Telford Hart Associates Construction Cost Consultants & Project Managers
Cost Consultancy

Telford Hart understands that cost management (quantity surveying) is central to the integrated design process. By applying our extensive experience, we can help our clients to achieve the maximum return on their investment.

Working closely with our clients and the design team, we provide cost control from inception to completion, minimising risk and maximising the value available from the budget.  We also provide strategic thinking, creativity and ingenuity, rigorous and meticulous planning, accountability and clear and concise communication.

Our service prioritises the business needs of the client, providing a tailored service which enables informed decisions to be made at all stages throughout the duration of the project, based on robust cost advice.

We promote best value solutions and place an emphasis on the following key areas:

  • understanding client requirements and key project drivers
  • interrogating and evaluating design proposals to optimise  and challenge the design
  • proactively managing risk strategies and promoting risk mitigation             
  • providing advice and input on sustainability and environmental issues
  • promoting collaborative working practices that offer best value outcomes

Concerns over economic stability and the short-to-medium term outlook for the construction industry reinforces the need for effective cost management, as project yields decline and volatility in the contracting market increases.

We work closely with clients at every stage of a project and define clear aims and objectives at the outset. This helps to ensure that the right decisions are made at the right time and implemented according to a set agenda.

We manage the supply chain using detailed, sector-specific benchmark data to minimise waste throughout the project, from planning through to manufacture and installation. We consider all procurement routes and offer transparent accountability throughout.


Telford Hart use IT systems in the measurement process. Measures are taken direct from the CAD drawings to input onto our taking off system.


To enable THA to carry out detailed measurements on large and complex projects we have developed software in house. This software allows not only the measurement to take place effectively, it also builds a 3D model of the building as measurement progresses. This allows us to check progress and completeness of the measurements and can allow the project surveyors to have in effect an audit trail to locate particular items within the building should this be required as the project progresses through detailed cost planning and final works package measures or Bills of Quantities. Examples of the measurement and 3D modeling can be provided if required.

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