REAL Consulting has successfully worked with many clients in the residential sector, from not-for-profit housing associations to large housebuilding developers, local authorities and private individuals looking to build their dream, bespoke home. Our experience ranges from apartment-led urban regeneration projects to greenfield developments, and from single houses to large developments consisting of hundreds of homes. REAL Consulting exercises the high level of budgetary control that commercial housebuilding development requires in order to balance cost and developer profit margins against the need to supply attractive homes in a competitive market. We are well versed in Section 106 Agreements and the delivery of affordable housing schemes as either part of a wider commercial development or directly acting as Employer’s Agent and Cost Management for Registered Social Landlords.
Individual private residences, either new-build or alterations to existing houses and period properties can present significant challenges, which have potential to impact affordability. REAL Consulting assist our clients on these types of projects by using our knowledge and understanding of how certain design variables can influence overall construction costs, with our early, strategic cost advice often proving invaluable in determining the cost parameters for the detailed design to develop.