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QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates are available for single family, stick-built, detached, 1 story, 1.5 story and 2 story home plans with attached or detached garages, pitched roofs on flat to gently sloping sites.
QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates are not available for specialty plans and construction such as garage / apartment, townhouse, multi-family, hillside, flat roof, concrete walls, log cabin, home additions, and other designs inconsistent with the assumptions outlined in Item 1 above.
User is able to select and have costs instantly calculate for slab on grade, crawlspace or full basement options.
User is able to select and have costs instantly calculate different quality levels of construction including Economy, Standard, Premium. View Quality Level Assumptions.
Estimate will dynamically adjust costs based on the home plan's finished square feet, porch, garage and bathrooms.
Estimate will dynamically adjust costs based on unique zip code for project location.
All home plans are based on the following design assumptions: 8 foot basement ceiling height, 9 foot first floor ceiling height, 8 foot second floor ceiling height (if used), gable roof; 2 dormers, average roof pitch is 12:12, 1 to 2 covered porches, porch construction on foundations.
Summarized cost report will provide approximately 70 lines of cost detail within the following home construction categories: Site Work, Foundations, Basement (if used), Exterior Shell, Special Spaces (Kitchen, Bathrooms, etc), Interior Construction, Elevators, Plumbing, Heating / AC, Electrical Systems, Appliances, Contractor Markup. View a LIVE Sample Cost Report.
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Thanks for the quick answer.
I am considering buying your plan instead using the builder's stock plan. I inquired about putting the air handler on the garage trusses. He said it would cost more and decrease the efficiency and therefore raise the cost for a/c, but didn't explain why or the order of magnitude.
Can you tell me he is correct?
A:It may be possible that he is correct, depending on your geography, climate and local construction standards; but I cannot imagine that the cost would be a substantial amount. In our area and most warm climates across the country the a/h units are up in the trusses – most if not all our plans utilize the truss storage space above the garages for this however, it may be possible that your local building standards do not match this construction technique; so your builder may be correct, however the mechanical space in the trusses is no more than a few modified trusses and some sheets of plywood and all the same mechanical equipment would go in there so I do not see any need for a substantial increase in price. I hope this helps.
Date Posted: 20-Jul-12
Q:Where does the air handler go? Where is the hot water heater?
A:Hello - The A/C units are in the area that is outside the garage, on the right hand side just outside the man door in that area and the a/h units are located up in the trusses in the garage.
Date Posted: 19-Jul-12
Q:Can I make modifications to this plan?
A:Yes you can! Please click the "Modifications" tab above to get more information.
Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
A:The national average for a house is running right at $125.00 per SF. You can get more detailed information by clicking the Cost-To-Build tab above. Sorry, but we cannot give cost estimates for garage, multifamily or project plans.
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