Bill of Materials, Help a newbie build his house !

I am trying to build a house but the costs are driving me mad.
Before i buy the land & build, im trying to budget the costs into this. I do not want to waste money on this like the costs to get the plan approved, engineer costs, etc ...
I want to outlay the capital for the material because i am in the industry & can get it at a good price but i do not know the quantity .
If there some formula like 1000 bricks for 10 square meters or how much cement is needed, etc ?
Is there a website with sample plans of the house & the quantity of materials used to build the house ? This will help me a great deal !
Thanks
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According to your specs, I've gotten your costs down to $412,389.50

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Sorry, I can't get as specific as CRHRAS...he's good! Maybe some day I'll make it to his level....
If your in the indusrty, you should be pretty adept at estimating needs for a building job.
Wasting money on an approved plan and engineers cost? Man, that's the place you should spend some dough...plan, plan, plan.
If you all else fails, take your plans to a builidng material supplier and they'll provide you with an estimate of cost and qty to complete the job.
Best of luck to you...
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Oh yeah I forgot...if your really serious, some places with plans for sale will offer the bill of materials to build their house...of course it's an upcharge and if you alter the plan, well the numbers are not worth the paper their printed on....
Still, good luck.
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