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Construction Calculators


Various construction calculators that will help you with estimating the materials needed to build a house. Included are calculators for estimating the amount of concrete for foundations, slabs and concrete stairs, how much material you need to frame a wall, siding calculators, and conversions for purchasing lumber by volume. Also available are calculators for interior finishing, paint, tile and flooring calculators. Most of the calculators are available for Imperial and Metric measurements.

Framing Calculator

Exterior Wall Framing Calculator with Window and Door Options
This calculator will provide you with the estimated material needed to frame a stud wall and includes the options to add windows and doors.
Exterior Wall Framing Calculator
This calculator will provide you with the material needed to frame an exterior stud wall.
Sub Floor Material Calculator
This simple sub floor materials calculator will provide you with the lineal feet of floor joist needed, the number of sheaths to cover the floor and how much glue and how many screws it takes to attach the sheathing to the joist.

Siding Calculators

Imperial

Siding, Trim and Drip Cap Calculator
Fiber cement siding calculator that also calculates trim and drip caps needed in addition to the amount of boards needed to cover a wall.
Fiber Cement Siding Calculator
Calculator that calculates the amount of siding needed for a wall.
Siding Lineal feet
Siding calculator that calculates lineal feet of siding needed.
Siding Calculator for Gables
Calculates the sq. footage and siding needed for a gable.
Siding Calculator for Gables
Calculates the sq. footage and siding needed for a gable and wall.

Metric

Fiber Cement Cladding Calculator
Cladding calculate that calculates the amount of boards needed and includes estimates for nails house wrap, trims and barge boards.
Cladding Calculator
Estimate the amount of cladding needed in lineal meters
Fiber Cement Cladding Calculator
Calculate the amount of cladding needed for a wall in lengths

Interior Finishing Calculators

Imperial

Flooring
Hardwood Flooring
Tile
Wall Paper
Paint for Wall Calculator
Estimate the gallons of paint needed for walls and trims
Wall and Trim
Square feet per gallon paint coverage calculator.

Metric

Flooring
Wall Paper
Wall Paint Calculator
Estimate the litres of paint needed to paint a wall.

Lumber

Imperial

Board Foot Lumber Calculator
Calculate the volume of a piece of lumber in board feet with conversion to Cubic meters and feet.
Board Foot Cost Calculator
Calculate the price of a piece of lumber based on imperial dimensions with conversion to various lumber volume and lineal dimensions.

Metric

Cubic Metre Timber Cost Calculator
Calculates the cost of a piece of timber based volume with conversion to various dimensions used in the timber trade.
Cubic Metre Timber Calculator
Calculate the volume of a piece of timber with conversions to board foot.

Imperial & Metric

Lumber Conversion Calculators
Covert between the three most used lumber volumes, cubic meters, board feet, and cubic feet.

Concrete Volume

Imperial

Complete Foundation
Calculate the volume of concrete for a walls, footings, post and pads as needed in imperial measurements.
Columns
Calculate concrete volume of a column.
Column + Pad
Calculate concrete volume of a column plus the pad using imperial measurements.
Footings
Calculate concrete volume of footings using imperial measurements.
Footing + Wall
Calculate concrete volume of footings and walls using imperial measurements.
Pads
Calculate concrete volume of pads using imperial measurements.
Rectangle Post + Pad
Calculate concrete volume of rectangle shaped post and pad using imperial measurements.
Slabs
Calculate concrete volume of a slab using imperial measurements.
Stairs
Calculate concrete volume of a slab using imperial measurements.
Stairs - Round
Calculate concrete volume of round stairs using imperial measurements.
Wall
Calculate concrete volume of a wall using imperial measurements.

Metric

Complete Foundation
Concrete volume calculator for metric dimensions that lets you add various foundation sections as needed
Columns
Concrete volume calculator for a column using metric dimensions using metric measurements.
Column + Pad
Concrete estimating for columns placed on a pad using metric measurements.
Footings
Calculate the concrete volume of a footing using metric measurements.
Footing + Wall
Calculate the concrete volume of a footing including the foundation wall using metric measurements.
Pads
Calculate the concrete volume of a pad using metric measurements.
Rectangle Post + Pad
Calculate concrete volume of rectangle shaped post and pad using metric measurements.
Slabs
Calculate concrete volume of a slab using metric measurements.
Stairs
Calculate concrete volume of stairs using metric measurements.
Stairs - Round
Calculate concrete volume of round stairs using metric measurements.
Wall
Calculate concrete volume of a foundation wall using metric measurements.

Shapes using Imperial & Metric Measurements

Circle
Calculate the volume of concrete for a circle.
Donut
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a donut shape.
Equilateral Triangle
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a circle.
Octagon
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a octagon shape.
Oval
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a oval shape.
Pentagon
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a pentagon shape.
Scalene Triangle
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a scalene triangle shape.
Trapazoid
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for a trapazoid shape.

Landscaping Calculator

Turf and Top Soil
Calculate the amount of top soil and turf needed for various shapes.