All Specialist cost update articles – Page 2

  • Steel diagrid frames, like this one on London’s Swiss Re, are becomingly increasingly popular because larger clear-span spaces can be created

    Specialist costs: Structural steelwork


    The Chinese construction market and the Eurocrats in Brussels are having an effect on the steelwork sector, reports David Cane

  • Insitu piles under construction. Once the auger piling rig has finished creating the hole, steel reinforcement is put in followed by concrete

    Specialist cost update: Structures


    In the first of our specialist updates, the expert team at Gardiner & Theobald take a look at current trends and costs in the piling, concrete frame and structural steelwork markets

  • Car manufacturer Mercedes’ showcase building at Brooklands in Surrey has a highly architectural concrete frame. The £3.5m frame was cast in situ using the latest technology

    Specialist costs: Concrete frames


    Ian Purton reports on the impact of the new Eurocodes, the increase in post-tensioned flooring and recent cost changes in the sector

  • One of two internal courtyards at Discovery Place office development, Farnborough, designed by Whitelaw+ Turkington and with Goddards as landscape contractor and Wates Construction as the main contractor

    Specialist costs: Landscaping


    In our latest specialist market overview, Gardiner & Theobald’s Joe Burns examines the current UK landscaping sector, including current hot topics and typical costs – plus an expert offers his view of the scene …

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    Specialist costs: ICT installations


    In the latest of our market overviews, Stuart Guy of Gardiner & Theobald runs through the eight current ICT systems to install in your building and how much they cost – plus a technological specialist gets a grilling

  • This standing seam roof is a prominent feature of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, designed by Foster and Partners

    Specialist costs: Roof coverings


    In the latest of our market overviews, Caleb Mudzudzu of Gardiner & Theobald examines current issues in the roof coverings sector, including design and costs – plus a Q&A with a top-five specialist firm

  • Curtain walling

    Specialist costs: Curtain walling


    In the latest of our specialist market overviews, Duncan Smith of Gardiner & Theobald examines the vibrant sector of curtain walling. Plus we give an expert at a top company a grilling …

  • Temple Bar

    Specialist costs: Stone restoration


    Our series of specialist market overviews continues with a close-up look at stone restoration and conservation. David Harding of Gardiner & Theobald examines the hot topics, costs and key contractors

  • Exposed services are all part of the “wear the label on your sleeve” aesthetic of Selfridges in Birmingham. The services engineer was Arup with installation by Haden Young

    Specialist costs: Services


    In this month’s specialist market focus, Simon Willis, partner at cost consultant Gardiner & Theobald, examines today’s services sector – including the current hot topics, design considerations and the all-important costs. Plus, an M&E specialist speaks out

  • Scenic glass lifts flank the grand stairs at Manchester Art Gallery

    Specialist costs: Lifts and escalators


    In the latest of our specialist market overviews, Robert Nicholson of Gardiner Theobald looks at hot topics, lead times, key suppliers and costs in the lift and escalator sector – plus a specialist manufacturer is put under the Q A spotlight

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    Specialist costs: Structural steel


    With steel demand at an all-time high last year, David Cane, associate at Gardiner & Theobald, considers what’s next for the sector – plus David Sands of Bourne Steel gets a grilling

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    Special costs: Office fit-out


    In the latest of our specialist market overviews, Alexandra McCrow of Gardiner & Theobald looks at the office fit-out sector’s design issues, lead times and costs – and specialist contractor ISG InteriorExterior gets a grilling

  • The Boots brand is immediately recognisable in its hundreds of stores across the UK

    Specialist costs: Shopfitting


    In this specialist market overview, Russell O’Hare of Gardiner & Theobald’s Retail Group looks at the procurement, design challenges and costs for shopfitting works, and Bill Fraser of the Pel Group talks about trends in retail

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    Specialist costs: Concrete frames


    In the first of our specialist market overviews, Ian Purton of Gardiner & Theobald looks at the concrete sector’s lead times and costs

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    Specialist costs: Office fit-out


    Although demand for new-build office space has plummeted in the past two years, one particular office sector is active and competitive. In this model, Davis Langdon & Everest, services cost consultant Mott Green & Wall and property tax specialist NBW Crosher & James examine the falling costs of fit-out