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Residential Masonry | Calculating the 7% Figure

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1. Calculating Brick's Cost Per Square Foot

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Illinois Estimates

Cost of brick veneer (labor and materials)

15% average builder markup

Total(including all costs and builder markup)

$9.00

+

$1.35

$10.35

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Your Builders Estimates

Cost of brick veneer (labor and materials)

15% average builder markup

Total(including all costs and builder markup)

2. Calculating Wall Square Footage

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Sample -

3-bedroom ranch w/ two car garage

Front

Side(L)

Back

Side(R)

l

50

50

40

40

h

8

8

8

8

Total Wall Square Ft.

Less 25% (doors & windows)

Net square feet

sq. ft.

400

400

320

320

1440

-360

1080

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l

Front

Side(L)

Back

Side(R)

h

Total Wall Square Ft.

Less 25% (doors & windows)

Net square feet

sq. ft.

3. Calculating Vinyl Cost Per Square Foot

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Cost of brick veneer (labor and materials)

15% average builder markup

Total(including all costs and builder markup)

$2.61

+

$0.39

$3.00

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Cost of brick veneer (labor and materials)

15% average builder markup

Total(including all costs and builder markup)

4. Calculating Brick's Extra Cost

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Brick

Vinyl

Wall area (sq. ft.)

x

$ per

 sq. ft.

=

Wall Cost

1080

x

$10.35

=

$11,778

1080

x

$3.00

=

$3,240

Brick's extra cost (subtract)

=

$7,938

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Brick

Vinyl

Wall area (sq. ft.)

x

x

x

$ per

=

 sq. ft.

=

=

Brick's extra cost (subtract)

=

Wall Cost

5. Calculating Percentage brick adds to cost of home

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Cost of home with no siding

Csot of home with Vinyl siding

$143,160

$147,000

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Cost of home with no siding

Csot of home with Vinyl siding

compute

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Why it pays to use brick

How to get an all brick home for less than 7% the price of a vinyl home

See also - Brick Technical Library

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