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:
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
Budgeting for new construction
Assisting with obtaining financing
Assisting in the settlement of disputes / litigation