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How to Estimate Construction Costs

Estimating construction costs are one of the most challenging aspects of any building project. Every project is different, and what might work for one client might not be the best method for another, so understanding the best way to create estimates is essential to your success.


Being able to create accurate estimates is essential; too high and you will be pricing yourself out of business, while too low can lead to you losing money. There is no one correct way of estimating your construction costs; however, there are some top tips that you can keep in mind to help you:


  1. Understand the project

One of the most important factors for estimating construction costs is to ensure that you truly understand the project. Taking the time to create a detailed and precise overview of what the end-goal is, and what is required to achieve that will help you to create a clearer idea of the costs involved.


  1. Determine the labor you need

Labor is a very important part of every project and is often an area that is overlooked. To create an effective estimate, it is vital you factor in all of the specialty labor you will require and how long each person is needed for.


  1. Consider your materials

Materials can come in a range of quantities and quality, so another important factor when creating an estimate is to understand the materials you need. You should also factor in their availability, delivery charges, and the possibility of returning surplus.


Need help with creating an accurate budget for your project? At Kirton Enterprises, our in-depth pre-construction services can help you. Whether you need help with budgeting, planning, or applying for finance, our highly experienced team can help you, so get in touch today to find out how we can help you.