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D.R. Nolans & Co. have long experience in all types of new build projects, alteration and repair projects and, for many years, conservation of important historic buildings.

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At D.R.Nolans & Co., we understand that property is one of the biggest investments in your life. Whether you are undertaking a new project or making alterations and refurbishments to an existing building, the process can be daunting. There’s a lot to take in, and it can be hard to know who you can trust.

D.R. Nolans & Co is an independent professional practice and, as such, we work solely for you. Our paramount principle is to protect our clients from adverse financial outcomes. And we’ve been doing that successfully for over 90 years. So you can relax knowing that we have your best interests at heart. We can help you save money and time, whilst building the home you have always dreamed of.

Why should you pay for a quantity surveyor?

Simply put, because we will save you money. Our only purpose is to safeguard your financial interests. Nobody else on your design team (Architects, Contractors etc.) can claim that. Yes, we cost money. But we guarantee to save you more money than we cost. Instructing a quantity surveyor is a sound investment with an excellent return.

We will:

  • Be your first port of call for any advice you may need
  • Get you the best value for money on your project
  • Reduce your financial risk throughout the process
  • Ensure strict quality control
  • Advocate for you throughout the process
  • Make sure that you only pay for the work that has been done
  • Keep your project running on time and on a realistic budget
  • Always tell you the facts you need to hear, not just what you want to hear

We do this by:

  • Playing a central role in the development of your project.
  • Providing detailed Cost Estimates based on the current market trends
  • Tendering and advising on the best contractors for your project
  • Analysing and negotiating quotes appropriately to get the best price for you
  • Preparing contract documents, setting the costs in place BEFORE work begins
  • Preparing regular financial appraisals during the progress of the works on site
  • Meeting contractors and agreeing the regular payments that are neccesary
  • Mediating between parties where necessary
  • Preparing the final account for agreement by all parties

So why should you work with us?

  • We have a 90 year history of successful business (that’s a lot of happy clients!)
  • We have been privileged to work with such organisations as the National Trust, Historic England, preservation trusts, churches, cathedrals, museums and many private clients. Furthermore, we are fortunate to work with some of the best architectural practices in the country.
  • Our staff are highly experienced and driven to achieve the best possible outcome for each project
  • Every project has the close involvement of our Senior Team to ensure our values are always being delivered.
  • We have established long working relationships with many of our clients and are proud of the significant quantity of repeat business that we continue to generate.
  • We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • We’ve worked on multiple award winning projects
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