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THE SOLUTION YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

We all know that calculating rates for a Bill of Quantities is a tedious process!

With COSTABILL we were able to develop an online-based estimating product, allowing easy access and convenience for building industry professionals to do their rate build-ups online. 

Costabill is an innovative, all online solutions platform, to assist contractors and building professionals when it comes to calculating rates for Bills of Quantities.  

Costabill is exclusively online, allowing 24/7 access with a safe and secure login system. 

Fast, efficient access to Costabill will provide live pricing, which includes all 9 South African provinces and Namibia, to calculate your Bills of Quantities.

Costabill can help you to create your Bills of Quantities in 5 easy steps!


STEP 1 

Login to the online database


STEP 2

Select the specific items that you

require from the database


STEP 3 

Adjust the quantities of the items


STEP 4 

Adjust the formula to suit, adding mark-up as required


STEP 5 

Print a project report

With Costabill the following reports are available to print:

  • Summary of Trades Report

  • Summary of Input Report

  • Activity Report

  • Detailed Activity Report

  • Rate Report

  • Profit Report

  • Why use Costabill?

    Costabill is online. You can login from anywhere if you have internet access – 24/7.

    Costabill provides live pricing. All prices are up-to-date and market related per province.

    Costabill provides a Formula Breakdown

    (Rate Breakdown)

    Costabill provides Input Quantities for rate build-ups with commonly used Master Bill descriptions.

    Prices relate directly to the quantities specified within Costabill to calculate the Bills of Quantities


    Costabill is safe and secure. Login details are required to access your software.

    Costabill provides Cost Estimating with Report Functionality


    Costabill provides a Take-off Sheet for offline working and the auto generating of a cost estimate once uploaded to the URL based Costabill

    A word from our founder:

    "We developed this product to adhere to market trends, but more specifically to try and achieve a common market standard that will assist all sectors of the industry. It is a fruition of years of research and dedication from the team as a whole and the industry. We hope you are happy with it and would love to have your positive feedback!"

     Chris Steenkamp, PPIS

    I'm interested!

    Who should use Costabill?

    Quantity Surveyors

    Cost Estimators

    Builders

    Estate Developers

    Architects

    Let's Hear What Others Are Saying

    “The retail space within the building industry is fast pace and customer orientated with the customer present mostly. With Costabill we can assist walk-in customers with fast estimates and prompt service. Further, it is linked directly to our Point of Sale which offers a huge advantage to autogenerate customer quotations based on our inventory.”

    Kevin Labuschagne 

    In-store Estimator

    “Our company has worked with similar software in the past, but none can compare to Costabill with its preset formulae and up to date pricing. You can see that this software stems from 70 years worth of industry knowledge”

    Ruan Botha

    Building Contractor

    “The Costabill Masterbill database is of huge advantage to our consultancy firm, with preset items and formulae that are in model bill of quantities format for even our most unexperienced or junior employees to understand. The up to date pricing assists with our valuation of tenders and likewise the pricing of our internal costing exercises.”

    Karen Smith

    Professional Quantity Surveyor

    I'm interested!

    Price Plans

    Costabill

    FREE Demo Available!

  • Costabill is based off of the Billcost database/bill of quantities

  • Model bill descriptions for items

  • Accurate estimating based on industry supported formula

  • Live pricing for 9 provinces, including Namibia

  • Report functionality (autogenerated)

  • Labour, plant and material prices

  • 7 Day Demo - R0.00

    1 Year Licence - R8 750

    6 Months Licence - R4800


    3 Months Licence - R3350

    Costabill Masterbill

  • Costabill Masterbill is based off of a model bills of quantities

  • Model bill descriptions for items

  • Accurate estimating based on industry supported formula

  • Live pricing for 9 provinces, including Namibia

  • Report functionality (autogenerated)

  • Labour, plant and material prices

  • Annual price updates

  • 1 Year Licence - R12 500

    6 Months Licence - R6 875


    3 Months Licence - R4 800

    Costabill Retail

    • Costabill Retail is based off of a retail specific database

    • Aimed at retailors that require material costing for clients

    • Model bill descriptions for items

    • Accurate estimating based on industry supported formula

    • Live pricing for 9 provinces, including Namibia

    • Report functionality (autogenerated)

    • Material prices

    • Annual price updates

    • 1 Year Licence - R6 500

      6 Months Licence - R3 575

      3 Months Licence - R2 500

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I try the software before I purchase?

    Yes, we have a 7-day demo version that is FREE of charge.

    Would we have access to live pricing? If so, would it take into account the price variance of different provinces?

    Yes, the items contain live pricing for material, labour and plant. You would be able to select between 9 South African provinces, including Namibia.

    What are the different purchasing options?

    The options available for purchase are 1 year, 6 month and 3 month license options.

    The pricing is live, but when would this be updated?

    The pricing is updated on an annual basis and will be pushed automatically by Costabill to your online profile for selection.

    The preloaded formula may not align with my costing and prices, would I be able to edit this?

    There is an ‘edit formula’ function which allows you to adjust the formula to suit – creating a custom formula in your database for selection on future projects.

    Would I need to download the product to my computer in order to use it?

    No, the product is exclusively online, allowing 24/7 access with a safe and secure login system.

    What are the different reports available?

    The reports available are the Summary of Trades Report, Summary of Inputs Report, Activity Report, Detailed Activity Report, Rate Report and Profit Report.

    How is mark-up taken into account on your project and or rates?

    Each item can be adjusted to added profit and overheads as a percentage of the cost per Unit of Measure.

    Would we have access to industry supported formula?

    Yes, preloaded formula are incorporated into the database of items for selection.

    Can I customise the reports with my own company logo for presentation purposes?

    Yes, the logo and branding can be adjusted to display your own company logo. 

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