As Freelance Estimators our services are designed to help clients secure the right project for the correct value by using Conquest Estimating software to formulate detailed estimates. (User since 2001)
With our vast experience we are able to take off Quantities from drawings, as well as pricing in house trades we are able to price up most Subcontract trades using first principles estimating (Full break down of Labour- Plant- current materials worked up rates) for most trades including Groundwork's- Bricklaying- carpentry- Joinery- Plastering- Decoration-Drainage- all External works all Takes offs and Pricing being Project specific.
We are able to provide Project Construction work programs (Microsoft Project Based) based on the tender information.
We use Blue Beam measuring software too scale and measure and mark up PDF Drawings.
We can accurately assess labour requirements and convert the information into working project programs.
Willow Estimating tend to work for clients on a one off project basis as required, which may be a single project or several projects.
We have site experience and as each estimate is important to you-so then its important to our team
For Medium and Smaller Scale Contractors £50k to £500k
Running a small company with a hands on approach is exhausting for a small contractor working on site during the day and working late into the evening on estimates and paper work.
So we specialise in helping smaller companies in the early stages of growth, Willow Estimating are able to offer the experience of large main stream contracting systems tailored to the client’s requirements, and provide the experience in tendering and Project management that may not be available currently to a contractor in house.
Main Stream Contractors £150k to £6m
For Established contractors, Willow Estimating are able to assist the client’s existing teams when problems of too many tenders requiring attention arise, especially during staff holidays or staff sickness, or when staff experience is found not to be within the type of work to be tendered.
We are all well versed in the Estimating procedures adopted by main stream contractors, and we are able to price out traditional Bills Of Quantities, which we can convert into electronic format from paper copies issued by clients. We tend to specialise in producing Bills of Quantities and pricing same for Design & Build tenders, and are capable of producing extensive budget Cost plans for Building Projects or PFI Schemes.
Subcontractors £5k to £100k
We regularly are requested to take off Quantities and price up from First principles Subcontractors Tenders for many differing trades and as we as a rule price
Groundwork, Carpentry and joinery, Dry lining, Suspended Ceilings, Flooring, Ceramic Tiling and Decoration which we price for subcontractors on a regular basis as stand alone tenders.
For Subcontractors as well as a traditional priced bills of Quantity, we provide a PDF Document detailing individual rate buildup which can be printed off, to show the full breakdown Labour / Plant/ Material requirements of an estimated project.
With our powerful software, we can produce a range of reports to meet specific client needs.