Quantity surveyors

Often used on larger jobs, a quantity surveyor will normally be brought in by your architect or surveyor.

On jobs of the size or larger than a full roof replacement, a quantity surveyor will normally be brought in by your architect or surveyor. They should be members of the RICS and some may have conservation accreditation.

A quantity surveyor (QS) will:

  1. work out the quantities of materials required for the job
  2. prepare estimates for budget purposes
  3. prepare a 'Bill of Quantities' against which all tenders are compared
  4. measure the work undertaken by the builder for stage payment
  5. provide other building contract management services