Quantity surveyors

Often used on larger jobs, a quantity surveyor will normally be brought in by your architect or surveyor.

On jobs of the size or larger than a full roof replacement, a quantity surveyor will normally be brought in by your architect or surveyor. They should be members of RICS and some may have conservation accreditation.

A quantity surveyor (QS) will:

  1. Work out the quantities of materials required for the job.
  2. Prepare estimates for budget purposes.
  3. Prepare a ‘Bill of Quantities’ against which all tenders are compared.
  4. Measure the work undertaken by the builder for stage payment.
  5. Provide other building contract management services.
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