With the average cost to build a 2,400-square-foot frame house coming in at $208.10 per square foot according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s December 2006 Residential Construction Cost Data for New Privately Owned Housing Units, the cost range to build a house has risen from $40,735 to $542,194. To identify the cost of building a frame house in eight different regions across the United States and how it compares to the March 2008 – February 2009 time frame when it came in at $312.20 per square foot, we analyzed data available from the U.S. Census Bureau and GE Reports Builder Price Index (BPI).
The average cost to build a house in the United States is between $160-270 per square foot. This can vary depending on factors such as where your home will be located, what features you include, etc. In this article we cover the average cost to build a house.
Average cost to build a frame house
A-frame houses are popular, but they can be expensive to build. A-frames have an inverted triangular shape that makes them strong and stable. They also have a steep roof pitch that offers good protection from the elements. This type of frame house is made from wood, which is not as expensive as steel or concrete. However, the wood that is used for this type of structure costs more than aluminum or other materials.
The average cost to build an A-frame house is about $4,000 per square foot. This does not include labor costs. A contractor will charge anywhere from $50 to $100 per hour for labor time on this type of project depending on where you live and how much experience he has with building A-frame houses.
Your total cost will depend on several factors:
How big the house is
What kind of material you want to use
Where you live
Average cost to build a timber frame house:
When it comes to building a timber frame home, the costs can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the project. The average cost per square foot for a timber frame home is $100-$150 per square foot. This includes all of the materials, labor and permits required for construction. The total cost will also depend on the location and terrain of your property as well as any special requirements that may be necessary for building codes or local regulations.
Average cost to build a post frame house:
Post frame homes are typically built using wood framing that is attached to posts buried in the ground. Post frame homes are typically less expensive than other types of construction because they don’t require as much insulation or foundation work. The average cost per square foot for post frame homes is $90-$120 per square foot. This includes all of the materials, labor and permits required for construction, but does not include any land preparation costs such as grading or septic systems which would add another $10-$15 per square foot onto this price range.
If you are building a new home, you will need to consider the cost of construction. New home construction costs vary depending on the quality of materials used and whether the builder is using subcontractors or employees.
The average cost per square foot for new construction in the United States is $82 in 2018, according to BuildCost.com. This means that if your house measures 2,000 square feet (186.9 square meters), it should cost about $170,000.
The following factors are important when determining how much it will cost to build a frame house:
Size – The size of your home will greatly affect its price tag. A 2,000-square-foot (186.9-square-meter) house will cost less than a 10,000-square-foot (929.8-square-meter) mansion because more materials are needed to build bigger homes and there are more labor hours involved in larger projects.
Quality of materials – The quality of materials also affects the final price tag on any project; therefore, the higher the quality of material you use, the more expensive it will be to build your frame house.
Subcontractors – If you use subcontractors instead of employees to build your frame house then this will increase.