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Home Building Budget Estimator: Average Costs of Construction

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Home Budget Calculator

Enter the amount of money you plan on spending (total) for your log home into the "Home Budget" field below. Our building cost estimator will give you a cost (in percentage and real dollar value) for each item on your budget.

Use this tool to help estimate how much you have to spend in all of the building categories, based on your original home budget.

Home Budget: $

Item % $ value
Builder Profit 1.13%  
Log/Timberframe Package 32.86%  
Logs stacked to roof level 0.09%  
Dry-In 10.08%  
Architect, Engineering, Plans & Blueprints 0.30%  
Permits - City/County 0.45%  
Utility Connection Fees 0.21%  
Demolition 0.00%  
Clearing/Stakeout 0.42%  
Rough Grading/Shoring/Fill 0.42%  
Private Septic System 1.65%  
Domestic Water/Well 1.20%  
Pump House & Pressure Water System 0.11%  
Rock 0.11%  
Water Hookups 0.10%  
Sewer Hookups 0.03%  
Site Excavation 1.43%  
Ground Plumbing 0.17%  
Ground Mechanicals 0.09%  
Ground Electric 0.30%  
Underground Utilities 0.27%  
Foundation walls 1.92%  
Retaining walls 0.08%  
Concrete slab poured - garage 0.42%  
Concrete slab poured - house 0.92%  
Superior walls (precast) 0.82%  
Foundation complete 1.74%  
Structural Masonry 0.11%  
Rough framing materials 0.88%  
Structural steel 0.04%  
Mfg. floor trusses/components 0.11%  
Rough framing labor 2.67%  
Lightweight concrete interior floors 0.01%  
Rough HVAC 2.00%  
Rough electrical 2.23%  
Rough plumbing 2.02%  
Fireplaces including flues 1.76%  
Security and communications pre-wiring 0.04%  
Joist/SubFloor 0.63%  
Underlayment 0.01%  
Roof sheathing 0.30%  
Waterproofing 0.12%  
Gutters/downspouts/sheet metal 0.21%  
Roof Covering 1.60%  
Windows 0.66%  
Exterior doors 0.22%  
Exterior siding 0.51%  
Exterior trim 0.21%  
Stucco 0.00%  
Masonry veneer 0.59%  
Chimney 0.25%  
Garage 1.00%  
Garage doors 0.28%  
Exterior painting 0.80%  
Insulation 0.92%  
Drywall/plaster 1.47%  
Interior stairways 0.27%  
Cabinetry 2.38%  
Interior doors 0.57%  
Interior trim 2.09%  
Finish hardware 0.13%  
Countertops 0.72%  
Tubs/showers/enclosures 0.21%  
Interior painting and wall coverings 1.05%  
Hard surface finish - flooring 2.55%  
Carpeting 0.39%  
Appliances 0.90%  
Security system 0.04%  
Finish plumbing 1.12%  
Plumbing fixtures 0.55%  
Finish electrical 1.09%  
Lighting fixtures 0.54%  
Finish HVAC 1.42%  
Bath accessories 0.23%  
Tub and shower doors/mirrors 0.07%  
Finish grading 0.13%  
Pool/spa 0.00%  
Hardscape - driveway/walkway/steps 0.47%  
Landscaping 0.12%  
Fencing 0.00%  
Touch up - final clean up 0.26%  
Decks/porches 0.95%  
Final grading and seeding 0.46%  
Rental Equipment 0.19%  
Finish Basement Materials 0.14%  
Builder Contingency 0.30%  
Misc. 0.09%  
Exterior Sheathing 0.02%  
Temporary Utilities 0.02%  
Solar Panels 0.22%  
Radiant Heat 0.04%  
Footers 0.32%  



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