Cost Control

Our cost control services of a construction project commences at inception and ends with the agreement of the final account to meet the clients requirements.
Cost Control
Service overview -

SC Quantity Surveyors use a variety of methods and techniques to control the costs during the pre-contract and post-contract stages of a project.

The purpose of our cost control procedures aims to:

  1. Provide the client with a value-for-money project
  2. Achieve a balanced design expenditure between the various elements of the building
  3. Limit the client’s expenditure to within the amount agreed.

SC Quantity Surveyors employ strict cost control discipline throughout all stages of the design and construction to ensure that the initial estimate, tender figure and final account sum are all closely related.

Several cost control methods which we provide consultants, architects and clients with includes:-

  • Approximate estimating
  • Cost advice & comparisons of alternative materials and methods of construction
  • Cost planning
  • Cost monitoring & reporting during the construction stage
  • Financial statements i.e. monthly cost reports

These cost control methods and periodic financial reports enable clients to anticipate and control their current and future financial project commitments.


As Chartered Quantity Surveyors we are best suited to provide our clients with cost control at all stages of a project from inception through to completion and as detailed below.

Cost AdviceWe provide reliable cost advice during the initial and concept stages and throughout a project.
Cost ControlWe provide tender documents, budget estimating and cost planning services to provide more control over costs in order to meet the clients requirements in terms of time, cost and quality
Cost ManagementDuring the build we can provide a full cost management service which would include attending meetings, valuations, variations, on-site measures, final accounts etc
Bills of QuantitiesBill of Quantities and Schedules of Works which we provide to our clients provide an accurate and proven solution to provide more control over costs 
Budget EstimatingProviding a realistic and accurate budget estimate will assist in providing better cost control on a project 

SC Quantity Surveyors can provide through a professional and reliable cost management system better and improved cost control on projects from inception to completion by carefully monitoring costs at every stage of the project including during the design stage, post-contract and through to practical completion and final account stage.

We can provide our clients with professional cost and financial reports at all stages of the project to ensure that all costs are taken into consideration during the key stages of a project and to ensure that the clients budget is not exceeded.

our cost reports include all aspects of the project including preliminaries, measured works, variations, anticipated variations, day-works, provisional sums, re-measured works etc