Materials Takeoff

Let Better by Design prepare the Materials Takeoff List for your next project.

A “takeoff” is what builders use to estimate how much a construction project will cost. Better By Design can use your plans to create a Materials Takeoff for you and your builder. It will include how much lumber is needed, as well as shingles, drywall, concrete, brick, siding and more. It all adds up to one master list that allows you to get accurate bids from several sources. And it means you get apples-to-apples comparisons since they all use the same master list! You’ll never have to wonder of a supplier is shorting his estimate to make sure his bid is lowest! A few hundred dollars for a Materials Takeoff may save you thousands of dollars and downtime!

What's included in a standard takeoff list?

  • Beams (to be sized by supplier)
  • Concrete (foundation, footers, slab, etc)
  • Doors (interior, exterior, pocket, etc)
  • Exterior Finish (brick, stone, siding, stucco, etc)
  • Floor Covering (tile, vinyl, hardwood, carpet, etc)
  • Floor System (joists, sheathing, etc)
  • Gutters (sections, strap, elbows, drop outlet, downspout, etc)
  • Exterior Sheathing and House Wrap
  • Insulation
  • Paint - per room (primer, finish coat, etc)
  • Roof (Sheathing, shingles, fascia, asphalt felt, etc)
  • Walls (studs, plates, drywall, fasteners, joint tape, joint compound, trim, etc.
  • Windows - style and size
  • Add these items for a customized list

  • Sod*
  • Driveway*
  • Walkways*
  • Electrical**
  • *A site plan is required for a sod, driveway or walkway takeoff list.
    **An electrical plan is required for takeoffs. Call for details.
    Custom Home Design

    Click here
    to view a sample PDF of a materials takeoff list.