Estimating Services Provided For Main Contractors:

RWB Estimating Services uses Conquest 'Q' Series Construction Cost Estimating Software,subscribing to all modules,including Estimating / Comparisons / Cost Planning and Online Enquiries. The majority of the business undertaken is for Main Contractor category Clients. The success level achieved over the last 12 months is a ratio of 1:4. Extensive experience in the pricing of Commercial,Industrial, Educational,Leisure and Refurbishment type work. The types of procurement routes include Traditional BQ, Design & Build,Plan & Specification/Schedule Of Works Tenders. The Values of Tenders undertaken range from £200,000 to £60 million.


Acknowledgement of Main Contractor Clients:-

RWB Estimating Services Ltd would like to sincerely thank the following highly valued Clients that have engaged the services of this business:- Harry Fairclough Construction Ltd / Robertson Construction Group / Beaumont Morgan Developments Ltd / GMI Construction Group / Clegg Construction Group / Clegg Food Projects / Hobson & Porter Ltd / HB Projects Ltd / Moody Bros (Contractors) Ltd / Kier Construction North West / Lindum Construction Ltd / Pacy & Wheatley Construction Ltd / Walter Thompson Construction Ltd/ John Turner Construction Group / William Birch (York) Ltd / Amalgamated Construction Ltd.


Estimating Services Provided For Subcontractors:

RWB Estimating also offers the service to Groundworkers, Civil Engineering / Fit-Out Contractos,Including Partitions and  Suspended Ceilings. The Conquest Estimating Software is utilised for these packages. Detailed Labour / Plant / Material breakdowns can be provided for all trades undertaken. Groundworks packages up to the value of £10,000,000 have been analytically priced. Fit-Out Schemes have been priced up to a value of £500,000 have been undertaken.


Acknowledgement of Subcontractor Clients:-

RWB Estimating Services Ltd would like to sincerely thank the following highly valued Clients that have engaged the services of this business:- Emtrade International Ltd / Yorkshire Groundwork Solutions Ltd / PL Civil Engineering Ltd / MARS Construct Ltd / Meering Construction Ltd.


Cost Planning Services Provided For Property Developers / Main Contractors

A cost planning / Budget Pricing Service is offered to Property Developers and Main Contractors.


Acknowledgements of Property Developers / Main Contractors.

RWB Estimating Services Ltd would like to thank Expresso Property Ltd / Harry Fairclough Construction Ltd / Beaumont Morgan Developments Ltd.


Estimating Track Record :

The Owner,Robert Bateman, has over 35 years Estimating experience in the Construction Industry. Prior to commencing RWB Estimating Services, Robert achieved Estimating Manager status during his career with Allenbuild Ltd and extensive experience  was gained managing an Estimating Department for 9 years. A new level of responsibility was attained when forming a new company, RWB Estimating Services in December,2010 as Managing Director. Following a record turnover year in 2018, Robert summarised determination and dedication of the services provided with the following statement: 'The last 8 years have been the most satisfying of my career to date. I have been able to focus on purely Estimating and acquiring a good level of Tendering success. During the last 2 years an average success rate of 1:4 ratio has been achieved. The refreshing aspect has been the tremendous support and repeat business from long term Main Contractor clientel'. Robert Bateman took the decision in the early stages to acquire commercial premises in Wetherby which was set up as an Estimating Office. This has allowed total focus on each Tender throughout the process with particular emphasis on the final stages of the Estimating process when the Tender is 'won or lost'. The essential approach is to optimise as far as possible the 'Compliant' side of the bid and then running a Separate 'Value Engineered' shopping list of Alternative cost savings. The Client can then decide how to structure the Final Submission.


Robert Bateman has provided Estimating support to Harry Fairclough Construction since 2014 with a consistently reliable service and he has an extensive knowledge of Conquest “Q” Series Estimating software. He has a good liaison with the Harry Fairclough tendering team offering a strong commercial  tendering evaluation including providing comprehensive alternatives and Value Engineering knowledge and awareness. Robert has a strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines.

David Jones | Harry Fairclough (Construction) Ltd | Managing Director Yorkshire.


I have worked with Robert for over 18 months and he provides a reliable and balanced approach to estimating and I have no hestitation recommending his services

Stephen Wesson
Commercial Consultant
December 8, 2012, Stephen was a client of Robert’s


Robert was a delight to work alongside during my development within procurement at Allenbuild. He operates in a very relaxed and welcoming way although he delivers a passionate project and a really detailed and well through out tender. His knowledge was incredible and could always be relied upon to come up with the know how or strategy that would often result in a profitable win for the business. I often look back at my career and think of the people that have inspired me and contributed to the successes I have achieved to date and would consider Robert as someone who has contributed to that. He is a charming man that always worked with a smile on his face, no matter how intense the pressure was. He is a motivator and a genuine character, a trait that is disappointingly missing in these modern times. I sincerely hope Robert finds a continued success and would recommend his work and experience as a definite must should you have the pleasure in working with him in the future.

Ciaran Considine FCIPS NEBOSH
Head Of Business Development at Hannafin Contractors Limited
December 6, 2012, Robert was senior to Ciaran but didn’t manage directly


I worked with Rob for 10 years and found him to be one of the most conscientious, thorough, professional and committed people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He always has a pleasant,approachable demeanor and is somebody I hold in the highest regard, a genuine team player and trustworthy colleague.

Nick Cooke
National Procurement Manager at BAM Facilities Management
December 4, 2012, Robert worked with Nick in the same group




I have submitted many M&E tenders to Robert for a variety of projects during his time at a National Main Contractor and can vouch for the clarity of information received at enquiry stage and the thoroughness of Robert's appraisal of our submission.

Rob Walters
Owner at R Walters Limited
December 4, 2012, Rob worked with Robert but at different companies




We recently employed Rob for a large scale tender that required a prompt turnaround. Working at close quarters with him I found his technical knowledge in conjunction with his dedicated work ethic enabled our organisation to submit the bid on time and in an organised structure. I would not hesitate to re-use Rob again in the future and would recommend him to any company requiring the services of a first rate estimator who provides first rate value for money. 

Noel Kenny BSc Hons ICIOB
Director at Fíor Construction Services Ltd providing Quantity Surveying Services
March 24, 2014, Noel was a client of Robert’s