Fire Estimating Software

Groundplan’s on-screen fire takeoff software operates completely in the cloud, so you can work seamlessly from your internet browser from anywhere in the world. Simply upload your plans, set your scale, and use Groundplan’s intuitive tools for speedier fire takeoffs and estimates.

  • Count tool for counting individual items like sprinklers and fire alarms
  • Length tool for measuring all sizes of pipe and cable
  • Area tool for measuring square meterage
  • Designed for both residential and commercial fire takeoff
  • Plan revisions
  • Project calendar
  • Live sharing for all users
  • Task management
Why Groundplan?

Takeoff software for any Trade

Modernise your business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.
Work from anywhere
Use any device to access all your projects, plans and takeoff estimates online. Collaborate with your remote team as changes happen in real time.
No more software installs and updates.
Excellent support
Either through our free one-on-one training or our live chat, we strive to get you going as quickly and efficiently as possible. Trusted by more than
2,000 businesses in 10 countries.
Easily export your takeoff estimates
Once you have finished your takeoff estimates, export your bill of quantities directly to excel
or push to a quote via one of our
software integrations.

Groundplan success stories

Discover how trades are moderising their business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.

Fire Plan Design – PDF Editor

With more than 100 standard symbols in Groundplan, fire plan design is a breeze. Place, edit and delete symbols, and add text boxes, images, legends and more – you’re in complete control. Once all symbols are placed in their right position, Groundplan automatically counts them for you.

  • Place more than 100 standard symbols
  • Draw clear, concise lines
  • Use the Arc Tool for drawing circuitry
  • Delete symbols as needed
  • Add text boxes, images and legend
  • Add a title block and logos
  • Add dimensions
  • Snip areas of plans
  • Change plan sizing

Fire Labour and Parts Estimating

Count or measure an item in Groundplan and it can be costed – and labour quantified – at the click of a button. Save time and improve your estimates’ accuracy every time.

  • Upload your rates from CSV
  • Save takeoff templates for future projects
  • Use formulas to multiply materials and calculate wastage
  • Labour calculator
  • Quantify your costs
  • Download fire estimates directly to Excel

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Groundplan also calculate labour?

Yes. You can add labour fit times to each part and use it to estimate your labour component for the entire project.

Can I share my projects with my team or offshore estimators?

Groundplan allows you to share your projects with anyone who has a Groundplan account. You can have as many people as you like working on the same set of plans at the same time from anywhere in the World.

Does Groundplan do plan design as well?

Yes. Groundplan has great basic tools for plan design. Whether it’s drawing a building outline or erasing a title block, our system gives you full control over your plans.

How can software improve my estimating process?

Estimating software has many advantages: the best of the bunch being accuracy and speed. Because you’re mapping, measuring and marking every detail on your plans online, you can easily keep them clear and consistent. There’s no confusing highlighter marks or scribbled notes! Materials lists are precise and adding labour costs is as simple as entering your rates and mark-ups; Groundplan can calculate a full bill of materials in just seconds.

Plus, you can access your plans and estimates at any time and from anywhere, all you need is an internet connection.

How much time will I save on estimating?

On residential and commercial jobs you can typically see a 30-40% reduction in estimating time when counting and measuring directly from your plans using Groundplan.

How does the 14 day free trial work?

After signing up, you’ll start a 14 day free trial with unrestricted access to all of Groundplan’s features.

A free demonstration with a Groundplan Trade Expert is available at any stage during the trial. Enter your billing details to continue using Groundplan beyond the trial period.

Is there any commitment?

Groundplan allows you to pay-as-you-go and you’re free to end your subscription whenever you like. We don’t subject you to any lock-in contracts or hidden fees.

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Are you ready to trial Groundplan?

Optimise your estimating process by signing up for our 14-day free trial.
With expert training we’ll ensure you get the most from your takeoff estimating software.