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Estimating and Budget Guide 2008


Blog by | April 15th, 2008


ESTIMATING AND BUDGET GUIDE - 2008

 

Typical costs of residential construction and home remodelling

 

 

These estimates include the supply and installation of average quality building materials and professional workmanship based on a 1,400 square foot, 2-storey, 3 bedroom house. Costs will increase with upgraded quality selections and inherent complications with the job at hand.

 

 

ROOFING SYSTEMS

 

Sloped Roofs

 

·         Asphalt Shingles                             $2.50/ sq. ft. +

 

·         Low Slope/Asphalt Shingles         $3.50/ sq. ft. +

 

·         Cedar Shakes                                  $13.00/ sq. ft. +

 

·         Cedar Shingles                                $11.00/ sq. ft. +

 

·         Slate Tiles                                         $15.00/ sq. ft. +

 

·         Clay/Concrete Tiles                         $7.00 - $10.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Removal of existing shingles, dumping charges           $1.25 - $1.75/ sq. ft.

 

 

Flat Roofs

 

·         4-ply (tar and gravel)                       $8.00 - $10.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Single-ply Membrane                      $7.00 - $9.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Rolled Asphalt (90lb.)                     $2.50 - $3.50/ sq. ft.

 

 

Misc.

 

·         Chimney Flashing                           $100.00 - $400.00 each

 

·         Wall Flashing                                   $5.00 - $6.00/lin. ft.

 

·         Roof/Wall Flashing                         $25.00 - $35.00/lin. ft.

 

·         Roof Vents                                        $100.00 + each

 

·         Roof Tune-up                                   $300.00 +

 

 

The average cost to install new asphalt shingles is approximately $4,100.00.

 

The average cost to tear-off all existing shingles and install new asphalt shingles is approximately $5,800.00.

 

 

WALL SIDING

 

·         Aluminum Siding                             $6.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Cedar Siding                                                $6.00 - $8.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Asphalt Shingles                             $2.50/ sq. ft.

 

·         Vinyl Siding                                      $5.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Stucco/EIFS                                      $15.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Brick (Veneer)                                  $15.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Brick Cleaning – unpainted brick             $2.50/ sq. ft.

 

·         Brick Cleaning- painted brick        $5.00 - $8.00/ sq. ft.

 

 

EAVES UPGRADING (Aluminum)

 

·         Eavestroughs/downpipes (5”)       $6.00 - $7.00/lin. ft.

 

Fascia (6”)                             $5.00/lin. ft.

 

Soffit (16”)                             $6.00/lin. ft.

 

·         Remove Existing Eavestroughs    $1.00/lin. ft.

 

·         Eavestrough Cleaning                   $125.00 +

 

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The average cost to install new soffit, fascia and eavestrough is approximately $2,300.00 - $2,800.00.

 

 

DECKS

 

·         Cedar/Pressure Treated                 $25.00 - $30.00/sq. ft. +

 

·         Custom Designed and Built          $35.00/sq. ft. +

 

·         Wood Patio/Roof Deck                   $20.00/sq. ft. +

 

 

SKYLIGHT/ROOF WINDOWS

 

·         2’ x 4’ Skylight on Flat Roof           $3,300.00 +

 

·         2’ x 4’ Skylight on Sloped Roof     $4,00.00 +

 

·         2’ x 4’ Roof Window                                    $3,300.00 +

 

 

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

 

·         Wood/Vinyl Windows                      $75.00/ sq. ft. +

 

·         Aluminum Windows                                    $55.00/sq. ft. +

 

·         Aluminum Storm Window              $150.00 - $250.00 each

 

·         Aluminum Porch Enclosures        $5.00/lin. ft. +

 

·         Fixed Thermal Glass                       $20.00/sq. ft. +

 

 

EXTERIOR DOORS

 

·         Steel Insulated Doors                     $700.00 + each

 

·         Solid Wood Doors                            $900.00 + each

 

·         6’ Aluminum/Vinyl Patio Door       $1,500.00  + each

 

·         6’ Wood Patio Door                         $1,800.00 + each

 

·         Aluminum Storm Door                    $450.00 + each

 

·         Install 6’ x 7’ Opening in Brick Wall          $2,500.00 each

 

·         Install 6’ x 7’ Opening in Wood Wall        $1,000.00 each

 

 

FENCES

 

Pressure Treated Lumbar (5’ high)           $25.00/ lin. ft.

 

Cedar (5’ high)                                             $35.00/lin. ft.

 

Chain Link (4’ high)                                                $12.00/lin. ft

 

 

DRIVEWAYS/WALKWAYS

 

·         Interlocking Brick/Stone                 $12.00 - $14.00/ sq. ft.

 

·         Stamped Concrete                           $10.00/sq. ft.

 

·         Asphalt Paving                                 $3.00/ sq. ft.

 

 

PATIOS

 

·         Interlocking Brick/Stone                 $12.00 - $14.00/sq. ft.

 

·         Stamped Concrete                           $10.00/sq. ft.

 

·         Patio Stones                                     $4.00/sq. ft.

 

·         Wood Decking                                  $8.00/sq. ft.

 

·         Flagstone/Fieldstone                      $20.00/sq. ft.

 

 

LANDSCAPING

 

·         Top Soil and Sod                            $2.00/sq. ft.

 

·         Tree Removal                                   $1,800.00 + each

 

·         6” x 6” Pressure Treated retaining Walls:

 

o   Below Grade (per piece)     $15.00/lin. ft.

 

o   Above Grade (per piece)     $10.00/lin. ft.

 

 

GARAGES

 

·         Removal of Existing Garage          $3,000.00

 

·         Detached Carport                            $6,00.00

 

·         Detached Wood Frame 1-car         $17,00.00 +

 

·         Detached Wood Frame 2-car         $22,00.00 +

 

·         Detached Block 1-car                      $22,000.00 +

 

·         Detached Block 2-car                      $27,000.00 +

 

 

OVERHEAD DOORS

 

·         Automatic Garage Door Opener    $450.00 + each

 

·         Single Door – Steel Insulated       $750.00 + each

 

·         Single Door – Redwood                 $1,000.00 + each

 

·         Single Door – Cladboard                $700.00 + each

 

·         Double Doors – Steel Insulated    $1,400.00 + each

 

·         Double Doors – Redwood              $1,750.00 + each

 

·         Double Doors – Cladboard                        $1,000.00 + each

 

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

 

Upgrade of main service to:

 

·         100 amps                                           $1,500.00 - $1,800.00

 

·         200 amps                                           $2,500.00 - $2,800.00

 

·         200 amps with existing underground      $1,300.00

 

·         400 amps                                           $5,000.00

 

·         16 Circuit Auxiliary Panel              $350.00 - $450.00 each

 

·         Electrical Permit (major work)        $150.00 +

 

 

RETROFIT WORK

 

·         Per Plug, Switch, Light                   $150.00 each

 

·         Stove and Dryer Plugs                    $250.00 each

 

·         Bathroom, Exterior GFI Plug          $150.00 each

 

·         Bathroom, Exhaust Fan                 $500.00 each

 

·         Doorbell System                               $180.00 + each

 

·         Baseboards Heaters                        $250.00 - $450.00 each

 

·         Powered Attic Ventilators               $500.00 + each

 

·         Kitchen Plugs                                   $200.00 each

 

·         Oven Exhaust Fan                          $400.00 - $500.00 each

 

·         Electric Smoke Detectors               $160.00 each

 

 

NEW WORK

 

·         Per Plug, Switch, Light                   $100.00 each

 

·         Stove and Dryer Plugs                    $150.00 each

 

·         Bathroom, Exterior GFI Plug          $100.00 each

 

·         Bathroom Exhaust Fan                  $200.00 each

 

·         Doorbell System                               $150.00 each

 

·         Baseboard Heaters                          $250.00 - $300.00 each

 

·         Powered Attic Ventilators               $250.00 + each

 

·         Kitchen Plugs                                   $125.00 each

 

·         Oven Exhaust Fan                          $300.00 - $350.00 each

 

·         Electric Smoke Detectors               $80.00 - $100.00 each

 

 

The average total electrical charges when building a new house or totally renovating is approximately $9,500.00

 

 

PLUMBING SYSTEMS

 

Kitchen

 

·         Sink and Faucets                            $600.00 + each

 

·         Dishwasher Connection                $275.00 each

 

·         Garberator                                         $600.00 + each

 

·         Vegetable Sprayer                           $150.00 + each

 

 

Bathrooms

 

·         Whirlpool Bath/Faucets                  $2,200.00 +

 

·         Bathtub/Faucets                              $900.00 +

 

·         Shower Connection with Shower Head  $200.00 +

 

·         Toilet                                                  $400.00 +

 

·         Wash Basin/Faucets                       $350.00 +

 

·         Pedestal Sinks/Faucets                  $400.00 +

 

·         Pressure/Temp. Balance Control  $500.00 +

 

·         Pre-formed shower enclosure       $1,400.00 - $1,900.00

 

·         Ceramic Tiles to Existing Tub Enclosure            $1,500.00 +

 

 

General Work

 

·         New 1” Water Service                     $2,000.00 +

 

·         40 Gallon Electric Hot Water Tank $600.00

 

·         To changes all drain lines under basement floor $4,000.00 +

 

·         Replace Drain Lines at Front Yard           $3,000.00 +

 

·         Laundry Tub and Connections                 $450.00 +

 

·         Change Water Lines (Basement)             $1,000.00 +

 

·         Change Water Lines (Entire House)        $3,000.00 +

 

·         Exterior Garden Hose Bibb                                    $120.00 - $150.00

 

 

Private Plumbing Systems

 

·         Shallow Well Water Service          $1,200.00 + each

 

·         Deep Well Water Service