The PlansXpress Timber Frame Estimating Calculator is designed for use with PlansXpress. This Estimating Calculator estimates the materials and labour used to estimate timber frame panels for external walls.
If you wish to estimate external timber frame completely within EstimatorXpress (i.e. not using PlansXpress), use the Timber Frame Panel and Internal Timber Frame Panel for Gable Estimating Calculators.
If you have created your estimate based on a PlansXpress drawing, the data for the timber frame is imported into multiple separate EstimatorXpress Estimating Calculators. In addition to the PlansXpress Timber Frame Estimating Calculator, you will also need to review the PlansXpress Internal Timber Frame Estimating Calculator – which calculates the internal timber frame studding – and the Plant for Timber Frame Estimating Calculator.
The PlansXpress Timber Frame Estimating Calculator calculates:
- Structural timbers
- Ply facings
- DPM and breather membrane
- Plus all labour associated with the above
The PlansXpress Timber Frame Estimating Calculator is linked to the specifications.
- The PlansXpress Timber Frame Estimating Calculator is used in association with the various external wall Estimating Calculators including Brick And Block Cavity Wall, Cavity Block Wall and Stone Cavity Wall. The timber frame panel takes the place of the inner leaf blockwork. The plastering to the face of the timber frame, where required will be estimated in the block wall Estimating Calculator.