Are you in need of a QS to price up a tender urgently and dont have the time or resource to price it in time?
Do you need a thorough take off and professionally produced cost sheet/BQ produced to boost your chance of securing new work from your clients?
If so then I can help you overcome these difficulties and provide you with clarity on on cost, represent you in arranging for work to be agreed and head off many potential pitfalls before they become a crisis. I can help you set up a contract that establishes fair payment terms to safeguard you and your hard earned money.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
COST VALUE RECONCILIATION
I am a quantity surveyor with over 25 years experience, 16 years of which are postgraduate working.
In this time I have worked for cost consultancies, main contractors, developers, sub-contractors and private individuals.
I have a depth of experience and can bring this to your project.
I can produce cost estimates for all types of building and civil engineering works and present these professionally to help your business win work or if you are an individual to price check a builders quote you have received.
If you require someone to step in and represent you if your project is experiencing financial difficulties or you have a problem builder or subcontractor who is failing in their contractual obligations we can step in to represent you or your business and being to the matter to a favourable resolution.
BUILDERS QUANTITIES MEASURES
CLAIMS PREPARATION & REPRESENTATION
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
ESTIMATING AND TENDERING
We offer a complete estimating service for main contractors, developers, smaller builders and private individuals.
Whether you require an estimate for a large works package or an extension to be priced we can turn around any quote within a reasonable timeframe (This will be agreed prior to our commencement)
We can produce estimates for may different types of building including:
External Works (hard & soft landscaping)
High Spec Fit outs
Our rates are derived from the latest market sources as well as leading cost indices such as the BCIS and SPONS price books.
Measures are conducted using the NRM 1, NRM 2 and/or SMM7 method of measurement, however we are also happy to produce Bills of Approximate Quantities so called "Builders Quants" measures as these are often favored for pricing purposes by contractors and clients alike when time schedules are tight.
Measurement is done from drawings and annotated marked up drawings will be produced to accompany measures.
We will present estimation documents in a professional manner, if you are looking to provide these to a client this will enhance your chance of winning work.
If you are a small business and lack the staff capacity to action large volumes of pricing inquiries we can step in and ensure whatever your clients send you can be turned around and priced within the required deadline and will be very competitively priced.
The advantage of using a freelance QS is that you only pay for the time you need our service and are not tied into expensive salary and National Insurance Employers contributions as would you be by employing a quantity surveyor on a full time basis.
We also offer a full cost control service. We can become involved with, or produce from scratch the following cost control tools to make your business and/or construction project keep on track financially
We can get involved at either pre or post contract stages.
CVR’s – Cost Value Reconciliations
Cash Flow Forecasting
I am a quantity surveyor with over 20 years experience in the construction industry. As well as being a fully qualified Adjudicator I am also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
I work on a freelance basis for large contractors, subcontrators, developers, small builders and private individuals.
If you feel I can be of service please get in contact so we can discuss your requirement further.