Why spend money on employing a quantity surveyor?

Dealing with changes on site.

Changes made during the build may have a cost implication and a quantity surveyor will be able to:

  • Ascertain if any costs quoted by the builder for additional work are fair and reasonable to ensure the client is receiving value for money. If a builder quotes £5K for some additional work, it may be that the fair cost is only £2K and the quantity surveyor will negotiate this cost with the builder.
  • Advise on material changes that may be better value for money without affecting the overall quality of the building (e.g. different types of insulation with the same thermal value).