Free Construction Estimate Templates

Smartsheet Contributor Diana Ramos

October 28, 2020

On this page, you’ll find a collection of the top construction cost estimate templates, all free to download. Choose from construction estimate templates available in Excel, Word, PDF, Google Sheets, and Google Docs formats.

Template options include a new home cost estimate spreadsheet, a construction estimate template for contractors, and a remodeling estimate worksheet. We’ve also included a guide to construction cost estimating.

Simple Construction Estimate Template

Simple Construction Estimate Template

This blank construction estimate template features a simple layout with sections for essential details: client contact information, work description, itemized costs, and an estimated total, including taxes and fees. The template is especially useful for smaller jobs or individual services, such as plumbing and carpentry, or for creating a repair estimate. Customize the form by adding a company logo or terms and conditions. 

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Excel | Google Sheets

New Home Construction Estimate Template

New Home Construction Estimate Template

Estimate the cost of building a new home with this detailed spreadsheet template. You’ll find a thorough list of construction tasks, plus columns for calculating costs, including markup. This is an easy way for residential contractors to view estimated gross profits alongside base prices and total project expenses. 

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Excel | Smartsheet | Google Sheets

Commercial Construction Estimate Template

Commercial Construction Estimate Template

Edit this construction estimate form to include all the necessary elements for your commercial project. You can include everything from environmental review and engineering to the cost of equipment rental, labor, and building materials. This template shows the cost per square foot for each item listed, as well as estimated fees, insurance, and contingency costs. 

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Excel | Google Sheets | Smartsheet

Contractor Estimate Template

Designed for contractors, this construction estimating spreadsheet template allows for job estimating and budget tracking. You can separate expenses into categories, from planning and site prep to exterior finishes. Create a thorough list of projected costs, and track vendors, task status, and amounts due. At the top of the template, you can quickly see the total amounts for estimated and actual costs.

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Excel | Word | PDF

Remodeling Estimate Template

Calculate remodeling costs with this construction estimate worksheet template. You’ll find tasks and materials broken down for different areas of your home, with an example list of items included for each. Add up all relevant expenses to estimate the cost of redoing a kitchen, bathroom, or an entire house remodel.

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Excel | Word | PDF

Roofing Estimate Template

Provide customers with a detailed roofing work proposal and cost estimate. The template includes sections for client contact information, job location, estimated work dates, labor details, and itemized costs. There’s room to add a description of the roof condition and the tasks to accomplish on the job. Choose from a printable Word template, a fillable PDF form, or an Excel spreadsheet with automatic calculations.

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Excel | Word | PDF

Painting Estimate Template

Create an estimate for interior or exterior painting jobs. List materials, unit costs, and quantities required, along with labor hours to determine total estimated expenses. The template includes sections for entering the date you created the estimate, the total square feet for the painting job, work details, and additional comments. 

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Excel | Word | PDF

Electrical Estimate Template

Electrical Estimate Template

This estimate form has a list of example materials and labor for an electrical job. Edit the template to include the items and tasks necessary for a specific project. The template displays unit costs, hourly rates, and total estimated costs. For larger electrical jobs, modify the template to include sections for separate structures or home areas.

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Excel | Word | Google Docs

Guide to Construction Cost Estimating

For a comprehensive guide to estimating, read our post: “Construction Cost Estimating: The Basics and Beyond.” You’ll get a thorough overview of the process, including the purpose of cost estimating, the elements of a construction cost estimate, steps to take, best practices, and software considerations. You’ll also get access to a variety of related templates for bidding on and managing construction projects.

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