We use the data from your house plan plus a few other questions
Then you can see how questions to our 60+ line item costs affect your overall build cost.
Plan your build
See changes to your budget in real time
Export to PDF or excel
Construction Cost Calculator
COMPARE COST TO BUILD REPORTS
Other CTB Report providers
Online Web Application
Adjust Costs After Purchase
Real Time Cost Calculations
Line Item Cost Breakout
YES 60+ Cost Line Items
YES 20+ Cost Line Items
Export To PDF
YES 6 pages
YES 1-2 pages
Export to Excel
StartBuild is an online CONSTRUCTION COST CALCULATOR that allows customers to make real time choices, changes, adjustments and selections to their construction cost estimate. Builders and customers can choose different building materials and quality of finish materials to make their construction cost report more accurate.
StartBuild works to be conservative and accurate to 10%. Your choices, changes and
adjustments will also have an important impact on the line items costs.
We strive to provide a good starting point construction cost estimate for your new home project,
but you can and should seek real bids and quotes from builders, subcontractors and suppliers to finalize
your construction budget before you start your new home construction.
Where do you get the costing data?
We use a “blended” costing data base that includes published national, regional, state (providence), zip
code, and actual Builders costs for finished homes. We update costs and data 10 to 12 times a year.
StartBuild has been providing cost to build report for new homes for almost 20 years.
How do I order a Cost To Build Report and how does it work?
Choose your house plan, answer a few simple questions: building lot zip code, foundation type, material quality.
Set up a StartBuild account with your username and password, and complete the purchase
StartBuild will review your Cost To Build report order and home plans. We will prepare your cost
to build estimate and email you when your report is ready to view. We are not an instant
provider, but most reports are ready in less than 24 hours from placing your order.
Once you log in you can make choices, changes and adjustments then export and save PDF or Excel
copies of your cost to build report for longer term use.
Can I order more than one cost to build report? Do I have to buy the plans?
Most customers and repeat builders order more than one Cost To Build Report
to compare the different plans and related costs. StartBuild can provide a Cost To Build report before
you purchase the plan. We use the published plans from our partner home plan websites.
I want to modify my house plans, can you update my cost to build report?
Yes! Most builders and customers modify their house plans. You can detail with sketches
and note your plan modifications, then send a scan or picture of them to our design team. StartBuild will
do our best to update your Cost To Build Report according to your plan changes.
Some of our most popular plans
We strive to provide the highest quality, most accurate Cost to Build reports
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Our Cost to Build algorithms have been developed over many years.
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