Currently, contractors across the construction and landscaping sectors use the following method to estimate their decking costs and rates.
It’s the standard, traditional way of estimating, and it involves scaling, taking off and measuring by hand.
If you’re a decking contractor, the chances are that you too pay a printer for full size drawings (once you’ve pulled out the appropriate plans from an over-stuffed tender folder) and use a pencil and ruler to take off areas and count by hand.
Then you need to copy those quants into a spreadsheet, add in your material prices and labour rates, and make sure it all adds up.
RapidQuote’s estimating software guides you through every step of that process up to the point you drop in the prices.