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Estimate $$$ of construction materials

Discussion in 'Development' started by Jamestangjjj, 18th Nov, 2015.

  1. Jamestangjjj

    Jamestangjjj Member

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    Could someone please let me know if there is a free book online that tells you the estimate cost of materials?


    for example:

    1. brick
    2. aluminium windows
    3. frame/ truss
    4. etc


    iam trying estimate the cost of each individual items from a plan to determine the overall cost.

    Just a rough level of estimate
     
  2. JacM

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    Jamestangjjj Member

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    thanks Jac. =) i recall reading the forum that there is estimator's book which provides an estimate to all construction materials? cannot find it. I recall Leo say that
     
  4. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Well-Known Member

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    This should help. Start with pages 56-61
     

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  5. Jamestangjjj

    Jamestangjjj Member

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    thanks BD. This is the exact book i was looking for.

    a break down of material pricing.

    Do you find it useful to estimate the overall cost of building a house?
     
  6. Big Daddy

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    As a ball park figure. Different designs, different shaped/sloped lots can change the price alot.
     
  7. Jamestangjjj

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    i was wondering if anyone here estimate their own costs after plans delivered and then go back to negotiate with the builder?
     
  8. melbournian

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    Wouldn't you just get a number of quotes from a number of builders ? and then compare them? to see who gives best value. the cheapest may not necessary be the best builder. Also there are site costs, and many other extras that some builders may or may not wish to add in. Having an estimator helps in learning process but if you bring a book with figures (they will just say sorry not interested). It would be better to speak to a few builders with detailed quotes and iron out the ones you want.