The Building or Shed Materials calculator computes the top to bottom framing and roofing materials needed for a simple building based on a few dimension.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Building or Shed Materials: The calculator returns the following list of materials:
Note, that when you are happy with the estimate, you can e-mail it to yourself or others in a report with your custom instructions from vCalc using the Share Calculation button.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Building or Shed Materials calculator is meant to help with material estimates. In all cases, confirm your estimates with a professional estimate and adhere to local building codes.
The Building Shed Calculator uses the common dimensions of Length, Width, Height, Pitch and Overhang to determine the dimensions of the building. It then uses the spacing information for the rafters, studs and floor joists to compute the lumber for the framing. It assumes that the builder will use a metal roof which requires both rafters and purlins to hold the roofing material. It also assumes that the roofing panels are three feet wide which is standard in the United States.
The calculator does not compute the foundational support structure. This could be anything from posts (e.g. 6x6 posts or concrete piers) or blocks or a full foundation with footers. Please see the list of calculators below for those calculations.