The Building Advisor Estimating and Budgeting Worksheet is available free as a Word document (.doc) and a Excel spreadsheet (.xls). The construction estimating spreadsheet includes formulas to track building cost estimates, actual costs, variances, payments, and balances due. Most builders prefer spreadsheets over more complicated estimating software. You can use the BuildingAdvisor spreadsheet template to estimate and track costs for both building and remodeling projects. Uses include:
- Checklist for budgeting: Make sure all important items on the list are accounted for in your preliminary budget
- Checklist for estimating: Make sure all items get into your detailed estimate
- Tool for tracking estimated vs. actual costs (called “job costing”)
- Tool for tracking payments and amount due to vendors and subcontractors
Download free ESTIMATING SPREADSHEET (.xls) to use with Excel to calculate costs and track expenses.
Download free ESTIMATING SPREADSHEET with sample data (.xls) to see a typical use in estimating and job costing.