Costs to build a house:

Hurricane proof (Cat5) ICF House (Foxblocks)
including land purchase

Videos of construction process:

3D images of the interior:


Item Included in contract to build Amount
Contract to build ICF House construction $200,529.00
Trusses included in contract  
8 Drywall included in contract  
8 Drywall included in contract  
Plastering included in contract  
Electrician included in contract  
Electrician included in contract  
Quartz Countertops included in contract  
Plumbing included in contract  
Ceiling Fans (2) included in contract  
Garage Door & Opener included in contract  
Extra foundation dirt included in contract $6,000.00
Blue Prints not included in contract $1,750.00
Electrician not included in contract $170.00
Gutters not included in contract $1,638.00
Lot Clearing not included in contract $2,000.00
Root Raking not included in contract $3,225.00
5 tree removal not included in contract $2,500.00
Water Filter not included in contract $6,397.00
Underground power line not included in contract $0.00
Lawn Mowing not included in contract $160.00
Lawn Mowing not included in contract $125.00
Property Survey not included in contract $835.00
Sod (septic area) not included in contract $0.00
Sod (septic area) not included in contract $500.00
Land Purchase
rural 1.77 acres
on a cul-de-sac
not included in contract $20,000.00
Land clearing
2nd time
not included in contract $500.00
Dewitt Legal Tampa purchase agreement not included in contract $750.00
Title not included in contract $1,431.00
Locksmith not included in contract $3,000.00
  Grand Total $251,510.00
  Total square feet 1,375.00
Cost Per square foot Grand Total
including the land and everything else
Cost Per square foot Construction
(house only)


Specifications for Construction of a New Home - dated 10/1/2020
Living area: 875 ft. living area
garage: 324 ft.2
front porch: 176 ft.

Specifications for Construction Contract

A. Permits and Insurance
1) Septic permitting and engineering
2) Driveway permitting
3) New house construction permitting
4) New drinking water well permitting
5) Builders Risk Insurance

B. Architectural and Engineering
1) Truss engineering
2) New house plans drawing by design contract with Construction

C. Site work
1) Lot clearing by homeowner
2) Site pad and driveway fill by Construction
3) Final grade by Construction

D. Concrete and masonry
1) Monolithic foundation
2) All exterior walls to be 6" FoxBlocks ICF
3) Driveway, sidewalk allowance $3,000.

E. Carpentry
1) All interior walls to be 2 x 4 framing 16 inch on center
2) Prefinished aluminum fascia and vinyl soffit.
3) Interior walls and ceilings to be drywall with light orange peel finish.
4) Interior doors to be six panel Colonial solid core doors

F. Roofing

1) Manufactured wood trusses 24" on center.
2) ˝" plywood sheathing.
3) Peel and stick underlayment.
4) PermaShield, Standing Seam, 26 Gauge, mill finish roofing panels.

G. Windows
1) PGT, SH5500 Vinyl, Impact, insulated, white Low E windows
2) Interior wood windowsills

F. Exterior Doors
1) All three exterior doors to be fire rated, gray, flush steel prehung commercial doors with welded frames including deadbolt and hardware. The third exterior door is the door leading to the garage. 

Door Collection: Traditions TS100
Door Style Shape: Flush Panel
Door configuration: Single

(door finish/painting by Construction’s painter instead of the manufacture)
Door finish: Cabernet
Door frame finish: Alpine

2) Two Anderson, 3000 series white aluminum storm doors. Doors to include Anderson easy install handle-set in nickel finish. 
Internet #202985075 Model #H3SER36WH Store SKU #975549

Door Handle: 
Internet #202985058 Model #HNDLTREZN Store SKU #975049

3) One Plexidor Wall series Large Pet door in white.
White / Large (LG) 100 lbs size:

4) Garage door to be Clopay Premium Series model 9203, long panel, white, steel back, insulated, impact rated with a lift master, half horsepower belt drive Wi-Fi opener and one remote

H. Trim
1) Interior trim to be finger joint pine with colonial base.
2) All closets to have ventilated shelving
3) mirror in the bathroom to be a 29" x 35" framed, rectangular bathroom vanity mirror in brushed nickel by Deco Mirror.

I. Insulation
1) lcynene foam insulation on the AC roof deck including all living space and the garage.

J. Plumbing
1) Septic allowance of $4,500.
2) Potable water well allowance $5,000.
3) Water heater to be Rheem performance platinum 40 gallon, 10-year high¬ efficiency Smart tank water heater.
4) Kitchen sink based on Kraus, Standard Pro, under mount stainless steel 28” bowl kitchen sink
5) Vanity faucet, based on Glacier Bay Mandouri, center set two handle, LED high arc bathroom faucet in brushed nickel.
6) Kitchen faucet, based on Kraus, single handle, pulldown sprayer kitchen faucet in all bright stainless steel and matte black.
7) Bathroom toilet, based on American Standard Cadet Three, decor tall height single flush, elongated toilet in white.

K. Heating and Air Conditioning
1) 16 Seer, Comfortmaker 1.5 ton, with heat pump. Based on spray foam insulation and air-conditioned attic space. 
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2) Air handler in closet on metal stand

L. Electrical
1) 200-amp service
2) Underground service
3) Contractor will pre-wire for generator and well. (Not on print)
4) Contractor will pre-wire for cat six cable and satellite systems.
5) One Vogue plus, 60-inch integrated LED indoor outdoor, brushed nickel BN-1, ceiling fan with light and remote control in the living room.
6) Both bedrooms to receive Captiva, 52 inch, LED, satin steel ceiling fan and light with remote control.
7) Garage lights to be LED shop lights with an allowance of $159.99
8) Laundry room light to be a LED shop light with an allowance of $29.98
9) Bathroom light above vanity to be in Allen & Roth Brighton, 4 light nickel LED light.
10) Can light above shower to be waterproof.
11) Motion lights at the garage and by the back door (not on print)
12) Ceiling light in bath (not on print)

Ceiling fans:
Ceiling fans: DC motor with LED lights and also remote control
One (1) in the Living Room: 
Vogue Plus 60 in. Indoor/Outdoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with LED Light
Manufacturer part number: 88636

Two (2) bedrooms: 
Captiva 52" Indoor Contemporary Satin Steel Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Remote Control
Manufacturer part number: 88751

M. Flooring
1) Flooring in the house based on the Vineyard Collection, luxury vinyl plank, in the Chardonnay color.

N. Cabinets
1) Forevermark, Shaker Collection, in the Ice White color, to include dovetail, full extension and soft close drawers, soft close hinges. Cabinets also to include a Lazy Susan in place of the pantry cabinet.

N. Countertops
Cambria quartz, Britannica Matte in the Luxury Series. 3 cm thick with half bullnose edge.!/

0. Paint
1) Exterior wall paint, based on Behr Marquis Exterior, in the Jet White color, QE- 01
2) Exterior trim, based on Behr Marquis Exterior, Barcelona Brown, QE-31
3) Interior wall color, based on Glidden Natural Wicker, interior satin base 30YY 67/084
4) Interior trim and ceilings based on Glidden, semi-gloss, Flat White, GLN900-

Exterior paint:
Major part of the house color: Jet White QE-01 Behr Marquee Exterior
Home Depot: Model: MQ006401 Internet Number: 204231595

Trim: Barcelona Brown QE-31 Behr Marquee Exterior
Home Depot: Model: MQ015801 Internet Number: 204229772

Interior paint

Base GLN6411 Semi-gloss
Glidden Natural Wicker 30YY 67/084

Glidden GLN62II interior satin base 1 flat white
VDR-- Item@ LPN 00144151558678

P. Miscellaneous
1) Install one complete mailbox system, using the Mail Boss product, to include newspaper holder, high-security mailbox, and the galvanized steel inground post all in bronze.

Bronze: Mail Boss Package Master Locking Post-Mount Mailbox with High Security Reinforced Patented Locking System, Bronze

1) Mailbox: $228.15

2) Post: $85.00 

3) Newspaper Holder: $53.05 

4) 4x4x6 Pressure Treated post that will go into the ground.
Buy any post as long as it is treated for outside weather and is 4" x 4" so it will fit inside the mailboxes steel post. 

2) Tile in the shower to be based on Crossville Cadet White, 12" x 24" for the walls and 2' x 2" for the shower floor.

Q. Owner To Provide
1) All landscaping,
2) Landscape irrigation
3) Gutters
4) Temporary electric and service to the home.
5) Impact fee required by Polk County  $10,400

R. Allowances
1) Grading, driveway apron and driveway fill, building pad, and shell rock driveway allowance of $7,000.
2) Potable water well, allowance of $5,000
3) Septic Installation, allowance of $4,500
4) Driveway and sidewalk allowance of $3,000

10% due at contract signing and balance of project to follow Credit Union’s draw schedule.

Contract Amount $200,529.00




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