The following are example prices. Please ring up to check. 

All work is priced individually, so please enquire. The rates include all overheads such as office equipment, telephones, software licenses and so on. 

I do not charge VAT as I am not registered.

TIME basis FEES

You pay for the exact amount of time spent. Daily rates are for 8 hours working. Hourly rates are rounded up to the nearest 5 minutes and exclude breaks. 

FEE

Freelance Estimator or Quantity Surveyor         

Management Roles

Advice, Adjudication, 
Claims, Dispute Resolution

Hourly 

£35

£40

£50

Daily maximum

£265

£300

£375

Weekly maximum

£1,200

£1,350

£1,700

Monthly – subject to negotiation

£TBA

£TBA

£TBA

Travelling to or from site is charged where the journey is during normal working hours both ways. If it is outside normal hours’ time, anytime more than 1 hour is charged, both ways.

£35 per hour

£40 per hour

£50 per hour

Mileage to and from sites or projects to my office. 

60p per mile

60p per mile

60p per mile

New Build and Extension Estimating

The following table shows example costs of providing a detailed estimate. This includes a Bill of Quantities, take off schedule, resource list and trade bills and their are many other reports available, including a programmes of works. 

NEW BUILD, LOFT CONVERSION & EXTENSION ESTIMATING PRICES 

 

Min 

 

 Max

Ground Floor slab area

not exceeding 50m2

Main structure

Single storey

£350

£1,100

Two storeys

£500

£1,500

Extra over for Additional structure

Single storey

£300

£600

Two storeys

£300

£900

Ground Floor slab area

exceeding 50m2 but not exceeding 100m2

Main structure 

Single storey

£650

£1,500

Two storeys

£825

£2,000

Extra over for additional structure

Single storey

£300

£900

Two storeys

£300

£900

 

Others

Fixtures, Fittings and Finishes Schedules

£TBA

Porch n.e. 4m2

£150

£250

Single garage

£150

£300

Double garage

£150

£300

Landscaping

0.375% of cost

0.75% of cost

Drainage and services beyond the curtilage of the property

0.375% of cost

0.75% of cost

 

Quantity Surveying

Generally

  • a typical builders/ contractors freelance QS service for a £500k job is approx £15,000 or 3% of the job cost. This includes preparing and sending out enquiries to subcontractors, advice on quotations received, monthly valuation certificates, final accounts, profit and loss reporting and issuing of subcontractors payment cerificates over a period of 6 months. 

Home Owners 

  • a typical QS service for a £500k job is approx £7,500 or 1.5% of the job cost. This includes preparing and sending out enquiries to builders, advice on quotations received, monthly valuation certificates, final account agreement and budget reporting over a period of 6 months. 

COST OF CREATING a tender pack 

Bill of Quantities

Providing a comparison estimate

Advice and analysis of Tenders received 

£100,000 job

£950

£350

£350

£300,000 job

£1,500

£650

£350

£500,000 job

£2,100

£1,000

£350

Building & Property Surveying

Example prices 
Costs for providing a detailed survey with a written report and estimated remedial costs; 
  • A small 2 bed attached two storey property £400 to £450
  • A large 4/5 bed detached two storey property £450 to £850
  • Period properties may vary.
Condition reports from £75 per flat.