Curriculum Vitae

Stephen B Hodgson


Recent Projects

Clients include Quantity Surveying Practices, Builders, Developers, Subcontractors and House Owners
BQ production – PQS client, university/ commercial / housing
Builders estimates – Builder clients, many – conversions, extensions, barns, new build
Subcontract business financial control
Project management – property refurbishment
Housing feasibility studies – property developments – both conversions and greenfield
Property development finance
Expert opinion;  builder/ developer dispute over defects;  homeowner dispute with builder over poor workmanship; advice builder/ house owner dispute over payment and valuation issues.
Pre purchase property surveys


Integrity, impartiality, no conflict of interest, quality, fairness and attention to detail. 

Key Skills

Pre start on site
Site surveys and inspection
Specification writing and detailing
Architectural and structural design
Defects, snagging and structural design
Take-offs, Bills of Quantities & Estimates                                                                                  Approximate estimates                                                                                              Programming
Scheduling and resourcing
Obtaining quotations
Risk assessments
Preordering and establishment of the site                                                                    Housing development feasibility

During the work
Setting out the physical work on site
Organising resources
Checking details work, designing any changes
Ensuring compliance with building control
Conveying technical and other requirements to site operatives on a day to day basis
Valuations, forecasting, P&L and final accounts
Programme updates and attending to implications
Liaison with the customer and other professionals

Business management
Managing and resourcing a small business for 22 years
Book keeping, accounts, profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow calculations
Analysing current and future business performance
Assessing charging structures,
Managing creditors, debtors and HMRC

IT capabilities
Above average with easily understandable reports.
Competent in Excel , MS Project, Outlook, Sage and Construction estimating software.


Self-Employment 1996 to 2018

Hodgson Build,  Bulwell, Nottingham; Business Owner from 2000 to 2018; constructing home extensions, barn conversions, loft and refurbishment projects mainly operating in Ravenshead, West Bridgford and around Nottinghamshire. My role involved design, planning permissions, estimating, project planning, coordination and ensuring completion of the project .

Resin Fix Ltd, Matlock, Derbyshire ; Business Owner from 1996 to 2018; of a specialist repairs company focusing on concrete, subsidence, industrial floors, waterproofing and chemical grouting. I worked on industrial structures, domestic properties, underground reservoirs, tunnels, and concrete framed buildings.

Employments pre 1996

Tower UK Ltd, Basford, Nottingham – (part business owner)
Managing Director from start up 1993 to 1996
25% shareholding director, remainder of shares owned by the directors of Paul Knight Construction Ltd, a previous employer.
External fabric repairs to multi storey tower blocks

Trent Valley Restoration Ltd, Lenton, Nottingham – (previous employer)
General Manager 1992 to 1993
Concrete repairs division

Paul Knight Ltd, Nottingham, Basford, Nottingham
Senior Quantity Surveyor/ Contracts Manager 1990 to 1992
Public works building contracts, schools, offices etc.

John Mowlem PLC, Derby Rd, Nottingham
Senior Quantity Surveyor 1989 to 1990
Hospital wings, car showroom, leisure facilities and prison extension work

Edward Wood & Son Ltd, Derby
Quantity Surveyor 1986 to 1988
New build care homes and Gateway supermarket shell fit outs

Trent Valley Restoration (HR) Ltd, Lenton, Nottingham
Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator to General Manager of new company established by directors of Trent Valley Restoration Ltd 1982 to 1985
External fabric repair of multi storey buildings

W J Furse & Co Ltd, Wilford, Nottingham
Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator 1981 to 1982
External fabric repair of high rise buildings

George Wimpey Construction UK Ltd, Beechdale Rd, Nottingham
Trainee to Assistant Quantity Surveyor 1976 – 1981
Large no-fines housing sites and factory estates