Why spend money on employing a quantity surveyor?

Weekly Topic – A good quantity surveyor can save the client far in excess of their fee while maintaining quality

Examples of recent jobs showing fee verses savings made:

Job A: Full renovation of existing terraced stone cottage, Cumbria

Bushell Raven’s role:          Project manager and quantity surveyor
Initial cost estimate:          £104K
Final cost from builder:     £86K
Bushell Raven’s fee:           £8K
Client saving:                      £10K

Job B: New bespoke domestic house, Cumbria

Bushell Raven’s role:          Project manager and quantity surveyor
Initial cost estimate:          £849K
Final cost from builder:     £590K
Bushell Raven’s fee:           £19K
Client saving:                      £240K

On both projects Bushell Raven worked with the builder to identify cost savings but not to the determent of the quality and specification.