HomeAdvisor's Framing Cost Guide provides average per square/ linear foot labor prices for framing a new house, addition or roof. Discover our cost calculator for lumber or metal construction materials, and our framer/ contractor rate estimator.
This question is often asked by consumers phoning into the office -"what is the cost of building per square metre these days"? This is a total misnomer and is something that stems from mainly rural house contractors or inexperienced developers selling plot and plan who tell prospective clients the cost of building is x/m2.
Average home building cost per square foot can be a very confusing concept. Houses vary in price for a number of reasons, including their design, labor costs in the area, different types, grades and qualities of materials, and most of all extras and finishes.