Below is a list of frequently asked questions by potential clients looking to use an building designer or Architect in Perth:
"How do I work out my project or construction cost budget?"
"What Budget should I give to my home building designer?"
"How do I work out how much my home will cost to build?"
"How do I know if my builders quote or construction estimate is fair and reasonable?"
"How much should I spend on my new build home or renovation?"
These questions are always tricky to answer generally. When you don't know the answer, it is always best to consult or ask a specialist professional consultant.
For finding out residential construction costs in Perth Western Australia at any stage of a project, or project budgets, big or small, it is always good to speak to a specialist cost consultant such as a QS = a Quantity Surveyor
Another option is to talk to a few local Registered Builders who have worked on similar relevant projects and ask for them to provide a non-contracted preliminary cost estimates or budget advice based on location, site, area square meters, rooms, scope, materials and quality standard of finishes etc. Keep in mind Builders pricing may fluctuate due to their interest in the project, competitive interest, construction costs and market conditions.
If it is for a investment property or investment development (you plan to rent or sell the home) then it is also wise to gauge the local perth residential market and speak to a few specific local specialist realestate agents too.
There are Construction Cost Books available such as Rawlinsons, however these should only really be used by professionals.