Self Build Timber Frame Costs

The frequently asked question, ‘What is the cost to build a house?’ poses a complex challenge. Determining an accurate figure requires a deep dive into the specifics of your project, including the location, plot details, desired specifications, and your project management approach.

Despite the variables, we can offer you a general cost framework based on a price per square meter, providing a starting point for your budget considerations.

For Self-Build enthusiasts taking the reins and hiring individual trades directly, costs typically range from £1,500 to £1,800 per square meter.

If you choose to engage a main contractor to oversee your project, you can anticipate costs to rise, falling between £1,900 and £2,500 per square meter.

It’s important to note that these estimates exclude the price of the plot and any landscaping work.

Remember, these are ballpark figures; the spectrum of self-build costs is broad, with some achieving costs below £1,000 per square meter and others surpassing £2,500 per square meter.

While we can’t pinpoint the exact price of your Self-Build Timber Frame project, we believe in transparency. That’s why we openly share our pricing guidelines here, for you to align your vision with a realistic budget framework.

Initial no obligation site appraisal for plot owners or Zoom call for those in the early stage of their Self Build journey
Free of charge

Planning appraisal for a single dwelling. Let us advise you whether your plot has a chance of gaining permission to build on
£750 + VAT

Design and Planning fee for a single dwelling
£3,500 + VAT

Where required, conversion of your own drawings to CAD format
£1,000 + VAT
(In order to avoid this, when instructing an Architect or Technician, be sure to ask them if they will release the CAD files upon completion of their work)

Topographical Surveys
From £1,000 + VAT

3D Render of your new home
£1,000 + VAT

For multiple home developments, please ask for a tailored quote.

For full Timber Frame Kit prices and the erection costs of our Timber Frame Homes, please see our House Designs Page.