The below calculator is to give self builders the indicative costs of a self build timber frame home. Some of the costs listed below will vary depending on the final specification, please be aware of this when working on your self-build budget. Please enter in the below outlined box the required detail to calculate the indicative cost if you were to self-manage your new build home.

The figures shown below will give a very good indicator of the likely costs for building your timber frame new build – but do remember it’s always possible to further save on these costs, for example, using our competitively priced premium timber frame packages. Also, if you have the time and the necessary skills you could also carry out portions of the works yourself and save even more money on labour costs.

If you have any questions about this calculator then please contact us, call us on 0118 971 2181 or email us.

Cost of Timber Frame Structure (Panels, Stud Walls, Flooring and Roof Trusses)

£55,000

 

Grand Total Cost of Self Build Timber Frame House

£343,304

 

Full Build Cost For Full Turnkey/Project Managed Timber Frame House

£370,000

 

Choosing to self-build your new home using timber frame means a saving of

£0

 

Total Floor Area (upstairs + downstairs) Square Metres
Square Feet
Total Floor Area (square metres)
200.00

 

Architect, Planning & Surveys
£28,684
Architect, planning & building regulations (5% of build cost)
£13,993
Engineer
£3,300
Planning fees
£840
Building Regulations fees
£1,392
Site survey
£1,500
Soil survey
£3,000
Additional surveys required for planning e.g. Environmental
£3,000
Scaffolding
£5,000
Structural Warranty
£3,900

 

Groundworks
£41,160
Site set up including fencing, WC and storage cabins
£2,900
Prepare site and remove debris
£4,000
Excavate foundations and fill trench with concrete
These works are dependent on the soil survey as well as the structural engineers calculations.
£8,800
Construct brick and blockwork up to damp proof course
£3,800
Construct concrete insulated oversite and 70mm floor screed
£14,300
Soakaways for surface water drainage
Number
£800
Metres of Foul Water Drainage (including man holes)
Metres
£2,800
Metres of Surface Water Drainage (including man holes)
Metres
£1,020
Dropped Kerb
£2,740

 

Building
£209,043
Timber Frame Structure
This cost is for our open panel system, with insulation giving a U.Value of 0.16. This cost also includes fitting of the panels.
  • Timber Frame Panels
  • Internal stud partitioning
    These are internal walls with no insulation included. This cost also includes fitting.
  • Posi-joists and flooring
    Posi-joists manufactured in our workshop, no insulation is included. 22mm chipboard flooring or similar is supplied and installed.
  • Roof trusses
    Roof trusses standard per sq mt of sloping area. Trusses and any traditional cut sections will be included within our timber frame supply and fit cost. Cost is dependent on design and how many cut sections required.
£55,000
Roof Tiles £3817
Soffit & Fascia £3,400
Roof Dormers
These will usually be included for within the timber frame quotation. Carcassing timber only, no finishes.
£0
Gutters & Drain Pipes £2,263
Outside Wall Covering £17,400
Chimney flu and fireplace £5,568
1st fix carpentry: noggins, door linings, loft hatch & carcassing £1,296
Pipe casings,cupboard carcassing and window boards £1,740
2nd fix carpentry: doors, furniture,skirting, architrave £5,800
Fitted wardrobes with shelves and doors £1,560
Kitchen supply and fix £12,500
Stairs £2,436
Utility room supply and fix £1,392
Plasterboard plus skim plaster £11,954
300mm Glass fibre in roof space £3,380
Ceramic wall tiling Square Metres £1,175
Floor tiling Square Metres £2,835
External Doors & Windows (2 entrance, 2 patio & 12 windows) £14,000
Decorations £4,872

 

Heating, Plumbing & Electricity
Plumbing & Heating
Electrics
Sanitary ware
Electric fittings
Electricity services connection
Water & sewage connections