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Tables 12: Construction Estimating Checklist

This is the checklist I used when estimating a new or renovated building before giving a client a price quote. I found it useful to prevent me from forgetting to charge for a certain material or stage of the construction. I hope it is useful to you, as well.



Name Of Project: ________________________

Legal
	Permits _________
	Plans _________
Surveying
	Surveyors _________
Excavation and Backfill
	Batter boards _________
	Rentals
		- Transit/Level _________
		- Compactor _________
	Excavator _________
Forms
	Footings
		- Sides and ends _________
		- Stakes _________
		- Cleats _________
		- Braces _________
	Walls
		- Plywood _________
		- 1x8 Resawn _________
		- Bulkheads _________
		- Studs _________
		- Walers _________
		- Braces _________
		- Snapties - 8 3/4" ends _________
		- Wedges _________
		- Easy strip ties _________
		- Rental of tie bars, forms, etc. _________
		- Nails
			- 2" _________
			- 3" _________
		- Anchor bolts (embedded items) _________
		- Beam and post saddles _________
	Slab
		- Poly _________
		- Mesh (rebar) _________
		- Screeds _________
	Columns
		- Sonotube _________
	Beam pads _________
	Rentals
		- Scaffolding _________
 		- Concrete vibrators _________
		- Concrete trowels _________
		- Concrete pumps _________
		- Mixers (truck stand-by) _________
		- Tank sprayers (oil) _________
Concrete
	Footings _________
	Walls _________
	Slab _________
	Sealcoat _________
	Columns, beam pads _________
Re-Bar
	Footings _________
	Walls _________
	Slab _________
	Columns _________
	Beam pads _________
	Tie Wire _________
Perimeter Drains and Rain Water Leaders
	4" Solid Pipe _________
	4" Perf Pipe _________
	3" Solid pipe _________
	Fittings
		- 45's _________
		- Tees _________
		- Clean outs _________
		- Glue _________
Basement Framing
	Walls _________
	Braces _________
Crawl Space
	Polyethylene _________
	Vents _________
	Built up beams _________
	Posts or pony walls _________
Sub-Floors
	Sill plate _________
	Sill gasket (4" or 6") - 80 foot roll each _________
	Joists
		- Single and double _________
		- Box _________
		- Headers, trimmers, tail _________
		- Joist hangers _________
	Bridging
		- Solid _________
		- Herring bone _________
	Plywood 5/8" T & G _________
	Sub-floor adhesive - 325 ml tubes _________
	Nails
		- 1 3/4" to 2" ring _________
		- 2 1/4" _________
		- 3 1/4" _________
		- 3 1/2" (header joists) _________
Stairs
	Posts _________
	Beams _________
	Decking _________
	Stringers _________
	Landings _________
	Temporary - treads and risers _________
	Finish - treads and risers _________
	Handrail
		- Newel posts
		- Top and bottom rails _________
		- Spindles or pales _________
Walls
	Plates (lin. ft. x 3 + 10% waste) _________
	Studs - pre-cut to 92 1/4" or 104 1/4" _________
	Lintels
		- Doors _________
		- Windows (include 2x6 under lintel) _________
	Gable framing _________
	Sheathing
		- Walls _________
		- Gable ends _________
		- Box joists _________
	Nails
		- 2 1/4" (6" edge 12" intermediate) _________
		- 3 1/4" _________
	Wall bracing _________
Ceiling
	Joists
		- Single and double _________
		- Box, headers, trimmers, tail _________
	Hangers _________
	Backing _________
	Beams and engineered beams _________
	Nails - 3 1/4" _________
	Poly for over partitions (top floor) _________
Roof Framing
	Rafters/trusses _________
	Trimmers and headers _________
	Lookouts _________
	Ridge board _________
	Hip and valleys - flat framing for trusses _________
	Collar ties _________
	Pony walls _________
	Continuous bridging (1 X 4) _________
 	Sheathing (7/16" - 16"; 1/2" - 24" c.c.) _________
	H-clips _________
	Fascia and barge boards _________
	Soffit frame _________
	Nails - 3 1/4" _________
Roofing
	Shinges/shakes _________
	Eave protection 25# non-perf felt 215.3 sq ft per roll _________
	Deck coverage 15# non-perf felt 430.5 sq ft per roll _________
	Ridge, hip caps 21 singles in a bundle of butts covers 29 ft _________
	Valley flashing or 2 layers of 25# felt _________
	Lap cement _________
	Roof vents _________
	Plumbing boots - 5 in 1 flex from 1 1/4" to 4" _________
	Nails - 1" or 1 1/4" galvanized roofing _________
	Roof top delivery _________
	Flashings
	 	- Step _________
 	- Wall _________
		- Front apron _________
 	- Back pan _________
Gutters and Downspouts
	4" and 5" gutters _________
	5" fascia gutters _________
	Downspouts _________
	Aluminum soffits _________
Windows and Exterior Doors
	Windows and screens _________
	Skylights _________
	Garage doors and openers _________
	Doors _________
	Locksets, hinges _________
	Jambs _________
	Threshold, weatherstrip _________
	Closer (garage) _________
	Tar paper _________
	Staples _________
	Nails
		- 2 1/4" galvanized common _________
		- 3" galvanized common _________
Plumbing and fixtures _________
Heating _________
Venting
	- Bathroom fans _________
	- Kitchen fans _________
Electrical and fixtures _________
Insulation
	Floors - 8"X15" R-28 42.6 sq ft/bundle _________
	Walls
	 	- 5 1/2"X15" R-20 49 sq ft/bundle _________
 	- 5 1/2"X23" R-20 75.1 sq ft/bundle _________
	Ceiling
 	- 8"X15" R-28 42.6 sq ft/bundle _________
 	- 8"X23" R-28 64 sq ft/bundle _________
	Attic - blown in R-40 _________
Vapour barrier - 6 mil 500/850/1000 sq ft/roll _________
Exterior Finishing
	Walls and soffits _________
	Handrails
		- Posts _________
		- Rails _________
		- Pales _________
	Stairs _________
	Gable end _________
	Tar paper _________
	Stucco _________
	Siding
		- Wood _________
		- Hardi plank _________
		- Vinyl _________
		- J-molding _________
	Flashing _________
	Drip caps _________
Interior Finishing
	Strapping _________
	Walls _________
	Ceiling _________
	Drywall
 	- Walls _________
		- Ceiling - textured/smooth _________
		- Window returns _________
		- Corner beads _________
		- Tape _________
		- Mud _________
	Moldings
		- Casing _________
		- Base _________
		- Cove _________
		- Other _________
	Window liner of wood _________
Interior Doors
	Bifolds _________
	Sliding or by pass _________
	Pocket _________
	Slabs _________
Cabinets _________
Painting _________
Flooring
	Hardwood _________
	Carpet _________
	Lino _________
Fireplace and chimney _________
Appliances _________
Labour _________
Landscaping and driveways _________
Construction and liability insurance _________
Worker's compensation insurance _________
Bank interest _________
Real estate commissions _________
Estimate time _________
Purchase time _________
Clean up time and dump charges _________
Contingency - 10% _________




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