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Houseplansdirect is pleased to share with you the following guide to house building costs.

We’ve teamed up with PropertyData, one of the leading providers of property resources and analysis, to provide the following guide to house building costs for any region in the UK.

About this data

This construction cost data is derived from an annual survey of real estate projects around the UK. The survey gathers data on market conditions, construction input costs such as labour and materials and the average build cost for different residential construction types.

The headline figures shown are the average total construction cost based on internal area, for a ‘basic’ or ‘economy’ level finish for things like kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows etc. The figures given include all labour and material construction costs (including first and second fix) and contractor’s margin and preliminaries. They do not include land purchase costs, utility works, groundworks, site works, client direct costs and professional services fees.

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These figures are approximations – the exact cost for any project will depend on the specific site, project details, construction firm used and many other factors.

About PropertyData

PropertyData is one of the UK’s leading sources of property investment resources and analytics. In addition to build costs, they can also offer data on other areas which may be of interest to small developers and self-builders, namely:

  • Sites, land or plots that either have planning permission, or other significant development potential. This also includes existing houses with building plots to the side or rear.
  • Property values by postcode, so you will know what your finished build will be worth using up-to-the-minute data.
  • High resolution plot maps, showing buildings, ownership, boundaries and other relevant information.
  • A mortgage and development finance finder, to show you potential options to fund your build.

Access to this information and much more is available to anyone, via a monthly rolling subscription. You can try the service out for 14 days via the button below – there are no limits during the 14-day free trial, other than the normal limits of the plan you are trialling. You can use PropertyData as much as you like to determine whether it is right for you. If you do decide to sign up, we receive a small commission.

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Where does the raw data come from?

The construction cost data is derived from an annual survey carried out by Turner & Townsend.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated annually when the new cost survey data is released, typically around the middle of the year.

How is the raw data processed?

PropertyData selects a subset of Turner & Townsend costs to display. No additional processes are applied to this data by PropertyData. Houseplansdirect converts the figures from £/sq. ft. to £/sq.m. for consistency across its website and to allow instant estimates based on existing house types.