We prepare BOQ and estimates for complete construction projects in residential, commercial, industrial for builders and contractors who don’t have the time or resources to hire a full-time estimator.
We send a fully detailed BOQ and cost plan with rates included and every trade broken up into individual components, we also measure and price preliminaries and include site management, insurances, site amenities and profit margins.
Although we put on our ‘builders hat’ when pricing tenders we strongly encourage you to review the cost plan prior to submission.
Yes, with every tender we send the excel spreadsheets so you can adjust individual rates or quantities should you wish.
We price all tenders inhouse by ourselves and rarely use external contractors to price, on the odd occasion we do it would be a highly experienced specialist with suitable experience and based in Australia.
We review the plans, the size, the complexity, the amount of drawings are some factors which determine our fee.
We can provide a fee proposal on the same day.
On average our fee could range from $600 ex GST to $3,000 ex GST, however there are outliers for more complex and simple jobs.
On average our fee could range from $200 ex GST to $900 ex GST, however there are outliers for more complex and simple jobs.
I have been estimating for 11 years, 6 of those years I have operated Accent Estimating pricing jobs daily.
We draw references from Cordells, Rawlingsons, industry experience and contractor feedback to establish benchmark rates for labour and materials, we have then developed our rates further in the 6 years we have been in business.
Yes, 90% of our clients we don’t meet face to face as we price off plans and adjust our rates to suit the location of the project.
We have separate rates to suit construction within different states of the country, the factors which determine rates are whether its city / inner city, suburban, regional and the state your project is based in.
Another factor that affects the cost is whether it is a new build, extension, or renovation, in general new builds can be completed more efficiently than an extension and the price reflects this.
We aim for 1 – 2 weeks to deliver a fully detailed cost plan for builders on average, for trade contractors we aim within 2 – 7 days.
Prior or during commencement we would email a list of clarifications to determine finishes on flooring, joinery, cladding and typically allow for standard LED downlights and Reece plumbing fixtures unless noted otherwise.
Yes, we can provide an example of a typical layout with our fee proposal.
We highly recommend that you create a OneDrive or Dropbox link and upload all your project files onto it (architectural, structural, hydraulic plans and finishes schedules etc) and forward the link. Where that’s not available we have an upload function with a 30mb limit
This will ensure no documents have been missed due to email limits and unforeseen IT issues.
No. We aren’t interested in any profit-sharing arrangements.