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Assisting the builder in costing projects accurately and more efficiently

Merkels® has been an industry giant since 1947 for building standards and methods, and is now available online.

Get Merkel's Live now!



** Your online builder's pricing and management manual.

Please phone our Call Centre at 086 11 11 273 for more info.

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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 "Trades" that make up Merkel’s Live are, for the most part, drawn up according the guidelines set in the Standard System for Measuring Building Work, and items are drawn from the Model Bills of Quantities.

• Merkel’s Live 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.

• Price options are available for all nine provinces, Namibia, and an Average RSA price. Merkel’s prices reflect the list prices and not discounted prices. They would therefore be used by both the tender and applicant.

• The application is updated live throughout the year. No input required from the user

How it Works

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Merkel’s Live is the online incarnation of Merkel's that allows the user(s) to log in from a desktop or mobile device.

The software serves as a standard reference publication for the construction industry, containing the recommended standards and methods for all the Trades described in the "Standard System for Measuring Building Work".

The biggest benefit to the useris that the prices get updated, so pricing is effectively live and relevant for all nine South African Provinces plus Namibia and a average RSA price

Merkel’s Live can be bought via the PPIS website in increments of one week, one month or one year.

"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 Live is available in the following formats:

Web based application with automated updates 3-4 times per year.
A PC based version also available if no suitable internet connection exists.

Pricing: Effective from 1 March 2016

See purchase section below for full details on pricing options.
Credit cards gladly accepted.
Web based concurrent licences (number of simultaneous logins).
System is automatically updated throughout the year free of charge.
Historic data available.

Yearly

FROM R3100

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

Monthly

FROM R300

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

Weekly

FROM R100

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

  • 086 435 2305

  • admin@merkels.co.za

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

  • P O Box 9
    Somerset Mall
    7137