About half the work required to build a new home gets done prior to any dirt being moved on site - finalizing the house plan, creating a detailed budget, organizing the schedule, determining material takeoffs, developing scopes of work and specifications - Open Book Build shares all of this work with customers to give them a serious "jumpstart" in the house building process. Whether customers hand this package to their chosen builder or they go the owner-builder route, The Open Book Build Kit can save customers both time and money.
Estimates are great but actual as-built material lists are way better. There are lots of decent ways to estimate quantities...here we provide actual material lists used in the prototype home build. This means there are no "guestimates" with Open Book Build.
The new home schedule shows how the house comes together from lot stake to final inspections. This Excel schedule template includes the order of activities, their durations, and the relationships of each. The schedule includes critical quality inspections and typical material ordering lead times.
Every cost experienced from the construction of the Open Book Build prototype home is included in this as-built budget. From foundation to final paint, the real budget includes each line item for material and labor to build the structure.
Selecting the appropriate products for a new home can be a daunting task. There are so many different manufacturers and color options it can be totally overwhelming. We've tackled this tough task by looking for the best quality products at bargain pricing whenever possible. We include all of the product model names/numbers and colors used in the Open Book Build prototype home to help you get started.
The contracting kit includes the pro resources builders use to properly hire subcontractors to do the work. This includes scopes of work and specifications, bid sheets, and a sample subcontract all tailored to building this particular home.
PLEASE NOTE: Kit does NOT include actual building materials.
Hundreds of man hours have gone into creating and tailoring The Kit contents to the Open Book Build house plan. The estimated value of this kit is in the thousands and we are sharing it, at no charge for a limited time, with those who purchase the Open Book Build house plan. Already have a house plan? Click here to purchase The Kit.
Homebuilding Made Easier.