More Construction Calculator Confusion

by Maureen McCabe on November 16, 2007

More on the Building Cost Calculator  that I am obsessed with…

Best Grand Total     $373,408

Good Grand Total      $311,480

Average Grand Total     $284,834

What started it…  Build YOUR Columbus dream home for $304,933

There is one more category on the Building Cost Calculator.   This is where it got real confusing… choosing Quality Class 4 (1 is the highest, best and  4 is the lowest)


Total Living Area  3200                                                  
Number Of Corners  6                                                         
Foundation Quality Class  4                                              
Exterior Walls Quality Class  4                                          
Exterior Finish Quality Class  4                                         
Windows & Doors Quality Class  4                                         
Roofing Quality Class  4                                                 
Interior Finish Quality Class  4                                         
Flooring Quality Class  4                                                
Bathroom Quality Class  4                                                
Kitchen Quality Class  4                                                 
Plumbing Quality Class  4                  
Total Cost
Material    $188,863
Labor     $125,818
Equipment    $4,658
Grand Total     $319,339

Material is  $20K higher … makes no sense.  I give up.  No one would build a 3200 square foot low quality house though would they?

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1 Art Blanchet November 16, 2007 at 05:28 pm

Please figure this with Steel Framing and a double sink in the guest bath as well.


2 Maureen McCabe November 16, 2007 at 07:15 pm

It’s not that flexible.

3 Maureen McCabe November 16, 2007 at 07:49 pm

wise guy…..

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