Quantity Surveying for Homeowners

Did you know that AG Surveying provides Quantity Surveying support to a vast proportion of homeowners seeking to renovate, reconfigure or build an entirely new home?

The value gained by engaging the support of a team of skilled Quantity Surveyors is not limited to larger projects, and understanding exactly how a Quantity Surveyor can add value to your renovation or new build project is the first step towards gaining an invaluable support system to help you navigate and manage the complexities associated with homeowner construction projects.

Understanding your concerns

AG Surveying recognises the enormity of undertaking an often costly renovation or build project for your home. Aside from purchasing a property, renovations and developments are likely to be the most expensive transactions a homeowner will make.

We appreciate your need for cost certainty, as well as the desire to have comprehensive prices agreed with builders at the front end of your project that are as close to the final cost as possible.

This is why we believe it is so important that homeowners understand the benefits of working with a Quantity Surveyor in helping to achieve this, whilst alleviating concerns and helping to mitigate risks.

What are the risks?

Whether this is your first construction project or you are a seasoned renovator, you may already know that building works are quite often unclearly defined.

Understanding who is responsible for what, and whether prices from contractors have included for everything you will need are just two examples of how lines of communication can be crossed, leading to differences in opinions and unforeseen cost implications further down the line.

The challenges associated with managing contractors who you have or haven't worked with before to undertake activities that you likely aren’t overly familiar with can be daunting. Add to this the likelihood of you working with incomplete information unknowingly, and you have yourself a potentially stressful situation managing unforeseen costs and ownership issues throughout the duration of your project.

Engaging the support of a Quantity Surveyor

A Quantity Surveying team such as AG Surveying possesses significant experience in buying and procuring construction works for homeowners. We know exactly which information contractors need to price works accurately, and we understand the pitfalls and areas that are often missed or not priced properly.

Engaging the support of a Quantity Surveyor at this early stage of your project means that you can delegate these initial engagements and pricing processes to experts who will be able to return a highly accurate final project cost, as close to cost certainty as you are likely to achieve.

Overview: The benefits of employing a Quantity Surveyor for your project

  • Cost Planning & Management: Quantity Surveyors help in estimating the costs involved in construction or renovation projects. Through analysing construction plans and specifications, a Quantity Surveyor can provide accurate cost estimates which help homeowners to budget effectively.
  • Project Planning: Quantity Surveyors can assist in planning project timelines and ensure that the project progresses smoothly by coordinating with contractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Procurement: Quantity Surveyors can manage the procurement process, helping homeowners to source materials and services at competitive prices. 
  • Payment Applications & Valuation Processes: Quantity Surveyors will manage payment applications and identify opportunities for cost savings and value enhancement without sacrificing quality. They suggest alternative materials or construction methods that can optimise the project's cost-effectiveness.
  • Risk Management: Quantity Surveyors assess and mitigate risks, such as cost overruns, delays, or unforeseen circumstances. They help homeowners to make informed decisions that minimise potential risks.

To summarise, Quantity Surveyors play a crucial role in ensuring that construction or renovation projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the expected quality agreed, meaning that their expertise can prove invaluable to homeowners.