23 September 2022 3 min read

7 Free Construction Budget Templates [for Download]

To Keep Your Projects on the Right Track


As essential as budgeting is to your projects and business success, it’s also tricky. Download your 7 free downloadable construction budget templates to ease the process. Each offers different functions so that you can choose one that best suits your needs.

Budgeting, tracking and then analysing are vital to construction project success.

You could be a fantastic project manager with a great team supporting you, but things can go wrong fast without the proper budgeting processes.

If you feel unready to invest in software like Archdesk to handle finances for you, the next best thing is sound construction budgeting templates.

That’s why we prepared them for you. Here are your 7 free-for-download construction budget templates.

Please remember. These make life easier but still require boring manual work and the mistakes that come with it. Why not have a quick look at Archdesk to see what you think? No strings.

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Maybe you’re looking for Construction Budget Software.

If you are looking for a tool to speed up and simplify your budgeting process, check out our guide to the best construction budget software and tools in 2022.

Free Construction Budget Templates

  • 01

    Construction Budget Template (without specific budget items)

    Use this template to estimate and track the actual cost of each task or material, together with who was responsible for each item.

    You can see when you’re over/under budget thanks to the red, amber and green and amber colour scheme.

    Construction Budget Template (without specific budget items)

  • 02

    Construction Budget Template: Cost per Square Feet

    Use this template to structure the typical costs involved in project execution from general conditions through to sitework and building. Add and delete budget items that are not relevant to your work.

    You also have space for additional information and for calculating of cost per square foot.

    Construction Budget Template: Cost per Square Feet

  • 03

    Construction Budget Template: Estimated vs Actual Costs

    This template gives you the basic structure and budget items to change according to your needs. Easily track when aspects of the project go over budget.

    You can also input the contract price and keep a close eye on how your expenses influence your income from the project.

    Construction Budget Template: Estimated vs Actual Cost

  • 04

    Construction Budget Template: Labour and Materials

    Use this template to track the labour and materials costs for each part of your in one document.

    This template also lets you plan and track the total budget for each task and shows you the difference between an estimate and actual spending.

    Construction Budget Template: Labour and Materials

  • 05

    Construction Budget Template with a Spending Chart

    People are very visual creatures. If that applies to you, and you want to gain visibility into your projects’ budgeting, try out our template with a spending chart. This way, you can see what parts of your project are most costly and which items take more or less money than you estimated within one glance.

    Construction Budget Template with Spending Chart

  • 06

    Multiple Units Project Construction Budget Template

    Use this template if you’re managing a multiple-unit project and you want your budget to reflect that.

    It provides you with a list for general condition expenses as well as a general list of activities on each unit, with a space to further specify budget items needed in your project.

    You can plan and track actual spending while keeping track of the difference between both. You can also track general costs and balances for each unit as well as the whole project.

    Multiple Units Project Construction Budget Template

  • 07

    On-site/Off-site Construction Budget Template

    Use this template if you manage some of your processes off-site. It lets you map and track all of your spending both on-site and off-site.

    There are some proposed universal tasks, but you can customise them to suit your needs without doing it from scratch. Always know if you’re on a budget. If not, see where you overshot the estimated cost.

    On-site/Off-site Construction Budget Template

Successful budgeting is essential for successful projects and the overall success of your business.

Planning and tracking your spending is the first, crucial step in responsible financial management and making the right decisions for your business in the long term, which is especially important now, when we all deal with
high inflation.

Check out our Quick and Comprehensive Guide to Construction Budget.

Remember. A template might do everything you want. But, there’s plenty of manual work going into completing them, and that leads to potential errors. They could cost you big, just like they have for other people.

Take a quick demo of Archdesk to see how budgeting is made easy, removing human error and boring data entry jobs.

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2022-09-30 00:09:20