Plumbing Takeoff And Estimating

First, a definition of “take-off”: The length of pipe to be removed (taken off) such that a pipe and a fitting make a specific length. The term is a concept shorthand used by pipefitters and plumbers. This is not the same as a material takeoff, which is a list of all materials needed for a project.

How do you estimate plumbing?

The cost of a plumber ranges from $175 to $450 for a typical job with the average cost per hour ranging from $45 to $200. This can include jobs like repairing faucets, toilets, sinks, or bathtubs. Depending on the job, some plumbers charge a flat rate or service fee of $300 on average.

A precise construction estimate details every particular involved in construction including plumbing estimate. A plumbing takeoff is designed to acquire the necessary information about the plumbing materials required.

A proper plumbing estimate is a very significant part of the construction estimate as it helps in preventing extra expenses and besides, it also helps in the timely completion of the construction in the most cost-efficient manner.


  • Material Takeoffs
  • Budget Estimates
  • Conceptual Estimates
  • Detailed Design Development Estimates
  • Bid Estimates
  • Bid Reviews
  • Bidding Assistance
  • Unbiased Third Party Estimate
  • Procurement & Change Orders
  • Project Cost Management
  • Subcontractor Marketing
  • Plumbing Project Lead Generation


  • Easy to review & edit EXCEL spreadsheets
  • Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures & Equipment Counts
  • Material Types and Quantities
  • Detailed Material Takeoffs
  • Material & Labor Costs
  • Labor Hours
  • Color-coded Markedup Plans
  • Complete Reports containing labor hours, taxes, overheads, profit percentages, other miscellaneous costs, etc.

Pipefitters, sometimes simply called fitters, install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gases. These pipes are used mostly in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial settings. Fitters install and repair pipe systems in power plants, as well as heating and cooling systems in large office buildings.