BUILDMASTER estimating software has been developed over the last 30 years by working with large and small building companies throughout New Zealand and Australia. The software offers built-in procedures and formulas for a range of building trades to help in the estimating and planning process.

BUILDMASTER alongside the CADMASTER software offers an estimating solution to handle the difficult and time-consuming process of estimating and quoting building and construction projects. The software enables building contracts to be estimated in significantly less time than using traditional methods for both residential and commercial builds.
The software uses formulae that automatically calculates the quantities needed for a full takeoff of materials. Simply break the material into squares or areas and the program calculates the overall requirement and most other accessories, including labour. The program prompts the user to follow a process that makes sure that nothing is forgotten, and this reduces errors and omissions which translate into lost money for the Builder.

Today 'The Building Software Company' produces estimating and quoting software for Builders, Roofers, Tilers, Internal and External Renderers, Solid Plastering, Painting, Flooring and Roofing Contractors, Landscapers, Plumbers/ Drain layers, and Electricians.

The BUILDMASTER program allows you to keep track of jobs in 6 easy automated steps....

1. Measure specifications from your client's plan.

1. Measure specifications from your client's plan.

4. Print and present a professional and accurate quotation for your client.

4. Print and present a professional and accurate quotation for your client.

2. Calculate quantities using preset formulas.

2. Calculate quantities using preset formulas.

5. Produce purchase orders for your suppliers.

5. Produce purchase orders for your suppliers.

3. Price items using prices preloaded from your preferred suppliers.

3. Price items using prices preloaded from your preferred suppliers.

6. Profitability Analysis - Actual vs Estimate.

6. Profitability Analysis - Actual vs Estimate.

Calculates Your:
- Preparation Time
- Adhesives
- Grout
- Tiles
- Spacers
- Labour
Calculates your:
  • - Purlins
  • - Battens
  • - Underlay
  • - Sheeting
  • - Roofing
  • - Cladding
  • - Fixings
  • - Labour
Calculates your:
- Preparation Time
- Ply
- Underlay
- Membrane
- Gutters and Parapets
- Labour
Provides:
- Material Measuring
- Labour Measuring
- Job Pricing
- Job Quoting
- Stock Ordering
- Back Costing
Throw away your scale rule
CADMASTER is an electronic viewing, and measuring program that is comparable with drawing files and PDF files.

CADMASTER can be used as a standalone package or can be integrated with ALL our applications for builders, building merchants, concrete contractors, drain layers, electricians, fencing contractors, flooring contractors, land developers, landscaping, painters, roofing, tiling, and almost any trade where measuring is needed.

While the functions of measuring and counting may appear to be quite simple in concept, CADMASTER really delivers additional productivity in its ability to export directly to BUILDMASTER Professional or to be sent to a spreadsheet for later use. CADMASTER does not require a plan to be drawn to any standard scale, if the plan is in proportion and has at least one measurement that can be used for calibration purposes.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
Load up the plan and do the following functions:

Automated Counting - CADMASTER can be used to count anything that needs to be counted in the building estimating process. Items such as internal doors, door stops, exterior corners, exterior posts, slim line corners, etc. are all automatically calculated by this program, reducing your time requirements, and removing the risk of error.
Accurate Measuring - Line, measures a length. Turn the repeat function on and measure cumulative multiple lengths ( lineal meters of internal walls, length of drainage etc). Use this tool, and reduce your reliance on paper drawings. This method will ensure that your measurements are accurate.
Closed polyline - Use this function to calculate an outside measurement together with the area of a non-rectangular shape ( area and perimeter of building, area of concrete driveways etc).
Rectangle- uses this tool to measuring regular shapes as it will give perimeter, area, length, height, and width (exterior windows and doors).

Training

BUILDMASTER has a three phase training programme to get you going:

Phase 1: The initial training is conducted over the Internet and usually takes no more than 60 minutes. This involves the client setting up their specific suppliers' price files, subcontractors rates, and overhead costs.

Phase 2: Involves one-on-one personal training at your office or over the internet, where we will show you how to personalise templates to suit your specific needs. Once we have your system set up, we will assist you to produce your first estimate.

Phase 3: Involves further one-on-one training covering: Producing Purchase Orders Entering Invoices for backcosting Integrating with your accounting package (MYOB only) Revision of your understanding of what was covered in Phase 1 and 2.