NAVIGATION

The Value of Registered Quantity Surveyors

13 / 02 / 2019

Starting a construction project is an exciting journey, but you’ll no doubt face some hurdles along the way. Budget plays a major role in selection of materials and labour charges, but you also need to try and stick to timelines whilst ensuring a high-quality standard is always maintained.  Developers often run into trouble when their project exceeds the estimated cost or takes longer than expected, and this can sometimes bring things to a standstill.

If you want your project to run as smoothly as possible, you need a professional team to oversee the details. By working with the team of quantity surveyors at Section 94 you can enjoy a range of benefits ranging from cost savings through to quality control and dispute management. At Section 94, we take the stress and hassle out of completing building projects, and we hope you find this article helpful.

 

Cost Savings

Quantity surveyors are tasked with providing accurate construction cost estimates, and once you have this in hand you can get started with project planning. We can update your estimated cost on a monthly or weekly basis, helping you to manage cash flow more effectively. We take a detailed look at your construction plans and market rates for materials and labour, and our estimates are benchmarked against existing data for accuracy. Simply put, our services will save you money and give you a better idea of where your money is being spent. You will be free to focus on running your project, without needing to worry too much about the financial side of things.

Personalised Service to Help You Achieve Your Goals

At our first meeting, a member of our team will sit down with you for a brief chat. Every client is important to us, and we want to clearly understand the vision and priorities for your project. Sometimes, an idea that sounds great on paper may be ludicrously expensive, or potentially impossible. To help you bring your dreams to fruition, we will prepare a feasibility study that will give you a clearer idea of how you might like to tackle the project.

Record Keeping and Easy Management of Budget

The construction business is dynamic and highly competitive, and costs can fluctuate from week to week. You need to consider not only the cost of components, but also manual labour and a range of different tradespeople. It can be a logistical nightmare trying to manage all of this on your own, which is why many developers prefer to leave it to us. We keep a watchful eye on every expense, and we will recommend cost control measures where we can to reduce unnecessary expenditure.

Dispute Resolution

It’s not uncommon to run into issues during construction, ranging from petty arguments through to timeline delays, conflicting ideas or even accidental damage. These issues can create a negative mood on site, and quality can then start to slip. We can help to resolve any disputes by stepping in as soon as they are noticed. We will see to it that an agreement is reached, helping to steer your project back on track for success.

With you all the way

Your quantity surveyor will support you from concept through to completion. Our aim is for you to receive the exact outcome you pictured in your mind, and we always make ourselves available for consultation.

At the end of the project, we’ll provide you with a final report detailing the total cost of the project and all expenses which were incurred. You may wish to refer to this record in the future, for example when a friend or family member asks about your development.

Need a Quantity Surveyor? Contact Section 94 Today

We hope this article has helped to shed some light on the value of quantity surveying services. If you are about to embark on a project and would like some support, please get in touch with us today. We provide everything from Section 94 reports and Construction Estimates through to Bank Prefunding Reports and Progress Claims. We look forward to working with you.

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