The Douglas Residential Cost Guide

The Douglas Residential Cost Guide has been developed over the past 5 years as a manual to assist in estimating the Replacement Cost New of a variety of residences, including:

  • 1 Storey
  • Split Level
  • 2 Storey
  • Semi Detached
  • Fieldstone Houses
  • Victorian Style Houses
  • High Value Dwellings

The costing data is a compilation of actual construction costs, various estimates for single family and semi detached dwellings, and other construction cost sources. The cost guide includes a physical depreciation schedule.

The developer of the cost guide, Karl Douglas, has been involved in the estimating and appraisal / evaluation of dwellings and agricultural properties for over 25 years.

The costing manual is intended as a resource for:

  • Assisting with insurance coverage recommendations
  • Assisting with the settlement of insurance claims
  • Financial management
  • Accounting functions
  • Budgeting for new construction
  • Assisting with obtaining financing
  • Assisting in the settlement of disputes / litigation