Home Construction Estimator is a Windows software for calculating an approximate cost of any construction project. Users can take into consideration the price of all materials, labor and other expenses involved in building a house.
After starting the program you are prompted to choose the project location. The selection will affect resulting prices. It is important to note that Home Construction Estimator is distributed on a commercial basis. The free trial version has limited capabilities and does not allow you to change the default location.
It is possible to choose the house type and the amount of floors. The number of garage bays is customizable as well. Users can manually specify the total area as well as add porches to the front and rear exits.
The next step is to adjust the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. Moreover, you are able to put a full or partial basement into the house, tune the height of the ceilings and configure a wide variety of other interior options.
Utilities like Teowin can help users visualize the design in a 3D environment.
Upon finishing the project you are able to view the cost of the construction split into separate sections such as the foundation, framing, exterior, water system, doors, roofing, windows, plumbing, landscaping, etc. There is a loan calculator for estimating the interest rate and monthly payments.
- free to download and use;
- includes instruments for calculating the cost of various construction projects;
- it is possible to specify the number of rooms, ceiling height and many other parameters;
- you can save the resulting estimation as a plain text file;
- compatible with all modern versions of Windows.