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CFMHQS Quantity Surveying provides a range of professional quantity surveying services across all sectors of the property and construction industry. The company is built upon a wealth of experience and expertise in quantity surveying, with services that are underpinned by the latest technology and IT systems.

1. Provide a professional consultancy service that covers the financial implications of running commercial and residential construction projects for developers and subcontractors.

2. Provide a professional construction service from residential extensions, residential loft conversions and other small commercial & residential building works.

3. Provide professional, reliable and competitive subcontractors to developers.

CFMHQS offer the following services:

Cost Plans.
Drafting Standard Building Contracts.
Financial Management of Projects.
Sourcing Work for Sub Contractors, Pricing Tenders, Financially Managing Projects, Monitoring Variations, Agreeing Final Account.
Pricing Tender Packages.
Professional Assistance of Payment Applications & Variations to Contractors.
Measurement Take Off's.
Final Account Analysis.
Residential (In House Design Team)
Pre Construction Estimates.
Cost Control & Advice from Design Stage Through to Construction Completion.
Financial Management of Sub-Contractors / Builders.
Generating Specifications / Working Drawings.
Planning Application / Building Regs.
Traditionally referred to as a Contractors Quantity Surveyor (QS), Professional Quantity Surveyor, Project Quantity Surveyor (PQS) Private Practice Quantity Surveyor they are broadly concerned with contracts, measurement and costs on construction projects. The methods employed, however, cover a range of activities which may include cost planning, value engineering, value management, feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis, life-cycle costing, risk analysis, tendering, valuation, change control, dispute resolution, claims management, project management, cost estimation and value for money assessments,
The QS's traditional independent role on the team comprising client, architect, engineers and contractor has given him a reputation and appreciation for fairness. This, combined with his expertise in drafting and interpretation of contract documents, enables him to settle issues, value the works fairly and regularly, project final costs, avoid disputes and ensure the effective progress of a project. QS is prevalent in many industries (not just construction) as they are procurement and contract specialists with the ability to adapt techniques to suit the form of contract or work being undertaken,
QS control construction costs by accurate measurement of the work required on a regular basis, the application of expert knowledge of costs and prices of work, labour, materials and plant required, an understanding of the implications of design decisions at an early stage to ensure that good value is obtained for the money to be expended. A number of surveyors who work with Contractors will not hold formal qualifications or RICS membership as in the past project based training was more widely undertaken and considered sufficient, this is slowly changing. Many of these surveyors will hold Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) membership instead. The QS will monitor the costs and evaluate the progress of building projects for their clients in the financing and construction industries,
The technique of measuring quantities from drawings, sketches and specifications prepared by designers, principally architects and engineers, in order to prepare tender/contract documents, is known in the industry as taking off.The quantities of work taken off typically are used to prepare bills of quantities (BoQ), which usually are prepared in accordance with a published Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) as agreed to by the QS profession and representatives of the construction industry. This activity is usually completed before the commencement of work on site on a traditional (BoQ) project, the Contractor will then price this document in competitive tender and be paid according to a measure undertaken on site and applied to each specific work item,
In South Africa, the ASAQS Institute of Quantity Surveyors is the peak body for the Quantity Surveying profession. All Members of the ASAQS are assessed for membership against strict criteria, and must adhere to a Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct to ensure the highest standards of professional excellence and to uphold the dignity of the quantity surveying profession, to promote and protect the interest of its members. The ASAQS website ( contains details of all members.
The quantity surveying profession has benefited by a governing institution in one form or another since 1908, the year that the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) was inaugurated. The present Association was formed to achieve and maintain the following goals and ambitions for the profession to: Advance and promote the science and practice of quantity surveying and cognate matters, Promote the high standards of professional competence and integrity.
Having built and retained CFMHQS initial objectives of providing high quality service delivery to the construction industry, CFMHQS has been able to create a marked reputation across the construction market. CFMHQS reputation has allowed them to branch out and develop various departments in order to help promote their clients grow within their industry. CFMHQS main objective for this is quite simple. The business CFMHQS brings in, further strengthens both you the client and CFMHQS, with both parties reaping the rewards. This philosophy further builds and solidifies CFMHQS current position within the market place.


Welcome to our website. Since its establishment in 1995, C.F.M Herckenrath Quantity Surveyors has successfully participated in a number of high profile projects that has seen recognition and acclaim from our peers. From small beginings, we have quickly assembled the skills, resources and development philosophies to add significant value to our QS services, while also meeting the unique challenges of operating in contemporary South Africa.

C.F.M Herckenrath Quantity Surveyors, are confident that we are able to offer our clients exemplary expertise in the Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management fields.

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C F M Herckenrath
P.O. Box 12947
N1 City
Cape Town, 7463