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Disclaimer: These estimates are user-provided and to be used as guides only. No claim is made to their accuracy nor to their completeness for all uses. Each estimate is provided as a basic guide or template for building upon. Prices may need updating and quantities are estimated based on size of job.

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The following estimates were created with the National Construction Estimator.

National Construction Estimator 61st Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation.

Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates. Revised annually.

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New Deck Estimate
  • New 15' x 25' deck.
  • These costs assume 5/4" x 6" recycled plastic lumber decking or 2" x 8" recycled composite lumber decking supported by #2 & better 2" x 8" pressure treated joists spaced 24" on center over 4" x 8" pressure treated beams.
  • Beams are supported by 4" x 4" pressure treated posts set 6' on center in concrete.
  • Post length is assumed to be 2' above grade.
  • Fasteners are coated deck screws, and galvanized nails, steel joist hangers and post anchors.
  • Decking is spaced at 1/8" to permit drainage.
  • Costs are based on a rectangular deck, with one side fastened to an existing structure.
  • Larger decks will reduce labor costs.
  • Add additional costs for round concrete forms (AKA sonotubes) and additional framing fasteners.
  • Deck, 3' above ground, with joists, beams, posts and hardware as described above, with decking material as shown.
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New Deck with Railing
  • New 15' x 25' deck.
  • These costs assume 5/4" x 6" recycled plastic lumber decking or 2" x 8" recycled composite lumber decking supported by #2 & better 2" x 8" pressure treated joists spaced 24" on center over 4" x 8" pressure treated beams.
  • Beams are supported by 4" x 4" pressure treated posts set 6' on center in concrete.
  • Post length is assumed to be 2' above grade.
  • Fasteners are coated deck screws, and galvanized nails, steel joist hangers and post anchors.
  • Decking is spaced at 1/8" to permit drainage.
  • Costs are based on a rectangular deck, with one side fastened to an existing structure.
  • Larger decks will reduce labor costs.
  • Add additional costs for round concrete forms (AKA sonotubes) and additional framing fasteners.
  • Deck, 3' above ground, with joists, beams, posts and hardware as described above, with decking material as shown.
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New Deck with Railing & Stairs Stick Estimate
  • 10 x 16 deck with railing, built with girder support and lagged onto the side of a building with a ledger.
  • Approximate height from ground is 3 feet.
  • Girder and joists to be pressure-treated with blocking over girder and joist hangers at ends.
  • Decking to be 5/4" x 6 composite lumber with wood grain and color.
  • Railing to be redwood and stained to match composite decking.
  • Redwood stairway for exit.
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Dance Studio Remodel - Submitted by B. Niehoff
Converted part of house into private dance studio. Constructed ADA compliant bathroom with private shower. Added ADA compliant entry way and parking stall.
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Doctor's Office Remodel - Submitted by B. Niehoff
Changed rooms in doctor's office. Added new cabinetry, hardware and private bath and shower. Replaced all floor coverings tape, texture, paint.
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Basement Remodel - Submitted by G. R. Fazio
Complete basement remodel. Included kitchen area, ADA compliant bathroom and laundry room.
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