Building projects, whether residential, commercial or a large-scale project, are a balancing act between cost, time and quality. When you work with a professional, high-quality team, you’ll have their knowledge to guide you through your project and keep you aligned with your budget and timeframe.
But when you have a team that is not balancing each element, it can result in problems from project delays to running out of money or worse, substandard work. You can avoid many of these problems and the stress that goes with them by involving a Quantity Surveyor early in your building project.
A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is considered the cost controllers of the project. A competent Quantity Surveyor will be an integral part of the decision-making process throughout the build. For one off builds or smaller projects, you may not need a QS for the full duration of the project, the Cost Plan or the Bill of Quantities may be enough. For larger projects, a QS can save you stress, time and resources.
A quantity surveyor will reduce your stress by:
Having accurate project costings
Your QS will be a big help to you by preparing an accurate, up-to-date and relevant cost analysis for your project based on the plans. Knowing the cost of materials and labour from the beginning of the project can help you make better decisions throughout the lifespan of the project.
Realistic budget from the beginning
A good QS will take the time to learn about your specific project, what your priorities are, and they will manage your expectations. The QS will then develop a cost-effective way of taking your idea from concept to completion.
Cost control the project
There are a lot of moving parts in a building project, from different materials to subcontractors. Keeping track of expenses can become overwhelming quickly. Your Quantity Surveyor is your cost controller; they will manage expenses and implement cost control measures to keep expenses under control.
Project changes have a knock-on impact on the budget. Your Quantity Surveyor is there to step in and manage these changes as they happen. Whether it is a delay in the project, damaged materials or an unforeseen site issue, the QS will work within your budget to get the project moving forward again.
With residential or small-scale commercial projects, you may only want the QS for the Cost Plan or the Bill of Quantities to use as your budget control. For larger corporate projects, Chancery Group offers Project Management Services that will help see your project through from start to finish, with on-going Quantity Surveying services.
At Chancery Group, we believe in working hard to make progress in the most cost-effective manner rather than working hard to fix expensive, preventable mistakes. Our team specializes in Chartered Quantity Surveying, Cost Consulting Services, Construction Project Management Services, Project Management Surveying and Chartered Engineering Services.
We provide these services across the Republic of Ireland to a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors, including developers, main contractors, specialist subcontractors, government agencies, religious orders, court services and commercial enterprises. To find out more about our services, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 057 9352340.