At Timberley Projects, we work on groundworks projects across the whole of West Sussex and beyond. We also work alongside a host of third-party professionals, including Quantity Surveyors. A quantity surveyor is an important professional for clients for both residential and commercial projects. The bottom line is… They keep an eye on the bottom line!
How a Quantity Surveyor can keep your groundworks projects on budget:
Once a project is on-site, a QS acts as an independent intermediary between the client and the contractor. They ensure the client pays fair value for variations and interim valuations. Much of their role lies in assisting the client with the preparation of budget costs and development appraisals before the involvement of any contractors. So, you want them involved at the get-go!
Residential & Commercial:
Quantity surveyors typically work on both residential and commercial projects. But, there are two types of quantity surveyors. Firstly, those who work directly for the client who has ownership of the project. They are usually in employment from the very start of the project to make sure initial budgets are accurate. They stay involved to the end to ensure projects are delivered within budget. If a project changes, they also keep the client up to date with the anticipated costs to complete under the new brief.
Contractors will also often employ their own QS at the tender stage. In these circumstances, the QS’s role is to ensure the main contractor obtains good value from their subcontractors and material suppliers.
Choosing a Quantity Surveyor:
Most quantity surveyors form relationships based upon trust with their clients and get regular repeat business. A reputation can take many years to build. As a leading West Sussex groundworks company, we tend to work with the same QS most of the time. We are always happy to share and recommend professional contacts who might help with your building or groundworks projects.
Our number one piece of advice when choosing your QS is to ensure you like them because communication is everything on a building or groundworks project. Ask for references so that you can ascertain their experience in the type of project you are planning.
If you’d like to work with us on your West Sussex groundworks project, contact us HERE. We’re also happy to work with your quantity surveyor; or share a QS from our little black book of contacts!