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Cost Schedule Settings


Business Markups

The business markups total progressively at the bottom of the Cost Schedule to calculate the Contract Total.

Custom FieldThe custom field for entering an additional % allowance. This will be the first allowance which applies on the Construction Total (ex. GST) before any other markups shown below.
Job Contingency %A Job Contingency allowance is typically used for, minor price rises, minor unforeseen costs, minor quote mistakes, etc.
Business Overheads %This is an overall percentage allowance for the business overheads for the duration running costs of the job. It is calculated off all the prior costs before this item. See the contributing totals at the bottom of the Cost Schedule view.
Management Fee
(Profit Markup) %
This is the overall profit markup percentage on the costings of the job.

Q-Leave

Q-Leave is a Queensland Portable Long Service Leave authorities allowance that applies to construction projects. It applies to the Sub Total (ex. GST) after the Management Fee (Profit Markup) % has been applied.

Percent0.475% is the current Q-Leave premium. (QLD Portable Long Service Leave).
Minimum Threshold
(ex. GST)
0.475% will apply to the Contract Total (Ex. GST) at $150,000.00 and over.

QBCC

QBCC is the Queensland Building Construction Commission Home Warranty Insurance. When selected as included in the Cost Schedule Settings it will then calculate automatically into the job costings. It is calculated on the Construction Sub Total (inc. GST) found at the bottom of the Cost Schedule.

Number of DwellingsThis is the number of dwellings being built in the Contract Total. This will divide the Contract Total by the number of dwellings then it will apply the premium effective cost allowance for each, then total them together.
Premium EffectiveThe Premium Effective is the date from which the QLD Home Warranty Insurance is the current cost allowance.

Insurances

The Existing Property Cover, Construction Works and Public Liability Insurances each apply on the Quote Sub Total (inc. GST) found at the bottom of the Cost Schedule.

Existing Property Cover
Insurance
This is a percentage allowance for the job duration for a insurance policy due to works on the property as the existing home and contents policy may not cover while under construction works.
Construction Works
Insurance
This is a per job auto percentage claim back of your Construction Works Insurance premium. See the below example to help calculate your allowance %.

E.g. Sum = Annual Premium $2,063.10 (divided by) Projected Annual Turnover $700,000.00 x 100 = 0.29%
Public Liability
Insurance
This is a per job auto percentage claim back of your Public Liability Insurance premium. See the below example to help calculate your allowance %.

E.g. Sum = Annual Premium $2,063.10 (divided by) Projected Annual Turnover $700,000.00 x 100 = 0.29%

General Labour

General Labour Rate (GL)This is the hourly rate allowance for 1 man (Inc. GST). This is used in the Cost Schedule Item window for calculating Labour Cost and Labour Hrs.
Labour Hours (LH)This should be set to the number of hours in a typical work day.
See Cost Schedule Items to learn more ►
Work Cover
(Employee Labour)
The Work Cover percentage only applies on allocated Employee Labour costs. Work Cover is allocated within each Cost Schedule items Labour section. If the Sub Contractor Labour tick box is selected, it will not apply the allowed percentage on the Labour Cost as it will then be a Sub Contractor cost.
See Cost Schedule Items to learn more ►

Columns

Columns On/OffThis feature allows you to toggle between showing or hiding the data in the following Cost Schedule columns:
• Material Cost
• Labour Hours
• Labour Cost


NOTE: When any of these 3 columns are turned Off, then the column totals of each will not contribute to any Total.

Variations

Default MarkupThe Default Markup % percentage will be used for all New Variations automatically. The Variations percentage can be adjusted for each item of a Variation in the Variation New/Edit Item window while costing the Variation.

Renumbering

This is for sequentially renumbering groups and items down the Cost Schedule. This is only required for if you have added and or deleted groups and items and would like it renumbered sequentially again.



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