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and cooling used
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How many corners does this home have?


The shape of the outside perimeter is an important consideration in estimating
the total construction cost. Generally, the more complex the shape, the more
expensive the structure per square foot of floor area. The shape classification of
multiple story or split-level homes is based on the outline formed by the outer
most exterior walls, including the garage area, regardless of the varying level.
Most structures have 4, 6, 8 or 10 corners, as illustrated in the example. Small
insets not requiring a change in the roof shape can be ignored when determining
the shape.

Select the number of corners


Four corners
Six corners
Eight corners
Ten or More corners

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Building costs for this house


This is an estimate for a single-family residence built under competitive
conditions in Zip area 832 Pocatello, Idaho in May, 2014. This estimate
includes a foundation as required for normal soil conditions, excavation for
foundation and piers on a prepared building pad, floor, wall, interior and
exterior finishes, roof cover, interior partitions, doors, windows, trim, electric
wiring and fixtures, rough and finish plumbing, built-in appliances,
supervision, design fees, permits, utility hook-ups, the contractors'
contingency, overhead and profit. Highly decorative, starkly original or
exceptionally well-appointed residences will cost more.

Item Name
Excavation
Foundation, Piers,
Flatwork
Rough Hardware
Masonry Frame
Insulation
Exterior Finish

Material

Labor

Equipmen
t

Total

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37.00

17.00

54.00

137.00

124.00

35.00

296.00

13.00

12.00

3.00

28.00

456.00

363.00

36.00

855.00

83.00

33.00

--

116.00

255.00

86.00

18.00

359.00

Exterior Trim

16.00

15.00

4.00

35.00

Doors

40.00

20.00

--

60.00

Windows

70.00

27.00

--

97.00

7.00

3.00

--

10.00

--

--

--

--

185.00

90.00

--

275.00

25.00

71.00

--

96.00

118.00

105.00

--

223.00

Painting

70.00

95.00

--

165.00

Wiring

71.00

78.00

--

149.00

Lighting Fixtures

54.00

10.00

--

64.00

Flooring

53.00

43.00

--

96.00

105.00

22.00

--

127.00

Bath Accessories

26.00

9.00

--

35.00

Shower & Tub Enclosure

17.00

8.00

--

25.00

Countertops

50.00

24.00

--

74.00

165.00

30.00

--

195.00

Built In Appliances

80.00

6.00

--

86.00

Plumbing Rough-in and


Connection

75.00

106.00

11.00

192.00

153.00

28.00

--

181.00

Heating and Cooling


Systems

--

--

--

--

Unit Heating and


Cooling

--

--

--

--

Fireplace and Chimney

--

--

--

--

Finish Hardware
Garage Door
Roofing, Flashing,
Fascia
Finish Carpentry
Interior Wall Finish

Carpeting

Cabinets

Plumbing Fixtures

Subtotal Direct Job


Costs
Final Cleanup

$2,324.00 $1,445.00

$124.00 $3,893.00

--

23.00

--

23.00

159.00

--

--

159.00

Permits & Utilities

96.00

--

--

96.00

Plans & Specs

23.00

--

--

23.00

Insurance

Subtotal Indirect Job


Costs
Contractor Markup
Total Cost

$278.00

$23.00

--

$301.00

709.00

--

--

709.00

$3,311.00 $1,468.00

$124.00 $4,903.00