Recent Newspaper Articles
BUILDING COSTS ON THE RISE
According to the SOCIETY OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS Tender prices increased by
almost 5% in 2012, mainly due to price rises in building materials, and energy
IRISH TIMES 27th February 2013
BELOW COST TENDERING
Some 52% of all construction tenders are priced below realistic construction
costs. Below cost tendering has led to the collapse of a number of construction
projects. 55% of quantity surveyors have had experience of projects not being
completed because of below cost tendering.
SOCIETY OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS IRELAND.
IRISH TIMES 23rd August 2011
The average cost of an attic conversion is
€20,000. People underestimate how large the attic room will be. It is often the
biggest room in the house.
SUNDAY TIMES 23rd December 2012
People are warned to beware of a builder cutting costs to such an extent
that he doesn’t have the capacity to finish the job.
Many contractors are now bidding well below cost just to secure work and keep
flowing, a practice which is unsustainable.
Most people are prepared to pay a premium for peace of mind when it comes to
SOCIETY OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS IRELAND
IRISH TIMES 24th September 2011