The PlansXpress Attic Upstand Estimating Calculator is designed for use with PlansXpress. 

If you wish to estimate an Attic Upstand completely within EstimatorXpress (i.e. not using PlansXpress), use the appropriate Cut or Truss Roof Attic Interior Conversion Estimating Calculator which includes the Attic Upstand. 

If you have created your estimate based on a PlansXpress drawing, the data for the interior of the attic is imported into multiple separate EstimatorXpress Estimating Calculators. The upstand data is imported into the PlansXpress Attic Upstand or PlansXpress Attic Upstand for Truss Roof as appropriate. You may also wish to review the PlansXpress Collared Ceiling and PlansXpress Attic Sloping Ceiling.

The PlansXpress Attic Upstand Estimating Calculator estimates the following elements of the upstands:

Upstand timbers

  • Ply facings 
  • Steel within or under upstand
  • Insulation 
  • Plasterboard and skim
  • Skirting boards
  • Decoration 
  • Fixings
  • Plant to lift steel, if required
  • Plus all labour associated with the above

The PlansXpress Attic Upstand Estimating Calculator is linked to the Specification.


  • Particular attention should be given to the types of insulation and plasterboard specified.