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Quantity Surveying

The Foundation of our Business

Work with Decipher and ensure that our strength in quantity surveying becomes the strength of your next project. By obtaining exceptional quantity surveying advice you can resolve, or even avoid disputes.

Cost Planning and Procurement

Often cost planning happens after the event, against a design already sold to a client. This may lead to disappointment from value engineering, poor procurement, or a reduction in quality. Use Decipher’s extensive knowledge of construction value and supply chains to ensure informed planning and procurement decisions.

A clear procurement strategy is essential for complex project delivery. Accurate identification and management of risk and correct apportionment is key.

Bills of quantities remain the most transparent comparable method to achieve a level playing field in competitive tenders. We can help you produce and review bills of quantities. The team understand all common measurement protocols.


Employer’s Agent

The ‘Employer’s Agent’ acts independently for the client as the contract administrator for design & build contracts.

As well as acting as contract administrator, our employer’s agent team perform pre-contract services. This includes co-ordinating tenders, novation of consultants, collating contract documents for execution & implementing change procedures.

Post contract our employer’s agent role covers a range of activities, from the issuing of instructions to co-ordination of information and approvals, managing and monitoring change and certifications. 

Feasibility Studies

It would be foolhardy to commit resources to a project without prior assessment of the risks and likely benefits.

Allow us to help you with detailed feasibility studies. A good study will provide a thorough and independent appraisal of cost and risk. Allow us to help you to assess the risks and benefits before you commit any resources.

Contract Administration

Proper contract admin is essential for project success. Could your next project benefit from tried and tested contract/project management protocols.

Our procedures provide a structured framework for each of the recognised phases of a project. We can also undertake impartial contract administration under standard contract forms.

Costs and Final Accounts

Cost Management

Whatever the cause of change on a project, our professionals understand the importance of good cost management advice. We’ll give you information to make effective proactive decisions. A key indicator of success is the ability to provide accurate cost management throughout a project. Let us help you identify and manage cost risks.

Final Account Preparation

Final account resolution can become protracted. This is particularly true where contract variations or extensions of time are not agreed during the project. Problems increase where project staff are no longer available to explain events.

Furthermore, no two final accounts are the same. As a result, things can become very analytical. Work with our quantity surveying team to negotiate final accounts. We will help you preserve and enhance commercial relationships. Should a dispute arise, see our information on quantum dispute resolution for help .


What Our Clients Say

“Decipher have supported Boulting over a number of years and the relationship continues to grow due to the service we receive.”

Allan Watson

Boulting Ltd

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