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How to calculate the square-metre rate to build your home

A one-size-fits-all square-metre rate is a very blunt tool for estimating the cost to build a house. Our 4-step method gets granular by calculating all the hidden and variable costs.

How much does it really cost to build a house?

When building a custom home, many people only budget for construction costs (based on a square-metre rate). But you also need to consider design, consultants and site and external costs.

Where do you start with building a custom home?

A pre-build feasibility is the place to start when building a custom home. This calculates the cost to prepare your land, as well as the cost of design and construction.

Why design your own home?

Living in a home that matches your lifestyle, values and aspirations is a powerful way to build a more successful, creative, balanced, inspiring, healthy and happy life.

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