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Timber Frame Self-Build Cost Calculator

Estimate the cost of a new timber frame home with Fleming Homes using our cost per square metre calculator.

Estimating total build costs

With a timber frame self-build project, ‘total build costs’ means the total cost of completing your new home, excluding the cost of land. Self-build timber frame homes are typically constructed using one of three build route. Click below to read more about each route.

Build Route

1

Build Route 1

All work is carried out by a main contractor

Build Route

2

Build Route 2

You employ a project manager and a team of subcontractors

Build Route

3

Build Route 3

You self-manage the project, and employ a team of subcontractors

Build Route

1

Build Route 1

All work is carried out by a main contractor

Build Route

2

Build Route 2

You employ a project manager and a team of subcontractors

Build Route

3

Build Route 3

You self-manage the project, and employ a team of subcontractors

Cost Calculator

Use the cost calculator below to estimate approximate prices for (a) total build cost or (b) just the timber frame kit.

ENTER YOUR SQUARE METERAGE OR SQUARE FOOTAGE BELOW
TOTAL BUILD COST ESTIMATE
Build RouteTotal Floor AreaCost (£)*
1
m² x £1,528
ft² x £142
2
m² x £1,292
ft² x £120
3
m² x £1,184
ft² x £110
TIMBER FRAME KIT ONLY ESTIMATE
SpecificationTotal Floor AreaCost (£)*
STANDARD
m² x £269
ft² x £25
STRUCTURE ONLY
m² x £151
ft² x £14
STRUCTURE ERECT
m² x £40
ft² x £3.75

Total build cost estimate

Total cost depends on many factors, including site slope, quality of finishings, and overall specification. Our house plans show total floor areas for previous projects, which will give you a sense of what you need to budget.
*Please note that costs suggested by this table are only estimates, and this calculation doesn’t include the cost of the site, or factor in the site's geographic location, professional fees or extensive landscaping.
For a more accurate quotation for your specific project, site and specification, please get in touch with Fleming Homes.

 

Typical self-build cost breakdown

Here’s how costs typically break down with a timber frame self-build home.

fleming homes costs breakdown

 

Timber frame kit only estimate

The above timber frame kit only cost is included in the total build cost estimate shown on the left.

This works out approximate costs for our timber frame ‘kit’, comprising the timber frame, plus insulation, plasterboard, doors, windows, and internal fittings. For full details of what’s included in our kit package, see our Specification Brochure. You can also opt to buy the timber frame structure only.
*Note that these figures are indicative only, and will depend on the nature of your project. The quality and specification of a timber frame kit can vary enormously between companies, making it hard to compare quotes.
Please contact Fleming Homes for a more accurate quotation.

 

Other timber frame options

At Fleming Homes, we build our own timber frames, so self-builders have three options to buy:

  1. Timber frame structure only.
  2. Timber frame with standard specification (ie kit package with insulation, plasterboard, doors, windows, etc).
  3. Timber frame with a bespoke specification.

For a more accurate quotation and to discuss your project in detail, contact Fleming Homes.

 

Calculating erection cost estimates

A budget of around £30-45m² will give you a ballpark for the erection costs to get your project to the wind and watertight stage.

Find out more about Fleming Homes erection services, or contact us for an accurate quotation for erection costs for your project.

Have a Question?

We’ve answered a wide range of common questions in our Fleming Homes FAQ section,
if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, why not speak directly to us on 01361 883785.