Brennan Associates
Grove House,
Athy Road,
co. Carlow,

T: +353 59 9130722
F: +353 59 9136059

Private Dwellings

Brennan Associates have developed a cost effective package specifically designed to assist clients in achieving cost certainty at the early stages of the process. As part of this service, Brennan Associates undertake a cost review of the proposed dwelling based on approximate estimating techniques to establish the base cost for the project. On establishment of the base cost, Brennan Associates will undertake a review of options which the Client wishes to consider, for e.g.:

  • Underfloor heating
  • Alu-clad windows
  • Natural slate roof
  • Stone to elevations
  • Enhanced Floor, Wall and Ceiling Finish
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Decking
  • Boundary Treatments
  • CCTV Installations
  • Hardwood Doors / Skirtings

Brennan Associates can also advise of the hidden costs which are often overlooked at the early stages of a project for e.g. ESB Connection Charges, Local Authority Fees and Charges, Surveys, Finance Costs etc.

The establishment of an accurate budget prepared by professional cost consultants at the early stages of a project will also prove beneficial to Clients in their application for project finance from their Mortgage provider.

If required, Brennan Associates can also assist Clients in the tendering of their dwelling to a shortlist of contractors selected by the Client.

Some of the benefits derived from this additional service include:

  • Brennan Associates will collate all Tender Documents and prepare detailed documents such as Scope of Works. Form of Tender and Conditions of Contract / Contract Particulars to ensure that all contractors are fully aware of the client's requirements and submit their tender on an equal footing.
  • Returned Tenders will be assessed to ensure the scope and intent was interpreted correctly.
  • Meeting arranged with successful Contractor to ensure full compliance with the tendered scope and specification
  • Preparation of Contracts
  • Agreement of Stage Payments with Contractor