Quantity Surveying & Project Management

Freelance Consultant Quantity Surveyor based in the North West, with strong links to Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and beyond. With 30 years of experience in the construction industry working with clients on various projects, providing trustworthy and reliable Project Management and Quantity Surveying services and a proven track record of delivering high-quality services, achieving client satisfaction and building long standing relationships.

Mission Statement

Our mission at DB Quantity Surveying Services Limited is to provide outstanding levels of value driven services whilst maintaining exceptional ethics, professionalism and integrity. With a wealth of knowledge we are able to deliver innovative solutions to suit your business objectives and aim to forge lasting relationships built on reliability and trust.




Quantity Surveying Services

Quantity Surveying Services

  • Assist Clients with Development Appraisals
  • Feasibility and Budget Estimates
  • Cost Plans
  • Value Engineering
  • Optioneering
  • Procurement
  • Contract Documentation
  • Change Control and Reporting
  • Final Account
  • Construction Management

Project Management Services

Project Management Services

  • Understand client brief and formulate outline programme
  • Liaise with client throughout project offering honest, professional advice
  • Obtain consultant fee proposals and assemble clients design team
  • Fully liaise with client throughout pre-contract phase
  • Manage consultant's performance
  • Develop programme and drive forwards with other consultants
  • Challenge consultants designs to achieve best design and value
  • During construction phase fully liaise with client, client consultants and contractor to ensure the clients brief is achieved

DB Quantity Surveying Services use RIB CostX, a leading construction estimating software to deliver accurate and efficient take off and cost estimating.




Residential Housing and Apartments


  • Completion of residential scheme abandoned following contractor insolvency - Liverpool
  • Basement apartments to existing residential building - Liverpool
  • Bespoke one-off housing for private clients - Epping Forest and South Manchester
  • 138 new build apartments with ground floor retail - Manchester
Commercial and Retail

Commercial & Retail

  • Conversion of drive through car wash to new retail outlet - Bolton
  • Alterations and refurbishment of existing outlet mall - Salford, Manchester
  • Retail unit fit out - Salford, Manchester
  • Conversion of old city centre school into office - Manchester
  • Refurbishment of multi occupancy office reception - Manchester
Mixed Use

Mixed Use

  • New build retail and residential scheme - Manchester
Hopsitality Bars and Restaurants


  • New bar and restaurants - Chester, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Durham
  • Refurbishment and extension of boutique hotel - Cumbria
  • New build 192 bed hotel, full turn key - Manchester
  • Rooftop bar and restaurant to hotel - Glasgow
Industrial Units


  • New build industrial unit – Broughton, Cheshire
  • Extension to existing wood manufacturing facility - Wrexham
  • Refurbishment of existing industrial unit and conversion into multiple smaller units - Stockport
  • Demolition and refurbishment of industrial units – Middleton, Heysham
Historic and Listed Buildings

Historic & Listed Buildings

  • Conservation of Arkwright Mill for future development


  • Extension and refurbishment of Sports Pavilion – Ormskirk






Case Studies

Client Carrs Pasties Ltd.
Project Conversion of car wash into retail outlet
Contractor Silverglide Ltd.
Project Start Date May 2017
Completion Date September 2017
Roles Project Management
Quantity Surveying
Contract Administration
Carrs Pasties Case Study

Carrs Pasties is a family run bakery based in Bolton that has been baking perfect pasties since 1938. The company is constantly seeking to improve its customers experience and were in desperate need to open a new, larger retail outlet to sell its pasties and other freshly baked products to the public. The existing shop in front of the bakery being far too small, with customers often queuing outside in the lovely Bolton 'sunshine'.

The Challenge

Finding a suitable location was a challenge, until the adjacent 'Big Wash' closed. The well-known car wash on Manchester Road, directly next to their Bakery was an ideal location, but how do you turn a car wash into a pastie shop?

The Solution

David built the design team, interviewing local Architects to find the right person and bringing in a Structural Engineer and Service Consultant. Carrs Pasties brief was for maximised front of house shop space, walk in freezer, space for ovens and carparking.
David provided a full range of services, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration. David consulted with the client to establish a firm brief and communicated this to the design team and the contractor throughout the project, offering clear, honest and professional advice and ensuring the client’s brief was achieved.
The project involved partially demolishing the existing car wash and extending the front to form the retail space, with a modern design and a light spacious interior. The new unit has a large, glazed facade, bespoke counters with ambient and heated display areas, ovens, walk in freezer and a carpark to the rear plus a customer collections area. New cladding replaced the original to suit Carrs Pasties image. The project also included mechanical and electrical installations, landscaping, paving and signage.

The Result

The Result The project completed within budget and on programme. The result has been a magnificent success; sales have increased well beyond Carrs Pasties expectations and provided a more visible offering to passing trade. The company are delighted with the outcome of the project. Please see the Testimonial from Mr J Carr. David has established a good working relationship and has gone on to carry out more projects for Carrs Pasties.




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