In the UK, Rules of Measurement says:
1. Any item with a girth less than 300mm should be measured in Lm.
2. Any item with a girth greater than 300mm, should be measured in m2.

Sounds simple and it is, except where door frames are involved.

The main problem is that Quantity Surveyors always tend to assume that the girth of a door frame (measured architrave to architrave), is less than 300mm. However, on many occasions, I have been on sites doing re-measures

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Absolutely!

Quick Paint Rate gives you the power to calculate wallpaper rates to ANY wallpaper specification, to your own Daily Painter Charges and material purchase prices.

Lining Paper rates

Standard Finishing Paper rates

Wide Vinyl rates

Digital Paper rates

If you need a wallpaper rate, Quick Paint Rate is for you.

Happy Estimating

Mark

Painting Estimator-panddonline



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How to Price Painting to Doors?

12th

FEB

2019

Posted by The Painters’ QS in Estimating for Painting Contractors

The most accurate way of costing any commercial painting project is to measure each item of decoration works and apply the appropriate (m2) 'all-in' painting rate.

Doors are measured in (m2).   You should measure the door 'flat', both sides (if you are painting both sides of the door).  You then multiply your measure for one door by the total number of doors of this size and type.

So, if you have 25nr. flush doors (838mm x 2040mm) and you are painting both

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An all-in painting rate is a cost per square metre (m2), linear metre (Lm) or Number (nr.) to carry out a particular item of painting works to the specification and includes for:

1. Labour Costs
2. Material Costs
3. Company Overheads (Both direct and indirect).  Direct overheads are other costs that are directly related to the project such as fuel, other travel costs, supervision. Indirect overheads are company costs that are not directly associated to a particular p

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Estimator Answer:
If you have used Quick Paint Rate rates to price a project (i.e.you are pricing a bill of quantities or job you have measured yourself), you can also work out the Target Completion Days and Project Materials budget.
How?
Easy!  When you are pricing a job using Quick Paint Rate, you will always use the overall ‘all-in’ rate to price.  However,you also need to make a note of:
1.    The lab/OHP split part of the rate (as

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