PROJECT ESTIMATING

Estimating can save you thousands on your project

ESTIMATING SERVICE FOR BUILDERS

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, then you need the services of Design 2 Build WA to partner with your business in order to reduce wastage and increase profitability.

  • Are you a Small to Medium sized Builder?
  • Are you struggling to find the time to accurately quote or tender on upcoming work?
  • Are you frustrated with your current estimating software?
  • Do you want to grow your business but don’t know where to start?

Then let Design 2 Build WA help you improve you work life balance and improve your profit margin at the same time. We are a trusted building cost estimator in Australia, providing services to small and medium-size building companies

At Design 2 Build WA we realize that small to medium sized builders are very good at building, but don’t always have the time to do a fully costed estimate. If you fly in the dark you risk the project running over budget and running at a loss. See where all that money is going before you start work. Highlight areas where you can save money. Work smarter, not harder. As experienced building cost estimators we can adapt our estimates to suit your specific needs. We can even utilize pricing from your existing subcontractors to ensure our pricing and estimate is as accurate as possible.

We have a data base of price lists, meaning we can help you source better products and or better prices, or even get your current suppliers to be more competitive! Our goal is to work with you, and maximize your business profits.

Allow us to do the hard work and let you get back to doing what you do best.

ESTIMATING SERVICE FOR OWNER BUILDERS

This will show you upfront whether you can afford to build your project. If you don’t cost your job then how do you know how much to borrow. This is your roadmap to building within your budget. You should not start without it (the bank will want it).

When it comes to securing Finance for an Owner Builder, it is not as hard as once thought.

This will show you upfront whether you can afford to build your project. If you don’t cost your job then how do you know how much to borrow. This is your roadmap to building within your budget. You should not start without it (the bank will want it).

When it comes to securing Finance for an Owner Builder, it is not as hard as once thought. Design 2 Build WA can help.

What is a Cost Estimation?

Cost estimation collect and analyse data to estimate the time, money, resources, and labour required for your construction projects. You may attempt to estimate costs yourself. This will require careful study of the prices of materials and the cost of labour, and will take a great deal of your time.

Alternatively, you might prefer to take your building plans, and the Building Specification, to a Building Estimator/Quantity Surveyor for a fee, he or she will calculate material and labour costs, plus other expenses, using computer software, and probably will complete the mathematics in one twentieth the time it would take you to work it all out on paper. The choice, however, is yours.

If you decide to use a professional, the Estimator like Design 2 Build WA will give you a fairly accurate total (the indicative costs) of the amount of money you will need, and this should impress any lender being asked to grant a loan Armed with a professionally-generated cost estimate, you will have much more chance of convincing the loans manager that you are a responsible, methodical borrower.

However, it is almost impossible, even for the professional estimator, to be 100 per cent accurate when calculating building costs. Inevitably, cost-related incidents will force changes, e.g. a rise in the price of some materials, small mistakes on site, and minor (or major) over-runs of labour time schedules.

Using our estimating services brings other benefits to the owner-builder because the really helpful professional ones will offer tips and re-assurances BEFORE construction starts.