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Assisting the builder in costing projects accurately and more efficiently

Merkel’s® is the electronic textbook for building standards and methods, that’s been an industry giant since 1947!

Initial fee R1900 (VAT incl.)

What is Merkel's?

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Merkel’s is the only construction estimating aid that features live pricing!

• Merkel’s is the standard reference publication for the construction industry when it comes to pricing a bill of quantities.

• The 24 "Bills of Quantities" that make up Merkel’s are, for the most part, drawn up according the guidelines set in the Standard System for Measuring Building Work.

• Merkel’s is designed to guide the estimator through the complex processes needed to determine the final rate of a construction or building project.

• Merkel’s is used by all builders, from small contractors to large Quantity Surveyors and construction companies, as well as local, provincial and national government departments, e.g. Depart of Public Works.

• Merkel’s provides labour costs, material costs, and a section that adds the components together and calculates profit.

• Merkel’s prices are customised at this stage for Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Merkel’s prices reflect the list prices and not discounted prices. They would therefore be used by both the tender and applicant.

• The publication will be updated throughout the year with clients downloading updates from the web site.

• The entire publication is searchable using an easy index.

How it Works

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Merkel’s is built with stand-alone PDF documents on all 24 Bills of Quantities.
The software serves as a standard reference publication for the construction industry, containing the recommended standards and methods for all the Bills.
The biggest benefit to the useris that the prices get updated, so pricing is effectively live and relevant for three South African Provinces; Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Merkel’s will be available on the internet for customers who have paid. Customers requesting Merkel’s in CD format, will incur an additional cost for speed services to deliver the CD.

"Our Company, being a leading competitor in the residential market, has utilised Merkels for a number of years to our complete satisfaction. The website and download facility for updates is professionally laid out and user friendly. We would not hesitate to recommend Merkels."
Mark Waters Pinelands Development Company

Training

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Let us help you make the Merkel's experience even better! Please refer to the PPIS Skills Workshop page for training options

Pricing

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Merkels is available in the following formats:

Secure PDF downloadable from the Merkel's website with web based updates 3-4 times per year.
The software can be requested on CD if no suitable internet connection exists.

Pricing: Effective 01 March 2014 to 28 February 2015

Initial Licence fee R 1,900.00 for 1st year (incl. VAT)
Renewal fee R 1000.00 per year (incl. VAT).
Credit cards gladly accepted.
Per seat licence (each copy loaded onto a PC must be licenced).
Web based updates available throughout the year free of charge.

Renewal

R1000

Renew a current Merkels Licence.

  • Access to modules
  • Up-to-date prices
  • Access to updates
  • Full tech support

Full version

R1900

Once paid for at full price, users will have access to download the up-to-date material & labour prices.

  • Access to modules
  • Up-to-date prices
  • Access to updates
  • Full tech support

Support

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Contact Details

  • +27 (0)21 852 1532 / 086 11 11 273

  • +27 (0)21 851 3432 / 086 11 13 679

  • admin@merkels.co.za

  • Unit 505
    Valdarrama
    Somerset Links Office Park
    De Beers Avenue
    Somerset West
    7130

  • P O Box 9
    Somerset Mall
    7137