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    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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    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 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 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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    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: Pricing Painting to Windows from a Bill of Quantities: The Pitfalls!!

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

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How to Price Painting to Doorsets (door and door frame combined)

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

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Commercial Painting Contractors: Rates for Painting to Door Frames

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

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