Self-Build Savvy

Expert Advice & Cost Control at Your Fingertips

Embarking on a self-build project is an exciting adventure, but navigating the costs can be overwhelming. At Matrix Estimating, we’re here to guide you through the process with expert advice and accurate cost breakdowns, putting you in control and allowing you to move forward with confidence.

Why Choose Matrix Estimating?

  • Save Money: Matrix Estimating helps you avoid costly surprises with a precise budget breakdown.
  • Smarter Choices: Get expert advice from Matrix Estimating to make informed decisions throughout your build.
  • Negotiate with Confidence: Secure the best deals with builders and suppliers thanks to Matrix Estimating’s cost plan.

How it works:

  1. Free Consultation: We’ll meet with you to discuss your plans, timeframe, and expectations.
  2. Complete Cost Breakdown: We’ll analyse your plans and provide a complete comprehensive cost breakdown based on current market rates. We’ll also work with you to find cost-saving options through design tweaks or material selection.
  3. Easy-to-Understand “Bill of Quantities”: We’ll provide a clear breakdown of materials needed for each trade and a comprehensive scope of works, allowing you to clearly compare quotes and get the best value.
  4. Demystifying Technicalities: We’ll explain complex terms and create easy-to-read 3D plans to minimize confusion and control costs.
  5. Ongoing Support: We can also be your advocate throughout the process, answering questions, protecting your interests, and ensuring your project runs smoothly.

Start with the right foundation:

Our “Budget & Trade Package” from $1800 AUD (+GST) (20hrs) and includes:

  • Full Cost Analysis: We’ll analyze your plans and present a detailed cost breakdown, suggesting cost-saving options to stay within budget.
  • Trade-Specific Bills of Quantities: We’ll categorize costs by trade (plumbers, electricians, carpenter etc.) and provide clear bills of quantities you can use to get competitive quotes from 3 local contractors per trade.
  • Quotation Review and Recommendations: We’ll assess quotes based on skill, price, and availability, helping you choose the best contractors for your project.
  • Comprehensive Timeline: We’ll provide a complete project timeline encompassing all required work, facilitating your financial planning for the entire build.

Our “Project & Project Kickoff” from $4500 AUD (+GST) (50hrs) and includes:

  • Coordinate Trade Bids: We’ll source and send your project specifications (“bill of quantities”) to 3 reputable local contractors in each trade (plumbers, electricians, etc.). This ensures you receive competitive quotes.
  • Technical Liaison: We’ll answer any technical questions from the trades to ensure clear communication and accurate project understanding.
  • Quote Review & Analysis: We’ll meticulously analyse each trade’s quote, verifying their accuracy, scope of work, and ensuring alignment with your project specifications.
  • Budget Reality Check: Based on the received quotes, we’ll refine your initial budget to reflect real-world market costs. This helps you make informed decisions and stay financially on track.
  • Draft Construction Schedule: We’ll create a preliminary construction program outlining the sequence of construction phases, estimated timelines, and key milestones.
  • Client Handover Meeting & Review: We’ll hold a meeting to present the contractor quotes, our analysis, and the draft construction program. This allows you to ask questions, clarify details, and confidently choose the best contractors for your project.

Take control of your dream home, contact Matrix Estimating today for a free consultation and let’s make your vision a reality!

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Our Reviews

Sarah Falkner
Sarah Falkner
24 February 2024
We are a small Commercial Construction Company; over the last six months we have worked collaboratively with Matrix Estimating to tender our larger scale projects. Cormac is a pleasure to work with. He has a broad knowledge of the building industry. A good understanding of interpreting plans and specifications. Always very thorough, with fantastic attention to detail and time effective delivery of information required. Cormac takes on each project as if it were his own. We cannot recommend Cormac highly enough and will continue to work together in the future.
Shane Darley
Shane Darley
27 April 2023
Cormac and his team are fantastic! Very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Matrix Estimating to any builder or trades person needing a professional and timely tender done! In my opinion they’re the best in the business! Cheers Shane Darley Managing director of Custom Built PTY LTD
Cillian McManus
Cillian McManus
24 April 2023
We have been working with Matrix Estimating for over 3 years and continue to do so. Cormac is unique being a fully qualified electrician and an estimator, thereby bringing valuable trade experience. Cormac has proven to be both professional and reliable. His attention to detail and his ability to comprehend and program detailed, complex jobs has been invaluable to us. I would highly recommend Matrix Estimating. Cillian McManus, Managing Director, Macquarie Renderers
Martin Larkin
Martin Larkin
21 April 2023
I have been using Cormac and his team at Matrix Estimating for the past 4 years on a weekly basis for my Carpentry quotes. Cormac’s attention to detail is second to none . He has vast knowledge right across the building industry involving multiple different trades. Cormac is extremely honest, reliable and professional which sums up all his team at Matrix. His communication skills are excellent, he always remains calm and gives great advice on the best way to approach a potential project to try and secure the work . I trust Matrix estimating fully with my quoting .They use the most up to date software and their markups are at the highest level which are labelled and easy to read for my clients to see what’s allowed in the quote. They also offer support after the project has commenced which great for any questions which I may have. Matrix also provides short videos about the job so you can watch it at a time that is convenient to you which I find really useful and you can look back to refresh your memory before the job begins. I highly recommend Matrix Estimating if you want confidence in your quoting and want to increase your turnover and grow your business. Martin Larkin Director Woodland Carpentry
Gabriel Cavanagh
Gabriel Cavanagh
20 April 2023
Matrix Estimating has been quoting Cavanagh Corp's projects for the past year and half, and we have had a great success rate on winning projects both Commercial and Residential, I feel that with the highly detailed quotes and drawing markups it really gave us an edge over our competitors to win the projects, and we have had great feedback from our clients of how professional our quotations look, I would highly recommend Matrix Estimating.
Fiona C
Fiona C
18 April 2021
Matrix Estimating helped us price our home renovation works recently. They were able to provide us with a detailed estimate on each trade after assessing our drawings. The service was professional and the staff were experienced and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Matrix Estimating and would definitely use Cormac and his team again.
Accounts Team
Accounts Team
16 March 2021
Matrix Estimating commenced quoting jobs for my company in May 2019. I found using Matrix Estimating has helped me win more business. Having Matrix Estimating take on the quoting for jobs has given me more time to focus on other aspects of my business. Professional, efficient and high quality work. I would recommend their services to any builder or subcontractor who does not have time to do the estimating themselves.
William Hennebry
William Hennebry
30 October 2020
Matrix estimating has quoted quite a few jobs for us now and we have won 90 percent of the jobs ! Highly recommend if ur looking for someone to quote jobs and you havnt got the time ! 5 stars all the way
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