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 !
You can "waste" money now on engineers and people who actually know
what they are doing to help you get started, or you can WASTE money
later. Here's a hint for you: "waste" money costs a tiny fraction of
BTW, if you're in the industry you should know that suppliers
frequently offer free quantity survey estimates to facilitate your
purchasing from them. Of course you have to give them a reasonable
set of plans for them to use. You're staring off on the wrong foot.
Putting the cart before the horse when building a house leads to major
problems and you will be the one footing the bill to fix those
If you can get materials at a good price you are way ahead of the
game. Work with your strengths.
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