Budgets & Costings
How much will your project cost?
This will depend on a number of different factors, including the size of your new home, location, design, construction type and internal specification. There’s also a number of fees involved and a recommended contingency of 10-20% of your total budget to cover any unexpected costs – both of which should be factored into you overall costs.
A detailed breakdown of your build costs is required for your mortgage application, and is essential to make sure your plans are affordable, and can be completed on time and budget. For advice on project costings read our Build Cost Guide.
Remember to factor in the cost of your plot, as it’s likely to be the largest single purchase that you’ll make – typically around 30-40% of your overall budget.
- Legal fees
- Mortgage fees
- Planning application fees
- Architectural fees
- Surveying fees
- Building regulation fees
- Interim inspection fees
BuildStore's Costing Service
Preparing a cost breakdown with sufficient detail can be challenging and time consuming. In fact, many builders are often reluctant to quote for work at an early stage, and they rarely consider every aspect of the build.
If you're building a new home, our team of qualified project managers can prepare a full breakdown of your total build costs, completely free of charge as part of your mortgage application - saving you time and hassle.