what is a quantity surveyor

What is a Quantity Surveyor?

Most people have little to no idea about what quantity surveyors do. You may not have even heard of a quantity surveyor until you started to build or renovate your home. A quantity surveyor oversees all the cost and expenditures related to a building project. They are the financial managers of the construction 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. If your project is a one-off, small build, you may not need a QS for the entirety of the project; you may need them for the pre-construction stage to set the budget for all the work involved. However, keeping your QS on board for the whole build will help keep the project running smoothly and within your budget.

A quantity surveyor has to increase the value of the building project while keeping in mind the budget. Involving your Quantity Surveyor in the project will give you a more accurate cost analysis and help you make better budget decisions. And if you are applying for a mortgage, having a more defined total cost will help you with the mortgage approval process.

When you are working with a Quantity Surveyor, they will look at the high costs and look at alternative options which can save you money and keep you under budget. Or you may be able to reallocate the budget to another part of your project. For a small outlay, your QS could help you make significant savings throughout the project.

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 specialises 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 info@chancerygroup.ie or call us on 057 935230.

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