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Just looking for prices?

I wonder how much they charge?

The first thing to know is that the answer is nothing – until we know more about what you want – and we decide, between us, how we can best help you and your business.

We create websites that vary greatly in complexity, extent of pages and sophistication of the content management systems and backend system integration, but not everyone needs all the bells and whistles up front, especially if you are just starting out. It’s a bit like asking “how much does a car cost?”. It really does depend on your ‘wants’ versus your ‘needs’ – and ultimately how much you’d like to invest in your business.

What do I get for my money?

As we’ve said, we can’t give you any real figures until we talk to you, but to give you some indication of the sort of web development project costs that you might expect…

Small

perfect for a small business or new start
£2,500+
  • up to 10 page website
  • responsive website
  • custom design based on your branding ‡
  • layout of supplied * content on pages
  • CMS allowing you to continue to add/edit pages
  • Contact Form
  •  search engine ready (sitemap, individually updateable search engine META tags – page title, page description and editable URL)
  •  integrated Google Analytics website statistics
  • shared website hosting and email forwarding
  • 4+ weeks development, limited project management
  • 2 hours training and familiarisation
  • * words and images supplied by you
  • ‡does not include logo design or branding
  • domain name registration extra

Large

mature website redevelopment for a larger organisation
£7,500+
  • 50+ page website
  • responsive website
  • custom design (which may include logo/brand development)
  • additional bespoke functionality ( eg news, events, blog, slideshows, galleries, forms, third party integrations)
  • custom coding (eg multiple editor roles, secure login areas for users, special landing pages, minisites)
  •  search engine ready (sitemap, individually updateable search engine META tags – page title, page description and editable URL)
  •  integrated Google Analytics website statistics
  • content audit and/or content collaboration
  • layout of supplied * content on pages
  • CMS allowing you to continue to add/edit pages
  • shared website hosting, receiving and sending email from your custom domain
  • 12+ weeks development plus significant project management
  • 4-6 hours training and familiarisation
  • 60 days monitoring and mentoring
  • * copywriting
  • domain name registration extra

But will I know how much my website will cost before we start?

Absolutely! After we have talked about what we can do, what you need and your available budget, we come up with a proposal.

This is a description of the project scope, the cost, what we will do, and what you will do. Usually this is broadly the final cost –  the only things that will add to the cost are aspects that were not expected, specified initially, changed after starting, or third party costs we need to use like photography or additional software or hosting requirements.

Over 90% of the projects we work on come in at or below the estimated cost (and yes, sometimes we really do charge less than we said!).

Be cautious about companies that provide prices that might seem a low cost up front, but everything comes as a hidden extra or unforeseen add-on. We’ve got many years of experience in project managing and building a huge variety of websites for a wide range of businesses, so we know what to expect and look out for in advance. That’s why we spend time talking to you about your business and your needs beforehand, so you don’t get nasty surprises!

 

All prices are estimates and plus VAT.