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Step-1. Project size
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Step-2. Type of project
new building
renovation/addition






Step-3. Site condition
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good
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Step-4. Quality of finish
basic
standard
luxury




Step-5. Cost data





internal space inc. circulation
$
x
144.1
$216,150.00
decks, verandahs, patios
$
x
9.0
$8,100.00
garage
$
x
36.0
$43,200.00

kitchen
m2
master bedroom
m2
laundry
m2
ensuite bedroom
m2
dining area
m2
walk-in robe
m2
lounge area
m2
bedroom-2
m2
office/study
m2
bedroom-3
m2
rumpus area/ play area
m2
bedroom-4
m2
main bathroom
m2
other bedrooms
x
m2
second bathroom/ toilet
m2
decks, patios, verandahs
m2
other bathroom / toilets
x
m2
garage
m2
other indoor areas or rooms
x
m2
indoor circulation
hallways, stairs, entry
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Q. How accurate is your calculator?

A. Our calculator gives reasonable initial estimates, ie. before there are detailed plans. Experienced builders who use our calculator have told us they can get to within 10% of the final cost - so the better your research for reasonable per-square-metre costs the more accurate our calculator will be. For reasonable per-square-metre costs in Australia use BMT's construction cost table. If you have not already done so read our article about Building Cost Estimates for more information.

Q. Where can I get cost data?

For reasonable per-square-metre costs for your local area refer to BMT's construction cost table.

Q. What is circulation?

A. Circulation refers to hallways, entrances and stairways. Use 10% for a basic no-frills house. Use 20% - 25% if you want your house to feel spacious.

Q. How will my non-standard features such as high ceilings affect the cost?

A. Hard to say. The best you can do before detailed house plans are drawn up is increase the per-square-metre rates used by the calculator. The calculator has an option called 'Quality of finish' which allows you to select 'basic', 'standard' or 'luxury'. Selecting standard increases the per-square-metre rate by $300. Selection 'luxury' increases the rate by $600.

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