Self Builders can save money by organising and doing work themselves.

But their inexperience may require special professional help, 'hand holding' and be inefficient compared with construction professionals.

House Builders usually have standard specifications and tried and tested designs to keep costs down.

Contractors are very efficient, but build 'one off' schemes requiring special attention and individual component pricing.

Architects and other building designers can be great to work with, especially when it involves pushing the boundaries of design and technology to develop ideas. However, building one-off architectural 'prototype' projects often demands special skills, knowledge, innovative thought, extra time and, of course costs. This is where our expertise, insights and value engineering approach really helps to deliver what architects and their clients want, within agreed budgets.

Housing Association and Municipal developments may have multiple homes all the same, but they are often individually designed for the site and can add bureaucratic costs.