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by R.S. Means

Download Exterior Home Improvement Costs: The Practical Pricing Guide for Homeowners  Contractors, Ninth Edition ePub
  • ISBN 0876297424
  • ISBN13 978-0876297421
  • Language English
  • Author R.S. Means
  • Publisher RSMeans; 9 edition (September 27, 2004)
  • Pages 290
  • Formats doc lit mobi rtf
  • Category Hobby
  • Subcategory Home Improvement and Design
  • Size ePub 1320 kb
  • Size Fb2 1300 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 204

For contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike, this book featuresprofessional estimates for popular exterior remodeling and repairprojects. RSMeans Exterior Home Improvement Costsincludes more than 65 projects with complete, customizable costbreakdowns for doing the work – with or without a contractor.

You'll have access to current costs for your location on themost popular remodeling projects, including:

Room additions, garages and sunroomsDecks, patios, porches and pergolasLandscaping, sprinkler systems and outdoor lightingFences, walls, driveways and walkwaysNew windows and doorsRoofing, siding and painting

Exterior Home Improvement Costs includes a description ofwhat materials are needed, how much they will cost, and how longthe work will take. You'll know what skills are required to do ityourself, and how much a contractor is likely to charge if youdecide to use a professional.

Find out which improvements have the best payback when it comestime to sell your house, and get expert tips on working withcontractors and architects. Included with the book is a handychecklist to use when selecting your materials and comparingprices.


Interior Home Improvement Costs includes more than 65 projects with complete.

Interior Home Improvement Costs includes more than 65 projects with complete.

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Interior Home Improvement Costs includes more than 65 projects with complete, customizable cost breakdowns for doing the work - with or without a contractor. RSMeans is North America's leading supplier of construction cost information. In addition to its collection of annual construction cost data books, RSMeans also offers construction estimating and facilities management seminars, electronic cost databases and software, reference books, and consulting services. Creating a professional home office or home theatre.

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Home maintenance and repair expenses are homeowner incurred costs needed to keep a home in. .Exterior Home Improvement Costs: The Practical Pricing Guide for Homeowners & Contractors by R S Means Engineering (Paperback - Sep 2004).

These costs do not include finance expenses, insurance, tax or utility (water, electricity, gas, trash, et. expenses. 1999 National Repair & Remodeling Estimator (National Repair and Remodeling Estimator) by Albert S. Paxton (Paperback - Oct 1998).

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Black_Hawk_Down
RSMeans is a well known name in construction--so well known that I expected much better from this book. Here are some pros and cons of this edition:

Pros:

You can get a very quick idea of what a broad range of projects will cost. Project costs are itemized in some detail: how much material and how much labor are required for specific size projects. Descriptions also include discussions of project quality differences and of what parts a DIY-er might reasonably complete. As a first pass in cost and time estimating this is very helpful information. Additionally, the book provides regional factors for adjusting project costs to local conditions. Also very helpful.

But on moving beyond the first pass of estimating, the book falls short in the following ways:

First, and most annoying, there is no discussion of labor costs by trade. Wallpaper hangers don't make the same as tile layers who don't make the same as plumbers. Thus, there is no way to estimate what you would really save using paint instead of wallpaper. You could estimate your savings based on the project's average hourly labor charge but this will be wildly misleading. And the average charge is the only number you can calculate from the project sheets because you are given only labor hours--not labor costs.

Second, project details aren't consistent: bathroom projects include line items for electric outlets, switches, and lights. Kitchens do not. Lighting is a major element in good kitchen design. Where are these costs?

Third, there is no discussion of demolition costs: What does it cost to rip out your old kitchen or bath before installing the new one? Similarly, it's not clear whether project costs listed for plumbing are for relocating drains or simply hooking up to existing locations. This can be a major cost factor.

Why do these "cons" matter? Remodeling an island kitchen can cost $16,653 (p.127) or the same size kitchen remodel can cost $36,050 (p.129). This isn't a trivial difference. If you are trying to determine whether your proposed project is closer to $16k then $36k, you need better information than RSMeans provides. Differences in material choices often mean differences in labor hours. So just adjusting your material choices in hopes of controlling your costs could be very misleading.

RSMeans could improve this book significantly by

1. adding more and better detailed tables of information on "Alternate Materials" (see p. 121), including labor hours & costs and many more interior finish materials,

2. adding a table of hourly labor costs by trade and discuss the contractor's role and fee in more detail,

3. improving the consistency of the project detail sheets across projects (so that both kitchens and baths would have lighting and electrical outlets),

4. providing users with project worksheets that are consistent with the book's project worksheets.

The bottom line: Use this book for a first pass, but then, if you are a novice (or even if you aren't) get three professional estimates before you start any significant project.
Black_Hawk_Down.
One of the most interesting thing about this book it allowed me to organize projects like never before. It provides a clear understanding of what to expect when putting together an estimate. It put the project at an ease because this book is simplified!!!
Rocksmith
Very helpful book
Burgas
I am not a professional or a contractor but a regular home owner. This book is simply not very useful. Without industry knowledge, you won't be able to make much sense out of it. Maybe it was not meant to be used by regular homw owner.
Giamah
Met my expectations
allegro
fast shipping good book
Flathan
Wide range of projects with practical tips that let you know what to consider and what to expect in scope and price. Very helpful!
Wide range of projects with practical tips that let you know what to consider and what to expect in scope and price. Very helpful!