About Us

Award Winning Quantity Surveying Practice of Cheshire and Greater Manchester

Who Are We?

Construction Q are a small private quantity surveying practice based in Bramhall. Working on Schemes from £100,000 to £50 million the team at Construction Q can ensure that your project comes in on time and budget.

Fiona Hull


For the record… 20 years working for some of the biggest and best names in the construction industry and a successful and respected Quantity Surveying consultancy tells its own story. Educated at Loughborough Universty Fiona graduated with a first class honours degree in Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying. As an MRICS Surveyor and an Assessor for the RICS Fiona loves nothing more than educating others and often lectures on Quantity Surveying at Manchester University. Responsible for Business Development, Fiona loves meeting new clients but still has involvement with the Dispute Resolution side of our business and the day to day running of several of our luxury homes schemes. Fiona is married to Joe and they have two sons – Tom & Jack. All avid football fans (the blue half of the City) even the family dog is named after the little magician himself – Silva!

Catherine Tinsley

Chartered Quantity Surveyor

Catherine is an MRICS Quantity Surveyor and provides the training to the younger members of our team. She joined the team following 12 years at one of the industry’s largest multidisciplinary practice and brings a wealth of experience to our commercial schemes. Catherine specialises in cost planning and managing post contract cost control in numerous sectors which include higher education institutions, private developers and blue chip clients, local authorities and HMCTS. She has worked on various project procurement routes ranging from design and build, management contracts and traditional in numerous new build and refurbishment schemes. Her team work approach and ability to work well with others mean Catherine helps drive the project to success and helps ensure best value for the client.

Mark Shakespeare


Mark is our resident Estimator and Cost X software expert with over 10 years of experience. Cost X is renowned world-wide as a leading BIM estimating solution and the estimating team, headed by Mark, use it daily to streamline our measurement processes. Mark holds a degree in Quantity Surveying and is working towards becoming Chartered. Mark specialises in tenders for many of the Contractors that we work with and has a wealth of industry pricing knowledge. When he’s not number crunching Mark spends his time drumming in a band. He’s also renowned for rustling up delicious lunches for the office (although we all know it’s really his lovely wife Ana!).

Matt Gough

Assistant QS

Matt joined us several years ago as an Apprentice and is now a fully fledged Assistant Quantity Surveyor. Studying day release at Stockport College Matt is looking forward to furthering his career and particularly enjoys the domestic projects we are involved with. Having spent time on site as a joiner before switching to a career in Quantity Surveying, Matt excels in reading drawings and understanding the details at a site level. Matt also has music in his blood and woe betide anyone who switches the office radio when the boys are not looking! Matt also makes a mean brew (although we can’t say that now he’s been promoted!).