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Manage & control project costs with ease

The million dollar problems Chalkstring solves.

Whether your focus is on interiors, facades or any other trade, many specialist subcontractors running construction projects face the same business issues.

Chalkstring cost management software being used by specialist subcontractors

"It’s hard to understand individuals’ tender & commercial spreadsheets."

"Our teams waste time entering the same data multiple times."

We over-order material and over-pay labour because we don't have easy-to-access audit trails.

"We just can’t find that one piece of critical project information."

"We can’t see in real-time how our projects are performing."

"We’re not sure if we’re making or losing money on our jobs until they're finished."

Have similar problems?

You've come to the right place.

Cost management software for specialist subcontractors

Chalkstring is an all-in-one, cloud-based platform for estimating, procurement, cost reporting and more. Developed for specialist subcontractors, it streamlines how your entire team manages project financials across every stage of a construction contract, from tender to final account.

Chalkstring cost management software

With Chalkstring you will:


Use an integrated system for your entire business. Your team will benefit from  centralised, real-time information.


Work efficiently. Use consistent working methods and standardised documentation business-wide.


Use real-time insights, based on data that you trust, to make informed business and project decisions.

All the features you need

Our client, Brebur, tells us:


It's twice as quick to price jobs and produce estimates.

Jamie Brenton

Jamie Brenton

Managing Director



Internal invoice queries have reduced by 95%, from 20 to 1 per month.

Gemma Holmes

Gemma Holmes

Purchase Ledger Clerk



Valuations no longer take half a day, they take 15 minutes.

Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson

Quantity Surveyor


Trusted by:

Proline Internals Ltd
Drywall Solutions Ltd
Brebur Ltd
Drywall Contracts Ltd

Chalkstring gives SCS more visibility and control of its projects

Craig Scott, Commercial Director at SCS Building Solutions, explains how Chalkstring has given the management team a 360° view of how each project is performing.

Don't just listen to us

Paul PWB on blue on circle

“PWB has grown significantly and Chalkstring has, without doubt, supported this. Having all our project financials live and in one place gives me the confidence and control I need to run the business. It also provides early warnings if anything is going wrong on our projects.”


Paul Bagley
Managing Director | PWB Drylining & Interiors Ltd

How Chalkstring helps specialist subcontractors

  • Use one platform for all projects
  • Apply defined & consistent processes
  • Standardise documentation
  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Eradicate data duplication
  • Adopt a project management framework
  • Comply with ISO & quality procedures
  • Work from anywhere, using the cloud
  • View project data in real-time
  • Identify early warnings & take action
  • Control & analyse spend better
  • Eliminate over-ordering & over-paying
  • Accurately predict cost-to-complete
  • Make data-driven, informed decisions
  • Scale & grow your business

The specialist subcontractor's guide to construction cost management software.

What it is, the benefits & how to choose the right solution for your business.

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