"I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today"

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

"Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design"

Stephen Gardiner

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us"

Winston Churchill

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"

William Morris

5 Consulting

5 Consulting believe that cost management has to be carried out in a measured and fully auditable ways to provide clients with out-turn costs that can be traced throughout the project.

We provide schedules and full Bills of Quantities for tendered and partnered projects to ensure the projects have professional and commercial factors detailed.

Procurement and contract preparation advice is regularly offered to set out projects correctly, avoiding adversarial actions and to manage client and contractor risk to developments.

Tender reports and regular cost reporting ensures that clients are aware of implications of changes.

Costs are intrinsically linked to the procurement and management of the project as a whole.