Quantity Surveying.

The traditional but critical activity that controls cost and commercial matters on all construction projects.

As Chartered Quantity Surveyors this is our core business activity where we provide expert quantity surveying services to businesses, construction contractors, sub-contractors and private clients across all areas of construction.

Led by John Johnson, a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we ensure that the quantity surveying services are carried out in a manner which stringently controls the financial aspects of your project.

From feasibility appraisals and cost planning, the preparation of periodic interim valuations and cost reporting for work undertaken as the construction proceeds, through to the agreement of the final account, we are by your side to ensure the financial elements of your project are properly monitored and controlled.

Additional Services

Additional Services

A key aspect of any construction project is the procurement of services, whether this be that of designers and other specialist consultants, or the builder and specialist contractors.

Ensuring that the most appropriate and beneficial approach is followed is essential, as this often differs from project to project. We coordinate and manage this process for you, from compiling lists of appropriate specialists, to preparing and issuing relevant documentation, reviewing quotations, and preparing the necessary contractual documents once you have chosen your preferred partners.

Often the main aspect of procurement is selecting and appointing the right construction contractor. This is a complex process which needs the correct approach and a detailed knowledge of the construction industry.

Our role here is to own and manage this process, from the establishment of a list of suitable contractors, to the preparation and issuing of tender documentation, the analysis of returned tenders, and the appointment of the successful contractor.

We undertake the whole of this process on your behalf, keeping you regularly informed of progress, and ensuring that the most appropriate contractor is appointed for your project.

Establishing an appropriate project budget and then controlling costs as work proceeds is vital to the financial success of any scheme.

Our role starts with the preparation of an initial feasibility study and extends through a full financial appraisal of the project during the concept stage, to the preparation of a detailed and quantified elemental cost plan.

This establishes a project budget against which all subsequent project costs are monitored and controlled, from tender returns to the final account.

Monthly cost reporting throughout the construction phase and a stringent review of final accounts ensures that there’s a detailed focus on costs throughout the life of the project.

Carefully managing costs provides you with the comfort of knowing that any financial risks are always mitigated as far as possible.

Case Studies

Whether you are undertaking a residential or commercial construction project, Ashdan has successfully managed the procurement and delivery of a multitude of projects for clients in all sectors. Take a closer took at some of our case studies.

Our Clients

We employed Ashdan Consulting as Project Manager, QS and Employers' Agent on our first major construction project.

John’s approach was extremely professional, and the level of service was truly above and beyond our expectations.

He looked after us incredibly well from pre-tender stage all the way to completion. I can honestly say, as I contemplate our next project, that Ashdan Consulting will be our first port of call.

The level of knowledge and experience that John and his team bring is invaluable.

Paul Gordon / Owner The Fish Tank

I couldn't be happier with the level of service provided by John and the team at Ashdan Consulting. Their extensive expertise and detailed construction knowledge was invaluable when helping me handle a dispute with my design and build contractor.

We couldn't have gotten through those stressful months without John's help and often moral support. My word of advice and guidance would be for anyone looking to embark on a build, get Ashdan Consulting to review your contract for works BEFORE the build commences, they will save you a fortune in the long run. First class service and can highly recommend. 

Private Client / Northumberland

We engaged Ashdan Consulting to advise us on a contractual issue on one of our projects and found this to be invaluable support. 

Their advice was clear, prompt and professional, and it provided us with an excellent basis on which to progress our claim for entitlement under the contract. 

They would certainly be my first choice to work with again, and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone needing contractual advice or claims services.

Phil McGuire / Regional Director Vaughan Engineering Services Ltd.

Our first project with Ashdan Consulting at Catherine House was via a personal recommendation, which has proved to be absolutely correct.

Their attention to detail and the service they have provided us on what is a very tricky project has been fantastic, and I will certainly be working with them again on our next development.

Tom Heaney / Property Investor & Developer

We have used the services of Ashdan Consulting several times over the past two years, ranging from a bit of guidance over the phone to more in depth and complex issues we have faced in relation to contractual disputes.

Every time the service and advice we have received has been fantastic. This has resulted in saving us time and money, and more importantly has reduced stress!
I have no hesitation in recommending John and the team for any of the services they offer.

Joe Dixon / Managing Director JD Homes (NE) Ltd

I have known and worked with Ashdan Consulting for several years.

They have a proven track record in the construction industry, providing an excellent Commercial and Project Management service.

I continue to work with Ashdan to the present day and value their contribution to my business immensely.

Eddie Tribe / Managing Director Amsted Developments Ltd.

We approached Ashdan Consulting to support us in the Quantity Surveying role required to complete the Milburngate project in Durham. They were required to liaise between the Client, our Project Manager and the legal teams to develop the contractual requirements for the project going forward, as well as managing the cost negotiations for the ongoing works. The expertise provided by Ashdan enabled us to confidently undertake the works required by the Client to progress their development through a very difficult situation. They kept us fully informed at all times and coordinated all commercial communications with the Client. With Ashdan’s support we were able to fully recover the costs we incurred in completing the works.


At all times Ashdan acted professionally in the way they conducted their business and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Kevin Robson / Commercial Director, Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd