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Taking off quantities top tips No. 4


Measuring alteration work is one of my favourite tasks as it allows the qs to use their descriptive talents.

Best practice

It is important when preparing a document containing alteration work for pricing that;

  • the location of the work can be clearly determined from the description,

  • similar work located in different locations is not lumped together,

  • spot items are set out in a logical progression from location to location in existing buildings and

  • the description or associated drawings and specification clearly identifies;

    • existing services and

    • toxic or hazardous materials, including asbestos.

Duncan Cartlidge FRICS

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