Re: Opinion on dome web sites...



 Per page charge for B/W and a separate one for color pages (reasons 1&2)
    Online download, no cost if you have a presence on the web.

Offer a sheet (or like necxdirect.necx.com that is interactive) that lists
your features and the price.  Different dome shell sizes, different
features such as bump outs, cupola, extensions, garages, risers, etc. etc.
If this was interactive, the customer could actually click on what they
wanted, which would bring up a separate box showing a line drawing with
that feature, total square feet and the price.  When done with their
additions, it would at least give them the total square feet, and the total
square feet with at least 5 foot headroom.  

Then the customer could move to finishings to the dome:  interior and
exterior (if this is done by your company) such as roofing, siding,
insulation, etc.  On this price list, the per square costs is listed, but
when they add this to the design, it is calculated for the square footage
of the dome + extras that they already selected (materials and labor).
There doesnt have to be that many selections.  Those wanting teak could be
told to request a quote.  

Interior work, such as electrical and plumbing is standard for the most
part and rated per foot, and per bathroom.  Interior walls etc could be
handled by showing  typical floor plans for different sized domes with no
finished basement (or no basement at all).  1st floor,  1/2 second floor
with typical divisions for bathrooms and bedrooms,  or 1st with 3/4 second
floor for larger domes.  As far as finishings, I am sure they can be
grouped generally into "bare bones", "suburban" and "deluxe" with
descriptions of per foot costs for these (materials and labor).  Again,
those wanting more complex, or individual designs can be asked to request a
quote.  Even better is to list the savings in costs and labor at each stage
over conventional square buildings.  Ingrid

At 11:33 AM 8/31/1998 -0700, you wrote:
catalogs and planning packages 
>1. expensive/>2. waste time on those not serious

reason why we typically do not include the price list
small part of the story.  
no clear way to compare dome companies offerings, 
different methods to build and supply systems of different level of
completion. 
tells you very little about the finished cost of the home, as this depends
on the complexity and size of the home more than it does on the kit cost.
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