Cost to Build Estimate

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Quick Overview

If you're wondering what it would cost to build this Archway house or garage in your region, we invite you to use our exclusive Construction Cost Estimating Service to get a complete, non-itemized, bottom line estimate of total construction costs. Although not broken out, we provide a comprehensive service that provides an estimate of total construction costs (excluding purchase cost of the land and any land improvements) in the general area you plan to build.

Find our before you buy the plan ... for less than $10! (and get the $9.95 cost deducted when you order a Archway plan). You'll receive the report quickly via email.

The estimate is provided as a single figure which includes labor and average (i.e. middle of the road) quality materials. When applicable, we include allowances for built-in appliances, floor covering, and forced air heating system. It assumes average quality of materials and a moderate level of finish. Note that our costs assume you're hiring someone to do the building for you.

*For a detailed description of our exclusive Construction Cost Estimating Service, please scroll down this page.

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Much better than an estimate based solely on the cost per square foot of heated space, our customized method gives you a good idea of the labor and materials costs, including the contractor’s fee, in the area you plan to build.  For living space, the bottom line figure includes any and all features of your particular house or garage which impact the total cost. This includes, when applicable, an allowance for built-in appliances, floor covering, and a forced air heating system.

Here is a partial list of house (or garage) features that are taken into account in calculating the total cost:

  • Square foot area of heated space
  • Type of house (one level, 2-story, one-and-a-half story, split-level)
  • Type of foundation (basement, crawlspace or slab)
  • Type of roof construction (gable, hip, gambrel)
  • Unheated areas such as covered entrance, decks, porches and garages
  • Ceiling heights
  • No. of plumbing fixtures
  • Type of exterior covering (e.g. wood siding, stucco, vinyl, brick) 
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Size and type of dormers (if applicable)
  • Unfinished areas such as lofts, storage areas and bonus rooms
  • Exterior and interior trim and ornamentation

Not included in our bottom line figure is the cost of acquiring the land and yard improvements such as a well, septic system or landscaping. For these items, your local service providers should be consulted.

In addition, our estimate assumes a “middle of the road” or average quality of labor and materials (i.e. not high end luxury or code minimum) and also assumes that you are not involved in the construction process. If you act as your own contractor or do some of the subcontracting work, our cost figure should be reduced by your out-of-pocket savings.

Lastly, the cost estimate reflects the current costs in your local building area. Although this single figure is just an estimate, it can help you get a better handle on your total outlay, plus serve as a useful benchmark when evaluating bids from local builders.

*If you would like to purchase multiple cost to build estimates, please complete the below form for each plan and click "Add to Cart" for each one.