How we can help you…

  • Douglas Estimating Ltd (DEL) specialises in offering busy Construction firms freelance quantity surveying consulting services. If you find yourself overwhelmed with workload or just require assistant on projects, DEL can support you and your company in this ever-demanding industry. We are incredibly competitive on rates and can offer a fee estimation prior to carrying out the proposed works.
  • If your Company has secured projects in the North-West of Ireland (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, North-Louth) but distance is an issue, why not avail of both our pre and post contract services.
  • If you required the oversight of an experienced QS in the North-West, we could facilitate and tailor our services to your needs.

 

Why Employ a Freelance Quantity Surveyor Consultant…?

  • A Fresh Perspective
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Get that Project out on Time
  • Less Overheads
    • No need to supply office space
    • No need to supply computer hardware
    • No need to supply computer software
    • No need to supply HR resources
    • No need to supply administration
    • No need to supply carparking
    • No need to supply heating and electric overheads
    • No need to supply general office stationery
    • No need to supply insurances

 

  • Less Costs and Expenditure
    • No need to pay time and a half- or double-time rates
    • No need to pay holiday pay
    • No need to pay sick pay
    • No need to pay office outings
    • No need to pay for the Christmas Bonus
    • No need to pay for mobile phones and bills

 

What we can do for you…

  • Tier 1 & 2 Contractors (large scale developments valued at more than €5million)
    • Electronic measurement
    • Re-measuring projects for fixed price Contract
    • Highlighting possible additional required items for fixed priced Contracts
    • Reviewing and highlighting Contract specific abnormal conditions
    • Bills of Quantities
    • Value Engineering
    • Budgets
    • Estimates
    • Payment applications
    • Attending site meetings
    • Attending Client meetings
    • Evaluating and preparing effective project variations

 

  • Tier 3 Contractors (developments valued up to and including €5million)
    • Electronic Measurement
    • Pricing, rating and costing Tenders (only up to a Capital Notional Valve of €2million)
    • Breakdowns of rates can also be issued upon request (labour, material, plant, overheads & profits)
    • Measuring projects for fixed price Contract
    • Highlighting possible additional required items for fixed priced Contracts
    • Reviewing and highlighting Contract specific abnormal conditions
    • Bills of Quantities
    • Value Engineering
    • Budgets
    • Estimates
    • Payment applications
    • Attending site meetings
    • Attending Client meetings
    • Evaluating and preparing effective project variations
    • Services include house extensions, refurbishments, conservation work, prestige new build residential projects as well as commercial projects
    • I use the most up to date material and labour rates, combining these figures with appropriate waste and margin mark-ups that will tally with current market rates

 

  • Software and Systems in Place
  • We utilise and preform our tasks using the very latest technologies and software systems
    • Purchased
    • Buildsoft Global Estimating System
    • Buildsoft Cubit Electronic Measuring System
    • Microsoft Office 365 System
      • OneDrive
      • Excel
      • Word
      • Outlook
      • PowerPoint
  • Experience with…
    • Cost X Electronic Measuring System
    • Sketch-up
    • Auto-Cad
    • Mud-shark

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