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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

How much does it cost to build townhouses?

Because of their distinctive style and layout, you can build townhouses in smaller spaces than would accommodate the same amount of detached residences. With property prices as they are, perhaps you’re considering building a townhouse. This could work out brilliantly, however, it’s good to understand how much building a townhouse is going to set you back.

If you want a home that blends family living with apartment-style living, townhouses are a great choice. Because of their distinctive style and layout, you can build townhouses in smaller spaces than if you were to build the same number of detached residences.

Cost provided itemUnitRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost

Cost to build townhousesPer m2£1,400£3,000£1,800
Cost to build 2 townhouses160m2£224,000£480,000£288,000
Cost to build a 4-bedroom townhouse100m2£140,000£300,000£180,000

Cost of building a 6 unit townhouse90m2£126,000£270,000£162,000
Cost to build 3 townhouses240m2£336,000£720,000£432,000

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

Townhouses tend to be less expensive to build than detached houses, and their flexible, multi-floored living space is sought-after by growing families who appreciate the multi-floor layout.

We’ve broken down how much it costs to build a townhouse so that you can plan your project.

What’s a townhouse?

A townhouse is a property with multiple floors that shares several walls with neighbouring houses but has its own entrance.

A townhouse translates to – quite literally – a house in a town. Historically, it was once the residence of an important wealthy person or a member of the aristocracy in a main or capital city. Such folk would own grander, bigger properties across the UK, whereas the townhouse was purely where they lived when in town, usually during social seasons.

As is the case in most cities, it was hard to get enough space, so townhouses weren’t detached like rural townhouses. They were distinguished by the fact that they shared common walls and were identical to their neighbour.

Up until recently, townhouses have become refurbished and are massively popular among city dwellers.

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How much does it cost to build townhouses?

The best way to get a general estimate is to think about the cost to build a townhouse per square metre.

As a ballpark figure, you can expect to pay anything from £1,400  £3,000 per m2. Townhouses typically range from 60 to 100 metres square, so you can expect to pay an average of between £90,000 – £300,000.

How much does it cost to build 2 townhouses?

The typical size of two townhouses is around 160 m2, meaning the average cost of building two townhouses can range from £224,000  £480,000.

These costs are estimates obtained from average costs, so for an accurate cost for your project, we recommend getting multiple quotes from tradespeople near you.

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FAQs

How much does it cost to build a 4 bedroom townhouse?

If you’re planning to build a four-bedroom townhouse, then you’re most likely looking at a property in the region of 100 m2. That means the average cost of building a four bedroom townhouse can range from around £140,000£300,000.

cost to build townhouses

How much does it cost to build a 6 unit townhouse?

With an estimated size of around 90 m2, the cost of building a six-unit townhouse – by unit, we mean a three-bed, with a kitchen, lounge, and bathroom – can range from around £126,000  £270,000.

Understandably, that cost can vary hugely, depending on the specifics of the construction and the fixtures and fittings you want in your finished townhouse.

Are townhouses cheaper than houses?

Townhouses are generally cheaper than detached houses because costs are shared (the party walls and connection costs), and you’re more likely to benefit from economies of scale.

How much land do you need to build 3 townhouses?

Assuming each townhouse is 80 m2 and the back garden or outside space is 10 m2, you’ll most probably need land that’s roughly 270 m2 to build three townhouses.

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