Timber Frame Cost
Since timber frame homes are custom-made, cost is always a concern for these construction projects. However, you are free to design your own timber frame kit according to your needs. Even more, Hamill Creek is capable of accommodating a large range of budgets for whatever project you have in mind.
From wood selection to site location, there are many variables that impact the cost of a timber frame home. Even more, the size of your timber frame and choice of finishes will have an impact on overall project expenses. To create a home that honors your vision while also remaining within budget, we encourage you to work with Hamill Creek throughout the design process.
Cost of a Custom Timber Frame Kit from Hamill Creek
Hamill Creek timber frame kits and packages typically cost between $40-$60 per square foot. These kits provide all the plans and materials needed to build the structure of a timber frame home, including:
- Timber frame design and structural engineering
- Structural engineered drawings
- Timber pieces with prefabricated mortise and tenon joinery
- Oak pegs & hardware required for joining large timbers
- On-site raising of the timber frame
Please note, the estimated price per square foot is an approximation used to help clients develop budgets for building projects. In the end, the cost of building a timber frame home will vary according to your materials and finishes of choice.
What Factors Influence Overall Timber Frame Cost?
Since every timber frame home is a custom project, there are many variables that can impact the total cost. However, it’s important to remember that your choices have the largest impact on overall project costs in the end. The most important factors that influence the cost of timber frame kits and packages include:
- Site location and conditions
- Size of the timber frame kit or package
- Chosen wood/timber species
- Complexity of the timber frame design
- Additional areas like decks and garages
- Quality and choice of finishing materials
- Cost of labor and sub-trades in your area
- Building regulations in your county and municipality
Hamill Creek encourages you to be hands-on during the design process to ensure construction costs stay within your budget.
Can I Get a Breakdown of the Costs of Building a Timber Frame Home?
When you work with Hamill Creek, we will give you a detailed list of floor plans and custom options to choose from. Our team of professional designers knows exactly what to expect with timber frame construction projects. In turn, Hamill Creek will help you create a design that maximizes value, while also staying within budget.
Once you have chosen a floor plan and custom accents for your timber frame home, Hamill Creek will enter the design development contract phase. At this point, we provide full architectural and permit drawings, as well as a detailed quote for all the materials needed for the project.
Are There Any Extra Expenses with Timber Frame Packages?
Anytime you embark on a building project, you should always plan for unexpected surprises along the way.
When you work with Hamill Creek, we will give you detailed construction plans and itemized expense lists that you can trust for accuracy. After that, it’s up to the construction team to ensure that the project stays on schedule and within your budget. If you are unsure about a contractor, we can help with that too!
How Do Custom Options Impact Timber Frame Home Costs?
Besides obvious factors like square footage and site location, custom options are the biggest expense in constructing a timber frame home. While some people prefer simple, minimalist designs, others enjoy stylish additions like gazebos, carports, bridges, covered decks, and more. Obviously, the more custom options you implement, the more expensive your timber frame project will be.
Competitive Cost of a Timber Frame Home
The best way to keep your timber frame home cost within budget is to work with a reputable builder like Hamill Creek. Since we have been in business for over 30 years, our team has the knowledge and expertise to bring your vision to life, while also ensuring the project remains within budget along the way.
Talk to Hamill Creek for All Your Timber Framing Needs!
Hamill Creek is one of the premier timber frame companies in the world. Our team of expert designers and builders has successfully worked with clients in regions as diverse as British Columbia and Hawaii.
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