Our Services

hartQS offers a full range of quantity surveying services, encompassing traditional skills as well as latest business practices developed in a progressive and demanding construction industry.

 

We offer a full range of quantity surveying services including cost estimating, cost management, advice on appropriate procurement routes and measured quantities. We offer various project management services including acting as Employer's Agent or Contract Administrator. We also provide CDM consultancy. 

 

As Chartered Quantity Surveyors we provide building cost advice, working with the design team and client towards the most cost-effective design solution. We also put in practice procedures that control costs throughout the building project process.

 

We regularly meet and work with architects, structural engineers, M&E consultants, building contractors, public authorities and fellow surveyors both prior to and throughout the construction period in order to ensure the finished project is both cost-effective and built as designed.

 

We have worked on projects covering all the following areas: private housing, local authority housing, schools, youth centres, community centres, commercial buildings & property and churches. We particularly specialise in architect designed houses and historic church refurbishments.

 

Our QS consultancy services include:

  • Preparing initial cost estimates;
  • Advising on development of the design to obtain maximum value;
  • Preparing detailed elemental cost plans;
  • Preparing cost studies of alternative design solutions and materials;
  • Advising on tendering procedures and contract arrangements;
  • Preparing tender documents;
  • Analysing and reporting on tenders received;
  • Preparing the formal contract documents for the client and main contractor;
  • Valuing work in progress on site and recommending interim payments;
  • Assessing variations and agreeing the amounts with the main contractor;
  • Continuous monitoring of costs throughout the construction period;
  • Evaluating and assisting in negotiating the settlement of any contractual disputes;
  • Preparing the final account as a statement of the final cost of the project.

 

On certain projects where we are already engaged as a Designer we can also act as Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015. We can also act as CDM Advisors on other projects where required and can offer a number of services including:

 

  • Attend Client, Design, Project and Site meetings on a regular agreed basis;
  • Liaise with the Professional Team and advise the Client of its obligations under the CDM Regulations 2015;
  • Obtain tender drawings and specifications from the Professional Team;
  • Overseeing notification of the project to the HSE on Form F10;
  • Liaise with and obtain pre-construction information including Designers Risk Assessments from all designers under the CDM Regulations 2015;
  • Produce the Pre-Construction Information document ready to provide to Principal Contractor at design/tender stage in line with CDM Regulations recommendations;
  • Oversee the receipt of the Principal Contractor's Construction Phase Plan;
  • Offer ongoing client advice during the construction process on health & safety issues which may affect their duties under the CDM Regulations;
  • Oversee the collation, production and handing over of the Health & Safety File to client upon project completion.

 

CHARTERED QUANTITY SURVEYORS

CONSTRUCTION COST CONSULTANTS

CDM ADVISORS

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hartQS

Pole House

Old Ide Lane

Ide Exeter

Devon EX2 9RY


T: 01392 218010

E: info@hartqs.co.uk

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We are based within the Hills office in Ide, just off the A30, on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon.

Free parking is available.

 

hartQS

Founded in 1976 as Hart & Hunnam, hartQS now operates as a subsidiary of WT Hills Ltd.


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