Varsity’s Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers can assist you in many different ways from the inception of your project to completion.
We are uniquely set up to deliver projects ranging from a small house extension to a multi million pound office development. Our aim on every project is to save our Clients the equivalent of our fee several times over.
What does a Quantity Surveyor do? This video should help to explain:
Feasibility / Inception
At inception stage, Varsity will undertake feasibility costing; not just for the build, but also helping you put together a budget for your whole project. We can also put you in touch with suitable Architects and other design consultants.
As the project progresses we work closely with the design team, aiming to keep the design, aspirations, and budget aligned. We remain in close contact with you, keeping you updated on costs. Our knowledge, costing skills and attention to detail at this stage in particular can save significant amounts of money on the final build.
Procurement and Tendering
Once the design is suitably progressed, we will advise on the best way to procure your project; whether negotiated or tendered, traditional or design and build. In doing this, we will consider your timescales, budget, and approach to risk. We will also help you shortlist potential Contractors and will produce tender documents and manage the tender process.
When tenders are returned, we will review and report on these; making a recommendation of who to appoint to undertake the build. Following this we will draw up Contracts.
Construction and Final Account
Once the project is on site, monthly valuations are undertaken to protect your money; paying only for completed works. We will also assist with costing any changes and agreeing these with the Contractor, ultimately leading to agreement of a final account.
What don’t we do?
- Residential valutions (you need a Valuation Surveyor for this)
- Smaller residential projects such as loft conversions, house extensions, new build houses below £500k
- Legal services such as claims or dispute work