A house plan building estimate will give you a general idea of the construction cost for the house plan you are considering. These estimates represent building costs for your particular state and zip code area. Although nowhere near as accurate and comprehensive as it would be if you were to get a builder's quote, they will give you a rough indication regarding price range and only apply specifically to standard non-modified plans. The building cost criteria are averages, derived from the latest construction industry data for regions within the US based on square foot calculations.
The estimates reflect average quality for both materials and construction labor. Keep in mind; however, if you plan on using high-end materials and specialty craftsmanship, then the estimates will be on the low side and vice versa. Also, factors such as site conditions, engineering, infrastructure costs, subdivision ordinances and other unique location-specific features will not be reflected in the building cost. These estimates are only a guide and should not be construed as an actual building quote; they are not meant as a substitute for firsthand building costs from a licensed professional builder. The best way to get an accurate building estimate with relevant construction costs is to purchase the construction plan (or study set) and submit it to a local builder. If you are serious about building, we strongly recommend not relying on software estimates for which we do not guarantee the accuracy.
The House Plan Building Estimate will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days. On the order pages you will be asked to supply the Zip Code, Town, nearest Metropolitan area and State (US only) in which you plan to build. You will also need to list any available options you want for your chosen plan (such as: Basement, Crawl Space, Attached Garage). If you forget and place your order without providing this information, don't panic, we'll contact you.