Chartered Quantity Surveyors

CuddyQS is a professional Chartered Quantity Surveying practice with offices in Limerick, Galway and Tralee.

We have successfully managed & delivered projects Nationwide within all sectors of Industry. From large-scale multi-million Euro developments to smaller bespoke individual projects, we deliver within budget and on time

Our focus is on delivering strong, innovative and honest cost management solutions to our construction and civil engineering projects. With a team of highly qualified Surveyors, we use the most up to date methods & technology in delivering our services.

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Our Services

Budget Estimating & Cost Planning

Providing detailed cost estimates at an early stage, CuddyQS will establish initial budget costs. This enables us to identify where specific costs arise. This detailed cost estimate will provide a cost model framework on the project. This attention to detail ensures that we provide the best possible service to our Client from the outset.

Once an initial overall budget is agreed, we undertake to continuously review and control the budget as the design progresses. Cost control procedures have been established which are firm enough to be effective and flexible enough to adapt to the individuality of the project.

Initial Cost Advice & Feasibility Studies

To ensure that any given project is viable, we will review and give guidance on outline costs against time, quality and aesthetics to reach an acceptable agreed budget. This is done by close liaison with members of the design team and client, in order to maximize the potential of any project.
We will save you money on your project!

Procurement, Tendering & Contract Procedure

Cuddy QS have considerable experience in advising of the appropriate procurement routes or contract to be implemented on projects. Considerations like time; cost certainty; buildable quality; specialist input; operational requirements; and financing are just some areas that influence any decision in this process. Regardless of the procurement route chosen, cost control is maintained throughout the course of the project, giving our Client the flexibility to choose a method most suited to their requirements. Methods include the traditional method of tendering; two-stage tendering; negotiated contracts; management contracts; design and build contracts; GMPS etc.

Legal Disputes & Expert Witness

CuddyQS’s in-depth understanding of construction costs, construction contracts, and the construction process ensures that we have the requisite knowledge and experience to advise on a wide range of legal issues. We have acted both as expert witness for our Clients in legal cases and we have also been engaged by Clients to provide advice to avoid the legal route where possible. We have also been appointed as mediators to disputes.

Cost Control

CuddyQS ensure that cost control measures carried out during the pre-contract phase are continued in a smooth manner throughout post contract duties. Project Surveyors are assigned on a project basis from project inception to post-contract completion. During the works, we are determined to ensure that the project is completed on budget.
We drive all parties on cost certainty and manage proposals of alternative designs or specifications to offset the additional costs. We also manage Interim payment recommendations, monthly cost reports, and cash flow projections. Agreement of final accounts and all post contract duties in which we deliver clear, accurate and host cost advice to our clients.
We ensure that our Clients are fully informed and kept up to speed on all matters of cost control and management.

Our Mission

CuddyQS provide services to the highest professional standards, with integrity, reliability with a strong reputation for a practical approach to delivering quality projects to our clients.

At CuddyQS, our mission is to protect our clients from cost uncertainties and achieve value for money. As cost consultants, we support our clients by providing a proactive, hands-on, and innovative approach to the management of cost and value at each stage of the development lifecycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Quantity Surveyor or a Building Surveyor

A Quantity Surveyor is a professional responsible for inspecting and assessing the costs of building projects. After the project is complete, a building surveyor is responsible for inspecting the building to identify any potential issues. Quantity surveyors estimate how much the building materials and labour will cost, whereas a building surveyor keeps track of how the construction is meeting the client’s brief, including if it passes building regulations or has any structural faults.

Why use a Quantity Surveyor on your project?

Quantity surveyors have vast construction knowledge and a high standard of technical understanding. Primarily acting as a ‘construction accountant’ from cost planning/ estimates to final account stages, a quantity surveyor can accurately advise on all aspects of expenditure. By using a quantity surveyor you will also be employing an experienced construction professional, who can advise on most aspects of construction including procurement, methods of construction, contractual issues etc. A quantity surveyor is an imperative member of the team.

At what stage should we employ a Quantity Surveyor?

Ideally a quantity surveyor should be consulted at an early stage. Even with a simple outline drawing a costing can be carried out. The assumptions used can then drive the design process. There is no point having a wonderfully design building using expensive materials if it’s too expensive to actually build. We can help by being part of this process and giving the parameters for the designers. Whether you choose a quantity surveyor or not, the point is to nail down the costs early on.

What should be my total budget for construction?

Determining the total budget for house construction depends on various factors, including the size of the house, its location, the quality of materials and finishes you desire, as well as local labor costs. CuddyQS can provide an estimate of construction and material costs for your project

Do you work with members of the Public?

CuddyQS service a wide range of clients, including Public Bodies, Multinational Corporations and Private Clients. If we have the availability, we can help you save money on your new build or renovation project

How can I apply for a job at CuddyQS?

If you are a recent graduate, head on over to our Graduate Program page. If you are a more experienced Quantity Surveyor, please contact us directly at

What information do I need to get a Quote?

Typically, we would work off architectural drawings to determine the costs associated with a project. Ideally, if you have a set of drawings already and give us the project location and what kind of service you are interested in, we should be able to give you a quote for our services.

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Our Senior Team Can Help You Today

Dave Cuddy

Managing Director

Jonathan Magnier

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Associate Director

Eoin McMahon

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Associate Director

Cathal Keane

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Client Testimonials

Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel

“We were delighted to work with Cuddy QS on our recent Ballroom extension and refurbishment of the entrance of the hotel. We found the team to be excellent to work with keeping us up to date with all cost implications of the development and communicating with ourselves and the contractor most effectively”

James Corbett
(Managing Director)

James Corbett Architects have been working on projects with Cuddy QS since 2008 and have found them to be consistently accurate and extremely professional in every aspect of their service. We hope to be working with them for a long time to come.

Michael Landers (Managing Director)

“eml Architects have collaborated with CuddyQS on a range of projects over many years. They bring a wealth of experience, and they invest themselves in each project, helping to resolve challenges efficiently. This Collaborative approach is hugely important to eml, and one of the main reasons we like having them on our Team.”

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