# Calculate Building Materials using the enhanced calculators provided by Source4me

By:
Source4me Building Materials & Supplies
29/12/2009

Keywords:
building construction, BUILDING MATERIALS, floor

**Calculate Building Materials using the
enhanced calculators provided by Source4me**

Souce4me, the building materials sourcing specialists have launched new & improved online building & construction material calculators & estimators.

This in addition to adding new calculators to the existing FREE area of the site.

**Source4me the Sourcing ****Specialist**, have
again extended their online building and construction materials calculators to
include new enhanced versions.

This is in addition to the popular FREE building material calculators.

Use of the FREE calculators is fairly self explanatory.

For Example using the is quite simple

Simply enter the overall length, width and depth of the proposed dig and click on ‘calculate’

This will then provide you with the volume/mass of various types of dry or wet strata such as clay, gravel & stone.

There is also an optional calculation for the number of skips, lorry loads required for removal.

The is only a little more complex, but provides so much more information.

Enter the excavation dimensions as in the free version. Then you also have optional values to input for costs. Including material removal per tonne or m³, labour & plant costs.

The same applies for the following enhanced calculators, all with optional variables such as individual material costs: bags of opc, sand per tonne, bags of plaster, plasterboard costs, tiles, paving slabs, insulation and so on.

Labour costs per square or cubic metre for brickwork, concrete, plastering, tiling and more.

(also known as **bulking**) - Enter the
length, width and depth of excavation in metres. The results estimate will be
given for the cubic metres of resultant spoil. Includes quantity and tonnes of
excavations for sound rock, chalk, earth, clay, sand & gravel

Enter the area in square metres (length x width) and the required compacted depth and the estimator will provide the approximate quantity of crusher run required for a consolidated sub base.

Enter the length & width in metres and the depth in millimetres and the estimator will work out the total volume of concrete required for your project.

Enter the dimensions asked for and this will calculate the required quantities of sharp sand, gravel (aggregate) and cement.

Calculates you building materials required to lay a specified patio area. Allows various sizes of slab/flag to be specified.

Estimator for a given area and slab size, this works out the overall cost in square metres & yards of any size of flag or slab.

Calculator for floor screed. Enter the dimensions asked for and this calculates individual quantities for sand, cement, lime, plasticiser etc with many variables.

This calculates the approximate volume of ready mix screed required for the given dimensions.

Calculate plaster. Enter the width & length or height of the wall or ceiling to be plastered in metres. The results will be provided for 25kg bags of bonding, browning, hardwall, multi finish, board finish, & 1st coat render. Assuming 11mm thickness. (see below for a more extensive internal plastering estimator).

calculate metal, wood or timber quantity. Enter the length and height of your wall or walls and this will estimate the quantities of stud partition, insulation, plaster board, scrim tape, screws and plaster.

calculate insulation requirements in foil, pur, quilt and plasterbord.

calculate number of flooroards to cover a specified floor area.

calculate the number of tiles required to cover a specified area. Can be used for both wall and floor tiles.

Enter the area of brickwork in square metres and this calculates the sand & cement requirements for a general 4:1 mix.

Calculator for Brick, block, sand, cement quantities for single skin, 6", 9" walls.

This Calculator will estimate the quantities of bricks, blocks and mortar (sand & cement) insulation, ties & render required for a given area of cavity wall construction. It will also provide the approximate costs involved for cavity work.

Calculator for render. Enter the dimensions in the yellow boxes and this will calculate the approximate quantities required for external rendering including sand, lime & cement etc.

This calculator calculates the required quantity of slates, holing and battens for your roofing requirements.

Enter the length & width and either the height of the gable or the fall to calculate the areas for tiles, slates, felt etc.

Of course Source4me remain dedicated experts in the sourcing and supply of specialist and hard to locate Building Materials, as well as providing an urgent requirement service throughout the and .

Source4me makes no charge for submitting an enquiry and obtaining a quotation, via theironline form, email or telephone 0845 803 7769.

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