Preparing construction costs for projects can be a daunting task, so we’ve created a free online template for any general or specialty contractor to prepare cost estimates quickly and professionally to win more business.
Estimating construction costs has never been easier to quickly assemble everything you need in just a few minutes.
We’ve laid out the plans so you can simply plugin your construction scope and itemizations for completing a successful project. The template for estimating construction costs is flexible and can be used by contractors, remodelers, designers, and anyone preparing construction estimates.
This all-in-one construction estimating template has been designed by BuildBook with built-in formulas and calculations to allow you to look forward to sending out estimates, having the confidence that you’ve got a team behind you with tools exactly built for your trade... and it's completely free!
The BuildBook template for estimating construction costs breaks down all the key components of a professional estimate and proposal for new and existing clients. It lays out all the information required to carefully calculate a cost that will set client expectations and manage profit margins. The template is reusable as a Google Sheet, so you can format it easily and work on quotes from your truck, office, or anywhere with Internet access. Make a copy to prepare another quote and reuse your past work to quickly move forward on your next project.
Creating a construction cost begins with basic inputs for the project. Personalize the sheet with your business name and client details.
Use the worksheet to input line items to support the scope of work. Set both internal and client-facing costs with projected profit margins, and adjust fees to shape your quote.
Manage construction categories to help define how all your line items will roll up to higher-level categories.
All the values and line items entered into the previous worksheet automatically gets displayed in the client-facing sheet, where the final construction estimate gets produced.
Let’s not forget the most important part — the signed estimate! Included are a cover sheet and the signature page as extra pages you’ll need to round out the construction estimate with all the costs associated. Export the files to quickly email to clients and prepare printouts to follow up in a professional deliverable package.
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