Currently, it costs between $100 – $400 per square foot to build a house, including materials and labor, but not including land costs. Generally, around 50% of those costs are for materials, and the other 50% is labor, construction equipment, professional services, permits, and other additional fees.
How Much in Materials to Build a House?
When it comes to building a house, there are many different materials you will need in order to complete the project. Depending on the size of your house, the materials you use could range from a few simple items to a more complex list of items. Knowing what you need and how much of it can be difficult to figure out. This article will provide some insight into the materials needed to build a house and how much of each you should budget for.
The most basic materials needed to build a house include lumber, cement, plaster, tile, and paint. Depending on the size of the house, the amount of each of these materials you need could vary. For example, a 2,000 square foot house will require roughly 10,000 board feet of lumber, 7,500 square feet of cement, 2,500 square feet of plaster, 2,500 square feet of tile, and 3,500 gallons of paint.
You will also need a variety of other materials to build a house. This includes nails, screws, bolts, hinges, electrical wiring, plumbing pipes, roofing materials, and insulation. For a typical house, you should budget for around 5,000 nails, 500 pounds of screws, 500 pounds of bolts, 100 hinges, several