When planning a building project, the first thing most people want to know is how much it will cost. Budgeting is a major part of any project and, to be able to work out accurate costs, contractors need to have enough information. Depending on the scale of the project, this can include detailed architects’ drawings, structural drawings and a schedule of works.


Initial estimates

We can provide free ballpark estimates from a site visit and basic drawings or descriptions, which can give you a useful starting point. Once we have all the relevant information, we can go on to produce accurate, detailed quotes.


  • Getting MDB Building Solutions providing an initial ballpark quote
  • Working together to refine the specification and costs to suit the budget
  • Finalising the schedule of works and quote before starting the construction phase


We can bring new ideas and additional expertise in this process, especially in suggesting ways of keeping costs down. As you will only have costs from one contractor, you can also appoint an independent Quantity Surveyor to check that our prices are fair.