Electrical Estimating Services

If you are looking for electrical estimating services to get a cost estimate or electrical material takeoff, then QTO Estimating should be your first and only call. We have a variety of electrical estimating services and are available to work in different countries around the world.


Preparing electrical estimates for residential, commercial building, and renovation projects can be an extremely time-consuming and costly experience for any business. That’s why businesses come to QTO Estimating for their estimation requirements. When you let professionals take care of your estimating services, it can lead to an increased chance of you winning your bids and save you a lot of time and money.

Outsourcing your electrical estimating requirements will give you more time to focus on getting your projects completed and finding new projects to bid on. QTO Estimating is a cost-effective solution for your construction business that will give you more opportunities to tender for larger projects.

Why You Should Be Giving Electrical Takeoff Projects To Experts!

Understanding the full scope of work required to complete and prepare a detailed electrical takeoff can be a frustrating and stressful experience for anyone. There is a lot on the line, and even the smallest mistake can end up blowing your quote and losing your potential to win the commercial and residential project as an electrical sub-contractor.

If you manage to land a tender successfully and your material takeoff is not 100% accurate, it could end up costing you a lot of money and ruining your professional relationship. It takes a long time to build your company’s reputation and much less time for it to be ruined by an inaccurate electrical estimate.

We will be able to ensure that you understand what your breakeven point is and how you can save costs or reduce costs associated with your upcoming construction project.

What Is Involved In A Detailed Electrical Cost Estimate?

Getting a professional estimate for the electrical work helps to avoid costly mistakes further down the road. When your estimate is erring, it can lead to additional material and labor costs that can quickly cause budgets to overrun and prices to blow out. We are all working in a highly competitive construction industry where profit margins are already extremely thin. Can your business afford to cover the costs of mistakes?

We can help you with a large variety of different projects, from small residential projects to large commercial projects and business complexes. We have a proven track record for successfully delivering projects for our clients, including electrical bidding. Our highly detailed and thorough site-specific estimates will impress prospective clients and help you win and secure more contracts.

When we prepare your cost estimate, we will break down your entire project and look at each component of it. The major items that we list in the electrical material takeoff sheet include;

  • Light fixtures – We’ll go through and compile a list of all light fittings, based on the sizes, types of lights, costs of lights, and installation requirements
  • Conduit – We will calculate how many conduits you’ll need for the entire project, what size conduit, and price it considering the installation process required for the conduit.
  • Wiring – Different gauges of wiring, length of cable and cable trays, and junctions may vary. So we make sure that you won’t miss electrical wiring costs while bidding.
  • Switches – Total counts of switches, including power points, light switches, appliance switches, and wiring requirements for switches.
  • Switchboards – Total number of switchboards needed, sizing of switchboards, and location of wiring to and from switchboards for the entire project.

Some of the electrical estimating services that we provide to our clients are:

  • New Construction Electrical Cost Estimates
  • Residential Electrical Estimating
  • Commercial Electrical Estimating
  • Electrical Material Takeoff Sheets
  • Electrical Project Management
  • Electrical Work Cost Per Square Foot
  • Drafting

How to Start With Us?

If you are planning to bid on a new commercial or residential building project and require electrical estimating, then start by emailing us the details of the project. We’ll need all the information that may include drawings, technical specifications, wholesale supplies lists, material costs (if available), and details. We will go through the project and then give you a price that we will charge for the estimate.

If you’re happy with our quote and would like to proceed with the project, then we will organize invoicing for the job, and then once payment has been made, we’ll be able to get started. When you work with QTO Estimating, you’re ensuring that you get a professional and detailed electrical estimate and breakdown of your upcoming projects, which will allow you to tender an accurate bid to impress prospective clients.

How We Do Electrical Estimates & Takeoffs?

We’ll start by doing a thorough breakdown of the construction plans and drawings to get a detailed overview of the project. Normally we use planswift software to quickly find out and estimate various items like lighting fixtures, wiring, low voltage supplies, switches, etc. We also go through the light fixture schedules to quantify each and every electrical item based on its type and size. We’ll go through the different electrical installation costs and associated materials required for the project. We can source electrical material costs from lists of your wholesale suppliers, or we can source wholesalers and supply you with quotes.

If you have preferred wholesalers that you work with for wiring, fittings, or other electrical components, we’d be happy to work with them and use their prices in your estimates.

There are a lot of different components that make up an electrical estimate. You need to consider light fittings, cable and wiring, outlets, data points, fittings, insulation, switchboards, circuit breakers, fuses, outlets, and much more. The more advanced the system, the higher the requirements will be. A lot of businesses and residential properties these days are choosing to install wireless smart features into their electrical layouts that require additional work that is detailed and complicated. All of these new features will require detailed and thorough breakdowns to ensure that the electrical estimate is accurate.

How to Get Electrical Cost Per Square Foot?

For new construction, it is very important to know the overall electrical cost per square foot that includes each and every component. This cost depends on many factors that include the project size, scope, location, etc. If we talk about project size & scope, then a detailed material take-off sheet is a pre-requite to calculate the cost of electrical work per square foot for any residential or commercial building project.

It doesn’t matter if you require electrical works cost per square foot for a residential or commercial project. We can get it done for you. Our friendly and professional estimators & engineers have had decades of experience working on both residential and commercial projects around the world. Our experience and eye for detail speak for themselves on every project we complete.

If you have an electrical estimate that you would like QTO Estimating to help you prepare, then don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We would be happy to take a look at your drawings or plans and provide you with a thorough and detailed electrical takeoff.

If you have any questions about any of the electrical takeoffs that we do or have done in the past or upcoming projects that you may have, then we would love to take the opportunity to speak with you about your project.

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