What We Do
We are independent building cost estimators, helping you save time and money on your building projects.
Accurate cost estimates for residential and commercial builds.
We work closely with builders, developers, architects, self-builders and homeowners to provide accurate building cost estimates.
Here are just a few examples of build projects we provide estimates for:
How we help
Who do we work with?
At Nest Estimating, we provide professional construction cost estimating to a diverse range of clients.
No matter how small or large the project, we can provide an estimating solution to meet your needs.
Builders & Developers
Services we provide
How it works
Want to know more about how we calculate building costs? Find out more about our process and what to expect on our ‘How it works’ page.
Who We've Worked With
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, of course. We can work on both residential and commercial. Both of these are dependent on the information provided at the time of enquiry.
Due to the nature of our work and the variables involved in every project, our cost estimates are priced on application. As an example, a new build estimate for a property of 200 to 250 m² would equate to £400. Of course, there are variables to take into account.
Typically, our turnaround time sits between 7 to 10 working days. This can depend on current workload, however, you will be kept in the loop at all times, with a timeframe available on the bottom of our quote.
No. We don’t believe in turning cost estimates around in this timeframe, as it is unrealistic for us to manage our ongoing workload. Unlike other online estimating services, we do all of our work in-house, dedicating time to each project for the utmost accuracy.
If we think a site visit is required, we will include the option within our quote. You can also request for a site visit if you feel it is necessary.
We are based in Southampton, offering build cost estimating services in Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and beyond. Since we do not need to be local to your area in order to deliver a cost estimate for your project, we can across the whole of the UK.
We have access to average local labour rates, and, as mentioned below, we have a live material database. This means that our estimates are as accurate as possible, without going to a specific local builder.
We have access to an online material database, which allows us to track and monitor material prices every 24 hours. These are live linked into our estimates, so you can rest assured you will receive the most accurate material prices at the time.
Yes, we can! If you have used our service and received an estimate in our standard format, we can recalculate the estimate based on the most up to date material prices and regenerate it for you. This can be done in 5 working days. (Please note: This does not include bespoke schedule of works that have been completed separately.)
Yes, we do. We can offer build programmes on projects that we have provided estimates in our standard format for.
Yes, we can. However, this will be classed as a budget estimate.