A materials list - also known as a material takeoff list (MTO or MTOL) - is a detailed inventory of all the materials required to build a specific house plan and every plan in this collection has one available for purchase. A materials list provides specific details on the type of materials required to build a home plan, including their dimensions and quantities, ensuring that the correct materials are purchased and used, reducing the risk of errors and minimizing waste. There are two main reasons your builder will want one:
Cost Estimation: With a materials list, builders and contractors can provide more accurate cost estimates, helping you understand the total cost of the project, avoid surprises and enable better budget planning.
Time-saving: Purchasing the materials list with your plan can save you or your builder the time needed to breakdown and create a list themselves, making it an invaluable purchase. This frees up more time for other important aspects of the construction process.
Having a materials list is an essential purchase for anyone building a house plan. Contact us for assistance if you don't see a list of materials available on your specific house plan.