Give customers 100% accurate estimates, with detailed cost breakdowns in customer-friendly quotation format, BOQ or NRM style
Estimate the cost of new builds, extensions, conversions and refurbishments (including all the materials, labour and plant). Packed full of expert knowledge of the building industry, the software comes with a big rates library so you can quickly get started.
In minutes you can build up the cost of a project. Select what you’re building, input your dimensions into simple graphics, and watch the cost immediately calculating on the screen as you go. Combine with BuildingWorks Design Module and your plan is estimated in an INSTANT*. And we really do mean INSTANTLY. This seamless integration means no loss of data integrity or room for mistakes (*Please note you need a subscription to the BuildingWorks Design Module for this feature).
Swap building products in and out of your estimate to compare how they impact your budget or the U-value or thermal value for real time review of your decisions.
Comes with a very comprehensive general building & renovation rates library of 3500+ rates plus you can create your own new custom rates or edit library rates to suit. We’ve tailored the labour productivity rates for fiddly jobs or difficult to access projects and usage factors profiling for different work types e.g. for renovation or new build rates.
No need to faff setting up a Price Book as it comes ready to go with priced “intelligent BIM products” of REAL materials and objects with rich manufacturer product data including size, appearance, waste, thermal properties and more to help define your projects spec.
Customise the rates, the prices of materials, labour and plant, the usage factors and labour productivity, profit margins, wastage factors…you can customise to your hearts content…
It instantly calculates profits on the job - and for complete control you can edit margins to suit including your material, labour & plant mark-up. It also calculates instant wastage out of the box (again rates customizable by you).
Give your clients accurate estimates with an instantly produced customer friendly quotation which will look like you have spent hours on it! Easily incorporate your logo and company details plus PC sums - with all the necessary labour and plant for installation as well as Provisional Sums. (This feature is only available with BuildingWorks Estimate Professional and BuildingWorks Estimate Professional QS).
A whole host of handy reports are automatically produced too. Cost reports, material schedules, profit and cashflow forecasts and more. With spreadsheet style grid and pivot table reports for data mining you can quickly get to the business end of where your costs are going and how to optimize your profits. Plus customise and save your own reports. (This feature is only available with BuildingWorks Estimate Professional and BuildingWorks Estimate Professional QS).
And here’s a wow. INSTANT professional quality Bill of Quantity reports production directly from your estimate (NRM - the new replacement for SMM7). Including Elemental BOQ, Work section BOQ, priced or unpriced, with manufacturer brands named or unbranded. (This feature is only available with BuildingWorks Estimate Professional QS).
The onboard integrated (fully customisable) Gantt chart calculates how long the project should take for time-based reporting including a printable build program, just in time material schedules, cashflow and stage payment profiles. After all time is money…(This feature is only available with BuildingWorks Estimate Professional and BuildingWorks Estimate Professional QS).
If you’ve got existing building plans, simply scan and trace to adapt them, create impressive 3D visualisations and elevations or simply to undertake construction take-offs, costings and material schedules. You can import DWG/DXF/PDF’s or JPEG’s or scan and trace paper plans.
Share and share alike. With "Shareable” pack & go estimate files you can ping your BuildingWorks files to colleagues for review and amends. Alternatively we have loads of export options of your estimate data and BoQ to PDF / XLS /XLSX / CSV / RTF (Word) / HTML / MHT / TXT / Image (BMP/JPEG) / XPS.
Access BuildingWorks files from remote devices – save to the cloud including Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive so you can access your estimates from anywhere!
And don’t forget with every BuildingWorks subscription you get the full BuildingWorks Complete Support package including telephone assistance from our Support Champions, Chat, Remote Access plus access to our handy online Help Desk AND your BuildingWorks will be fully up to date with our quarterly software updates.