As home builders we know that a good house is based on good design. Having built architect-driven projects for 15 years, we have a firm grasp on the aspects of a custom-built residence that require special consideration. Because even the best architectural drawings cannot guarantee good construction, choosing an experienced, highly-skilled general contractor is critical to ensuring that a design is well-built.
We build to last by creating beautiful and durable work of the highest quality. Much of our remodeling is of homes that have stood for close to a century. We are proud to remodel these and newer homes to fit the needs of today’s households, and, in the process, give these dwellings another century of utility and life.
For over 15 years we’ve dedicated ourselves to flawless execution of exacting design. As a commercial builder we collaborate with client and architect to make their vision reality. Nowhere is design-driven construction more important than in the commercial realm where skilled fabrication and agile installation are key to project success. Details matter.
At Eco Custom Homes, Atlanta, we offer green consulting for residential and commercial construction projects. We have been specializing in designing and building High Performance Homes since 2000. We are leaders in the Southeast in Sustainable and Passive House Construction. Our team of specialists helps to build custom homes in Atlanta that are less toxic and offer a healthier, allergy free environment for your loved ones.
I receive about 50 inquires a month and the first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a custom home?
Lot costs are typically 30% to 35% of your total budget for a home.
We find construction costs of $180 per sqft + or – 10%, plus a fixed cost of about $30k for site development costs. (Utilities, Driveway, Fencing, Landscaping, etc.) If you want a modern home with flat roofs and steel, you are looking $220 per sqft + or – 10%.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 7% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 3 to 6 months. Time to permit is about 60 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $70K to $120k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 6 months to construct a home.
In today’s market we are finding that in doing large renovations/additions to homes are saving 10% to 20% versus a new home.
Typically we see costs for new added space at $200 per sqft. Redoing existing space is about $120 per sqft.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 6% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 1 to 3 months. Time to permit is about 30 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $60K to $100k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 3 months to construct a home.