Construction cost question


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Old 11-21-17, 08:30 AM
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Construction cost question

Hello. I'm planning a pole barn "house". The external shell and concrete slab costs are very easy to obtain. The inside framing and what not is, apparently, very difficult to obtain. I can't even get a ballpark price per sq foot for builder grade so I can't effectively plan. Does anyone have a clue as to even a rough price per square foot for the interior part of this type of structure?

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Old 11-21-17, 08:53 AM
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Standard practice is three or more bids from local contractors so you can compare. Are you saying the contractors are refusing to bid the job?
 
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Old 11-21-17, 09:18 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Nobody is refusing the job, but I can't even get a ballpark guesstimate on the price per square foot to see if this is even a viable option. They can tell me for a traditional stick built home a rough price per sq ft, but this isn't a traditional home of sorts. I have a basic plan and I know the measurements, it's basically all the framing and insulation, and in from there. No siding or the like. Seems odd o can't even get a ballpark number.
 
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Old 11-21-17, 10:36 AM
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In my mind you would bear almost the full expense of constructing a pole barn and of building a house. Even though you have a pole barn you don't have footers and and foundation that would be required for a home. So, I'd figure closer to the cost of building the two as separate structures. Any savings you might see from having a pole barn would be offset by the construction hassles of having to build a house within the barn. Then there are the zoning and permitting issues. In my area they probably would not allow it without you having a Professional Engineer sign off on the design and construction.
 
 

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