- Mechanical Estimating
- Electrical Estimating
- Construction Estimating
- Other Services
- Market Intelligence
- About Us
Estimating Service for Mechanical, Electrical and Construction Estimating
UK Estimating Support act as Independent Mechanical and Electrical Cost Consultants Providing Advice For Mechanical and Electrical Building Services.
We can prepare cost plans, budgets, undertake value engineering VE and prepare whole life cost plans.
After a project has been designed and tendered it’s often found to be over budget. We can assist in the process through VE to bring the project back to budget. The process will involve a detailed review of the scheme. Following the review we will discuss with the designer what elements maybe changed. We can also undertake life cycle cost plans and budgets. In our roll as Mechanical and Electrical Cost Consultants we can liaise with all parties.
For improved results we can become part of the design team to produce estimates for the M&E works as the design progresses. The estimate can be used to influence changes which will help to prevent projects coming in over budgets which inevitably lead to delays.
As part of our roll as Mechanical and Electrical Cost Consultants we can prepare budgets for M&E schemes and provide outline specifications to support the budgets. Data is taken form a variety of sources. SPONS 2010 mechanical and electrical price book, square metre rates, and historical costs accumulated for previously estimated work. The rates are applied to gross external square metres of the building.
They are intended to give an overall indication of the estimated price of a work, but exclude specific contract or time risk elements. These can be used to provide cost plans.
Cost plans are much more detailed than budgets and may involve discussions with specialist Sub-Contractors to input market price data. The process will also involve preparing approximate quantities. The quantities will be derived from outline design principals. We will use BISRIA rules of thumb to assist with this process. We may engage an external consultant to assist with the design elements. The SEC software will be used to provide detailed reports. The elemental cost heads will be broken down into central plant elements and energy distribution systems. The cost plan can be used to model design decision which will help in the value engineering process.
Value Engineering VE
Value engineering will involve an initial assessment of the intended use of the building including occupant levels, hours of use, any critical operations to the business, FM regimes, attitude to risk, life expectancy of the as built environment.
After the initial appraisal we can assess major and minor items of capital value and major and minor elements of maintenance costs and using pareto effect we can hone in areas to consider and areas to dismiss.
Following a recommendation I received from an ex colleague, I contacted UK Estimating Support Ltd with a view to having an estimate produced on a project that was quite complex. The information to base the estimate on was limited and did not offer a full and clear picture of the client's requirements.
We have used UK Estimating Support for over 3 years now. We have our own in house tender resource but we use UK Estimating Support for mechanical and electrical estimating when there are spikes in demand for tenders. They are very experienced, thorough and deliver the estimate on time, which is all we can ask.We need to be able to rely on our suppliers to enable us to deliver a first class service to our clients. UK Estimating Support - as the name suggests - are there when we need a mechanical estimating service or electrical estimating service.
We are finding that estimating these days is more about what's not on the drawings and in the specifications than what's on them. Our background experience allows us to see the missing pieces more clearly, this is where Experience really counts,
We are an expanding company and, from time to time, need a little help with our tendering process. We have used UK Estimating Support for nearly 3 years now and we have built up an excellent relationship with them. They have always helped us out when we've been under pressure and their experience in the field of mechanical and electrical estimating really shows. Any issues that we may have are quickly resolved. We give our customers a great service and we expect our suppliers to do the same. UK Estimating Support give us that support and offer a first class service. We would definitely recommend them.
R and D
UK Estimating Support are the first company that we have outsourced estimating to and we will certainly use their services again. From our initial communication right through to the finish of our tender estimate John and his team have helped us through every step of the way.
Their estimating knowledge and experience has been invaluable in supporting our mechanical contracting business, being able to tap into estimating resource whenever we need it. UK Estimating support have helped us to secure profitable work in tough economic times, I like the fact that they are always looking for ways to improve value, which often provides the opportunity to open dialogue with our client.
With excellent telephone and email support, superior knowledge in their field, and a highly professional approach to their work I can highly recommend them.”
Keith Bushby – Director – Plumb Logic Ltd
DTL services are a small family based electrical contractors, based in south Croydon, in order to help the company grow, and be completive we have used a number of estimating company over the years, which have not always delivered on their promise.
We were recommended to UK Estimating, and found the service, knowledge, experience and attention to detail to be of a high quality, in that we get a full cost breakdown, as per the tender specification, along with a full set of qualifications notes, and tender return draft letter all ready to be sent out, which saves us a lot of time.
Their estimating knowledge and experience has been invaluable in supporting our electrical contracting business, being able to tap into estimating resource whenever we need it.
UK Estimating support have helped us to secure profitable work in tough economic times, I like the fact that they are always looking for ways to improve value, which often provides the opportunity to open dialogue with our client, I can highly recommend them.
Carl Dawson Director
DTL Services Ltd
UK Estimating support have helped us to submit competitive accurate tenders against very tight deadlines,
The fact that they are always looking for ways to add value, often provides the opportunity to open a dialogue with our clients,
I can highly recommend them.
W H Good Ltd Building Services
As opportunities arose for our firm to tender for larger contracts it was apparent that we would need to employ a full time estimator or outsource the work to an independent company.
After some research I contacted estimating support to discuss our requirements, I have found Estimating supports knowledge of the construction industry extends way beyond the tender stage and in recent times they have help us out of some sticky situations offering legal and financial advice. Considering the tough financial climate we continue to grow and I believe the team at estimating support are instrumental to this growth.
£ Approximate estimate value
Latest news & tips to help with your estimating. Sign up now.