Construction Estimating and Renovation Cost

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Exterior

Roofing , Flashing, Chimneys

Structure

Interior

General

Exterior

Decks-Pressure treated or cedar……………..$18-30/sq.ft.

Decks-Custom design and build………………… $25/sq.ft.+

Pergolas and arbors cedar timber……………$15-25/sq.ft.+

Outdoor living area………………………………………..$5,000+

Flagstone/fieldstone …………………………… $10-20/sq.ft.

Interlocking brick drive/walkway …………….. $5-8/sq.ft.

Poured concrete………………………………………$8-12/sq.ft.

Concrete patio slabs ………………………………. $8-12/sq.ft.

Resurface existing asphalt drive …………………$2-4/sq.ft.

Seal asphalt driveway……………………………………… $50+

Lay sod/topsoil…………………………………………$1-2/sq.ft.

Install lawn sprinkler system………………………… $1000+

6”x6” pressure treated retaining walls:

                                    Below grade ………………………………… $25-30/sq.ft.

                                    Above grade ………………………………… $16-20/sq.ft.

Fences

Pressure treated wood (8’ high) …………………$18/lin.ft.

Cedar (8’ high) ……………………………………$20-30/lin.ft.

Chain link (4’ high) ……………………………….$7-12/lin.ft.

Build Detached Garage

Single …………………………………………………….. $8,000+

Double…………………………………………………… $12,000+

Demolish & remove garage……………………….. $2,500+

Install Garage Door

Single metal sectional ………………………… $800-1000+  

Double metal sectional…………………….. $1,200-1,500+

Garage door opener……………………………… $300-400+

Replace Porch Steps

Wood………………………………………………….. $300-500

Concrete ………………………………………….. …$400-600

Replace porch flooring …………………………. $4-6/sq.ft.

Replace porch skirting ………………………..$10-15/lin.ft.

Replace step railing ………………………………. $100-200

Gutters

Aluminum gutters & downspouts……………$3-5/lin.ft.

Downspout extensions ……………………….. $15-25 each

Clean gutters fall & spring ………………………. $50-100

Install copper gutters & downspouts … $15-25/lin.ft.+

Aluminium soffit and fascia …………………$7-12/lin.ft.  

Siding

Install aluminium siding………….. ……….. $5-6/sq.ft.+

Vinyl siding …………………………………… $3.50-5/sq.ft.

Cedar siding ………………………………………. $5-7/sq.ft.

Paint grade wood siding…………………….$3-4.50sq.ft.

Cement fiber (James Hardie) siding…………………………….$3.5-12/sq.ft.

Repointing (Truck Pointing)

Soft mortar………………………………………$3-4.5/sq.ft.

Hard mortar …………………………………….. $6-8/sq.ft.

Parge foundation walls………………………..$3-4/sq.ft.

Replace deteriorated bricks………………$20-30/sq.ft.

Rebuild parapet wall…………………………$20-30.sq.ft.

Clean brick (chemical wash):

               Exposed …………………………………….. $2-3/sq.ft.

               Painted ………………………………………. $4-6/sq.ft.

Sealing brick ………………………………………$.75-1/sq.ft.

Painting (Not Including Repairs)

Trim ………………………………………………. $1,500+

Trim & wall surfaces ……………………….. $2,500+

Roofing, Flashing and Chimneys

Asphalt shingles (regular quality) installed over existing shingles …………………….. $2.50/sq.ft.

Strip & reshingle ………………………………. $3-4/sq.ft.

Strip & reshingle (top quality) …………… $4-5/sq.ft.

Strip & reshingle:

                 Low slope asphalt ……………………… $3-4/sq.ft.

                 Cedar shingles……………………………$6-10/sq.ft.

                 Cedar shakes………………………………$7-10/sq.ft.

Install new slate roofing ………………….. $10-20/sq.ft.+

Repair loose slates or tiles ……………….$30/slate/tile

Install rolled roofing …………………………… $1-2/sq.ft.+

Strip & install membrane roof …………….. $5-8/sq.ft.+

Reflash Standard Chimney

Asphalt shingle roof…………………………….. $300-500

Install a metal cricket at chimney…………. $300-500+

Repair Valley Flashing

On existing roof………………………………..$20-30/lin.ft.

Replace parapet wall flashing ……………$20-30/lin.ft.

Repoint Typical Chimney Above the Roof Line

Single flue………………………………….$20-30/row

Double flue ………………………………..$25-40/row

Install rain cap on chimney…………………$50-100each+

Install Concrete Cap on Typical Chimney

Single flue ……………………………………. $150-300+

Double flue ………………………………….. $200-400+

Rebuild Chimney Above The Roof Line

Single flue……………………………………..$100-200/lin.ft.

Double flue …………………………………..$200-300/lin.ft.

Structure

Underpin one corner of house……………………. $5,000+

Underpin or add foundations …………….. $300+/lin.ft.

Lower basement floor by underpinning and/or bench Footings ……………………………… $150-300+/lin.ft. Replace beam in unfinished basement …$1,000-2,000

Install basement support post with proper Foundation……………………………………. $300-400+

Remove or open bearing wall………………………. $2,000+

Remove partition wall…………………………….$500-1,500

Install door opening interior wall ………….. $500-1,000+

Building and Addition

Foundation to roof……………………………….$125-250/sq.ft.

Additional story…………………………………$100-200/sq.ft.

Install collar ties………………………………………$30-50each+

Install lateral bracing on collar ties …………….. $100-200+

Electrical

Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps:

                     Incl. new breaker panel ………………….. $1,200-1,800

                     If suitable panel already exists …………….. $500-800

Upgrade to 200 amps …………………………… $1,800-2,200

Replace main ground………………………………….. $100-150

Install new breaker panel ………………………….. $500-800+

Install auxiliary breaker panel …………………… $250-500+

Install circuit breaker (15-20 amps) …………….. $50-100+

Add 120 volt circuit (freezer M/wave) ………… $250-500

Install exterior outlet (weatherproof cover)… $200-300+

Add 240 volt circuit (dryer/stove) ……………… $250-350

Add conventional outlet ……………………………. $100-250

Add kitchen split outlet …………………………….. $150-300

Ground a conventional outlet………………………$100-200

Replace a conventional outlet with aground Fault Interrupter outlet ……………………….. $50-150

Install switches (if electrician is already there) …………………….$10 each+

Install standard light fixture ……………….$100-200each+

Install exterior light fixture …………………$100-200each+

Install fluorescent light fixture …………….$100-200each+

Rewire entire house during gutting or Major renovations ……………………………… $5,000+

Replace Knob & Tube, (Bungalow) ……… $4,000-7,000

Replace Knob & Tube, (2 Story) ……… $10,000-15,000

Heat and Air 

Install forced air gas furnace:

              Mid efficiency…………………………… $1,800-3,000+

              High efficiency…………………………. $2,800-5,000+

Annual service by HVAC contractor ……………. $75-100

Replace blower and/or motor…………………….$300-500

Install humidifier……………………………………. $200-400+

Install electronic air cleaner…………………….. $500-700+

Install programmable thermostat ……………. $100-300+

Add electric baseboard heater…………………… $250-350

Clean ductwork……………………………………….. $200-400

Ductwork modifications to convert a gravity furnace to forced air furnace………. $1,000-2,000

Cooling and Heating Pumps

Air system ………………………………………… $2,000-3,500

Replace A/C condenser………………………..$1,200-2,000

Install independent A/C system ……….. $5,000-10,000+

Service/clean air conditioner…………………… $300-500  

Insulation

Insulate open attic area to Modern standards …………………… $.50-1.25/sq.ft.

Additional roof vents…………………………….. $50-75each

Add turbine roof vent ……………………………… $200-250

Insulate from exterior with rigid insulation Prior to residing……………………………….$1-2/sq.ft.

Insulate basement from interior……………….. $1/sq.ft.

Plumbing

Replace water line to house…………..$100-200/lin.ft.

Replace main shut off valve…………………. $150-300

Install water heater…………………………. $450-600+

Replace toilet………………………………………. $300+

Replace toilet flush mechanism…………….. $75-150

Unclog/remove obstruction from toilet……..$100-200

Replace seat on toilet ……………………………… $50

Install bidet ………………………………………… $450+

Replace vanity sink ………………………………. $150+

Replace pedestal sink ……………………………. $250+

Replace faucet set ………………………………… $150+

Replace bathtub (tile incl.) …………………… $1,500+

Installed refinished claw foot tub……………. $1,800+

Replace bathtub/shower faucet set ……………. $250+

Install whirlpool bathtub ……………………… $2,500+

Install vinyl bathtub enclosure …………… $200-400+

Install plastic shower stall ……………… $600-2,000+

Install bathroom exhaust fan……………… $300-500+

Install basement bathroom …………………… $5,000+

Install laundry hookups ………………………….. $900+

Install kitchen top mount sink:

               Single ……………………………………………….. $300+

               Double………………………………………………. $400+

Install dishwasher ………………………….. $300-600+  

Install garbage disposal……………………. $300-500+

Install kitchen range hood ………………… $200-300+

Connect to municipal sewer …………………. $2,500+

Snake out sewer obstruction…………………$100-250+

Repair collapsed sewer line ………………….. $1,000+

Interior

Drywall over plaster…………………..$1.50-2.50/sq.ft.

Remove plaster, add drywall………..$3.50-4.50/sq.ft.

Strip popcorn …………………………………….. $1-3/sq.ft.

Install drop ceiling………………………………. $3-5/sq.ft.+

Install drywall on framing walls and Ceiling finished ……………………………. $1-2/sq.ft.+

Flooring

Sand/refinish hardwood floors………………….$2-4/sq.ft.

Install hardwood floor:

               3/8” thick………………………………… $4.50-8/sq.ft. +

               3⁄4” thick ……………………………………. $7-12/sq.ft.+

Install parquet flooring …………………………. $4-7/sq.ft.+

Install ceramic floor tiles ………………………….. $6/sq.ft+

Install vinyl floor tiles ……………………………… $3./sq.ft.+

Install vinyl sheet flooring…………………………. $5/sq.ft.+

Retile bathtub enclosure……………………….. $800-1,200

Install wall to wall carpet: Synthetic……………………………………… $20/sq.yd.+

Wool…………………………………………… $60/sq.yd.+

Install underpad……………………………………..$5/sq.yd.+

Replacement Windows

Sliding ……………………………………….. $25-40/sq.ft.

Casement……………………………………. $35-50/sq.ft.

Awning ………………………………………. $35-50/sq.ft.

Double hung ………………………………..$35-50/sq.ft.

Fixed …………………………………………. $25-40/sq.ft.

Bay …………………………………………… $40-65/sq.ft.

Storm ……………………………………… $125-250each

Install Fireplace

Single flue chimney……………………………….. $6,000+

From rough-in………………………………………. $2,000+

Install zero clearance gas fireplace …………. $3,000+

Convert wood to gas fireplace ……………….. $1,500+

Install glass door on fireplace…………………… $300+

Install fireplace damper………………………….. $300+

Doors

Install interior hollow core door…………….. $150-250+

Install interior custom wood door ……………….. $400+

Install interior French doors ……………………….. $700+

Install louvered closet doors………………….. $150-250+

Install exterior solid wood door………….. $600-1,200+

Install exterior insulated metal door …….. $600-900+

Install sliding glass doors:

               Brick wall…………………………………. $2,500-3,500+

               Wood frame wall ………………………. $2,000-2,500+

Replace sliding glass door ………………….. $1,000-1,700+

Install skylight …………………………………. $1,000-3,000+ 

General

Completely remodel kitchen ……………………… $10,000+

Completely remodel bathroom ……………………. $5,000+

Install kitchen cabinets ………………….. $150-250/lin.ft.+

Install kitchen counter …………………………… $25/lin.ft.+

Install ceiling fan………………………………………….. $200+

Install conventional alarm system……………….. $1,000+

Hang wallpaper ………………………………………… $2/sq.ft.

Epoxy injection of foundation cracks … $300-400each

Repair foundation crack from exterior………. $550/pier

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