The days of holding a finger in the air or producing a pencil and paper quote after a meeting are long gone when it comes to winning building work in today’s competitive environment. Even a two-page email quote isn’t enough to make a good builder stand out. Clients/homeowners have become far more demanding when looking to appoint competent builders for their dream building projects.
For a builder, pricing building work can be a difficult balancing act. It’s hard to know how much detail to include with a price, especially for the less tech savvy but more experienced builder. For the average homeowner, taking on a building project can also be a daunting process. Thanks to a new online build cost estimator, getting help and advice on methods to estimate the costs involved when building an extension, garage, loft conversion or any other type of building work around a home is now much easier. It’s also easier for the builder too. ProntoCALC, is a web-based build cost calculator designed for Builders, Architects and Homeowners. The application uses a simple & straightforward data entry system to produce a 14-page PDF which details all aspects of a build. Its format confirms to both builder and homeowner that all items are included in the price, and it has the ability to make adjustments to suit budgets.
ProntoCALC allows builders and developers to manage a building project as well. Any design changes during the construction process can be recorded, with the cost changes immediately applied to the budget. Builders can choose how much work detail they provide with an estimate. However, by using the ProntoCALC system to provide full details, the builder can be confident that their client is completely aware of what is, and what isn’t included with the price. When comparing the price to other building quotes, the client can easily see if it’s a ‘like-for-like’ price. So by using ProntoCALC, a builder can stay ahead of the competition by providing confidence in how thorough they are with their pricing. ProntoCALC provides a simple way to make sure a building business stays profitable through pricing and winning more work.
The ProntoCALC system was designed by a successful and experienced builder to help users save time and money by providing an accurate method of producing building quotes. Clients can use ProntoCALC and get their shortlist of builders to use the system to estimate the cost of the building and also to regain control of budget over runs, on both new and existing projects. Once a builder has been awarded the contract, the system can be used to easily manage all aspects of the build.
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