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    QUICK PAINT RATE
    Painting and Wallpapering Rates
    Calculator Software.

    Developed by our own painting estimators. Quick Paint Rate gives you the power to quickly and easily calculate painting/wallpapering rates for all types of painting and decorating works to your own labour rates and material prices.

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    QUANTITY SURVEYORS FOR
    PAINTING CONTRACTORS
    Painting Estimating Services for
    Commercial Painting Contractors

    Experienced painting estimators, providing a complete, cost effective estimating service for painting contractors.

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    HEALTH & SAFETY
    Health and Safety for Painting Contractors

    Providing help with CHAS, Constructionline, EXOR, SMAS etc. applications as well as Health and Safety Policies, Risk Assessment, Method Statements PLUS our health and safety advisor retainer schemes.

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    ESTIMATING TRAINING COURSES
    Estimating Training for Painting Contractors

    Tendering and estimating training courses delivered by experienced commercial painting estimators. Learn how to price all types and sizes of commercial painting projects from drawings, how to calculate painting rates and much more…..

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    DRAWING MEASUREMENT
    TAKEOFF SOFTWARE
    Measure quantities from electronic drawings
    directly in your Microsoft Excel Workbook.

    Our electronic drawing "take off" software is essential for Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Principal Contractors and Trade Sub-Contractors who want to significantly speed up the "take off" process. Measure quantities, quickly and accurately, from electronic drawing files such as PDF, DWG, DWF, TIF, and many more.

Quick Paint Rate

Painting rates calculator software. Calculate painting rates for ceilings/bulkheads, walls, woodwork/trim, metalwork etc. For use when pricing bills of quantities or painting projects based on your own measure.

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Estimating Services

Painting and Decorating Quantity Surveyors. We measure and cost all types and sizes of commercial painting project as well as carrying out on-site re-measures and valuations.

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Health & Safety Advisors

Providing health and safety advice for Painting Contractors. Help with CHAS, Constructionline, EXOR, Alcumus, SMAS etc. applications as well as Health and Safety Policies, Risk Assessment, Method Statements (RAMS) etc.

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Estimating Training Courses

Providing specialist tendering and estimating training courses for Painting and Decorating Contractors: Learn how to measure and price medium to very large size painting contracts.

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Digital Drawing Takeoff Software

Electronic drawing takeoff software. An Excel add-in giving you the power to takeoff your electronic drawings directly within any Microsoft Excel workbook including your own Excel spreadsheet templates.

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Latest Blog Posts

Painting Contractors: Quality Issue or Simply Bad Plastering?

5th DEC 2019

Today I was talking to a painting Client of ours.  He was 'tearing his hair out' working for a large national housing developer who was snagging his painting works to walls by shining a light directly onto the walls while standing immediately next to them.

This was picking up all the imperfections in the plasterwork (Did I say imperfections?  I meant to say, rubbish plasterwork!!).

The housing developer was trying to say that the painter had not prepared the su

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Measuring/Pricing Door Frames For Painting

11th NOV 2019

I know I regularly post articles relating to the total inadequacy of New Rules of Measurement (NRM2), Section 29, but here's another example of how NRM2 just doesn't work.

Take a look at the photo.
It shows door frames on a job I was doing a re-measure on.

As you can see, we have very wide architraves (irregular surfaces), not exceeding 300mm girth, but with a plain, girth exceeding 300mm door frame lining.
The overall girth was 870mm, (archs were 282m

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Are you maximizing your chances of securing a tender?

5th NOV 2019

Are you maximizing your chances of securing a tender?

There are many reasons why tenders are won and lost:  One of these is what you do with specifications when pricing.

When ‘rating up’, there are a couple of things that you can do, to make your rates more competitive without having to ‘skip’ coats:


1.    New Woodwork:  The specification always asks for primer, but it is important that when ‘rating

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