Home builders map cost cutting

Home builders, pushed by the nationwide need to reduce construction costs without affecting work quality, are considering three specific strategies. According to a new survey by Professional Builder magazine, 71 percent of those interviewed would expand land use, where possible, by increasing the number of units to be built per acre. Sixty-nine percent said they could reduce costs by constructing homes with less overall square footage. And 39 percent said their cost cutbacks would be made by offering deluxe amenities only as options and not as standard, all-included features.

Seventy-five percent of these home builders report they build from on-site materials; the balance reported use of some precut components and some prefab materials. The survey said almost all respondents would not attempt to reduce or eliminate energy-saving features.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK