Price Guide

Timber Frame Self Build Costs

The total cost of your Scandia-Hus self build project – including building set and construction – will depend on a variety of factors, including;  site conditions, your design and finish specification as well as your chosen method of construction.

With Scandia there are the following options when it comes to the building of your dream home:

  • Self Project Management = You won’t be physically building the house, but you will be the project manager organizing the contractors and trades.
  • Main Contractor = Scandia will work with you to appoint a main contractor, putting together a build specification and tendering out to a selection of experienced build companies.

To assist you in assessing the overall costs of your self build project, a ‘rule of thumb’ price guide, based on the various procurement routes mentioned above, would be:

Self Project Management £200 – £240 per sq. ft.
Main Contractor £240 – £290 per sq. ft.


These estimated square foot prices are inclusive of building set, shell erection, window fit and construction costs. The price includes delivery to mainland site. The building set includes the timber frame with a fully boarded roof, insulation, 15mm plasterboard, triple glazed windows and external doors. Also included are offload charges, internal doors, skirting boards, architrave, insulated loft hatch and ladder (if applicable), open or closed tread staircase, mechanical ventilation system and all fixings and tapes required. The estimate assumes standard foundation requirements and a good, above average specification of finishing materials. It does not include the cost of your building plot, any external works, connecting to utilities or associated professional fees.

Please also see our Guide Build Costs for particular house design prices and what they include.

These are approximate prices, we would work with you to try and meet your build budget. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements – 01342 838060 /


To help you assess what is involved in building your own home, we have prepared a series of Fact Sheets including a full Material and Component Specification and a Shell Erection Schedule. These can be found under the ‘Fact Sheets’ to the right of this page and they clearly set out the materials supplied as part of a standard delivery, as well as who is responsible for each area of the construction.

Select Fact Sheet no. 3 for our ‘Material & Component Specification’ and Fact Sheet no. 12 to view the ‘Shell Erection Schedule’.