BuildingAdvisor.com® is now offering for just $14.95 a premium edition of its popular Estimating & Budgeting Spreadsheet – easy to customize for any building project. Easily change or add Work Categories and Items, and format or modify as needed –Password Included. Includes Detailed Instructions, Estimating Checklist, and Estimating Tips & Techniques eBook. Requires Excel 2003 or later. Tracks & Calculate:
• Labor & Material Estimates
• Labor & Material Actual Costs
• Variances Between Estimate and Actual (Job-Costing)
• Amounts Paid and Due to Vendors and Subs
• Percent Completion of Each Work Item
• Over 350 Work Items – Customize for Any Job
• Unlimited Use – No Additional Costs
Most builders and remodelers prefer simple spreadsheets over complex and costly estimating software. This simple but powerful tool shows where estimates were high or low (Job Costing), the key to accurate estimates.
Choose either the original Estimating Spreadsheet or the new Unit-Pricing version . This includes all the functions of the Estimating Spreadsheet Plus Quantity Take-Offs. Which is best for me?
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I’ve been using the spreadsheet for about 3 months. If you’re familiar with Excel, it’s simple to use with almost no learning curve. Covers all the basics and gets the job done. So far, I’m happy with the product.
I spent a lot of time trying to create my own estimating spreadsheet with mixed success. Have also tried a few of the free ones, but they were buggy. With a little customization, this one has worked well for our company. The job-costing feature has turned up a few surprises that has helped us fine-tune our estimates. Thanks for a great, simple estimator.
I recently purchased the Estimating Worksheet and already have found it an invaluable tool. I am a small builder with one full time employee and a number of sub-contractors. Even though I am highly proficient in Excel as you no doubt would be aware that finding the time to create spreadsheets and running the business can be very difficult. The costs involved having an outside contractor come up with what I require in a spreadsheet can be very prohibitive and normally the end product is still not satisfactory. Combining what I have already put together and your spreadsheet gives me a very good base. I also use the Itemized Bid Worksheet master form. It is all that I require since it is an easy matter to fill in the blanks for each part of a project.
I love how easy it is to use! I recommend it very much!
I’ve found the premium version of this estimating program to be a good fit for my remodeling jobs and additions. It’s simple to use and does everything I need. I also do a lot of insurance work where I use Xactimate, the industry standard for insurance repair, Xactimate is great, but overkill for my non-insurance jobs. Thanks, for a great program that gets the job done.
I have been using the free version for awhile, but wanted more flexibility – especially the ability to customize.. I also just wanted to pay something for your work. It is worth much more but I understand it is hard to get consumers to purchase something in today’s web world of freebies. People just don’t understand how much time is involved in creating spreadsheets and compiling pages of content. By the way, thanks for all the work you have put into the site, it is a great resource for builders and consumers as well.