WE PROVIDE ROUGH COST ESTIMATES
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WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU GET
This is a very basic costing showing the cost per major area of building for example: site establishment, excavation, foundations, superstructure, roofing, plastering etc. This estimated cost allows you to evaluate a project for affordability before wasting hours and hours of time meeting with builders, coordinating and collecting quotes.
The actual building costs are by far the main component of the total costs. This usually consists of material costs and labour costs. Due to the continuous escalation in building costs, it is extremely dangerous to list typical building costs here. This may also vary from city to city, and will also vary depending on how luxurious the owner intends to build, and what degree of finishing is required.
- Houses smaller than 80 m2 is R3898 (ABSA)
- Houses larger than 80m2 is R6325 (ABSA) R6700 (Turner)
- Prestige Houses larger than 80m2 is R12000 (Turner)
- Flat and townhouses is R6841 (ABSA) R7400 (Turner)
COST PER SQUARE METRE
This question is often asked by consumers phoning into the office -"what is the cost of building per square metre these days"? This is a total misnomer and is something that stems from mainly rural house contractors or inexperienced developers selling plot and plan who tell prospective clients the cost of building is x/m2.
TO ACHIEVE A MORE ACCURATE ESTIMATE YOU WILL NEED
Finishes Specifications - It stands to reason that the cost of constructing a standard garage or pool-shed will be far lower than for an “upmarket” house with expensive carpets, windows, fittings etc.