Practical Post : How to make more fees from BCARS.

by Bregs Blog admin team


Practical Post : How to make more fees from BCARS.

Architects have felt the worse excesses of the recession. Construction almost stopped 5 years ago and anyone who kept their job suffered a significant cut in pay or hours or both.

The new Building Control Regulations were supposed to be the solution.

Poor standards of construction + more inspection*= better buildings.

*more fees for more work.

The reality is different. Owners don’t have more money for more fees. The banks are not lending. There is someone down the road who is so hungry and desperate for work that he’ll do the same job for nothing.

That’s the market. If you want more fees, your client needs to see a benefit and BCARS gives them nothing more than they had already.

If you want more fees from BCARS you’ll have to start being the Assigned Certifier for everyone else’s job. If you pick carefully and only work with really good architects and really good builders and really good clients, you could do very well.


Other Posts in this series:

Practical Post 24: New Part K & J of Building Regulations – click link here

Practical post 23: Design Build contracts- need a barge pole? – click link here

Practical post 22: Change of Owner – click link here

Practical post 21: Variations – click link here

For Practical Post Series 1-20 – click here

NOTE: This series of posts is not meant to undermine or be in opposition to any professional advice from registered representative bodies: rather it is to offer additional technical aids to those that find themselves in the unenviable position of having to deal with SI.9 in it’s current form at present. As with all information posted on the Blog we urge all practitioners to check with their respective professional bodies before assuming any roles or duties under Building Control (Amendment) regulation (SI.9 of 2014). We hope to post a number of these practical posts and list in one area, so home owners, SME’s and professionals can drop in and click on a particular topic to get summary information that may be useful to them while working within these new and difficult regulations.