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Building Cost Calculator: What Is the Cost of Building a Home?

Cost planning is used to monitor and control the estimated construction costs of a project to ensure you get accurate information on expenditure and progress at every stage.

Washington Brown’s cost planning service covers everything from early forecasts to pre-construction reporting and analysis on cash flow, budgets and timelines.

Our proactive approach sets us apart. Our experienced quantity surveyors are actively engaged on an ongoing basis, quickly detecting any issues so that they can be addressed in the most cost effective way.

Through a continued development of our knowledge, systems and cost database we offer precise and efficient cost planning services based on up-to-date data and current industry practice.


Our integrated consultancy service

Washington Brown Pty. Ltd., is a separate company from the depreciation business, that offers an integrated consultancy service that is unique in the property development industry. Our full cost management extends throughout the project’s planning, development, construction and marketing, and augmented with expert property tax depreciation advice. Our service includes:

  • procurement
  • building construction costs
  • feasibility studies
  • construction contract review and assessment
  • benchmarking
  • project and financial auditing
  • risk identification and management
  • value engineering
  • tender review and selection
  • sustainability advice
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We are also specialists in providing accurate and up-to-date building cost estimates (Section 94) for Council Development Applications - completed within 48 hours and signed off by a registered Quantity Surveyor. These estimates are frequently required by local government councils in NSW as part of the development application for new construction.

We work in close conjunction with architects, property developers, designers and property developers to ensure the construction and developments cost are accurate and in accordance with the individual council guide lines.


Washington Brown is involved in more than 150 new construction projects each year ranging from $1,000,000 to $150,000,000 located across Australia.

We are on the panels of many of Australia’s leading financial institutions and our strong client base includes:

ANZ Trustees Arab Bank Balmain NB Bankwest Beirut Hellenic Bank Commonwealth Bank Crown International Dyldam Developments Ecove Goodman Holdmark IBM ING Bank John Holland Meriton Apartments Payce Properties Pelorus Property Group Sekisui House St. George Suncorp Westpac Winten Property Group

Contact us

For an obligation-free quote or more information please contact 1300 990 612 or .

When it comes to build a home whether it be your dream home or for investing purposes, you can customise just about everything, from the design all the way to the materials being used. However, with that comes certain factors that could complicate the costs of building the house. Which is why Washington Brown’s building calculator can help give you an exact estimate of the expenses involved in your building project.

Building Cost Calculator: Frequently Asked Questions