How to make a profit: Overheads spreadsheet for builders

Complete the form below to get your handy overheads spreadsheet template produced exclusively for builders.

Do you factor overheads into every single project quotation? Are you making the profit you should?

There’s more to pricing a construction project than materials, plant and labour – the overheads for running your business and the profit margin you need to factor in are crucial too – on every quote. So to help, we’ve created a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet template populated with the descriptions of the types of overheads that you can download and use for your own business. Everything from insurance to leases.

How do you judge your profitability currently? Based on how busy you are? How many jobs are going through each month? It’s very easy to be ‘busy’ and to think you are making money, especially if there’s currently cash in the bank. But you could be making a mistake…

If you didn’t watch our ‘Price & Profit Masterclass for Builders’ on the night, you can see the recording here. Simon Lazarus of The Better Business Group is an experienced mentor to building firm owners, and he gave some seriously valuable tips on when to apply your profit – and how much it should be. Simon explains how important it is to think about the future and challenges you to think about where you want to be in say, five years time.

Video: Price & Profit Masterclass for builders >>

Through our partnership with The Better Business Group you can receive a FREE over-the-phone 1-hour Business Review and Mentoring Session. Includes detailed surveys of your last six jobs – an amazing insight into your customer likes and dislikes.

Call us on 0117 916 7898 to find out about the free mentoring session. And that’s also the number to arrange a 30-minute personal online demonstration of our estimating software, EstimatorXpress.

Download your handy Builders Overheads Forecast Excel spreadsheet template here