Cost & What's Included

  BUILDING PLANS

Cost

Design and construction documents (CDs) are prepared by a licensed architect and range in price from $595 to $1,995.  Prices are listed on each product page.

What's Included

(1) Set of 24" x 36" CDs which include the following:

  • Floor plans
  • Electrical plans
  • Window and door schedules
  • Building sections
  • Exterior building elevations
  • Interior elevations
  • Architectural details
  • Foundation and attic ventilation calculations

Drawings are for the construction of a single building and are protected by US copyright laws.  See TERMS OF SERVICE page for more information.

  PERMIT ASSISTANCE SERVICE

This service is broken into two parts - design and structural engineering.

    Design

    Cost

    $2,995

    What's Included

    • Assistance interpreting local building and zoning codes.
    • Site planning (requires owner provided site survey prepared by local licensed land surveyor).
    • Site plan required for building permit submittal.
    • Assistance with permit submittal forms and process.
    • Coordinate site specific structural engineering package required for permit submittal, kit fabrication and construction.  Please note structural engineering fee is an extra charge (see item 2 below).
    • See BUILD PROCESS page for more information.

      Structural engineering

      Eco-Haus works with a structural engineer licensed in 6 Canadian provinces and 36 US states (see list below).  If your project is not in one of these areas, you would have to find one licensed to practice in your area.

      United States and Canada

      Alabama

      Idaho     

      Montana

      Pennsylvania

      Alberta

      Alaska

      Illinois

      Nevada

      Rhode Island

      British Columbia

      Arizona

      Indiana

      New Hampshire

      South Carolina

      Manitoba

      Arkansas

      Kentucky

      New Jersey

      South Dakota

      Ontario

      California

      California

      New Mexico

      Tennessee

      Saskatchewan

      Colorado

      Maine

      New York

      Texas

      Yukon

      Delaware

      Massachusetts

      North Carolina

      Utah

       

      Florida

      Michigan

      North Dakota

      Virginia

       

      Georgia

      Mississippi

      Ohio

      Washington

      Cost

      Ranges from $1,500 to $3,500 and is affected by building size, design and location.  For instance, a home built on a flat site with stable soils in a part of the county not affected by earth quakes, severe wind or snow loads would require less effort and cost to design, draft and build.  Whereas a similar home built on a site with one or all of these factors would require more effort.

      What's Included

      Site specific drawings and calculations required for permit submittal, kit fabrication and construction prepared and stamped by a professional engineer licensed to practice in the state in which proposed structure is built.

      • Structural notes
      • Foundation plan
      • Floor and roof framing plans
      • Details and schedules
      • Vertical and lateral calculations

          BUILDING KIT

        Cost (exterior shell)

        Start at $79 per square foot.  Final costs is determined on a case by case basis and is affected by building design, material choices and shipping fees.  Labor, material and fuel costs fluctuate, so customized estimates are prepared for each project.  Total build cost is generally 2-3 times kit cost and is affected by local labor and material costs and availability.  See BUILDING KIT MATERIALS page for more information.

        What's Included

        • Floor and roof framing lumber (cut and numbered)
        • Exterior and interior wall panels
        • Blocking material (pre-cut)
        • Decking and deck framing materials and hardware
        • Temporary bracing materials
        • Insulation
        • Exterior flashing
        • Wall and roof paper/wrap
        • Siding (un-cut and primed)
        • Exterior caulk
        • Roofing and associated trim
        • Insulation baffles (where required)
        • Ridge vent
        • Exterior roof and wall trim (primed)
        • Pre-built wood knee braces
        • Windows
        • Exterior door(s) and hardware (pre-hung)
        • Interior door(s) and hardware (pre-hung)
        • Interior trim (primed un-cut base, window and door trim)
        • Interior drywall (material only)
        • Drywall tape, corner beads, mud, tape, fasteners, etc.
        • Framing fasteners
        • Shipping and delivery
        Note: Building permits, site preparation and kit assembly are not included.