill of Quantities

 Initially, the BoQ is a massive shopping list without any prices on it. The QS can provide estimates of the...

Some Impressive Joinery Skills on Display at Newcastle Design

Some Impressive Joinery Skills on Display at Newcastle Design

  I was quite impressed by the standard of materials used in these display kitchens. They make all joinery components on...

After months spent changing over to BIM, a white card model makes a refreshing change!

After months spent changing over to BIM, a white card model makes a refreshing change!

I have been working to perfect the roof shape and layout of this 43 metre squared house extension. Just taking...

Seeking Experienced Roofing SC for Site Formed Zinc Roof 50m Sq

DKAD requires a preliminary price (cost per square meter or similar) for the application of traditional zinc sheet roofing to...

New “Click to Chat” Facility on dkad.ie!

Check out the new “click to chat” facility on the dkad.ie website. You can contact me with quick questions or...

Carlingford House- Exempt Development in Historic Village

Date: Completed 2012 Budget: Approx €106,000 Excluding VAT Construction Period: 1 Year Area of New Build: 39.8 meters squared Area...

Resources for Clients

Over the coming weeks I plan to post a series of online articles for the benefit of prospective clients, which...

Recent Hacking Incident

Users of the DKAD website may have observed that malicious content was posted on dkad.ie a number of days ago...

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