So, you have set your hearts on a new home extension project, you’ve filled your Pinterest boards with ideas and worked out an approximate budget. Next comes the all-important aspect of planning your project – working out how much it’s all going to cost. By using ProntoCALC you can better understand the build process, select a competent builder and get a realistic grip on what it will take to make your dream project come true.
For the average homeowner, embarking on a building project can be an immensely daunting process. It’s often one of the biggest purchasing decisions a couple can make. The internet provides a wealth of detailed information for homeowners taking on building projects. For a builder, pricing building work can be very time consuming and tricky to get right. It’s hard for the builder to know how much detail to include with a price, and they are increasingly aware that homeowners are becoming far more demanding when planning their dream building projects and selecting competent builders.
Thanks to ProntoCALC, a new online build cost estimator, designed for Builders, Architects and Homeowners, 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 for all users. The application uses a simple & straightforward data entry system to produce a 14-page PDF which details all aspects of a build. The format confirms to both the builder and the homeowner, that all items are included, and it is easy to make adjustments to suit budgets.
ProntoCALC allows both builders, developers and homeowners 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. Homeowners can choose what level of detail they require. By using the ProntoCALC system to provide full details, both parties can be confident that they are completely aware of what is, and what isn’t included with the price.
Most homeowners don’t solely concentrate on price or the lowest quote when choosing a builder. There are other factors involved, they need to find a trustworthy builder that they feel confident with, and often one that will add value to their dream home project. When comparing the price to other building quotes, the client can easily see if it’s a ‘like-for-like’ price. By using ProntoCALC to cost a build project, a builder can stay ahead of the competition by providing confidence in how thorough they are with their pricing. A builder can demonstrate their unique value and avoid getting into a price war by using the ProntoCALC system. It allows them to demonstrate their unique value and the quality and professionalism of their work. Customers would often much rather pay for honest, reliable expertise.
The ProntoCALC system was designed by a successful and experienced builder to help users save time and money by providing an affordable and accurate building estimating service. Homeowners 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.
Once the building project begins, the Pro section of the ProntoCALC site comes into its own. The monthly records take the daily labour and material costs and apply them to each section of the budget, at any one time the expenditure against each project item and also the total is known.
When using the Variation section, a daily itemised record of labour and materials is recorded, with the accumulated cost added to the budget. Pro also has Risk Assessments, Health and Safety policy and Bill of Quantity items.
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