A BIT ABOUT WHAT WE DO

2. THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

The method of delivery of documentation from Builders to Contractors has dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid demand of communicating via electronic media. The flip-side is that this now demands more valuable time as well as knowledge of various computer software programmes to access and interpret the documentation before even commencing the measure.


In the current competitive building climate, being successful in winning tenders is now more infrequent than in past times, so it is imperative to quote more consistently. This is not always achievable and “managing your time” is critical to the successful running of your business. As a contractor you can gain a competitive advantage by using our quantities take-off service and this can greatly enhance the efficiency of your business.


Our service can help by saving you valuable time in the quantities take-off process. As a result, you can increase the number of tenders you submit. Essentially, can you afford not to be tendering for more projects?

3. OUR QUANTITIES TAKE-OFF SERVICE PROVIDES

We supply detailed estimated quantities, emailed in an active Excel worksheet, you add your tendering rates, it's that easy. All items have been measured to the Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works. We issue an Included & Excluded items list for the project with highlighted plans to show you exactly what has been accounted for.

 

This helps all concerned to Identify your Tender submission correctly. As we have been completing projects in this sector for the last 35 years we have a large amount of experience in the Painting/Coatings & Finishes Trade sector. Send us your Plans & Specifications and we will provide a cost to compile the BOQ for your trade.

1. THE TAKE-OFF

The “take-off” is the process of obtaining quantity measurements from plans and specifications.


The process involves measuring items and then performing calculations to arrive at the required quantities and is the key component of a properly created cost estimate.


The estimated costs cannot be created without first knowing the quantities. Often, the quantity take-off is the most time-consuming activity in creating the estimate and the activity that is most subject to error.

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