Quantity Surveyors: Do I Need One for My Building Project?

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What exactly is a quantity surveyor? The name doesn’t give much away about this profession, but they could just be your new best friend when it comes to your self build, extension or renovation project.

When coming up with your budget for a build project, quantity surveyors (QS) provide an expert’s view on the costs involved, and can help you to not only set a realistic budget, but balance it over the costs of the entire build. 

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets. 

For the past 13 years, Tim has worked on a freelance basis, whilst managing his rental property portfolio. He has extensive experience of undertaking his own full-scale house renovations. He is also a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows.