Lumber Take off

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Lumber Take off

For Lumber take off analysis of specifications and architectural plans are necessary in order to ascertain what kind, sizes and quantities of lumber is necessary for frame sheathing, decking and other structural components of a structure. Here’s an outline to show how we perform lumber take off.

  • Review plans: Take an in-depth look at architectural drawings, blueprints, plans, and any relevant documents related to your project in order to assess both its scope and any lumber needs that will be necessary for its completion.
  • Counting structural components: Examine the architectural plans or blueprints and other documents that are relevant to determine the extent of the project as well as the particular lumber requirements.
  • Finding lumber sizes and types: Determine, according to project specifications and building regulations, the appropriate sizes and types of lumber required for each structural element in your project. This might involve dimensions lumber (2x4s, 2x6s etc), wooden products made with engineered materials like LVFs or GULAMs as well as plywood or OSB (Oriented String Board).
  • Quantities calculation: Determine the lengths and measurements for all lumber components to ascertain an estimate for total required amount, such as frame members or sheathing materials. Measure both linear feet as well as square footage where applicable.
  • Wastage calculation: Adjust for waste, cutting allowances and any extra lumber needed due to mistakes or unexpected events in your calculations. It is common practice to include 5-10% extra as contingency against possible excess and waste materials.
  • Material list compilation: Create an inventory list encompassing all materials necessary for completion of the task, detailing all types of lumber (in terms of species, sizes and grades) necessary. This checklist serves as a valuable reference when purchasing and tracking down these essential supplies.
  • Reviewing: Verifying that all calculations and materials listed are accurate and comprehensive is key in order to avoiding mistakes during construction. Checking calculations twice, reading list materials list twice as well as conducting inspection of jobsite are all vital parts of planning ahead for project start up and prevents costly mistakes from being overlooked before beginning construction work.
  • Updates if required: As your project evolves, or should any modifications to its plans occur, adjusting your lumber takeoff is vital to reflecting updated specifications and reflecting them accurately in your calculations.


How to get started?

Visit the Get Quote page on website, upload the drawings/plans of your project, set the deadline and our team will assist you with your work.


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