Think back to your last project tender. If you’re anything like the thousands of contractors who’ve decided to switch to RapidBid, your manual takeoffs probably took around five hours to complete. Wasted hours scaling walls, counting up materials and calculating areas. Wasted dollars printing off full-sized plans. Wasted time and wasted money – two things that no business owner ever wants. We’ve plugged the figures these contractors gave us into a savings calculator, and we’ve seen how many working hours (and how much money) you could save each month.
That’s why masons and carpenters are downloading RapidBid’s carpentry and masonry estimating software. RapidBid takes this time-consuming manual process and turns it into a fast, simple on-screen process that lets your home or office computer do all of the hard work.
Here’s how your next takeoff will work, after you’ve had your guided demo of our hard-working software:
- You’ll open the tender folder with RapidBid, and use one-click functionality to select the drawings you need for the estimate
- You’ll use the built-in scaling, measuring and highlighting tools to mark up the drawings, before autocounting and area calculating software does the math for you.
- RapidBid will take all of the quantities, your rates, and the material prices you’ve specified, and create a spreadsheet giving you full cost breakdowns for your project
- You send the final figure to the client, and decide what to do with the four hours you’ve saved
This functionality doesn’t cost the earth. You can book a demo of our estimating calculator for free, and the full version will cost less than a cup of coffee a day. That’s a deal no contractor should be prepared to miss out on!