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Rapid Estimating for Builders

Pricing work as new home builder in Australia can be difficult and time consuming as suppliers and subcontractors are constantly moving their prices (usually upwards) and keeping track of it all is challenging. Builders and their estimators usually have one of two options: prepare a detailed bill of quantities that calculates costs line by line; or throw a square meter rate at it.

Neither of these options for quoting are sensible. Most clients assume you are doing a detailed bill of quantities (although most are not prepared to pay for the quote) but most builders are throwing square meter rates at the quotes because they don’t have the time or the systems to do it any other way.

As a residential builder I faced the same problem. I didn’t have the time to quote everything in detail but I knew a square meter rate was dangerous and problematic so what I did over the course of fifteen years with the help of a software coder was write iGyro. This dedicated builders’ job management software includes a systemised way to produce accurate and fast quotes for all types of new homes without needing to spend days on the task. We have calculated that the average time to produce accurate quotes from the system is twenty minutes (faster on some designs).’

Not only are the quotes fast for the builder to prepare but they are also formatted easily for the client to understand. I personally have proven that a properly trained user of this quoting tool for builders can achieve margins within a two-percentage accuracy range which is exactly the same margin of error as any other estimating process.

This quoting software is the only boutique solution in the Australian market now that you can be trained and mentored in the use off by a builder and industry specialist, Glenn Leet. Glenn will personally train his coaching clients on the use of iGyro and the quotation module until mastery is achieved by the user.

If you are tired of staying up late and working weekends to get quotes on unique and custom homes to clients find a system that is fast, accurate and proven in the Australian building industry and you’ll be onto an invaluable building business solution.