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Home Estimating Software
This programme does not "Estimate or Average "
quantities but calculates the actual quantities required for each
particular job. It is simple to use. Simply enter the measurements
for your project and the job is done. You will have a complete Bill Of
Quantities fully costed for Labour and Materials. The Builders version contains
even more features.
What makes the "Owner Builders Home
Estimator" and the "Builders Home Estimator" unique compared to other
- All you do is enter the size and
measurement details of the building and all calculations are then
automatically made by the Estimator.
- Calculates Material and Labour
Quantities and related costs automatically within the Job File.
- Contains a full list of upto date Material
and Labour prices.
- Material and Labour Prices are
user adjustable for your region or country.
- Material and Labour Prices are
linked to automaticly generated quantities to give an
accurate project costing.
- Provides an automatic and
comprehensive Bill of Quantities.
- The small cost of the software will
be recouped many times over during the project.
- Flexability available within the Job
File make it suitable for Homes or Extensions worldwide.
- Choose from any international
currency within the Job File.
- Provides automatic Purchase
Orders (Builders Version)
- Provides an automatic Written
- Contains an integrated Project
- Contains a user inputed
Tradesman/Supplier Database (Builders
- Money back
- Our Owner Builder Software is unlike any other
products because it actually calculates the quantities of materials and labour
for a new home or extension. An Owner Builder does not need to
understand all the calculations required to result in a full Bill Of
Quantities that applies to his or her project because our programme makes
all the calculations for you. Our programme allows for all the things that
would otherwise be neglected and adds them to the Bill of
Quantities. Other products are simply Databases where you manually
calculate the quantities and then match the quantities to a product or service
in the database. These products typically lack the details available in our
Bill of Quantities. Our Bill of Quantities is calculated down to the last nail
- Do you as a DIY Owner Builder want to save money
and time and have the new home or renovation that you have dreamed of ? Do you
as a DIY Owner Builder want to feel safe in the knowledge that you can
identify and avoid the common DIY Owner Builder mistakes ? As a DIY Owner
Builder do you want to understand the logistics of running an Owner Builder
project ? As a DIY Owner Builder do you want to know what materials and trades
you need and when you need them ? In todays home buying climate the Owner
Builder method is the only way a large number of people can have the home or
renovation that they have dreamed of. You do not need to be a DIY expert to do
this because the most important aspect of any DIY Project is knowledge and if
you know what your costs and material/labour quantities will be you will be
well down the road to DIY/Owner Builder success. Price yourself back into the
new home market by Owner Building using the software and tools developed over
a period of 25 years by a professional Builder.
- Price and get all the quantities for your
project with our simple to run "Owner Builder Software"
Programme. You will have minimal wastage of materials and all items
will be costed into your Owner Builder project. You will know the true cost
before you begin. There is no guess work as all quantities are automatically
calculated by the "Owner Builder Software" Programme.
Because all known aspects of building a home or a renovation are included in
the "Owner Builder Software" Programme you will find
that it performs the function of an automatic estimating checklist. Nothing
will be missed, left out or forgotten. All standard building materials are
included down to the last screw for the last door hinge in our "Owner
Builder Software" Programme.
Use our programme to price your home, extension or renovation and
when all your information is calculated by the programme you will have a Bill
of Quantities with over a 1000 lines of Quantities of Materials or Labour
together with the rate per item and the total cost per item.
- Quality Control
for the Owner Builder is about managing the building processes so that you are satisfied with the quality and consistency of the finished project.
is a set of procedures designed to ensure that quality standards and processes
are adhered to, and that the final product meets or exceeds performance
requirements. Quality Control covers activities including design,
planning, materials supply, labour supply, installation and servicing as well
as proper documentation. Quality Control assures the existence and effectiveness of
procedures that attempt to make sure - in advance - that the expected levels
of quality will be reached. The Quality Control Manual will help you to
keep on top of these potential problem areas. The Quality
Control Manual is designed to:
routine and consistent checks to ensure material and labour
quality and completeness
address errors and omissions
record all Quality Control
- Run your Owner Builder Project to the Day and the
Dollar with our "Owner Builder Project Management Programme".
An Owner Builder project that runs on time with materials and
trades on site as required will save you $1000,s and months in building time.
Bring your Owner Builder Project to fruition both on time and within your
budget. If you can show the trades a schedule for your Owner Builder project
they can be confident that you will be ready for them when you say and this
will minimise or eliminate delays and cost over runs. If you can demonstrate
that your Owner Builder job is organised and that you know what you want and
most importantly when you want it you can demand the same price a professional
builder would recieve.
Prior to retirement as a Builder and Building Supervisor the
various Tools and Programmes that I used enabled me to run the
construction of up to 50 homes at a time and still be one step ahead of the
game. Imagine how much stress you can avoid as an Owner Builder by being one
or two steps ahead in the management of your project. Not only can you
avoid the stress of running an Owner Builder project that is not a facet
of your normal business but you will save money and time by running your
Owner Builder project pro-actively. There are a number of tools in our shop
including the "Owner Builder Software" Programme which
will enable an accurate costing of your Owner Builder project and
the "Owner Builder Project Management Programme" will
enable you to stick to this costing and to complete your Owner
Builder project in the time allowed.
Get all the information free you need to become an Owner Builder here.
There is no need to hunt all over the internet for Owner Builder information
when you can find it or a link to it here. Identify and avoid the common Owner
Builder mistakes. Find information on Council Requirements, Insurance
Requirements, What being a DIY Owner Builder involves, Mistakes and pitfalls
to avoid in the DIY Owner Builder experience, Links to various Government
Departments and other DIY information, Contract Information for Owner
Builders, Safety concerns on the DIY Owner Builder project and
information related to financing your DIY Owner Builder Project.
Form Templates. Numerous Templates of important Forms enable you to
keep ahead and on top of the management of your project without encroaching on
your normal day to day activities.
All of these tools have been used by a retired Home Builder to
sucessfully bring to completion hundreds of New Homes and Home Extensions over
a period of 25 years. The Estimating Software has been simplified to suit the
Owner Builder and with the input of basic measurements and product selections
you will have a complete Bill of Quantities unique to your
- We offer a full money back gaurantee if our
Owner Builder products do not perform as advertised. Requires Windows 2000 or
later, Excel 2000 or later.
- Individual software for most subcontractor trades
including carpenter, tiler, concretor. bricklayer, plumber, electrician,
gyprocker, renderer, cabinet maker, roofer, painter, floor layer, landscaper
and a generic model for other trades. Take the drudgery out of preparing
quotes and invoices that you will be able to do in minutes with this trade