Lumber List for Stock Plans, NOT

The material quantity list (sometimes called a “take off”) is an essential part of home construction. House plans from Southern Living House Plans, like many other stock plan services, do not include this list with the set of working drawings. Southern Living House Plans suggests obtaining the materials list locally.
It is essential to get a set of plans to the lumber yard for an approximate estimate of materials needed to construct your home. It’s good to have this done locally because there are many site-specific factors involved in selecting materials and calculating quantities based on what’s available in the area.  Although, lumber is lumber, oftentimes modifications are made to these “stock” plans and quantities will vary depending on these changes. Check with your contractor or local lumber yard for help.

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