Why Use a Contract?

Why Use a Contract?

If I had a choice I would go back to the old ways of a handshake and keeping your promises. These days unfortunately people can’t or won’t stand by their commitments. Also, people’s interpretation of what was agreed differs anyway so there has to be a way of recording...
Drone Technology in Construction

Drone Technology in Construction

When I looked into this subject it was a surprise to me to find drones are quite widely used in the construction industry. It’s a growing market and is predicted that construction will be one of the major benefactors of drone technology. In a recent survey a third of...
Is The Builder All That Bad?

Is The Builder All That Bad?

Sometimes the builder gets a rough ride. Yes we all need to be careful, as there are a number of builders out there who will take advantage, given the chance. We have to do our due diligence and make sure we employ the right man for the job. However, not all the...
Investing In Property

Investing In Property

There are many ways of investing in property. There are many strategies out there to learn. I think the first thing I would ask is why are you doing it and what do you want to achieve? Do you want income/cashflow or capital growth? If you are replacing a day job then...
What To Look For When Viewing A Property

What To Look For When Viewing A Property

As you become more experienced in property you become more familiar with the things to look out for when purchasing a property. No doubt your first purchase will not be the best one, as you will make mistakes. Let’s hope the mistakes are small ones. I started off by...
What Does a Quantity Surveyor Do?

What Does a Quantity Surveyor Do?

This is a question I get asked all the time.  A Quantity Surveyor (Q.S.) is a technical accountant. We look after the finances on a construction project, however there are 2 main types of QS, one that represents the client (Professional QS or PQS) and one, as I do,...