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Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions and answers will assist you in deciding whether or not to appoint buck planning services as your consultant. buck planning services aims to be transparent with their clients about all aspects of any work undertaken on their behalf.

  1. What counties does bps planning consultants cover?
  2. What is a planner?
  3. What services do bps planning consultants provide?
  4. Who do planning consultants provide services for?
  5. What is the benefit of hiring a planning consultant?
  6. Should I hire an architect / agent and a planner?
  7. Deciding to hire bps planning consultants as your planning consultant
  8. How to appoint bps planning consultants as your consultant
  9. What is the normal basis on which fees are calculated?
  10. How are time costs calculated?
  11. What work does the time charge cover?
  12. How are expenses covered?

    Expenses which are incurred directly as a result of an assignment and which are properly recoverable from the client are charged separately from the fee element, generally in the form of an itemised invoice. Such expenses may include local authority fees, payment of sub-consultants, travel, accommodation and subsistence, data processing, the purchase of maps, plans and other documentation. Frequently a proportion of the budget is set aside at the outset to cover expenses.

  13. Should I ask for an estimate?
  14. What are the normal arrangements for payment of fees?

bps planning consultants
23 saval park road, dalkey, county dublin, ireland
t1: +353 (0)87 2615871
e: brendan@buckplanning.ie