How we can help you…

  • Douglas Estimating Ltd (DEL) specialises in offering busy sub-contracting firms freelance quantity surveying consulting services. If you find yourself overwhelmed with workload or just require assistant on projects, DEL can support you and your company in this ever-demanding industry. We are incredibly competitive on rates and can offer a fee estimation prior to carrying out the proposed works.
  • If your Company has secured projects in the North-West of Ireland (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, North-Louth) but distance is an issue, why not avail of both our pre and post contract services.
  • If you required the oversight of an experienced QS in the North-West, we could facilitate and tailor our services to your needs.

 

Why Employ a Freelance Quantity Surveyor Consultant…?

  • A Fresh Perspective
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Get that Project out on Time
  • Less Overheads
    • No need to supply office space
    • No need to supply computer hardware
    • No need to supply computer software
    • No need to supply HR resources
    • No need to supply administration
    • No need to supply carparking
    • No need to supply heating and electric overheads
    • No need to supply general office stationery
    • No need to supply insurances
  • Less Costs and Expenditure
    • No need to pay time and a half- or double-time rates
    • No need to pay holiday pay
    • No need to pay sick pay
    • No need to pay office outings
    • No need to pay for the Christmas Bonus
    • No need to pay for mobile phones and bills

 

What we can do for you…

  • Sub-Contractors (developments valued up to and including €5million)
    • Electronic Measurement
    • Pricing, rating and costing Tenders (only up to a Capital Notional Valve of €2million)
    • Breakdowns of rates can also be issued upon request (labour, material, plant, overheads & profits)
    • Measuring projects for fixed price Contract
    • Highlighting possible additional required items for fixed priced Contracts
    • Reviewing and highlighting Contract specific abnormal conditions
    • Bills of Quantities
    • Value Engineering
    • Budgets
    • Estimates
    • Payment applications
    • Attending site meetings
    • Attending Client meetings
    • Evaluating and preparing effective project variations
    • Services include house extensions, refurbishments, conservation work, prestige new build residential projects as well as commercial projects
    • I use the most up to date material and labour rates, combining these figures with appropriate waste and margin mark-ups that will tally with current market rates
    • I use the latest Buildsoft measurement technology (Cubit Pro) and Global Estimating to ensure reliability and accuracy when preparing tenders. I provide a full pre-contract QS service to building contractors including measurement, pricing, tender negotiations, cost saving exercises and subcontractor tender analysis

 

Types of Sub-contractors who we cater for…

  • Demolition Experts
  • Piling Experts
  • Ground Workers
  • Bricklayers
  • Stone Masons
  • Timber / Metal Frame Installers
  • Insulation Installers
  • Fireworks Installers
  • Joiners
  • Carpenters
  • Partition System Installers
  • Pre-cast Concrete suppliers
  • Glazing suppliers
  • Roofers
  • Plasterers
  • Tilers
  • UPVC Installers
  • Painters
  • Fencing Installers
  • Landscapers

 

Software and Systems in Place

  • We utilise and preform our tasks using the very latest technologies and software systems
    • Purchased
      • Buildsoft Global Estimating System
      • Buildsoft Cubit Electronic Measuring System
      • Microsoft Office 365 System
        • OneDrive
        • Excel
        • Word
        • Outlook
        • PowerPoint

 

    • Experience with…
      • Cost X Electronic Measuring System
      • Sketch-up
      • Auto-Cad
      • Mud-shark

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