# Building work cost calculator: House Cost Estimator | Cost to Build a Home

## House Cost Estimator | Cost to Build a Home

### Location Information

Enter your nearest city below so we can adjust the cost for your location.

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### Main Floor Information

#### Main floor living area:

Enter the square footage of the living area on the main floor. The living area does not include areas such as garages, porches or decks.

#### Main floor ceiling height:

**8 ft**

**9 ft**

**10 ft**

**11 ft**

**12 ft**

Enter the main floor ceiling height. This is the distance in feet from the floor to the ceiling. The standard ceiling height is 8 feet, but they are often upgraded to 9′ or 10′.

#### What Structure Class Does Your Home Fit:

In order to determine the complexity of your home (which will effect the cost), select the class that best fits your home.

**Structure class 1 – The most basic no extras**

Starter homes will often fit into this class or class 2. Typically there will only be one or two roof lines and the ceiling height will not change through out the home.

**Structure class 2 – Still simple**

More complicated than class 1. Typically there will only be three to five

roof lines. The ceiling height will still stay the same through out the home.

**Structure class 3 – Typical Home**

Typically there will be 6 to 9 roof lines. The

ceiling height may change in one area but over all there is not much variation in roof height.

**Structure class 4 – High End Home**

Custom home with several changes in ceiling heights through out the home. Typically there will be many different roof lines.

**Structure class 5 – Most Complicated**

Most complicated custom home with many changes in ceiling heights through out the home. The roof will vary in height in many locations with many different roof lines.

See Structure class examples provided by Crookston Custom Designs

Structure class 1

Structure class 2

Structure class 3

Structure class 4

Structure class 5

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1 Main Floor

2 Decks

3 Basement

4 Garage

5 Floors

6 Kitchens

7 Bathrooms

8 Finishes

9 Other

10 Details

Summary

## 2023 Cost to Build Calculator for House Plans – Boutique Home Plans

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2023 COST-TO-BUILD CALCULATOR

We believe that estimating the cost to build your dream home should be easily accessible. We provide this free, industry leading, home construction cost calculator to understand exactly what you can afford *before *you purchase a floor plan.

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HOW TO GET AN ACCURATE BUILD COST:

*Determining your cost to build is a process that narrows down the cost range with each subsequent step.*

**Step 1: Online Calculators**

Others make you pay for them – check out our free construction cost estimator below.

**Step 2: Historical Data**

Look at homes recently *built and sold *in your area 12 months. Plug the historical sales data into the following formula:

*(Final Sales Price – Land Sales Price) / Total Square Feet = Cost/SF*

**Step 3: Ballpark Cost per Square Foot**

Contact local builders and send them a link to the house plan that you want to get a ballpark cost for.

**Step 4: Bid**

Once you’ve chosen a floor plan and narrowed down a shortlist of builder it’s time to get the most accurate number. To help with bid accuracy we provide free material take-offs for our plans.

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Home Construction Price Calculator

*Note: The next US Census Bureau Construction Price Index data release is scheduled for July 26th, 2023. We will update the calculators that same day. *

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Discover Your Dream House Plan

Use your cost/SF to narrow down the plans that you can afford.

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CALCULATOR F.A.Q.

**Help me understand the percentiles?**

The percentiles are based on the real costs paid to build homes in the last quarter.

Lower percentiles reflect more affordable housing with less expensive materials, workmanship and complexity. So if you are looking to build a more budget friendly house, then you might want to drag the slider to the lower end of the scale but if you are looking to build a complex house with premium materials then you want to look at the upper percentiles.

**How Accurate is This Calculator?**

Boutique Home Plans has developed this cutting edge calculator to perform a more accurate fast analysis of building costs than anyone else.

Residential construction cost estimating is an imperfect science, since costs can vary significantly by location and seasonality. That’s why we show you real costs paid by builders so you can get an idea of what people are actually paying to build new homes right now.

**Where Does the Building Material Cost Data Come From?**

This calculator applies historical pricing from the *US Census Bureau New Residential Construction Survey* and is updated quarterly to reflect real world prices paid for new construction housing. We then analyze this microdata to extract percentiles paid per square foot of conditioned area.

**How Does this Compare to a Paid Cost-to-Build Report?**

This is significantly more accurate because it’s based on real world pricing. In addition, paid reports have to make assumptions about build quality which is, by far, the biggest cost variable.

For example, two of the same house plans built in the same location with different quality materials could up to double the price. To solve this problem, our calculator allows you to select the percentile that most accurately reflects the quality you are aiming to build.

*P.S. Ours is free to use, so you can save money!*

## Professional construction calculators

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Before proceeding with the actual construction, it is necessary to carry out

calculations of the characteristics and costs of building materials for a particular structure. This step will avoid

building damage, deformation

its elements and other negative factors. In addition, the quality of the produced

calculations also depends on the speed of construction work, since the lack of some

either the material is capable of slowing down the case, and slowing down for an indefinite period,

due to the fact that additional material, at the height of the construction season, is not easy to find.

For your convenience and prompt preparation of everything you need,

a special site of construction calculators, with which it is easy to avoid

problems with the preliminary purchase of materials and, accordingly, the subsequent

lack of the latter.

The online calculator will help you make the following calculations:

- Consumption of materials required for the construction of all the main elements of the building;
- Calculation of the required dimensions and parameters of elements;
- Calculation of the required characteristics of building materials.

The versatility of the online service is an undoubted advantage

site. Construction online calculator allows you to produce a huge amount

all kinds of construction calculations without leaving home. Moreover, the calculations may not be

only of a technical nature, but also of an economic one, which plays a positive role in

preparatory stage of construction work.

#### Getting started with the online calculator

To get started, you need to select the necessary section from the list, located on the left side

screen. For each calculation, it is necessary to enter the required indicators and data, such as the size of the proposed building, the required strength characteristics, the location area, and so on.

Most calculations involve several directions, that is, in addition to the main

calculation of building materials, it is possible to simultaneously calculate the size of the structure.

Each calculation is provided with additional reference materials, as well as

illustratively supported by a convenient drawing.

Some calculations allow you to calculate

and the economic component of the proposed work, for example, indicating the cost

one unit of material, the calculator will calculate the total cost of the entire required quantity.

Calculation of additional indicators is carried out with a ticked box opposite

point of interest.

The result of the calculation instantly appears on the screen after pressing

“Calculate” keys. The “Print” button is conveniently located at the bottom of the result.

#### Construction calculator, or its positive aspects

use

The calculators presented on the site reduce the task to a minimum

long calculations, which significantly saves time.

Each section and subsection of the site allows:

- Select the expected types of work;
- Calculate the necessary costs and the amount of material required for the work;
- See detailed drawing;
- Calculate the total amount needed to purchase building materials;
- View reference materials and recommendations;
- Print out the calculation result;
- Ask a question to a specialist.

Without exception, all such calculators imply a small

error. In this regard, preliminary calculations must be coordinated with

experts in the field, or check their already performed calculations.

The site is under development. New calculators and calculations are constantly being developed. Please report any bugs you find via feedback.

## Online calculator. Calculation of the cost of certain types of work

EXCAVATION

FOUNDATION DEVICE

WALL MASONRY

DEVICE OF FLOORS

INSTALLATION OF STAIRS

ROOF DEVICE

THERMAL VISION SURVEY

DISMANTLING WORKS

INSULATION WORKS

DEVICE OF INTERROOM PARTITIONS

FLOOR SCREED DEVICE

PLUMBING WORK

ELECTRIC INSTALLATION WORK

PLASTER WORKS

INSTALLATION OF GYPSUMBOARD AND OTHER SHEET MATERIALS

INSTALLATION OF CEILINGS

PAINTING WORKS

TILE WORKS

INSTALLATION OF DECORATIVE ELEMENTS

PAINTING WORKS

INSTALLATION OF PANELS

FLOOR INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION OF INTERIOR DOORS

WALLPAPER WORKS

DECORATIVE WORKS

ALFREY WORKS

INSTALLATION OF AUXILIARY STRUCTURES

* In this section, using an online calculator, you can perform a preliminary calculation of the cost of certain types of construction, installation, finishing, repair and other works performed by our company

The company “MASTERSKAYA” provides the maximum possible range of services in the field of construction, decoration and repair of private houses, apartments and premises for other purposes in Rostov-on-Don and the Rostov region.