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Schedule of Works, Builders & Detailed Bills of Quantities

Modern construction procurement methods, mean that it is not always necessary to get a Bill of Quantities produced, or to ask Contractors and Specialists to produce them when they tender for the project. Additionally, architects designs and Specifications are also not as detailed as they once used to be. Whilst these procurement methods are not wrong, they can make it difficult to determine what has and has not been included for within each tender, which in turn can lead to disappointment in the finished project.

A great way to avoid this disappointment and to ensure that there is consistency in approach, and enough details to clearly explain what you are looking for, is to produce a Schedule of Works and/ or Bill of Quantities (BofQ).

There are many ways to produce a Schedule of Works/ Bill of Quantities, using many different measurement rules. It is important that you get the correct approach to ensure that you understand where the risks and/ or opportunities in your chosen approach are.

We offer a range of measurement and Quantity Surveying Services for engineering and construction projects. Utilizing our in-house software, the level of complexity of such documentation can range from simple or detailed Builders Quantities through to Bills of Quantities measured in accordance with standard measurement rules, such as the Standard Method of Measurement, particularly the 7th Edition (SMM7), New Rules of Measurement (NRM) and Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, 3rd and 4th Editions (CESMM3/ CESMM4).

Here are examples of the types of different approaches that you can opt for:
Outline Cost Plan Data
Detailed Elemental Cost Plan Data
Detailed Bill of Quantities (SMM7)
Detailed Bill of Quantities (NRM)
Detailed Bill of Quantities (CESMM3 & CESMM4)
Builders Quantities
Un-quantified Schedule of Works

There are many other types and approaches that we have completed previously. We have even worked with clients, who have even defined their own measurement rules. If we have not explained your preferred your approach, don't worry, get in touch to discuss you exact requirements.


You may have heard of the RIBA Plan of Work! You can find out more about the Plan of Work here

First developed in 1963, the RIBA Plan of Work is a definitive UK Model, published by the RIBA themselves, for the building design, development and construction processes. This plan of work, is a great way during the development, construction and handover to manage and control the development cycle. Because your other consultants, including Architects and your engineers will also be aware of this plan, we beleive that it is beneficial to you, to see when, where and how our services align with the plan.

For your ease the following diagram identifies the stage you or your project should be at in order to take advantage of our service described above.