Howarth Timber and Building Supplies may provide a quantity estimating service which provides a fast estimate of the materials you will require to build your property, direct from your architects plans. Quantimate specifies materials to comply with statutory regulations and current codes. Continual programme updating keeps the service up to date, ensuring that you get the best information at all times.
Once your plans have been finalised, your Self Build representative will be pleased to arrange for your quantimate to be calculated. Whilst this should only ever be treated as a guide, it will give you an invaluable understanding of the quantity of materials you will require.
In addition to the list of materials required, Quantimate also stages the work schedule for you.
- Quantity excavated for foundations (under normal conditions). (N.B. this will still need to be ratified by your Buildings Regs. Inspector)
- Materials required up to the Damp Proof Course (DPC)
- Materials required up to the wall plate
- Roofing materials
- Internal material requirements
- Central Heating Materials
- Heating requirements for each individual room.
Having determined the quantity of materials you will require, this will enable you to cost your project with more confidence, depending on the specification of each material you decide to use. This budget may determine the amount of money you have left to spend on internal projects such as kitchens and bathrooms. Talking to one of our kitchen and bathroom specialists at this time is advisable. They will be able to design your bespoke kitchen and bathroom(s) to suit your exact requirements and your lifestyle. This information will also be needed for your plumber.