LUMBER TAKEOFF SERVICES
If you are a lumber contractor, framer, or vendor seeking for reliable lumber takeoff services, we are here to help!
World estimating is the culmination of many years of experience in the construction estimation industry while featuring expertise in thorough and precise estimates and material takeoffs for all CSI divisions for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and civil projects.
We offer our clients a time saving and cost-saving model by blending our knowledge gained from experience and the latest Software to serve them in the best way possible.
Our company provides all wood & plastic composites estimating services including lumber takeoff.
We have a dedicated lumber estimator for woodwork and lumber, who has past experience of working with various contractors in North America. Our team of construction cost estimators ensures each project is met with strict policies and guidelines of the certified American estimators organization like American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). Our Lumber estimator figures out each and every wood sill, structural and non-structural lumber and fascia in your plans and takeoff and describes them in detail. Our wood-plastic composites estimating services are reliable and accurate.
- General Contractors
- Millwork Contractors
- Framing Contractors
- Lumber Wholesale Supply Companies
- Lumber Retailers
Woodwork Contractors, framers, builders, and carpenters are among our regular clients when it comes to affordable lumber estimates.
Our estimates that include all the details like timber or lumber, labor cost, man-hours, transportation cost, insurance, permits, etc have not only helped them in winning the bids but also getting good markups.
Our estimates also help General contractors and builders to negotiate with their suppliers and subcontractors.
Lumber wholesalers, suppliers, and retailers also reach out to us for the accurate lumber estimate of wood log quantities that help them in getting orders from their millwork contractors. Our highly precise takeoffs help their salesperson to advise the right material quantity to their customers, which results in increased sales and long term business relations.
We also provide an accurate lumber cut list that eases the woodworkers with the lineal foot to board foot conversions to ensure the most of the timber is used without much wastage. Less wastage translates into a green environment and reduces costs.
OUR RANGE OF LUMBER ESTIMATING SERVICES
- Lumber Takeoffs
- Framing Takeoffs
- Lumber Cut Lists
- Bid Estimates
- Budget Estimates
- Preliminary Estimates
- Bidding Assistance
- Subcontractor Marketing
- Project Lead Generation
- Change Orders
- Value Engineering
Our deliverables for the lumber takeoff comprises:
- Lumber takeoff EXCEL sheets
- Labor and material costs
- Marked up drawing plans
- Lumber cut list
- Bid Summary comprising total material. labor & equipment costs, profit percentage, overheads, insurance, logistics, permits, taxes, and various other costs.
- Complete review of inclusions and exclusions
Let us estimate your next and every woodwork takeoff. It could be your framing takeoff or carpentry countertops to be quantified. We help Framers, rough carpentry, trim, and millwork contractors in their busy schedules and alleviate their pressure by minimizing their cost and workload with our experienced lumber estimators and framing material estimator. Each estimate is proofread and reviewed through cold eyes on a line-item basis.
We are a call away. Don’t miss the opportunity to avail 30% off for lumber takeoff of your plans.
Call us: 347 480-1903
Just upload plans in the below link, we will review and send a quote in next 5 minutes:
WHAT MATERIALS DO WE QUANTIFY FOR LUMBER TAKEOFFS?
We provide complete wood plastic composites or lumber estimating services (DIVISION 6) in all of the following trades:
- Wood stairs & railing
- Plastic fabrication
- Paver stands
- Wood veneers
- Plastic laminates
- Slatwall paneling
- Rough carpentry
- Wood decking
- Drywall framing
- Fiberglass gratings
- Exterior trim
- Standing & running trim
- Wood trusses
- Eaves & rakes
- Wooden studs
- Wood framing
- Wooden joists & beams
- Structural timber
- Wood trusses
- Floor joists
- Wood shelving
- Trim & siding
- Wood paneling
- Stair components
- Structural insulated panels
OUTSOURCING YOUR LUMBER TAKEOFFS IS THE RIGHT STRATEGY
The right lumber estimate and quantity takeoff require an in-depth knowledge of millwork construction techniques, wall arrangements, lumber qualities, structural connections, labor costs, man-hours, transportation costs, etc.
Performing takeoff and estimation by yourself can be very time consuming and frustrating. By hiring an estimating company like ours, you can save a lot of time that can be utilized in other activities like bidding on more projects, developing business strategies, etc. By outsourcing your millwork estimates you are relieved from hiring and training professional staff which also bear huge costs. You also save the expense of costly estimating software.
Professional estimation companies have expert estimators to perform highly accurate and timely takeoffs, by getting services from them, your chance of getting the jobs increases, and it also contributes towards long term relations with your general contractor.
OUTSOURCE YOUR NEXT LUMBER ESTIMATE TO US!
By outsourcing to us, you get a detailed and accurate estimate containing detailed material takeoff with each line item description that contribute towards bidding and winning more projects. We deliver lumber estimates within the quick turnaround times and we have connections with local vendors with a huge database of location-based pricing that gets updated many times in a year.
- Comprehensive estimates with easy to follow marked up plans
- Fastest turnaround within 24 to 48 hours and always on-time delivery of estimates
- Cost-effective estimates that offer great value for money
- Complete consultancy regarding bid filing and also manage biding network profiles of our clients
- Dedicated expert lumber estimator to handle all the woodwork estimates
- The bid-hit ratio of as high as 92%
- 24/7 customer support on live chat & Email
OUR ESTIMATION PROCESS
The expert estimators at our firm have the complete knowledge of construction techniques, wall alignments, lumber quality, temporary bracing, and reinforcement, and easily pinpoint the structural issues, product suitability, and substitutes.
Our estimation process starts with a review of drawing plans, material specifications, usages, field requirements, delivery sequences, etc provided by the client to define the scope of work.
This is followed by the on-screen takeoff using the latest software like Planswift, Bluebeam, Trimble, etc to import the plans and accurately measure the dimensions.
All the lumber quantities required for framing are exported to EXCEL spreadsheets that are well referenced with color-coded plans. Our takeoff includes the breakdown of the following quantities but is not limited to:
- Wooden posts, with different types and sizes
- Structural lumber components including framing panels, sill plates, wall studs, corner studs, ladder studs, etc.
- Insulation gaps and sheathings
- Rough carpentry and timber accessories
- Floor decking & roof decking
- Window/door casings including headers, beams, cripples, and trimmers
- Joists, rafters, & trusses
We perform a precise lumber cut list to ensure the usage of maximum wooden posts to avoid wastage by cutting lengths. It also helps framers to properly utilize each and every piece of timber.
We estimate the cost of your project based on your requirements. This means that we can either send you the quoted material lists to forward to your suppliers or we can utilize our construction cost database and RSMeans for up to date and location-based pricing. And for labor costs, we can work with your labor rates as well as union or non-union and prevailing wages as per your demand.
Our estimates include all the direct and indirect costs like lumber costs, transportation costs, insurances, safety costs, cleanups, and other miscellaneous costs.
Many lumber yards, millwork and framing contractors trust us for the precise lumber takeoff services. We believe you should give us a try!
1. Submit your drawing plans & specifications:
Click here to upload your drawing plans. Formats that we accept are: PDF, .PLN, .TIFF, .DXF, .TIF, .DWG, .DWF, .OSX, .JPG, .DJVU, .CAL, .CPC, .JPEG. You will get a quote in the next five minutes.
2. Get a Quote:
A quote will be sent to you consisting of the invoice, turnaround time, and delivery date. After you approve the quote, you can pay via Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal and we will start preparing your estimate.
3. Get an estimate:
You will receive your estimate in EXCEL sheets either in CSI MasterFormat or using your cost codes, as per your demand.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FAQs
What quantities do we consider while preparing framing takeoff?
We consider wood panels, plates, studs, joists, sheathing, headers, cripples, trimmers, trusses, labor, man-hours, logistics, permits, insurances, taxes, etc.
How much time do we usually take to deliver your lumber estimate?
A detailed lumber estimate and quantity takeoff will be delivered to you in 24 to 48 hours.
What do we quantify in lumber estimates?
We have diverse experience in the takeoff of all cabinetry, millwork, lumber and timber, countertops, veneers, wood stairs and railings, trim and siding, paneling, laminates, wood truss, decking, sheathing, wood shelving, and fascia.
In what format do we prepare the takeoff?
We deliver the takeoff in EXCEL sheets either in our format or the one provided by the client.
How much do we charge for lumber takeoff?
We usually charge on average $200 for wood-plastic composites and lumber takeoffs but it always depends on the scope and extent of the work required. it can be as low as $100 for a few hours’ jobs.
How Lumber companies are getting more business by outsourcing estimation to us?
As outsourcing saves them time and money, they focus on their core business, ordering and supplying lumber to contractors and builders. They also save the expense of hiring a full-time lumber estimator.
Being in the AEC industry for 15 years, World Estimating has flourished in delivery construction estimating services across North America, Australia, Africa, and the Caribbean. We have the exposure of serving in all the states of the US and are well aware of the construction regulations.
New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Hawaii, South Carolina, North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, MinnesotaIdaho, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Washington, California, Arkansas, Connecticut, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Virginia, Ohio, Oregon, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Vermont, Utah, New Hampshire, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Florida.