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Single Story House (w/ two-story foundation provision) Materials Breakdown with Prices

Updated: May 4



I created this quickly for my Aunt. She badly wants to start constructing her house as her fund is depleting real quick. So, this is a single story house with a footing foundation provision for a two-story house. The materials breakdown, plan and approximate prices comes with it.


Single-Story House Perspective

Since the fund is limited, she decided to put up one-story for the meantime. Soon enough, if fund becomes available, she will be renovating this to have its second floor.


If you inspect it, the footing depth is set deep enough to cater the loads of a two-story house. Tie beams were included as this house will be located on a sandy-soil. It helps in keeping the structure on its level and shape in case one footing gets displaced.


Check the link below if you are looking for typical metal gate construction materials breakdown.


Single-Story with a Two-Story Foundation Provision

Again, since the fund is limited, there will be no partition for the meantime. Their original house is just beside this new construction so they do not have to worry about where they will be sleeping. Wooden truss is used instead of steel since a future floor extension is considered.

Single-Story Floor Plan and Details

The breakdown for the materials and the prices is as follows. The prices differs per location. Some construction materials prices may be expensive in one area and cheap on the other. Please refer to your own prices or check https://philconprices.com/ for the most recent construction materials prices in different area.


The construction materials breakdown where divided such that non-technical people will be able to estimate the amount corresponding to the work. In example, if you do not have money yet for the plastering works, then just deduct the plastering work amount.


The front aesthetic in the perspective photo is beautified (stone material is used in the software rendering). A combination of preferred painting colors may be used to achieve the perspective design.


Septic tank is not included since they will just be tapping to their existing sewer tank. Same thing goes with the electrical and water connections.


I have included other DIY construction related references that I believe would help you.



This construction material breakdown were calculated with enough wastage factor. This should be a handy guide for those who are just planning to construct their homes without hiring a professional yet. Still, I would advise to hire one before commencing so all your technical queries will be attended.


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