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Many people do not set in place a pro-active process for budget control with their project. As a result, they get carried away with a wonderful design which ultimately they discover they cannot afford.
The old saying “champagne tastes and beer budget” comes to mind. Trouble is, because most people don’t do a building project very often, they don’t even know what the “beer” costs, let alone the “champagne”.
How do you set a realistic budget, and how do you know what that budget can buy? For each project these have to be worked out at the very beginning, in the feasibility stage.
To avoid this common project pitfall you will need to engage a designer who is prepared to help you set the right budget and then work up a design concept which will actually meet that budget. When choosing a designer, make this an important part of your selection criteria.
Types of Cost Estimates
There are various ways of estimating or pricing a project. The method most appropriate depends on the amount of information available about the project.
At early stages, very little detailed information is available – only generic information. For this, the Ballpark Estimate is appropriate.
Read in more detail below.