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  • What do you include on your estimate?

  • David Hammond

    Member
    October 9, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Whilst we’ve a few spare hours this week, looking at improving how our estimates are formatted.

    Usually I manually type out the spec, Clarity creates a nice description for run of the mill stuff, but I’m looking at creating a template with questions to complete, so at a glance a customer can see what’s included, and ensures there’s no ambiguity as to what is/isn’t included.

    Installation (Yes/No) (In Office Hours/Outside Office Hours)
    Access Equipment (Yes/No) (Tower/Cherry Picker)

    What other ‘typical’ things do you include on your quotes?

  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    October 9, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Artwork in vector format or more money please.

    Restrictions I.e can’t park close by between 9am and 3pm (some silly rule we have in our town centre) although I suppose that would fall under your installation.

    … am struggling now though. Though question.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    October 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    We include artwork and state the time included in the quote or "printed from artwork supplied"

    Parking is one thing we don’t include on it, but should where applicable.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    October 9, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    I always cover travel time at our hourly rate, especially if it’s a job / area I don’t particularly want, I’m not spending 3hrs in traffic plus fuel for a two hour job!

    Yes parking too.

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I use to include "Subject to full site survey" on mine, especiaiiy if I hadn’t already done one or only had time for a quick look. That covers a multitude of problems you may find once you take a close up look.

    If the nstallation involves removing old signage then you might want to include something that covers hat you may find when removing old signs, ie a backing or framework that will need to be completely replaced πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
    Robert Lambie posted a job they had done where there were a lot of signs all stuck on top of each other, can’t remember how many there were now but it went back decades if I remember right πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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