“I have a mate that is an electrical contractor and he was telling me that he spent 3 weeks pricing a £200,000 job by hand, I told him that with my estimating & pdf take off software I started a £700,000 job yesterday and finished it today!”
If it’s taking longer to come up with estimates than it is to install ductwork and ventilation, it’s time for you to download some simple ductwork and HVAC estimating software.
Traditional take off methods can take you up to five hours, especially once you take into account all of the administration work you need to do before you even begin scaling.
There’s sorting through tender folders and ZIP files, identifying the correct drawings and plans before comparing them to make sure the architects and designers haven’t had a change of heart. Then it’s off to the printers to have the full scale drawings reproduced, before you can get down to the process of scaling ductwork, counting up the required ventilation components, and finally working out your costs and prices.
Even worse, this traditional estimating method is expensive. Print costs soon mount up, and you’re working for free unless a client accepts your quote and hires you for their ventilation project. So we designed a better way of doing things. RapidQuote’s simple, easy-to-use ductwork and HVAC estimation software.