Jan 22, 2010, 4:29 AM
Post #32 of 33
Hello - New to this forum and late to this thread.
My wife and I recently purchased a small bit of land north of Puerto Vallarta.
We are complete newbies to building and just beginning research on actual construction. We'd like to build in phases, over several years, as we can afford it. Concrete platform first, then walls, then roof, then internal rooms, then windows and doors, electricity, plumbing, finishing, etc.
Based on this discussion thread, it seems as if we can purchase 1000 concrete blocks for $280 US dollars. Is that correct? or am I wrong by a 0? We are not wealthy and were planning a simple rectangle maybe 45 feet X 30 (maybe smaller) 8 to 9 foot walls/ceilings. We have friends who have built similar finished homes, with tile and everything for under $50K. I cannot figure out how to calculate how much concrete block I'll need for that unfinished first phase "box" - or oven as I see someone describes...
Second, the end of this thread discusses using steel frame and fiberglass insulation, as a better way to go. This is a new avenue of consideration for me and I'd appreciate more details on that if anyone is willing. Price, ease of building, durability, everything.
If this is the wrong forum for all these questions, please direct me to the proper place.
Thank you -