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So what are the elements within the 45% to 30% element of the fee I here one say, assuming spatial arrangements and functional requirements have been discussed:



   
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Doors/ Screens and their finishes

Glazed screens, sliding doors or bi-folding doors

Joinery elements

Walls and wall finishes ,Colour schemes .Decorative detail and styles ,Ceilings and Lighting arrangements,Floor finishes from Polish concrete, to carpets to resins to timber flooring etc....

Under floor or Trench heating or Radiators ,Sanitary ware ranges and styles ,Tiling both wall and floor ,Fixed Furniture ,Lighting fixtures and electrical finishes ,Staircases ,(Kitchens as a separate cost item as noted above )

Hard-landscaping/ Paving and planting boarders

   
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The reality of the situation is that the client does not actually always need to know or discuss in any great detail the items listed in the first section and that is part of the reason one employs and architect and other consultants to design their project. However, it's somewhat of a paradox that they constitute such a large percentage of where their money is being spent. Our resolution to this as previously stated, is to review these issues with the client based on an experts opinion. In this case our QS Roger. It makes all the difference and keeps our clients aware and happy at the end and knowing the value of what they are building at an early stage.

   

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