How Much Does It Cost to Build a Home in Calgary, Alberta?


The idea of building a custom new home can be very thrilling but at the same time, it can be quite intimidating to make so many plan and decisions at the same time. Custom home builds will give you a tough time if you don’t have a detailed list, knowledge in construction and a solid plan.

It’s very difficult to attach a fixed value to the cost of a custom home build as it entirely depends on the various features, trims, size and finishes of the house. While a custom home build is not priced by the square foot, a square foot cost is a good starting guide.

Cost To Build a House Calgary

A very rough estimate of a standard custom house should be expected to cost at least $250 to $300 per square foot in Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the soft cost can vary between $200 to $250 per square foot, while luxury home builds could cost $400 and up per square foot in Calgary.

That’s quite a stretch considering the difference of a 2,000 square foot home could cost between $400,000.00 to $800,000.00. For the reasons of both quality control and cost control, it’s important to use an experienced professional for your custom home build. More often than not, what you spend in project management is saved in time and errors. 

Building a house from scratch is a complex and time-consuming job to do. But the process can be made simple when you retain the experienced and professional services of Kay2 Contracting to assist you. Kay2 concentrates on providing the high-quality materials and workmanship required to build your home.

From concept to completion and everything in between, Kay2 never compromises on quality and provides extensive and modern knowledge to your newly built home. From planning and permits to architectural and interior design, Kay2 provides all the services required for you custom home build all under one roof; no middleman!

An efficient home builder in Calgary can save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year via home energy alone. From energy productive homes to net-zero homes, you can save on electricity, conserve water, and can reduce the heating and cooling load too. The average time of building a standard house will take around 8 to 12 months. All this is worth the wait; after all, dreams do come to reality, but will cost you time.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce the cost of building a custom home in Calgary, Alberta.

  • Take Bids

Contact several experienced and reputable contractors (we recommend 3) to bid on the project. Keep in mind though, the cheapest builders aren’t always the best or most reliable. Moreover, do your research first on all the available contractor and payment options before approaching any of them.

While some contractors work on a fixed-cost basis (usually with a high mark-up) others will work on a cost-plus bases with a fixed mark-up that you see every step of the way. Kay2 Contracting offers both! Focus on the contractors who have outstanding reviews and ratings.

  • Choose a Great Design 

Design a house that you love that’s both functional and beautiful while staying within your budget. Once you get estimates of a realistic budget, you will be able to see where you have room to upgrade. Open floor plans are modern, versatile and saves on material which in turn can save on cost.

Kay2 knows the value of a home to its clients; which is why we strive for complete customer satisfaction. Whether you live in Calgary, Banff, Canmore or Edmonton and surrounding areas, contact Kay2 today and get you free no-obligation consultation.  

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