QuantiCALC – Building cost est

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About this app

QuantiCALC is a simple, but powerful building / construction estimation & costing system designed for use by general contractors, DIY builders, architects and quantity surveyors. The app allows you to quickly create professional cost & quantity estimates for small to medium sized masonry construction projects. With only a few taps of your finger you can add some cost items, enter the specs and quantities, and generate a detailed bill of costs and quantities for your next construction project in no time!

Quantify all materials, labour and other related costs needed to complete a masonry building project in just 3 simple steps!

STEP 1 – COST TEMPLATE: Setup a new cost template with the pricing of building materials in your area, or modify one of the existing cost samples shipped with the app.

STEP 2 – SPECIFICATION TEMPLATE: The next step is to setup a specification template relevant to your local building codes and standards, for example brick size, floor slab, roof pitch etc.

STEP 3 – ENTER PROJECT DATA: Once the costing and specification templates have been set up successfully, the final step is to create a new project and fill in the relevant project data with quantities taken from the proposed building’s floor plans.

NOTE: Multiple costing & specification templates can be saved, edited or duplicated and used for future project reports. You can save time by creating ‘standard’ cost & spec templates for the types of projects that you frequently estimate.

Creating an Estimate

Finally, click on ‘Generate bill of quantities’ and hey presto, QuantiCALC will automatically do all the material & cost calculations, based on the data entered and generate a total estimated project cost report in a clean and professional layout! The layout can then be shared as an HTML table, CSV data for excel spreadsheet or PDF for printing.

How it works

The user enters the proposed building’s floor size, as well as the total length and height of all walls measured from the floor plan & sections. (The easiest way to measure the total wall length, is to use a highlighter and a ruler and mark off all the walls on a 1:100 floor plan, and count them all together). Other quantities such as windows, doors, sanitary & electrical items are also entered.

The app will then accurately calculate the quantities such as number of bricks, cement & sand required for the walls, foundations, floor slabs as well as roof, windows, doors, ceilings, cornices, floor finishes, skirting, plaster and paint quantities based on the selected cost and specification templates.

Who will benefit from using QuantiCALC?

• General Contractors
• Small Builders
• DIY Enthusiasts / Prospective home owners
• Quantity surveyors
• Architects
• And more!

What type of building projects is QuantiCALC suitable for?

• Any small to medium sized masonry type construction projects (Houses, schools, utility buildings etc.)
• Ideal for quantifying & pricing single or double storey plastered brick or block buildings
• For use with floor plans documented in metric units. (Unfortunately, currently no support for Imperial units)

What format can the cost estimate be exported to?

• HTML table
• CSV data for use in Excel or other spreadsheet software
• PDF for ease of sharing, printing etc.

Key features

• Save time – Create building cost estimates quickly and easily
• A user-friendly interface designed with ease-of-use as a top priority
• Accurate report / results ideal for masonry (brick/block) construction projects
• Efficient building project costing in an easy-to-use single suite on any mobile device.
• Convenience – Export data to HTML, CSV or PDF
• App includes cost & spec samples for India, Spain, UK, Australia & South Africa
• Offline - Works 100% offline, no internet connection required!

Try out QuantiCALC today. This is construction material estimation made easy!
Updated on
Jun 4, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

107 reviews
A Google user
September 3, 2019
Very nice app, would be great if we could edit the cost description line to what we want. So that we an customise it to our needs.
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JBC Interactive
September 3, 2019
Hi Frans, thank you for your review. It is certainly possible to edit the descriptions of any of the templates. Just tap the orange edit button and change the top line to the description that you require. If you need to edit the report itself, the pro version allows for exporting to CSV or DOC which can then be fully edited in MS Word or Excel...
Peter Edekele
November 17, 2021
Not very explicit in calculating quantities. Can be improved on
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Ernest Worrall
December 23, 2021
Apeers to be deacent job but I don't live in any of the areas that the app is calculating the costs for so it doesn't work so good for me
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What's new

- QuantiCALC - Building cost calculator (v3.1)
- Report export options updated (Share as CSV, DOC or HTML)
- Cost estimation upgrades & bug fixes