An example of a builders quote

By Adam Austin - 30th May 2014

Wondering how your builders quotes would look if you created them in YourTradeBase? Wonder no more! Here’s a few variations of how you could display your quotations and estimates.

There are lot’s of options for customising building quotes and estimates, but here we’ve outlined a few examples of some of the most common ways of displaying your total works price, individual works items and breakdowns of materials and labour.

You’ll find PDF links to download at the end of this post, too.

We hope you find these samples useful!

Example builders quote with materials and labour totals:

Display a detailed description for each of your works items, along with a total price for the materials and labour aspect of your quote.

builders-quote-example-1 builders-quote-example-2

Sample builders estimate with material and labour breakdowns:

Show a full breakdown of all materials and labour required to complete the estimated work. Including some optional works items for your customers to consider.

sample-builders-estimate-1 sample-builders-estimate-2

A sample summary sheet for a builders quote:

Want to display a summary of your quote? Cost and markup the building materials and sub-contractor labour you require, but just display a total quotation price for your customer.


Download these example builders quotes as PDF

When you create a quote in YourTradeBase, you can download it as a PDF document or email as a PDF directly to your customer. Here are the above examples in PDF format for you to download and browse through.

  1. better-builders-red-quote-example.pdf
  2. better-builders-green-quote-example.pdf
  3. better-builders-blue-quote-example.pdf

Customise your own builders quote

These are just a few examples of how your estimates and quotes might look. You’re able to customise your paperwork however you like within YourTradeBase, including:

  • Add your own logo
  • Choose a colour scheme
  • Decide how detailed you want your prices displayed
  • Breakdown materials and labour costs
  • Add detailed descriptions as follow-on pages
  • Include your terms and conditions and a customer introduction on the quote
  • Breakdown tax pricing as your customer wants
  • Add your trade accreditations and logos to the foot of your paperwork
  • Start a 30-day unlimited free trial today and see how your quotes could look…

Need to display your prices or estimate descriptions differently? Chances are, YourTradeBase can be customised the way you need it – feel free to drop us a line and ask if you need something else…



About the author

Adam Austin is the CEO & Co-founder of - The easy way for service businesses to save hours on admin and paperwork.

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