Material Estimating & Takeoff Service

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Material Takeoff & Estimating Service

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Material Takeoff & Estimating Service

You’re busy. We understand. We’re here to help.

Creating a material takeoff or estimate can be quite stressful and time-consuming, especially if you are a first-time owner builder or renovator. Mistakes can be costly, which is why we have solved that problem for you.

Our material takeoff and estimating service covers everything from excavation, site clearing, ground slab, and sub floor, framing, external walls, internal wall linings, roof, roof plumbing, insualtion, wet areas, painting, wall and floor tiling and more…we’ll calculate it all!

We even offer optional material costs, labor costs, and productivity/labor constants. Let us make it easy for you. Get in touch and share your project details with us.

Problem solved!

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A “takeoff” is the process used to calculate the quantity of material that is needed for a project or specific trade. Also known as a “material takeoff” or a “quantity takeoff”.


An “estimate” has more detail than a takeoff. It typically includes items such as material and labour costings, contingencies and builders margins.


An accurate takeoff or estimate will help owner builders eliminate guesswork. It will help control your material costs, labour costs, equipment costs, and project timeline.


It eliminates overpaying for unused materials, or underestimating the quantity of materials causing costly delays and variation claims.


All successfull builders and contractors prepare accurate takeoffs / estimates as part of their project planning. Failing to do so can easily create cost blowouts and cause your project to fail. 


  Examples of Estimating & Material Takeoff Sevices

Ground Cleaing 

Site Clearing (m2)

Cut and Fill area (m2)


Demolition (Items/lm m/m2)

Gound Slab

Pilings Cages (Count/Items)

Pilings Concrete(m3)

Trench Mesh (Lengths)

Foundations / Footings Concrete (m3)

Ground Slab Formwork (lm)

Ground Slab Mesh (Items)

Ground Slab Steel Reinforcement (Kg)

Ground Slab Concrete (m3)

  Curing Spray (m2)

Shotcrete Walls (m3)

Polythene / Vapour Barrier (m2)

 Framing Stage

Sub Floor / Stumps (Counts/Items)

Framing – Floors (m2)

Framing – Walls (m2)

Framing – Top & Bottom Plates (lm)

Framing – Studs (Count + lm)

Framing – Noggins (lm)

Framing – Accoustic Ply (m2)

Framing – Floor Insualation (m2)

Framing – Roof Area (Plan View – m2)

Framing – Roof Area (+ Pitch – m2)

Windows / Glazing (m2)

External Doors (Count)

Wall Wrap/Sissilaiton (m2)

 DPC (lm)

Termite/Vermon barrier (Lm)

External + Masonry Walls

External Cladding and panels (m2)

Brickwork / Blockwork (m2)

Core Filled Walls Steel (kg)

Coore Filled Walls Concrete (m3)


Concrete Columns & Walls

Formwork (m2)

Steel Reinforcement (kg)

Concrete (m3)

Column / Wall Finishes (m2)

Suspended Concrete Slab

Suspended Slab Formwork (m2)

Suspended Slab Steel Reinforcement (kg)

Suspended Slab Concrete (m3)

Structural Steel 

Vertical Steel (Posts / Columns) (items)

Horizontal ( Lintels / Beams) (Items)


Spiral (Height)

Timber (Height)

Balustrades & Handrail (lm)

Roof Coverings

Sisilation/ Sarking (m2)

Roof Coverings (m2)

Roof Plumbing (lm / Items)

Internal Linings 

Insulation (m2)

Internal Wall and ceiling linings (m2)

Internal plastering (m2)

Internal Doors (Items)

Wet Areas (m2)



Paint (m2 / Litres)

Tiles (m2)

Architraves (lm)

Skirting (lm)

Cornice (lm)

Floor Coverings (m2)

Plumbing Connections (Item)

Electrical Connections (Item)


(Optional) Costings and Productivity

Costings – Materials 

Costings – Labour

Productivity (hrs) for each trade / task

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