Estimating your build costs is the only way to avoid going over budget on your self build, loft conversion, extension or renovation project. While your house designer may have been asked to work to a set figure, you face fewer risks if you get your plans professionally priced.

We have partnered with industry experts in cost estimation, Estimators Online, to give you a full cost breakdown based on your individual plans. Using years of data from building sites across the country, they know up-to-date labour rates, materials prices and how long each element takes to complete. It means no more guessing at what builders’ prices are going to be — and no more going over budget.

The service costs £180 for an estimate, including a detailed cost breakdown of every element of your build.

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Estimate your self build for free by joining our Premium club

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Join Homebuilding & Renovating Premium for just £60 a year and use this service to estimate the cost of your self build* for free. Other benefits of Premium include:

  • Plotfinder access
  • Expert advice
  • Discounts
  • Digital resources
  • Downloadable guides and templates

*Please note: Premium membership only offers a free estimation for those self building (building a new home). Renovations, conversions, extensions and loft conversions are not covered by Premium membership.