anyone know of (free) online construction cost estimators

All the ones I find seem to want $99 down and $99 per month.
I'm thinking of building a house and want to get a ballpark idea of cost for things like HVAC, Electric, Plumbing, Masonry. Thanks.
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What "online estimator" are you talking about?
But whatever you are referring to, estimating is complicated and depends on many variables - (one of which is where you are [1]). I can't imagine how a program could be at all accurate for something like that. But if you feel comfortable with new programs, get something like Chief Architect http://www.chiefarchitect.com/ . After you play with that for a while, you'll have a better *idea* of what materials you might need for a project.
[1] And where *are* you? I notice you post to the Croatian newsgroups.
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free consultation is worth every penny you pay for it.
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Must be a different person using the same name. I'm in central Texas.
I know that it would not be exact. As I said, I'm just looking for a ballpark figure to know if I should even start down this path.
I already have the fixed costs for the framing, roof, interior and exterior.
Something similar to this is what I mean:
http://www.buildingjournal.com/construction-estimating-apartment-building-02.asp
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Well use that one then. It's free. I don't think it's much good. It can't be. It doesn't ask for enough data before it does the multiplication - and that's all it does, BTW. However, using a few examples from my experience, the results looked _kinda_ right. How big of a house do you plan on? -- (||) Nehmo (||)
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1600 square feet, single story.
_kinda_ right is all I really wanted at this point. Whether HVAC was going to be $6000 or $16000 for example.
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There is a calculator here: http://www.building-cost.net /
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Thanks for that
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And what's wrong with us? we know all about that calculateton!!! It's simple What ever you come up with then times 2 your there.
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get some blue prints copy them and then get bids. add em up there ya go
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