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.