What do I need for Petro Builders to give us a price?

To ensure that we fully understand the details and finished product you are trying to achieve, and to be able to provide you with an accurate price, we require the following:

-          Architectural Plans

-          Engineering Plans

-          Architectural Specifications (Fixtures, Fittings and Finishes)


What is a smash price?

A smash price is a free service we provide for our future clients to help provide rough estimated costs for your build. The estimate is based on an “off the shelf” square meter rate which should give the cost of of your build around 10-15% either side of your expected budget.

If our estimate is within range, we will continue further and look to engage sub-contractors to provide estimates for their aspects of the build and David our estimator will work through a very detailed pricing system which will give you a complete breakdown of the expected costs.


What is a preliminary estimate? 

What  you  get in a preliminary estimate

The goal of a preliminary estimate is to give you a clear indication of what you can expect your project to be built for, without having to go out and get pricing from all the sub-contractors that will need to be involved in the job, which will happen when your job goes to tender .

We are able to do this by analyzing similar past jobs and utilizing saved listed rates and close relationships built over many years in the industry to get an indication of all the costs involved. (attached to this information sheet is an example preliminary estimate so you know what you getting.) 


Job cost - 100k – 500k        =  $1,100  

Job cost - 500k – 2 million =  $1,500

Job cost - 2 – 4 million        =  $ 2,500

Job cost 4million and above custom rates apply 

All pricing is Gst inclusive.  - All Preliminary estimate costs are deducted from total cost of the job if Petro Builders win the job.


How long will all this take?

We will generally be able to have a preliminary estimate done within 2 weeks of getting the plans but this is dependent on the current work load in the office. We will discuss timing with our in-house estimator and confirm dates with you in a follow up email or phone call.  

Why not just go to tender?

If price is not an issue for you, you may not need a preliminary estimate,  however most clients have expenditure limits and this will provide necessary  information  to be able to alter plans with inclusion or exclusions to bring those costs in line with those limits.

Can the estimate be done before engaging an engineer or getting our construction issue plans drawn up?

Yes, in our eyes this maybe the perfect time to get a Preliminary estimate as it may save you money in the long run by helping make costing decisions.   

We appreciate that any building work is a significant investment and we believe that our team will make this process as seamless as possible for you.

Should you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 3432 9102.


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