How to Budget for your Timber Frame Home

Vision understands that before leaping into a new build project, self-builders need to have some handle on the likely costs of constructing their new timber frame home.

With many variables dependent upon your specific needs, tastes and lifestyles, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and to really have a clear idea of the costs of your new build home a detailed specification is the best approach.

If you know the style of house you wish to build and have planning drawings, then Vision can assist with providing our expert advice on the possible costs of building your dream home.

We have lots of useful self-builder tools on our website to assist with calculating the costs of constructing your new timber frame home.

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Vision offer free advice over the phone, by email, or you are welcome to visit us here at our factory & office facility in Beenham, Berkshire. With a wealth of experience in building self-build homes as well as designing our own one-off developments, Vision can offer friendly and honest advice to lead you on the right path.

Here are some of the self-build timber frame homes we’ve provided over the years…

4 bedroom timber frame home in Southampton

Prefabricated timber frame family home in Winchester

Self build prefabricated home in Andover

Self build timber frame home in Bracknell

Here are some of the 5* reviews we have received from our self-build clients :

I have no hesitation in recommending Vision Development for any timber frame requirements. From first contact through to project sign off they were friendly, helpful, responsive and very professional at all times. Their workmanship was excellent and they were flexible & accommodating with the inevitable challenges we faced along the way! It was a pleasure to work with the team at Vision and we would certainly do so again.

Delighted that I picked the right company for my timber frame . I surveyed several companies and visited several ‘ in progress sites’ . The product that Vision offered was of high quality and fantastic value compared with their competitors. After selecting Vision they worked well with my Architect and Structual engineer and all issues were resolved speedily. The erection process went well and the team were very helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them . As with all building projects there were problems along the way but all were resolved with no fuss . I would certainly recommend Vision for value and quality.

Further to a family member successfully having a home built by Vision Development my husband and I made the ambitious decision to build our own home.
After a short process, Vision have again done an excellent job, nothing has been too much trouble and they were always on hand for any queries. Vision kept to the program and budget agreed from the outset, the structure was erected super quick allowing us to press on with the finishing works. We are delighted with the house and really looking forward to our new energy efficient home.
Many thanks again to the Vision team.

With many factors to consider when planning and eventually constructing your self-build timber frame home, there can be mis-leading information online that may steer you in the wrong direction with regards to costs. Different parts of the country have differing levels of material & labour costs, the South of the UK you will find more expensive than Northern parts of the country. There are also lots of DIY homes which can be achievable, but be certain you can take on the amount of time and skill it does require to complete a new build construction project.

Vision can offer a range of services to self-builders, our weathered shell package, offering groundworks, timber frame, windows & doors and roof tiling is a popular choice for self-builders as it provides a weatherproof structure for you to continue internal works at a more leisurely pace.

Speak to us today to see how we can assist with your self-build home and give guidance on costings for your proposed build. Call us on 0118 9712181 or email us at

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Prefabricated house architects drawing by Vision Development BerkshireTimber Frame Bungalow to House conversion by Vision Development, Berkshire