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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 pricing programmes?

  1. All you do is enter the size and measurement details of the building and all calculations are then automatically made by the Estimator.
  2. Calculates Material and Labour Quantities  and related costs automatically within the Job File.
  3. Contains a full list of upto date Material and Labour prices.
  4. Material and Labour Prices are user adjustable for your region or country.
  5. Material and Labour Prices are linked to automaticly generated quantities to give an accurate project costing.
  6. Provides an automatic and comprehensive Bill of Quantities.
  7. The small cost of the software will be recouped many times over during the project.
  8. Flexability available within the Job File make it suitable for Homes or Extensions worldwide.
  9. Choose from any international currency within the Job File.
  10. Provides automatic Purchase Orders (Builders Version) 
  11. Provides an automatic Written Quote (Builders Version) 
  12. Contains an integrated Project Manager (Builders Version) 
  13. Contains a user inputed Tradesman/Supplier Database  (Builders Version) 
  14. Money back guarantee.
  • 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 and screw.
  • 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. Quality Control 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:
    1.       Provide routine and consistent checks to ensure material and labour quality and completeness
    2.       Identify and address errors and omissions
    3.       Document and record all Quality Control activities
  • 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 project.
  • 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.

Tradies Software

  • 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 specific programme.




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