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Your One-Stop-Shop For Quoting & Construction Estimating Services

Concreting • Framing• Cladding• Masonry• Rendering• Waterproofing• Hydraulics • Stormwater• Electrical• Mechanical

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Your One-Stop-Shop For Quoting & Construction Estimating Services

Plastering • Painting • Tiling • Flooring • Carpentry
Shopfitting • Office Fitout • Glazing • Joinery Gyprocking

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About OptiBuild

About OptiBuild

With over 40 years’ experience in the construction and fitout industry, OptiBuild Services are ready to immediately assist you by providing on-time and precise quantity takeoff, estimating and contract admin services.

We perform quantity takeoffs of construction documents including measuring, counting and figuring quantities of any given construction item contained within the plans.

Our takeoffs are specifically tailored to each individual client, e.g., m3 of concrete or m2 of plasterboard or LM of skirting’s required.

Your takeoffs can be used for tenders/quotes, budgeting or ordering purposes.

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We Work With

Architects

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Elemental Cost Plan
  • Budget Estimate
  • Feasibility Report

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Developers

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Metropolitan Planning Levy
  • Da Report (Nsw)
  • Feasibility Report
  • Cost Plan
  • Trade Estimate

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Residential

Builders

  • Mpl Cost Estimate
  • Da Cost Estimate
  • Cost Reports
  • Preliminary Budget Estimate
  • Detail Budget Estimate
  • Contract Administration
  • Building Contract Review

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Commercial

Builders

  • Bill Of Quantities
  • Detail Trade Estimate
  • Detail Fit-Out Estimate
  • Trade Packages

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Subcontractors

  • Trade Packages
  • Material Take-Off Labour Take-Off
  • Services Trade Packages
  • Contract Administration

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How We Get Quotes & Estimates Done

We Keep It Simple to Deliver Your Takeoffs & Quotes On Time

Step 1

Leave the stress! JUST EMAIL US your drawings and specifications of the project.

Step 2

We perform TAKEOFF or ESTIMATES with on screen software by our professional estimators.

Step 3

WE EMAIL YOU BACK the information before the due date for you to win that new job!

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Skyrocket Your Business

Skyrocket Your Business by Focusing on Your Trade and Letting Us Help You With Your Quotes & Estimates!

Our construction takeoff services are specifically designed to help the Australian Trades Industry. We know the stress of getting that next job to maintain continuity of your cash flow. Because OptiBuild offer a variety of takeoff estimating services, we can tailor a solution that suits you for a tiny investment that could lead to skyrocketing your turnover!

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Our Services

Takeoff
Services

OptiBuild Services review your plans and utilising top developer on-screen takeoff technology measure and count all the items related to your trade.

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Detailed
Estimates

We take the pressure off by ensuring that you are constantly quoting new jobs. OptiBuild Services uses first class estimating software to complete a full estimates and tenders for you, saving you hours spent on your calculator.

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Tenders &
Negotiations

OptiBuild Services review your plans and utilising top developer on-screen takeoff technology measure and count all the items related to your trade.

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Shop
Drawings

OptiBuild Services review your plans and utilising top developer on-screen takeoff technology measure and count all the items related to your trade.

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Contract
Administration

Keeping up with the amount of paperwork to look after your cashflow can be overwhelming. Submitting and managing variations & progress claims can be stop you from actually getting the work done.

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Site
Services

Site measure and Site setouts using laser technology straight from the CAD files. Speed up the setout process. If you’re not in Melbourne we can do your site surveys and save time and money flying into town.

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3 Biggest benefits of using us for your Quotes & Cost Estimating Services

1

Reduce Overheads

We can be your Estimating department – but the BIG difference is you only pay us when you have jobs to quote! Or we can be “additional staff” when you have an overload of opportunities!

2

Faster Quotes

We can make sure you have a price ready to submit by the due date. No more “missed opportunities” because your too busy on the tools to quote.

3

More Jobs!

If you have a 50% strike rate now, imagine your turnover if you can quote double the amount of projects!

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Our Case Studies

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Renovation (Residential)

We were engaged to prepare budget with detailed estimate for an apartment renovation. The building was a full-floor penthouse apartment with a 480m2 interior floor area. The project included demolition of few existing areas, new outdoor space, a new roof over the space, a substantial woodwork package, new windows, skylights, Brodware and Astra Walker Fixtures,T&G Timber Flooring.

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Painting (Residential)

Our long-term client engaged our service to prepare detailed painting estimate for 6 – Two storey custom Townhouses. We estimated the cost of the internal painting of the walls, ceilings, and doors as well as the exterior painting of the floor sealer, line marking, walls, soffits, and eaves.

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Government Tender

A contractor who is specialized in government tenders on commercial projects engaged us. We were asked to submit a government tender that met their extremely strict standards. We were required to visit the site and submit our proposal before the tender's strict deadline.

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Fit-Out

A new Fit-out client approached us with a very challenging project of red Cross. We are requested to submit a tender with detailed cost breakdowns for further assessment.Complete joinery package, roof structure, tile flooring, vinyl finishes, timber flooring, booth seating with reception area, MEP works are the major part of this job.

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Carpentry

Our long-term client came with a new carpentry job for a 8 storey residential and aged care apartment. We were requested to submit a detailed estimate of labour and materials for all Lock-up, Fixing and Fit-off carpentry works.

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Construction Program – Scheduling

One of our client’s approached us with his own built to assist him in create a program and to estimate his new job. In order to make the construction program easy to use, we included both a summary and an in-depth plan. We prepared a detailed take off for the client to send directly to subcontracts to get quotes and lead time and also we prepared a program using MS Project.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    A takeoff is the measurement from the plans of all the building materials. It can be for everything or just one trade.

    These refer to the profit portion of your construction or building quote. Markup is the amount or % added to your costs and Margin is the amount remaining after all the costs are paid.

    Yes, we have solutions for the smallest to the largest construction, building and trade businesses.

    We have various rates and charges depending on your construction and building trade and the amount of detail you need. More information is available on our: What it costs pages.

    We have a regular turnaround of between 5-7 working days but work to meet your deadlines.

    Yes, we have worked with loads of businesses to calculate their rates to ensure they can make money.

    Yes, send us all the details and we can prioritise this project to meet your deadline. There is an additional 25% loading for extrememly urgent project. Contact us with you project details.

    We can provide as much or as little detail as you need. Overall m2 of works or list of materials to complete just tell us what you want.

    Usually addendums are provided during the tender period but occasionally they come after the quote is submitted. We are more than happy to review and revise the quote . Usually these are minimal so there is no charge.

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