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Create quotes and invoices quickly and get paid faster

With cloud accounting software for construction, it's simple.

  • Create, send, and review invoices
  • Get paid quicker and easier
  • Track payments every step of the way with real-time reporting

Free up your evenings from admin

It’s time to say goodbye to repetitive bookkeeping tasks.

  • Automate manual data entry tasks
  • Reconcile bank transactions with the click of a button
  • Share a single place to access real-time transactional data with your bookkeeper or accountant

Choose the best accounting software for your small construction business

Get full access to your product, and upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.

Accounting Start

For VAT-registered sole traders or cash accounting small businesses.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free

Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
*Get 3 months free, then £15/£30/£39 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

Construction accounting software FAQs

Our accounting software for small electrical contractors, plumbers, and tradespeople is easy-to-use cloud accounting software that you can use on the go to manage your finances quickly and efficiently.

Our customers within the construction industry use Sage Accounting to:

  • Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster with recurring sales invoices
  • Unlock detailed business information with instant reports of invoices and payments
  • Stay compliant by calculating and submitting VAT within our software
  • Pay employees on time, and manage essential HR admin with Sage Payroll
  • Manage finances and keep on top of your business wherever you’re working from with the Sage Accounting mobile app
  • Invite your accountant or bookkeeper and give them permission to view your finances with shared access to your Sage Accounting data for greater collaboration

Managing a business comes with the responsibility of managing payments, expenses, income, invoices or tax returns. To stay organised and reduce admin, you need the best accounting software for small construction businesses to manage your accounts from one place.

You can use Sage Accounting on the go to easily snap and capture receipts and invoices, reconcile bank transactions on your business account, and see how much money your business earns per month or quarter. You can easily prepare for a VAT return to HMRC. And you can work with an accountant and comply with HMRC guidelines for Making Tax Digital and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

Whether you’re managing a construction business, or you’re a plumber, an electrician or a builder, you need cloud construction accounting software that can reduce admin time, give you clear visibility of finances and make it easy to get paid. With Sage, you can unlock these benefits at any location, at any time with accounting software that’s perfect for construction businesses. Trusted by workers across the industry, Sage Accounting gives you the flexibility to work in a way that suits you.

Use Sage Accounting to snap and capture receipts and invoices and reconcile bank transactions on your business account. And see how much money you earn each month or quarter and prepare for a VAT return to HMRC. It's also ideal for working with an accountant and complying with HMRC Making Tax Digital guidelines.

Manage your contacts and finances securely with Sage Accounting. Record your contractors, subcontractors and business contacts in a single secure cloud accounting solution, including managing important details like UTR (unique tax reference), deduction rates and verification numbers.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

Purchase Automation and AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your construction work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using Purchase Automation and AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to HMRC
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

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Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you back more time to focus on your business.


Fast and easy job management app

Tradify streamlines and automates your job tracking, from enquiry to payment. Reduce admin hours in scheduling, payroll, CIS and more.


Optimised quote management

QuoteOnSite allows you to create, send and track detailed and professional proposals that are automatically converted to invoices in Sage Accounting.

Construction Manager

Optimise business management

Construction Manager is business management software for construction, contracting and housebuilding industries. Automate, streamline and optimise processes.

Eworks Manager

Gain control and maximise profit

Gain total control over your jobs and staff, allowing your company to run in the most streamlined and cost-effective way, achieving maximum profit.

See what our construction customers have to say

“It’s so easy. Rather than digging out all the invoices to see the pricing of building materials, the information is there so you can quickly calculate cost and our profit margin.”

Suzanne Mottershead
Leisure Surfaces

“Sage Accounting is easy to use and keeps track of all payments in and out. Our customer benefit from professional invoices being sent directly to them.”

Tracie Rayne
MD, ADS Services (Leics) Ltd

“Sage Accounting has streamlined our whole business and saved us so much time and frustration! It has also made our interaction with HMRC so much easier and less time consuming.”

Donna Reekie
Accounts Administrator, Accurate Cooling Services (London) Ltd

Making Tax Digital, made easy

Stay on top of the latest MTD rules from HMRC with Sage, and make staying up-to-date stress-free.

Get Sage Advice on construction accounting

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