Frequently Asked Questions

To assist with a more enjoyable experience, we have provided answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

For further clarification please reach out to us on 1300 268 910 or email us via [email protected]

To make the quote/contract as accurate as possible, you need to define what exactly is going to be included down to details such as what light bulb you are going to use. Sometimes, that is not possible at the time of quoting or contracting. There are two common terms used to allow for such variables.

Prime Cost Item (PC):

Is an allowance made in a tender or contract for the supply and delivery only of an item or items of material (e.g. taps, baths, light fittings etc.) that have not been selected at the time of tender or before the contract is signed or for which the Contractor was not able to provide a fixed price on entering the contract.

The Proprietor/Owner would normally make the final selection of the item, which is subject to a PC allowance.

Provisional Sum (PS):

Is an allowance made in a tender or contract for particular work which could not be finalised before tendering or signing a contract and which includes the total cost of the supply and installation (e.g. joinery, landscaping, air conditioning, rock removal).

Where Prime Cost Items (PC’s) and Provisional Sum (PS) allowances have to be shown in a tender or contract document, the amount shown should be inclusive of GST. e.g.:

  • Tile allowance PC $35/m2 (inclusive of GST)
  • Landscaping Provisional Sum $10,000 (inclusive of GST)

Our projects for new homes, renovations and extensions typically start at $250,000 or above. This starting price allows us to maintain the quality and standard of craftsmanship that we are committed to delivering to our clients. Additionally, we strive to ensure that our pricing remains competitive while covering our overhead costs.

However, please note that the final cost may vary depending on various factors such as size, scope, materials, and customisation preferences. For a more accurate estimate tailored to your specific project needs, we encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation.

Good things take time, so please allow 7-10 business days for Woodsman Projects to prepare your customised quote specific to your project.
Multi-Unit developments (2-4 Dwellings) please allow 10-15 business days.

Site Access, design, fall/slope of land, bush-fire prone area, engineering and energy rating reports.

No, but we work alongside a number of designers and architects which we can recommend to design the home of your dreams. Once your plans have been designed we are more than happy to provide you with a fixed price quotation.

For a detailed quote (fixed price):

Please send through any plans, engineering, energy reports, specifications, documentation, photos and inspiration boards you have so we can begin the process and start quoting your upcoming project.

Once these have been provided, Woodsman Projects will then arrange for a 1 hour consultation to go through your inclusions and ensure we capture all the details and finished you want from your build.

Note: For those that only have basic plans, schematics or sketches. Woodsman Projects are unable to provide you with a quote.

As we are a custom home builder we do not charge per m2 as there are a number of variables that effects price such as the finish level, fittings and fixtures, engineering, driveways, landscaping etc.The reality is, for a custom built project, there is no set rate. That’s because no two projects are ever the same, no site conditions are the same, and no clients are the same.A square meterage rate can be useful at the outset when formulating a starting budget. If the client has X amount of budget, then the size of the building is approximately that divided by the rate. This rate needs to be verified by the builder by doing a proper quote. More often the rate applied at the beginning of the design process is different to the ultimate cost.A proper quote requires the builder to fully understand the plan, the scope of work, site condition, and time constraint. Like building lego pieces, each component is priced accordingly before assembled to produce the final figure.

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