Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of our work is assessing a client's budget against what the actual cost may be in 18 months time, when at the stage of tendering the project for actual prices. We always advise clients to employ a Quantity Surveyor to provide tailored budget predictions. Where this option is not taken, we aim to help our clients develop an early understanding of their budget limitations using recent precedents as the best indication in Shetland's often unpredictable building market. We review with the client at this at critical stages along the process, where market prices are available, and adjust as may be appropriate. We also help navigate clients through the complexities of preparing for, and building their project. In terms of our own fee structure, we operate an upfront and transparent fee system based on the level of work the client requires from us.