Construction Claims
Construction Claims
Bill of Quantities
Valuation of Works
Mortgage Application
Renewable and Sustainable Forms of Energy
Estimating Services
Contractual Advice
Bid Management
Insurance Claims
Maintenance Costs
Life Cycle Costs
Construction Claims

EPD are experts in construction law, commercial contracts and construction claims in NEC and JCT forms of contract. Our services include setting up construction contracts to minimise claims and where they occur we offer solutions to our clients in how to best deal with claims made by other parties and also claims that our clients need to pursue. EPD provide advice on a range of issues which include:
  • Claims avoidance
  • Quantum evaluation
  • Extensions of time
  • Variations
  • Loss and expense
  • Delay Damages
  • Breach of contract
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Litigation

Expert Witness

EPD have received a number of instructions to provide expert witness reports for use in negotiations, adjudications and litigations when disputes have arise in construction contracts.

Architects and Developers

EPD offer the full range of Professional Quantity Surveying services to assist with managing the costs associated with construction. This includes the following:
  • Feasibility cost studies at early design stage
  • The production of bills of quantities for building and civil works
  • Tendering of works
  • Valuation of works
  • Managing financial variations to contracts
  • Negotiation of Final Accounts
  • Contractual advice on the various forms of contract to use
  • Project management
EPD use the latest technology available in-house to insure a faster reliable service. Clients are able to email drawings direct to EPD where they can then be printed out on the company plotter or used in conjunction with a computer package to quantify and price.

Self Build and Home Builders

Building your own home? Most lenders now require a detailed breakdown of the costs of construction before a mortgage application is approved which EPD can provide. If you intend to build your own home, EPD can provide a bill of quantities and costings which will assist you in ordering materials and working to budgets. If you intend to use a local contractor, EPD can tender the works and draw up contracts ensuring you get the best price available and are protected against claims.

Costings and advice are also available on home improvements, renovations, extensions as well as renewal and sustainable forms of energy.

Main Contractors and Subcontractors

EPD offer estimating services to main contractors and subcontractors in both building and civil engineering works. We have a large depth of experience in pricing large housing developments, commercial/retail projects and road works.

We also provide a QS service during the construction stage to ensure works are valued correctly, that cashflow and profitability are maintained to the end of the project and that any changes requested to the original tender are dealt with correctly.

Contractual advice is also available on JCT and NEC forms of contract and we can advise on the advantages and disadvantages of mediation, adjudication and arbitration on any given set of circumstances.

Other Services

Bid Management

EPD also offer a bid management service to contractors where we can identify suitable projects at planning stage for our clients, requested to be included on Pre-tender Qualification Questionnaires and assist with the completion of these PQQ?s to ensure successful inclusion onto the tender list for the project identified.

Insurance and Maintenance Works

EPD can provide advice to both the general public and industry on construction costs for insurance claims for any works damaged due fire, flood, or vandalism.

We also provide advice on maintenance costs and life cycle costs of buildings.

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