We are currently researching build costs, with a view to building a new house in South Aberdeenshire/Angus. We built our current house, 20+ years ago, and it has been a great family home. However, the project nearly fell at the first hurdle, as build quotes came back at way over the figure we'd budgeted. We'd already obtained planning but had to go back and revise, so we could afford it. We're obviously keen to not go through that stress again, so trying to acquire as much knowledge as we can!
Looking to build a timber frame, prefer a main contractor, but will consider sub con if we can build up confidence/get someone to help PM. Not keen to do any of the actual work ourselves, but would like to be involved with sourcing materials, admin etc. House will be smallish, around 140m2, plus a garage, hopefully integral as this seems to be lower cost. The "cost per square metre" method is a bit generic and various online costing tools are coming out with a wide variation. So we're hopeful of pulling together a more accurate budget, from information and recommendations on here.
Particularly keen to engage with anyone in our area, to get personal reviews on companies that you've used, good/bad aspects of your build, and actual costs for various aspects.
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from some of you