Frequently asked questions

How do I place an order?

Go to the Estimating Services section of this website, click the Go to Portal button. You will be redirected to our portal. Complete the form, select the services you would like, upload your company logo if required, then upload the plans. The minimum we require are proposed and existing floor plans and elevations.

Click Submit, this can take a few minutes depending on the file size. You will receive a green success message at the top of the screen with a unique reference once the enquiry has uploaded.

Your plans will be assessed and a job type will be allocated. We will email you a quote for preparing the estimate and instructions on how to proceed. Payment must be processed before work can commence, payment methods include debit or credit card, BACS and paypal.

Alternatively you can email us the plans and job details info@pes.ltd and we can upload them to the portal for you.

Can you include prices for specialist items?

For specialist items e.g. steels, bespoke windows etc. a P.C. Sum would be used, but if requested we can go out to tender for items. This would incur an additional cost as additional work would be required in order to get a 'live' price from a specific supplier.

Who does the estimates?

We use experienced estimators who not only are accustomed to the building trade and estimating, but are also knowledgeable in the software used. Unlike many other companies, we tend not to use part-time estimators, so for all of our estimators this is their full-time job. We have a range of estimators experienced in different areas of estimating.

Are there any guarantees on the price provided?

The price provided will be based on the options selected prior to the order being placed, if this service isn’t utilised then the estimator will use default labour rates and profit margins. It would be your responsibility to check over the estimate provided before it is utilised and/or sent to the end client. For further information on this please refer to our terms & conditions.

What labour rates and profit margin do you use?

We use default labour rates and profit margins, however, you are given the option to change these to your preferences, we provide you with a link to an online form prior to the order being placed. To allow maximum flexibility the margins and labour costs are editable on a per job basis.

What is the turnaround time?

The default turnaround time will be no longer than seven working days after receiving all drawings/plans and specifications (as work can't be started until we have that.