U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Montana
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:12 AM
 
6 posts, read 118,805 times
Reputation: 29

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manuel1980 View Post
Your house is beautiful. I wished you had posted more picture of the framing work.
What's the size of the building?

Manuel, I have not been here in a very long time, and if you were referring to my home, thank you and check out this short video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNP3aXxSwTc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-05-2015, 08:32 PM
 
1 posts, read 570 times
Reputation: 10
I have a 30x40 building in southeast Texas. My wife and I drew up some simple plans for a 2-bdrm 1 1/2 bath dwelling and had several estimates from local contractors give some ballpark starting costs. We were hoping to keep it under $50,000. (The outer walls are insulated already). Best starting prices are at $90 to $110 thousand. What am I missing?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
7,540 posts, read 12,578,132 times
Reputation: 2952
No idea why your contractors estimates are so high, but...

Outfits that build metal houses -- one that I looked into had a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom house with a double garage: slab foundation, shell, frame, plumbing, and electrical, under $60,000. Finishing it could cost from practically nothing to $$$$$$$$ depending on how fancy you wanted to get. Their smaller/simpler house was quite a bit less.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-07-2015, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
18,696 posts, read 36,381,069 times
Reputation: 2147483647
That estimate does sound artificially high. When I owned my business, I could usually hit at a about a quarter of the cost of a traditional stick frame. Steel skin was a major factor a the cist could vary, depending on the market.

I'm not familiar with the building requirements, but if they are requiring local odd requirements, I.e... full foundation, etc... That could raise costs substantially. But, if there are no strange requirements like that, sq ftg wise, price should be one fourth the cost of a comparable building.
__________________
[B][COLOR="Red"]"No Copyrighted Material."[/COLOR][/B]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/"][COLOR="SeaGreen"]CD Home page[/COLOR][/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forumtos.html"][COLOR="seagreen"]TOS (Terms of Service)[/COLOR][/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/faq/107997-search-function-using-search-function.html"][COLOR="SeaGreen"]How to Search,[/COLOR][/URL] [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/faq/"][COLOR="SeaGreen"]FAQ's[/COLOR][/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/faq/70589-guide-guide-city-data-posting.html"][COLOR="SeaGreen"]Guide[/COLOR][/URL]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/wyoming/"]Wyoming[/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/montana/"]Montana[/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/north-dakota/"]North Dakota[/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/south-dakota/"]South Dakota[/URL], [URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/guns-hunting/"]Guns and Hunting[/URL]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Montana
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:43 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top