One of the toughest tasks we encountered was determining the cost to build our new home. We developed the plans, determined the cost of the timber frame package and then worked with a contractor to get a base cost. Of course, the budget was preliminary, since many of the finishes weren’t finalized. However, that gave us a starting place.
The attached PDF was developed using our mortgage companies draw schedule and our contractor’s budget sheet. It doesn’t cover everything, but it is a good place to start.