Why is it a challenge to get a cost estimate for a custom timber frame home?

May 11, 2018 10:52:33 AM / by David McFarlane

Are you finding it difficult to get a pricing estimate from timber frame companies regarding your custom timber frame home build? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s something that comes up so often that Timber Frame HQ – a great online resource for all things timber frame related ­– recently put together a short video explaining why it can be tricky for a custom timber frame company to give pricing right off the bat.

Some of the things that can contribute greatly to the range of prices in a custom timber frame home are:

  • Wood species used
  • Complexity of the timber frame itself
  • Project location

You can watch Timber Frame HQ’s video here.

While we can’t give you a firm price upon our first meeting, we at Normerica have great tools at our disposal to give reasonably accurate ballpark prices based on what you need and want in your custom home. As soon as we have a drawing (whether it’s from an architect you’ve worked with or from the Normerica design team) we have a much better framework to provide you with an accurate quote.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the cost of a Normerica home, visit our pricing page where you’ll find six examples of the cost breakdown of six recent Normerica custom builds, or contact us to speak with a member of the Normerica team.

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About Normerica

Since 1979, Normerica has created the highest quality timber frame homes and buildings across North America and around the world. Our decades of timber frame experience and expert in-house design capabilities have given us the ability to offer a high level of customization and design flexibility – a key advantage of timber frame homes and post and beam construction.