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Old 09-11-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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What is the cost of construction framing CA?


I am building a 5000 sq ft home in los altos ca. Mostly, the home is like a square box with 15 foot height ceilings.

What should be my framing MATERIALS cost? I just want the cost of materials, not labor.

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Any good lumber yard can give you a price if you take in plans.
Some might even give you a quick ballpark figure if your just thinking.

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Any good lumber yard can give you a price if you take in plans.
Some might even give you a quick ballpark figure if your just thinking.
I am trying to compare the bids I already have man. Can someone tell me a ball park based on experience without trying to sell me something?
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Straight pricing questions are frowned upon here---they seldom yield useful answers.

Get three prices locally and remember that lumber prices change daily--so lock in a price as soon as you can.
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I'll run down to my local lumber yard and get a price for you
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I am trying to compare the bids I already have man. Can someone tell me a ball park based on experience without trying to sell me something?
if you've gotten bids why do you need estimates from others for materials? and I do not believe that anyone was trying to sell you anything .....
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if you've gotten bids why do you need estimates from others for materials? and I do not believe that anyone was trying to see you anything .....

probably trying to figure out the labor/material cost difference in the bids as the contractors are probably not saying...
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Many who are not in the trades do not realize that the question they are asking is impossible to give a quick answer to.
There are to many variables.
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Your building a 5000 sq ft house in Los Altos and your worried about cost?

An important thing to remember is that there is a lot more to it than just wood....there is quite a bit of cost in just your Simpson hold downs and anchors...not to mention all the other hardware. The cost of the wood is nothing by comparison.....

Side note...just picked up a couple of OSB struct 1 sheets yesterday...boy, has the price gone up..$17/sheet....

In other words, the price of wood appears to be a moving target now...

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