QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates have the following assumptions:
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.
QUICK Cost-To-Build generates estimates only. It is highly recommend that one employs a local builder in order to get a more accurate construction cost.
All costs are "installed costs" including material, labor and sales tax.
* Limit one $29.95 credit per complete plan package order.
** Available for U.S. only.
Previous Q & A
Previous Questions and Answers
Q:What are the interior door widths?
A:The interior door widths are 30”
Date Posted: 02-Apr-21
Q:What program(s) will your CAD file work on?
A:The CAD files are sent as .dwg files, so any program that can edit this type of file will work, which is almost all CAD programs. If you have a specific program you would like to use let us know and we can confirm compatibility.
Date Posted: 21-Sep-20
Q:Do the plans meet 2015 IRC prescriptive? Does it meet a 25 pound snow load?
A:The plans are currently designed to a 35 pound roof snow load.
The plans are designed to meet the basic requirements of the IRC, but as with all stock plans may require review by a local professional to add any notes or details required for any specific states requirements.
Date Posted: 12-Sep-19
Q:Do you have a sample from any plan so I can get an idea of what to expect?
A:Our plans include the following and are drawn to 1/4 inch scale
Floor plan page
Cover sheet shows the front 3d rendering
Date Posted: 16-Apr-18
Q:Do your plans include framing plans for walls, floor and roof?
A:The plans are standard construction and permit drawings intended for use by a professional builder who would understand standard framing techniques. The floor plans show the dimensioned placement of all walls, as well as the floor and roof member spans and locations. The plans do not show individual framing members such as studs or floor joists. The roof system is designed using trusses, the specifications and layout of the trusses is provided by the truss supplier. Wall framing is standard 2x6 studs spaces at 16” on center, framing over and around windows and doors is standard framing with trimmers, headers, and jack studs. The cross sections and wall sections provide further framing details, as well the general construction notes provide information about nail spacing and other framing details. If you require more detailed framing plans so that you can do your own framing rather than hiring a professional, these drawings can be provided for an additional fee, we can provide an estimate for you if you wish.
Date Posted: 05-Mar-15
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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