For initial guidance on whether the dream of owning your own home is realistic, you need to estimate the construction costs. If you want to calculate the construction costs for a rough estimate, there are various things to consider. The decisive factors for calculating the building costs per square metre are above all the stage of development and the type of house. In addition, there are also regional differences: for example, the average building costs in Berlin are noticeably higher than in Brandenburg.
Tips for self-services when building a house
Own work in building a house takes up your own time and requires manual skills. In order to be able to estimate what you can do yourself when building a house, builders should be aware of how much time and skill they can muster or how much support comes from their circle of friends. After that, the appropriate expansion stage can be selected in order to save money on construction costs.
Prefab or solid construction: what are the advantages and disadvantages?
The prefabricated house and the solid construction differ not only in price. Design options, construction time, subsequent operating costs and resale value also play a major role for almost all builders. We have therefore compiled the most important advantages and disadvantages of prefabricated houses and solid construction here for you.
Calculate prefabricated house prices correctly
Keeping track of the many different prices and offers for prefabricated houses can be a real challenge. We explain which expansion level suits your needs and how the KfW efficiency levels 55, 40 and 40+ affect the overall price of the prefabricated house.
Cost traps when building a house
There is a lot to consider when building your first home. It is all the more annoying when builders are surprised by cost traps or when construction is even delayed. In order to be able to look forward to a smooth house construction, we have compiled the most common cost traps in this article and explained how you can avoid them.
Save construction costs with the right expansion stage
By choosing a lower expansion level, you can save a lot of construction costs. But not all personal contributions are equally worthwhile or feasible for everyone. What requirements should you bring with you and what are the risks of doing your own work?
Turnkey, ready for technology or ready to expand – what does that mean?
Most providers use the terms turnkey, technology-ready and ready-to-build for the expansion stages of solid and prefabricated houses. Although there is no binding definition, in the following article we explain what many providers mean by turnkey, technology-ready or ready-to-build house.