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How Do I Work Out A Budget For The Frame Construction Of My Home?

The frame of your new home is the spine of the construction, so it pays to invest in the best quality materials, manufacturing and installation to ensure your building is still standing strong many years down the track.

The cost of your frame construction can vary from $35 to $85 per square metre, depending on a range of factors – around 20 to 33 per cent of the overall price of the construction. There are cheaper options available for simple structures like a garage or a carport, or high-end customised framing solutions that will usually cost more depending on the truss manufacturer.

These costs include the manufacturing of the timber wall frames and roof trusses and the labour crew.

Factors that impact the prices of your timber house framing

As we mentioned before, you should budget up to a third of the overall construction cost on your framing. If you have a fixed budget, you can use that figure as a basic rule of thumb. There are factors that will influence the overall price.

For example, a single storey home is going to cost less than a multi-storey home. If you have a regular rectangular-shaped design, the framing will be easier to design and manufacture than a custom home with curves and a unique design.

Two other important factors to take into consideration when you are budgeting for the framing for your new construction include:

TIMBER FRAME ManufactureThe type of framing: Are you looking for a full timber framing solution? Or a hybrid solution that includes metal reinforcement?

Don’t underestimate the structural integrity of timber. In many ways, it is more durable than steel; largely because it is not prone to rust and corrosion over time. The amount you need to budget will depend on whether you want all timber or a metal framing solution with timber accents for aesthetic purposes.

The finishing: The framing is the spine of your home but the cost can begin to go up depending on other elements. Your flooring, for example, may eat up more of your budget if you want full timber floorboards. The walls and cladding need to be considered as well.

Shop around to get the best price and quality

The cost of your timber walls and roof trusses is obviously an important consideration, but the quality of the manufacturing and installation needs to be high as well. There is no point in spending a large amount of money on a poorly manufactured home framing structure.

Heyden Frames and Truss will help you get the best of both worlds, as we have a reputation for high standards of timber framing solutions available at the most competitive prices.

We can provide quotes, budgets, and advice, so please contact us today on (02) 4351 2616 and speak to one of our experts. You can also visit us at if you need additional information about our products and services. We service the regions of Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle, Central Coast, and surrounding areas.