To determine an accurate building materials cost estimate, the estimator should take into consideration various factors.
Different building components like roof, wall, floor etc.; items required like rebar, stud, paint, etc.; materials such as steel, pine, vinyl, etc.; the size and description of the items along with its estimated quantity and unit cost are all considered while creating a precise building materials cost estimate.
An organized and systematic estimation not only helps in tracking the expenses but also aids in smooth execution of the building project.
In case of any king of modification or alteration, it is easy for the estimator to make changes and see if the material and quantity involved in the changes makes any major impact on the overall construction cost.