PRE-CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING SOFTWARE
Create winning tenders, fast
Import bills, take-off quantities & use templates to define project scope
Access a personalised database of supplier rates to price jobs quickly
Create professional tenders, material/labour bills & budgets
Does this sound familiar?
We use complex spreadsheets that only the author understands, making handovers hard work.
Pricing data is stored in personal folders, shared drives and emails. It’s easy to use the wrong pricing.
We have estimating software but it stops there. It doesn’t then manage commercials onsite, so we go back to spreadsheets.
Chalkstring can help.
How it works
Use a single database
Have all estimating data at your fingertips.
Price your job
Build your project scope and price your job easily.
Create winning tenders
Generate high quality tender documentation.
One system, with everything you need
Price jobs consistently, using a centralised database with your business’ information
Use a database of templates, materials and labour activities that are specific to your business
Easily create and manage quotes, including standard terms & project-specific pricing
View live and historical pricing to help negotiate the best supplier rates
Build your scope quickly
Avoid manually rekeying data, by importing client bills and/or measures
Measure using Takeoff and have your quantities appear in your bill instantly
Build your scope quickly, using personalised rate build up templates
Apply supplier quotes to your entire project, in one click
Compare pricing & schemes easily, to find the most competitive option
Easily break your projects down into phases and zones for the site team
Produce winning tenders
Review and tweak commercial data, including profit, margin & wastage
Produce high quality, standardised and professional tender documents
Choose from a range of formats for commercial and residential projects
Easily make changes and resubmit tenders your client
Improve collaboration with smooth & efficient handovers
Seamlessly transition tender information to the live construction project
Give the site team tender information in the same format, every time
Review material and labour schedules to see what resources are needed
See and understand why decisions were made at tender stage
Make revisions easily to reflect the real-life job
What people say
“It takes us 50% less time to price jobs in Chalkstring, than it did using our old spreadsheets. We can easily price different options and schemes, making changes in seconds. And we can see the impact of that change on the project financials instantly. ”
Managing Director | Smiths Drylining Ltd
"Chalkstring has completely upgraded how we work. We now have formal processes in place with clearly defined procedures across our business. Chalkstring saves us time and eliminates repetitive input into different systems, reducing the risk of errors."
Managing Director | West Drylining & Facades Ltd
"We recently rolled out Chalkstring across the business and are already seeing the benefits.
The integrated platform has given us better control of costs across all projects and has reduced the time taken to prepare monthly cost reports."
Commercial Director | KJW Drylining
With Chalkstring you will:
Use the same database for estimating and delivering the project live onsite.
Created standardised tenders that both your pre and post contract teams can understand.
Analyse commercials and ensure your tender is priced to win and delivers your profit target.
How to create winning tenders, fast
This webinar explores Chalkstring’s many powerful features, designed to help specialist subcontractors quickly generate competitive estimates.
Estimating is just one of Chalkstring's many features
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.