A contractor normally charges between $11 and $22 per square foot to frame a house depending on the size and location of the house. This estimate includes the cost of labor and materials.
In general, the labor cost of framing a house ranges from $6 to $8 per square foot, or roughly $10,000 to $25,000 for a 1,600- to 3,000-square-foot house. The cost of materials for the framing installation depends on the design and location of the house. On average, the cost of building materials for framing falls between $5.5 and $14 per square foot, or $9,900 to $25,200 for a 1,800-square-foot house.