We appreciate how difficult it can be to fully understand the estimated overall construction costs of a home.
So, what is the cost per square foot to build a timber frame home anyway?
The cost per square foot to build a timber frame house can be worked out in the table below. The estimated costs below are based on actual designs shown in our portfolio section and are presented to help you gain a better understanding of the range pricing we have seen over many years of gathering historical pricing.
There are numerous factors that contribute to the range of prices you will find and some are listed below.
The designs are clickable & will take you to the design, floor plan & elevation drawings for each.
We encourage you to contact a Canadian Timberframes sales representative to discuss your project in more detail. Every project is unique and we would be happy to assist you.
Currency: Our pricing is priced in Canadian $'s, so for our US clients, please note - your dollar goes much further with the current exchange rates.
Home location: Labour rates and access to labour, difficulty of site conditions, shipping costs, permitting and servicing fees are all factors.
Size of home: Economies of scale are a factor where a larger home can contribute to a lower cost per square foot based on some fixed costs that are now distributed over a larger footprint.
"Open to above": There is a cost to having soaring cathedral areas that contribute to volumes of cubic footage, not just square footage of floor areas.
Complexity of design: Implementing construction detailing that is less understood and cost effective on complex homes will often add cost.
Fit and Finish: The interior choices of finishing and detailing has a huge impact on overall construction costs, from floor coverings, light fixtures, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and can dramatically affect price.
Square Footage: Based on livable heated spaces and excludes screened porches, porches and decks.
|House Plan|| Sq. Ft.
|Timber Frame Package*||Lock Up Material Package**|| Approx. Total Turn-key Cost***
Includes finished basement areas
|Sweetwater Cabin||1236||$86000 - $95000||$202500 - $219000||$453000 - $536000|
|Split Rock Place||1823||$94500 - $104000||$255500 - $280000||$543000 - $635000|
|Cozy Inlet||2128||$133000 - $138000||$391000 - $399000||$644000 - $759000|
|Bragg Creek||3094||$130000 - $162000||$357000 - $422000||$885000 - $1021000|
|Rustic Redstone||3581||$148000 - $185000||$406000 - $480000||$1006000 - $1161000|
|Elk River||4233||$178000 - $222000||$489000 - $578000||$1211000 - $1397000|
|Bear Rock||4784||$201000 - $251000||$553000 - $653000||$1368000 - $1579000|
|Sandpoint||4832||$210000 - $224000||$562000 - $580000||$1100000 - $1380000|
|Whytecliff||4833||$216000 - $228000||$578000 - $596000||$1100000 - $1380000|
|Hidden Valley||4860||$204000 - $255000||$561000 - $663000||$1390000 - $1604000|
|Columbia Valley||5100||$214000 - $268000||$589000 - $696000||$1459000 - $1683000|
|Osprey Point||6150||$258000 - $323000||$710000 - $839000||$1759000 - $2030000|
|De Winton Steepe||6266||$273000 - $341000||$750000 - $886999||$1857000 - $2142000|
|Lake of Bays||7693||$205000 - $245000||$543000 - $657000||$2115000 - $2500000|
Shipping is not included and will be based on location.
*** Turn-key costs include all aspects, from foundation to furnishings of ready to move in house.
*Custom Timber Frame Package
Note: Snowloads and engineering requirements will affect timber frame costs.
**The Lock Up Material Package
Note: Price does not include excavation & foundation and installation labour associated with the timber frame enclosure system and material package. Contact a Canadian Timberframes representative for budget pricing for these items.
Note: Price does not include excavation & foundation and installation labor associated with the timber frame enclosure system and material package. Contact a Canadian Timberframes representative for budget pricing for these items.
Note: Canadian Timberframes does not provide this type of service. We are simply providing this type of estimating cost, as an FYI estimate to educate prospective clients around 'all in costs'.
The Full Turnkey estimate covers every aspect from foundation to ready to move in, including fitted kitchen & bathrooms, and services: electricity, plumbing within the home's footprint. This turn key estimate does not include excessive site and service costs ie: blasting, retainage, well, septic, gas, electric, tap fees) these items must be calculated on a project specific basis and would be additional to the total turn key costs, This price will vary with the materials you choose to finish your home. Note - Canadian Timberframes supplies materials to Lock Up; please contact us to discuss what further services we may be able to offer you.
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