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Lumber Takeoff Services

Building Excellence with Expert Lumber Takeoff Services

Are you a lumber contractor, framer, or vendor looking for reliable lumber takeoff services? Look no further than Build an Estimate!

Our team of experts has years of experience in the construction estimation industry, specializing in thorough and precise estimates and material takeoffs for all CSI divisions. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, industrial, retail, or civil projects, we have you covered.

We use the latest software and our extensive knowledge gained from experience to provide our clients with a time-saving and cost-effective solution. Our services include lumber takeoff as well as estimating for all wood and plastic composites.

Contact us today to learn more about our lumber takeoff services and how we can help streamline your project.

Our Lumber Takeoffs: Deliverables and Benefits

Our lumber takeoffs provide detailed and accurate information on timber or lumber, labor costs, labor-hours, and transportation costs. This helps our clients win bids and negotiate with their suppliers for better pricing. Our takeoffs also include a precise lumber cut list, minimizing timber wastage and making conversions easier for woodworkers.

Our Deliverables for Lumber Takeoffs

  • Lumber takeoff Excel sheets
  • Labor and material costs
  • Man-hours
  • Marked up drawing plans
  • Lumber cut list
  • Bid summary with total costs, profit percentage, overheads, insurance, logistics, permits, taxes, and other expenses
  • Complete review of inclusions and exclusions

Choose our lumber takeoff services to save time and effort while ensuring accurate estimates and maximum profitability for your construction projects. Contact us today for a quote!

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Expert Lumber Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in lumber estimating services with a dedicated expert estimator who has worked with various contractors in North America. Our team of construction cost estimators adheres to the strict policies and guidelines set by certified American estimators organizations like AACE and AIDS. Our expert lumber estimator meticulously calculates every wood sill, structural and non-structural lumber, and fascia in your plans and takeoff, providing detailed descriptions. Our wood-plastic composites estimating services are reliable and accurate, ensuring your project is estimated with precision.

Our Clients

Our services are tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of clients in the construction industry, including general contractors, developers, architects/designers, millwork contractors, framing contractors, carpenters, lumberyards, lumber wholesale supply companies, and lumber retailers.

Our affordable lumber estimates, which include all the necessary details such as timber or lumber, labor cost, man-hours, transportation cost, insurance, permits, and more, have helped our clients win bids and increase their markups.

In addition, our estimates enable general contractors and builders to negotiate with their suppliers and subcontractors.

Lumber wholesalers, suppliers, and retailers also rely on our highly precise takeoffs to provide accurate estimates of wood log quantities, allowing them to secure orders from their millwork contractors. Our cut lists also help woodworkers to optimize their use of timber, resulting in less wastage and a greener environment while reducing costs.

Lumber Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, we offer a range of lumber estimating services to help Framers, rough carpentry, trim, and millwork contractors with their busy schedules. Our experienced lumber estimators and framing material estimator can help you with:

  • Lumber takeoffs
  • Framing takeoffs
  • Lumber cut lists
  • Bid estimates
  • Budget estimates
  • Project lead generation
  • Preliminary estimates
  • Bidding assistance
  • Subcontractor marketing
  • Change orders
  • Value engineering

Whether you need a framing takeoff or a carpentry countertop quantified, we can help. We strive to minimize your cost and workload, while ensuring the accuracy and quality of every estimate. Each estimate is proofread and reviewed line-by-line to ensure the best results. Contact us today to learn more about our lumber estimating services.

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What Lumber Quantities Do We Estimate?

We offer complete wood and composite estimating services (DIVISION 6) for the following trades:

  • Cabinets
  • Millwork
  • Stairs & railing
  • Decking
  • Sheathing
  • Framing
  • Trim & siding
  • Casework
  • Paneling
  • Structural insulated panels

We offer complete wood and composite estimating services (DIVISION 6) for the following trades:

Outsource Your Lumber Estimate and Save Time and Money

Outsourcing your lumber estimate and quantity takeoff can save you valuable time and money. Our expert estimators have in-depth knowledge of millwork construction techniques, lumber qualities, labor costs, and more. By choosing us, you can bid on more projects, develop business strategies, and avoid the costs of hiring and training professional staff or purchasing costly estimating software.

Choose Us for Quick and Accurate Lumber Estimates

Outsource your next lumber estimate to us and get a detailed and accurate estimate within 24 to 48 hours. Our estimates contain detailed material takeoff with easy-to-follow marked up plans. We offer cost-effective estimates that provide great value for money and offer complete consultancy regarding bid filing and biding network profiles. Our dedicated expert lumber estimator can handle all your woodwork estimates with a bid-hit ratio as high as 92%. Contact us anytime for 24/7 customer support on live chat or email.

Our Estimation Process

Our expert estimators have extensive knowledge of construction techniques and easily identify structural issues, product suitability, and substitutes. We start by reviewing client-provided plans and material specifications to define the scope of work. Then, using the latest software like Planswift, Bluebeam, Trimble, we perform an on-screen takeoff to accurately measure dimensions.

Our takeoff includes all lumber quantities required for framing and a precise lumber cut list to minimize wastage. We estimate project costs based on your requirements, utilizing either our construction cost database or your supplier's quoted material lists. Our estimates include all direct and indirect costs, such as transportation, insurance, safety, cleanups, and more.

Trust Us for Precise Lumber Takeoff Services - Give Us a Try!

  • 1Submit Your Drawing Plans

    Attach the file to the contact us page and send us complete details by filling out the form. We accept PDF format and your plans can be Bid set, Schematic, Design Development, Construction document, or conceptual drawings. It can be a Dropbox link or portal link, etc.

    Upload Plan
  • 2Get a Quote

    After reviewing the plan documents, you will quickly get the quote. Once accepted, you can pay the invoice via credit card, debit card, or PayPal, and our team will start working on your project.
  • 3Receive Estimate

    You will receive an estimate that will contain all the material & labor quantities with pricing. We deliver the estimate and takeoff sheet in EXCEL or in our template or in the client's template, as per demand.
Frequently asked questions


1What quantities are included in your framing takeoff services?
Our framing takeoff includes wood panels, plates, studs, joists, sheathing, headers, cripples, trimmers, and trusses. We also include labor, labor-hours, logistics, permits, insurances, and taxes.
2How quickly can you deliver a lumber estimate?
Our detailed lumber estimate and quantity takeoff can be delivered within 24 to 48 hours.
3What do your lumber estimates cover?
Our experience in takeoff covers cabinetry, millwork, lumber and timber, countertops, veneers, wood stairs and railings, trim and siding, paneling, laminates, wood truss, decking, sheathing, wood shelving, and fascia.
4In what format do you provide the takeoff?
We deliver the takeoff in an Excel sheet format, either in our own format or the format provided by the client.
5How much do you charge for lumber takeoff?
Our average charge for wood-plastic composites and lumber takeoffs is $200, but it varies depending on the scope and extent of the work required. For a few hours’ job, it can be as low as $100.
6How can lumber companies benefit from outsourcing estimation to you?
Outsourcing estimation to us saves them time and money, allowing them to focus on their core business of ordering and supplying lumber to contractors and builders. They also avoid the expense of hiring a full-time lumber estimator.

Our Service Areas

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing lumber takeoff estimating services across North America, the Caribbean, and Australia. Our services cover various markets in the US, including New York, Florida, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Alabama, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oregon, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Have a question? Contact us today!