“I have a mate who is an electrical contractor and he was telling me that he spent three weeks pricing a £200,000 job by hand. I told him that with my estimating and PDF take off software, I started a £700,000 job yesterday and finished it today!”
Estimate decking costs
Fast, accurate decking estimating software
Estimating decking costs can be a chore. Simply pricing up your project and providing a quote requires the expense of printing plans and drawings, hours of painstaking scaling and counting, not to mention double checking your sums to make sure you don’t end up three planks short of a deck.
Fortunately, there’s a better way. A quicker way. A way that doesn’t involve running to the printers, picking up a pencil, or locking yourself in the office for five hours at a time.
RapidQuote is estimating software designed for contractors. It’s easy to use, fully supported, and costs just pennies per day. And it’s been proven to save you up to four hours per estimate by independent experts.
Sounds good? Try it today and see how quickly you can estimate the cost of your next decking project.
“RapidQuote is a lifesaver. It’s so easy to use, I just open the drawings and within minutes I have scaled, marked and priced up all my materials and labour. It has increased the speed that we can win work four times over, at least.”
“As much as I would hate to help any of my competitors, I have to completely endorse RapidQuote in all that it offers for a business. Our quotation rate has increased from 50 to over 200 quotations per month.”
“At last, take-offs for the 21st century! After years spent marking up drawings with highlighters and producing takeoff sheets, this is a revolution in estimating. Just can’t live without it – I now takeoff five projects in the time it used to take to do just one.”
“RapidQuote easily saves me 90% of my takeoff time, so it’s extremely useful for projects that need a quick turnaround. Brilliant software that is so easy to use.”
“Now, overall from top to bottom, RapidQuote’s software saves me about 70% of my time, and that makes an amazing difference. Quotes that took me five days before now take me less than two days, and I’ve only been estimating since January.”
“I work as an estimator Monday-to-Friday, 9-to-5, and your software and support is first class. I can takeoff and price well over 10 drawings in less than an hour, this used to take me half a day before! I just love how simple it is.”
“We used to do takeoffs with a scale rule and a pencil which was very time consuming and now we have a much quicker takeoff time. We only spend around 1 – 2 hours doing takeoffs with RapidQuote’s software and before it used to take us about 5 or 6 hours.”
“We used to have a three or four-process estimate which was over-complicated, but now we have a simple, one-process estimate. We definitely recommend!”
“Time saving is the biggest advantage for us by far. RapidQuote saved us about 80% of our time and increased our productivity 50%.”
Estimate decking costs in a fraction of the time
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.
RapidReview helps you find the right drawings, and a range of simple scaling and take off tools provide the right numbers. These quantities are then dropped into a spreadsheet for you, meaning all you have to do is add in the prices.
In independent tests, our estimating tool turns a five hour task into a sixty minute breeze, leaving you with more time to get out there actually fitting and installing decking for your clients. You can see how much time you’ll save with our online calculator.
Arrange a free, no-strings demonstration of our estimating software
The full version of RapidQuote starts at just over £1 per day, and we have a range of packages available to suit your needs. That includes telephone support, walkthrough videos, and screen-sharing assistance as well as the program itself.
But the best way to decide whether or not our estimating software is right for you is to take it for a spin.
By clicking the link below, you’ll be able to arrange a guided demonstration of RapidQuote and our experts will help you to put it to work pricing up your next decking job. We’re certain it’ll make your life easier and help you estimate decking costs quickly and accurately. So try out our decking software and start work on your estimating.