About North Devon Estimating Services 

North Devon Estimating Services provide small and medium sized businesses within the construction industry financial and business consulting services. 
Our office is based in Bideford, North Devon, from which we provide our numerous financial costing & estimating services. Whether you are a home owner, designer, architect, builder, subcontractor, main contractor, landlord or land owner you can read about the services we offer below or click on a link to the left 
Alternatively call Aaron Smith on 07584 126055 or 01237 721479 to arrange a meeting or discuss your works in more detail. 

Land & Development Appraisals 

If you are planning to develop a plot or a larger development let us take the reins, we cost your project whatever size it is. We have a broad knowledge of construction costs and all the hidden and unidentified costs that sometimes get missed. We will provide a detailed appraisal based on the information provided to give you an accurate report on the costs and feasibility of the site or project. 

Outline & Detailed Project Costings 

If you are planning to carry out a project but just need a little help with the numbers we provide outline and detailed packages to suit your budget. If you need an outline report where costs prohibit or a design is not defined we work out your requirements from the project and work a budget for you. Should you want to commit to a project we can then breakdown the budget to a detailed summary of all costs. This can be used for many purposes once the project commences and it will form one of the many important documents of a project. 

Tender & Procurement 

Once you have all your designs in place and the number stack up its times to get building! We take your tender documents and select the best potential suppliers for a project. We send the tender to the select suppliers for them to put the best price together for a project. Once the tenders have been received we evaluate and compare all tenders to ensure everything has been allowed for and to make sure they have all allowed the same work items. Lowest price very rarely means best price, let us take control of your project and make sure its let at the right price and the right supplier. 

Estimating & Costing 

Estimating and costing is our main area of work, we transform plans into numbers. We take the details from the plans and specifications and merge them into our schedules, from here we then measure all work items to provide a fully detailed tender showing work items, quantities, unit rates and sub totals and the all important total. We go further and can prepare breakdowns for materials, labour, subcontract costs, plant etc so you know what allowances have been made. The schedules can be used to buy materials and even help with stage payments. We break everything down to the smallest detail to ensure all items get allowed for within your bid. We price all building works in all sectors, project values ranging from a few hundred pounds to millions of pounds, whatever your requirement do not hesitate to contact us. 

Quantity Surveying & Project Management 

If your tender is accepted we can work on your behalf throughout the contract, we take control of the finances so you know what is going on from day one. More often than not a project will differ from what was planned, we identify the variations in a project and make sure the budget takes them into account. We ensure you and your client know where the finances are going on a project, we can assist in stage claims & additional works and we generally deal with the whole financial are of the project. We can provide schedules projecting final costs along with detailed cashflow forecasts in order for you to plan your finances from the start to the finish. 

Specification Compilation & BQ Preparation 

We provide specification compilation from drawings or building regulation information, we can work to the national building specification or a custom made for your project. We extract the information from the drawings in order to understand the project in specific depth in each section of works. 
Once a specification is present and along with the drawings and other project information we are able to compile fully measured or un measured bills of quantities. We use Microsoft excel based estimating and measuring programmes to provide SMM7 based bills. We extract information and measurements from the drawings and specification to compile the bills of quantities, once all of these documents are complete you will be ready to tender your project. 

Full Take Off & Measuring Service 

We provide measuring and taking off services from drawings and specifications. We extract measurements from the drawings and reference these with the materials specification to provide a fully detailed schedule. This can either be used to compile a bill of quantities, measured schedule of works or a detailed material schedule. All of these documents will aid in the costing element of the project and will be an invaluable financial document throughout the project. 

Labour Only Estimating & The House Building Market 

We provide our services throughout the industry for all types of construction and building. We have many clients who work on a labour only basis so have a vast experience of estimating and costing in this sector. We provide detailed measurements and schedules to cost up the various sectors of the housing market. We can also assist in valuations and payments utilising the schedules compiled at tender time thus saving you money in the future. 
If you would like to know more about us you can talk to us directly by calling any of the below numbers: 
Tel: 01237 721479 
Mob: 07584 126055 
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