how much per sq. feet to build new house in columbia

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help

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Nov 15, 2008
just a simple 3 bedroom with vinyl siding
Guess

Columbia, KY

#2 Nov 16, 2008
help wrote:
just a simple 3 bedroom with vinyl siding
$75-85 per square foot, I think this is close.
nail it

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Nov 16, 2008
With the economy soooo bad construction is really slow. I would suggest contacting any of the local builders (word of mouth, building supply stores can also recommend) and they would be glad to give you info and grateful for an opportunity to build a home for you.

If you have funds readily available there are plenty of bargain priced homes that can be purchased simply because the owners need to get out from under there home loans.
thinking

Gradyville, KY

#4 Nov 16, 2008
Guess wrote:
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$75-85 per square foot, I think this is close.
Might be cheaper if you sub it yourself, if you get a contractor to do it all he will give you so much a foot to spend on cabinets, carpet or flooring has a base, light fixtures, a certain price on heating and cooling,they have a certain type of windows they use, and if you want another brand like Anderson or Eagle you pay extra, most electicians have a base wiring for so many outlets, and if you go over, it cost you so much extra for each one, you have certain bath fixtures to pick from, if you get porches with the pea gravel in it, thats extra, you have so many different colors of paint you can use, the front door and storm doors are certain ones. the roofing is usually extra if you get the 3 dimential kind, fireplace or chimmney is extra, these are just a few of the things you might want to ask about before you sign a contract with anyone, hope this can be of help to you, I just finished building one, so I know first hand.
nail it

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Nov 16, 2008
Hello thinking, I am curious if you would sub it all out again or just go straight with a contractor if you had to build another home?
hello

Burkesville, KY

#6 Nov 16, 2008
help wrote:
just a simple 3 bedroom with vinyl siding
$70 a square foot is average. I know of a very good builder if u are interested. HE does very good work. I love what he has done for me, so do my friends.
Consumer

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Nov 16, 2008
hello wrote:
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$70 a square foot is average. I know of a very good builder if u are interested. HE does very good work. I love what he has done for me, so do my friends.
Exactly what do you get for this or in other words, does it include fixtures, etc. or just putting it under roof?
Consumer

Campbellsville, KY

#8 Nov 16, 2008
hello wrote:
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$70 a square foot is average. I know of a very good builder if u are interested. HE does very good work. I love what he has done for me, so do my friends.
By the way, I meant to ask who the builder is.
thinking

Gradyville, KY

#9 Nov 17, 2008
nail it wrote:
Hello thinking, I am curious if you would sub it all out again or just go straight with a contractor if you had to build another home?
I have subbed and did a contractor deal, both ways, I would sub, you are in control of it all, and get to choose who and what you want.
thinking

Gradyville, KY

#10 Nov 17, 2008
I can give you names of some good people that I used, if you decide to sub, just understand if you go with a contractor for the whole thing, what you are getting for your money, I didn't want the cheaper heating and air unit, so I paid a extra $1000 dollars there, I wanted Anderson windows, extra, I went over on my plug in's and switches, extra, I did brick outside and the decorative corners was $200 each corner, bath and kitchen faucets also has a a set price, any of those things that you go over what he allows you have to pay the difference. just take note of the things I have mentioned and ask up front.
thinking

Gradyville, KY

#11 Nov 17, 2008
What ever you decide, make sure you put the best heating and cooling you can, and the best insulation, best windows and doors, these things are the only things you will ever get a payback on, pretty is nice, but only if you can afford the extra.
Questions

Rineyville, KY

#12 Nov 18, 2008
thinking wrote:
What ever you decide, make sure you put the best heating and cooling you can, and the best insulation, best windows and doors, these things are the only things you will ever get a payback on, pretty is nice, but only if you can afford the extra.
What do you recommend as far as an energy efficient heating/air unit? What type of insulation do you recommend?

Thanks
thinking

Gradyville, KY

#13 Nov 18, 2008
I have the best one Carrier makes, it has a 2 speed fan, I have that new type insulation, I don't know the name of it, but once it is in the wall, it sets up hard kind of like a cement type insulation, it fills the space completely and really does a energy efficiency job, Terry Harvey was the builder this is what he uses, you can ask him about it.
thinking

Gradyville, KY

#14 Nov 18, 2008
The heating and cooling unit is made by Carrier, it is a Puron system, I found on my contract what the insulation is, it is CELULOISE.
reader

Campbellsville, KY

#15 Nov 18, 2008
This forum is Awesome. People helping people! That's what it is all about! Kudos to you all!
nail it

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Nov 19, 2008
thinking wrote:
The heating and cooling unit is made by Carrier, it is a Puron system, I found on my contract what the insulation is, it is CELULOISE.

Is celuloise similar to the insulation that can be purchased in a spray can for around pipes and gaps in older homes?
reader

Gradyville, KY

#17 Nov 19, 2008
It may be, I don't know, it sets up really hard and fills all the cracks and crevices, and is great around outlets and plugs, you never feel any air around them, my heating and cooling bill is quite reasonable and I heat and cool between 1800 and 1900 sq ft.
reader

Gradyville, KY

#18 Nov 19, 2008
And I also have very high ceilings, in most of the house, the living room is 16 ft and about all the others are high also.
HELLO

Burkesville, KY

#19 Nov 24, 2008
Consumer wrote:
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By the way, I meant to ask who the builder is.
i'M SORRy, I havent been on here in awhile.
Mercy Lane construction is the builder. They are GREAT! He is in the phone book under Michael Meyer. He is the owner. For more detailed stuff on how much stuff is a square foot and free estimates would be good to call him. He is very informative and honest.

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