For building a house, it is important to estimate the total cost. This estimation can be very complicated if you try it manually. You can use an Excel sheet for efficient estimation. This article will show you how you can perform building estimation and costing in Excel sheet.

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## Steps for Performing Building Estimation and Costing in Excel Sheet

There are many types of costs that are associated with building a house. For simplicity, we have to differentiate these costs into separate groups. And we can add them together to get the total estimated cost. So, let’s begin the process.

### Step 1: Estimation of Material Costing for Building

There are many materials that we need for building a house. We will sort them in a column. Then, we have to find the cost for each material and add them to get the total material cost. We have to use the **SUM function** for our purpose.

For the material cost, we need to know their **Quantities** and **Cost per Unit**.

For that, We have created the below dataset to meet our needs.

➤ First, insert the material items in **Column C**. This column contains the name of the items.

➤ Then, write the **Quantity** for respective materials and for simplicity fill up their units.

➤ And, fill in the** Cost/Unit **column.

Now, we will find the cost for each material.

➤ Write the following formula in **G5** and press **ENTER**.

`=D5*F5`

Here,

**D5**:- Quantity**F5**:- Cost per Unit

Thus, we get the material cost for Bricks.

➤ Then, **Hold** and **Drag** the **G5** cell downwards.

Thereby, we get material costs for each item.

So, we have got the material cost for each item.

Now, we have to add them together.

➤ Write the following **SUM** equation **G13 **and press **ENTER**.

`=SUM(G5:G12)`

**G5:G12**:- Data Range

Doing so, we have the total material cost in **G13**.

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### Step 2: Estimation of Labor Costing for Building

For building a house you have to make payments to different kinds of laborers. For that, you have to know their wages per hour and the number of hours they have worked. In this section, we will find out the total labor cost for building a house.

We have created this dataset for this purpose.

Write down all the different labor types.

➤ After that, fill in the **Total Hours** they have worked for building your house and the **Payment Per Hour** that you have promised them.

➤ Then, write the following equation in **F5** and press **ENTER**.

`=D5*E5`

Here,

**D5**:- Total Hours**E5**:- Payment per Unit

Doing so, we have got the payment for Electrician.

➤ Now, **Hold** and **Drag** the **F5** cell downward and you will get payments for each type of labors.

After that, we have to sum all these labor costs to get the total labor cost.

➤ Now, Write the following formula in **F11** and press **ENTER**.

`=SUM(F5:F10)`

Here,

**F5:F10 **:- Data Range

Thus, we have calculated the total Labor Cost.

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### Step 3: Total Building Estimation and Costing

Apart from the Material and Labor costs, there are some other costs as well.

We will add all these costs to get the building estimation costing.

➤ Write the following formula in **C4 **and press** ENTER**.

`='Material Cost'!G13`

Here,

**Material Cost**:- Worksheet Name**G13**:- Cell Reference

Thereby, this **C4** cell will be linked with the **G13** cells in the **Material Cost** worksheet and will give the value of **G13**.

➤ Similarly, write the following equation in **C5** and press **ENTER**.

`='Labor Cost'!F11`

Here,

**Labor Cost**:- Worksheet Name**F11**:- Cell Reference

There must be some **Fixed Cost** and miscellaneous **Others Cost** while building a house.

➤So, fill these two cells.

Now, we have to sum all these Costs to get the final estimated cost.

➤ Write the following formula in **C8** and press **ENTER**.

`=SUM(C4:C7)`

Here,

**C4:C7**:- Data Range

So, we get the estimated **Total Cost **of building a house.

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## Conclusion

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