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How Much Does a Timber Frame Home Cost?

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It’s pretty easy to imagine what you want your dream timber frame home to look like, but envisioning what that home will cost is another story entirely. There are seemingly endless factors that affect cost, like location, site conditions, size, finishes, selections etc., which can make predicting the final cost feel impossible. That is, until now. Woodhouse invested a great deal of time, effort, and money into developing a fully customized budget calculator that considers all of the often-hidden factors that ultimately impact the cost of your home.

The calculator features 20 different variables, so prospective homeowners can plug in the answers that best define their dream home to figure out just how well it aligns with their budget. Not only does this handy tool prevent you from falling into hidden cost traps, but it also helps you get to the heart of what, exactly, you want your dream home to be.

Factors That Affect the Cost of a Timber Frame Home

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The calculator is an awesome tool, but to get the most out of it, you should really have an idea of all of the different factors that affect the cost of your home and what they actually mean.

Building Location

The location you want to build your home in plays a huge role in its final costs because things like site conditions and how remote the locale is have a significant impact. For example, northern and southern climate zones have different insulation requirements that vary in cost. And if you’re building in the mountains, you’ll be working with a higher wind load and possible snow load, so the corresponding costs will vary accordingly.

Architectural Style

There are a number of different architectural factors that influence your home’s cost as well. For instance, if you’re looking to build a complex frame that features beautiful trusses and embellishments, then the price of your home will increase accordingly. On the other hand, you can save money by opting for a home with just four corners as opposed to more, as well as by using fewer timbers. Simplicity saves, complexity costs.


A lot of people don’t realize just how much the size, shape, and style of your windows can impact the overall cost of your timber frame home. If you’re like many who love an abundance of natural light washing over your space, then it’s helpful to know that some very large custom windows may cost you a lot more money than if you opt for a wall full of smaller windows.

The very nature of a custom home means it doesn’t come with a fixed price; a custom home is as unique and varied as its owners. Fortunately, Woodhouse’s Dream Home Budget Calculator helps to take the guesswork out of how much your timber frame home will cost so you can make confident, informed choices that align with your budget every step of the way. And you can retry the budget calculator a few times to see how little changes can impact the overall budget.  

Ready to find out the cost of your dream home? Check out the Dream Home Budget Calculator today.

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