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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Measuring/Pricing Door Frames For Painting




Posted by The Painters’ QS in Estimating for Painting Contractors

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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