Faber Building Contractors Ltd
ProQS work with leading residential contractor Fabor Building Contractors Ltd as quantity surveyors in Essex
CLIENT: Faber Building Contractors Ltd
PROJECT SECTOR: Residential and commercial construction
SERVICES OFFERED: Procurement & Tendering
Contract Administration
Commercial Management
Project Finance


Project brief

Essex-based Faber Building Contractors were looking for a Quantity Surveyor to help them to tender to build a house extension. They spoke to several companies but found Colchester-based ProQS the most helpful and professional.

Director Steve Smith said he wanted to double check his initial costings for labour and materials before submitting the tender and the timescales were tight. The job included measuring drawings, which were not software readable, for a dormer window and associated roof work.

Steve found ProQS extremely responsive in meeting the deadline and turning round the work within five working days.

As a result, he discussed a number of other tender opportunities with ProQS and briefed them to go ahead with three further tenders. In each case, time was tight and ProQS pulled together all the key information and presented it in a professional and engaging manner to meet the deadlines.

Project results

Impressed by ProQS’ service and professionalism, Steve enlisted their support with three more tenders for domestic and commercial projects in Essex and London.

In one case, ProQS’ detailed costings enabled Faber to recommend changing the method of construction and materials to offer better value for money. Another tender lacked a clear specification of the types of fixtures and fittings required for the bathrooms and kitchen, the tiling and flooring and quality of joinery. ProQS were able to ensure a range of pricing options with clear detail of the specifications each pricing option covered.

Faber Building contractors won all the tenders, with the total value of the work exceeding £300,000. The projects included a new build of two apartments and conversion of a house for multiple occupation.

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Key achievements:

  • Professional tenders completed on time  
  • Clear specification of materials and what was included within the price 
  • Four tenders won in Essex and London with ProQS’ support 
  • Increased opportunities for success with future tenders. 

Client testimonial:

“ProQS were helpful and professional, I can’t fault them. The tenders were completed promptly and very accurately, they were bang on. They looked very impressive and were professionally presented.
“I phone a lot and they always get back to me really quickly. ProQS were definitely a good find.”

Steve Smith, Director, Faber Building contractors

ProQS work with leading scaffolding firm CCS Scaffolding as quantity surveyors in across the East of England

ProQS delivery 

  • Chartered firm of Quantity surveyors regulated by RICS 
  • Uses latest technology to produce accurate and detailed tender documentation 
  • Prompt service to meet deadlines 
  • Helpful and responsive 
  • Prepared four successful tenders for client.