Helping Builders Move Forward
Are you a builder looking for help and support to enable you to move forward? If you are struggling to find time we can help. There are a number of areas in which we can assist but the most common is estimating. Many of the builders we work with had previously been pricing up jobs late in the evening or on Sunday mornings. Time that could certainly be better spent.
If this rings true for you then get in touch. We can provide a service in which we take care of all your estimating or just help you through those times when you require extra capacity. No one likes to turn away work if at all possible but responding to tender requests can sometimes get put to the bottom of the task list.
In a similar fashion we can help with other areas of your day to day business such as contract management. Helping you administrate the contractual side of the business and managing your relationships with sub contractors and your supply chain. We can also help with project management from inception to completion. This can be ongoing or just during times that you need that extra support.
If you are looking for extra opportunities we can also help you with this too. We can approach architects and end users on your behalf to increase your network of potential clients, another process that can often be put to the back of the queue. We understand the difficulties that you face, day in day out, and we are able to help you. This includes finding labour for you to add to your workforce, or assistance with administration such as ensuring that you are meeting your health and safety obligations to helping you stay up to date with your relevant insurances.
This service is perfect for builders who can’t justify the budget to have a full-time business development manager.
We’ll provide an extension to your business, creating a ready-made sales force. We’ll put you in touch with architects and end users, providing you with a steady stream of opportunities to tender.
We’ll take care of the follow up once you have priced the tender, ensuring that you maximise your chances of securing the work. We can even help you price the tender using our estimating service.
We operate on a commission basis, so it is a great way to get started.
Our estimating services are here to price your tenders when you are too busy. Are you looking for professional, accurate and affordable estimating services but finding it hard to find a reliable estimator? We can help you price more tenders, and win more work, allowing you to concentrate on the other aspects of your business.
Estimating and costing is our main area of work. We take the details from the plans and specifications and merge them into our schedules, from here we then measure all work items to provide a fully detailed tender showing quantities, unit rates, sub totals and the all-important total. We go further and can prepare breakdowns for materials, labour, subcontract costs, plant etc so you know what allowances have been made. The schedules can be used to buy materials and even help with stage payments. We break everything down to the smallest detail to ensure all items get allowed for within your tender. We price all building works in all sectors, project values ranging from a few hundred, to multi million pounds.
We offer a comprehensive contract administration service. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity. As the project moves along we can help manage your relationships with your sub contractors and your supply chain and ensure that you get accurate pricing from reliable contractors.
Other areas of this service include compiling accurate scopes of work to issue to sub-contractors for pricing, liaison with sub-contractors regarding on site progress and quality and negotiations with sub-contractors to ensure any variations are captured and priced accordingly.
We offer a comprehensive project management service. This can be for the entire duration of the project or just during those times when you need extra capacity.
This includes production and continuous monitoring of a construction programme utilising professional software. This is essential to track site progress and ensure all sub-contractors are aware of the key dates.
We also review project documentation requirements to produce an Information Release Schedule detailing what information is required at each stage of the project. This will ensure that all consultants are aware of the timelines and therefore will issue the correct information at the correct time.
We can also provide a design review to identify long lead time items (production of the project Procurement Schedule to ensure all key items are ordered at the right time), Early issues with design or site co-ordination and Value Engineering options.
Other areas of assistance include managing the documentation process ensuring all information is up to date and all sub-contractors have been issued the latest amendments and checking all drawing revisions to ensure all changes have been incorporated. Managing the professional team (architect, structural engineer, services consultants) by chairing pre-construction and site meetings, issuing formal meeting minutes and coordinating design changes.