A quotation (quote) is a fixed price that can’t be changed once accepted by the customer. An estimate is an educated guess of what a job might cost, but it isn’t binding.
Most clients, whether commercial or domestic projects, are looking for quotes based on full specification documents and plans, as opposed to estimates.
But what many customers fail to realise when dealing with many small to medium sized firms, whether carpenters, builders or general contractors, is that in the majority of instances, the person that does the quotes is the same person that is “on the job” by day! So you spend your daytime toiling on the tools and your evening putting together new client quotes.
As much as this is part of the job, problems can arise from not being able to speak to suppliers and obtain prices for materials that form part of your quote. Leaving messages, trying to take returned calls during the day and even trawling the internet for prices can be stressful and add hours to the quote preparation time.
At Forestrall, we like to think we have been able to provide a solution to this problem.
We now have for you, the most up to date Timber and Fencing Merchant price catalogue to help cost your projects or tenders.
Additionally, if you’re someone that works better with a physical price list, then the Price List booklet is in production now, and will be available to pick up at the yard in the coming weeks. If you want to request a price list to be posted to you, then you can do so here.
If you’d like to have a chat with someone about an order or if you needs some advice, you can call Sam, Jemma, Ryan, Simon or Kevin on 01474 444150 from 7.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. (Saturday opening hours are 8.00am to 11.00am).
Alternatively, email email@example.com or browse the online store here.
You can read more from us in our timber blog here.