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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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3rd MAR 2021
Some of you may be pricing painting projects to a bill of quantities supplied by the Building Contractor. Here windows are measured in m2.
The problem is, under the New Rules of Measurement, when measuring painting to windows, the quantity surveyor no longer has to tell you the average pane sizes of the glazing, so they will give this typical description:
'decoration to windows, both sides, IRRESPECTIVE OF PANE SIZE'
This differs from t
10th FEB 2021
Yesterday, I had a Quick Paint Rate user asking about costing painting to DOORSETS. He had been given a bill of quantities, but the doors and door frames had been listed as:
1. Single Doorset; painted, both sides: 20no.
2. Leaf and Half Doorset; painted, both sides: 10no.
3. Double Doorset; painted; both sides: 4no.
You do sometimes get this where the QS h
21st JAN 2021
We always get lots of questions from Quick Paint Rate users regarding rates painting to door frames, so I hope this helps:
If a door frame is to be painted BOTH sides (frame and archs) and has an overall girth n.e.300mm, you would use the £/Lm rate in Quick Paint Rate described as ‘Door Frame (to paint both sides of a door frame), n.e.300mm
If a door frame is to be painted ON ONE SIDE ONLY (frame and archs) and has an overall girth n.e