Frequently asked Questions
How does your estimating service work?
Simply give us a call and or email us your plans. We will provide a fixed price fee to complete the estimate for you based on your specifications.
How long will a building cost estimate take to complete?
Once payment has been made we will complete a your estimate within 10 - 14 working days. If you have a specific time frame in mind we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
I need the building cost estimate fast!
We also have a priority service available for a small additional fee of $550 inc gst which gives you a guaranteed turnaround time of 48 Hours
How will you send the building estimate to me?
The estimate will be emailed to you directly for your consideration. Our standard file format is a 'pdf' file. We can also supply an 'excel' for easy editing if you wish to add your own rates. Alternatively we can send the file in a 'csv' file format for you to import into your current estimating software. If necessary we will alter and or amend the estimate at your request. At all times, we will be available to discuss your project with you.
What will the cost estimate look like?
Check out a sample of a Full Estimate here. (Full Estimate Sample)
Check out a sample of a Preliminary Estimate here. (Sample Preliminary Estimate)
Check out a sample of a Bill of Quantities (BOQ) here. (Sample BOQ)
Marked Up Drawings can be supplied on request. (Sample 3D Take Off)
Please remember that these are samples, each estimate is unique and will vary to some degree.
How accurate will the building cost estimate be?
We update our pricing regularly using nationwide databases. If we are working in an area that we haven't worked in for a while we do our research to make sure the prices we are quoting accurately reflect current market conditions.
How accurate are your building take-offs?
We apply industry standard proven strategies for arriving at accurate figures. Of course experience helps. Understanding the processes required to achieve an end result means that leaving things out is never an option.
What if I cannot buy material at the estimated price?
This rarely happens. The pricing structure we use is not always the cheapest product available. We use nationally recognized suppliers that have published supply prices for various different areas. At Estimating Australia, we are very solution focused, meaning that if you have a problem with our estimate, our job is to find the solution for you. Simply give us a call and we will do the rest.
I need an estimate for an unusual construction project?
We love a challenge. Everything can be broken down and measured and if we can measure it we can cost it. Give us a go, you will not be disappointed.
My construction files are too large to send via email?
Files are getting bigger and bigger especially as the internet gets more accessible. If your files are too large to send via email then consider using a free service such as Dropbox, Box or Google Docs. These are free services that allow for easy file sharing. Just make sure the files are marked 'public' prior to sending us the link.
What building estimating software do you use?
We prefer to use Buildsoft CUBIT. We can also prepare take offs using Plan-swift. If you use these programs we can send you the file for import into your program as well. Software is great, but it is only ever as good as the information you put into it. Experience and pricing data combined, with the right software is the best solution for you business.
If you have a question that is not answered here, just give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your individual needs personally.
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Areas we Service;
Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Perth - Darwin and anywhere in between!
Head Office / Administration
Suite 279 /
4/16-18 Redland Bay Rd
P: 1300 944 122
Suite 279 / 377 Kent St
P: 1300 944 122
Suite 271 /
439 Little Bourke St
P: 1300 944 122
1300 944 122