To budget a site in greater detail without the need to create a detailed site plan, explore this subsection.
Building Package (building, doors, roof) and labor
The following average building materials and labor costs are intended to help clients quickly
prepare a rough budget to determine if a project is economically feasible. Trachte offers a wide array of
optional features which may increase or decrease your actual cost.
Typical building costs:
• Single story, 30 to 40' wide, exterior access, low pitched standing seam roof or high pitched with screw down roof: $8 to $10 per sq ft.
• Single story, wide construction, with interior halls, insulated: $10 to $13 per sq ft.
Grading and excavation
Grading and excavation costs can vary greatly, especially if the property requires a pond. A grading contractor,
city engineer, or civil engineer that is familiar with the land may be able to give you a rough idea of what
work is required, or speak with owners of nearby recently developed land to learn what work they performed and at what cost.
For a basic site without a pond, grading work will likely include removal of topsoil on building and paved areas,
and application of proper fill material.
Most standard single story projects can be built on a floating slab foundation. Budget $4 to $5 per square foot for floating slab.
Buildings that require a trenchwall or frostwall foundation, budget $5 to $6 per square foot. For example,
buildings with HVAC systems in northern climates need this.
Typically asphalt drives range from $2 to $2.50 per sq foot. Concrete driveways range from $3 to $4 per sq foot. For a
facility with all drive up units, you'll have paved square footage roughly equal to building coverage.
Wider buildings will result in less drives.
Electrical, HVAC if equipped
Contact local contractors for estimates.
Fencing, gate with access control, security cameras if equipped.
Add a number to budget for these items if applicable. Prices may vary significantly
depending on your preferences. Consult local contractors for bids on these items.
Office and finishing
If your facility will include an office or other finish work not provided by Trachte (brickwork, accents, etc), budget for it here.
Permits, engineering and loan fees
This field should include engineering, architectural costs, local and state permit fees.
Calculated field: Total cost per sq foot, includes all costs except land.