The unhelpful answer is ‘the same as the length of a piece of string’.
But if we asked you what the string was needed for we could then calculate the length needed, and therefore figure out how much to charge for that string.
The same is true for building websites. First we need to know what purposes the website will serve, and therefore work out what sort of functionality and features the site will need.
The majority of websites that we create fit into the following categories:
- Company landing page/s to promote the brand or a particular service
- Small to medium sized brochure website to more fully present your brand and services online.
- Medium to large site with more complicated site structure and options for more advanced functionality.
These are typically created as a lower cost way of presenting a brand, specific service or offer to the world. It needs to be well built with a simple content management system so that the client can make changes to the content themselves. The page/s will be optimised to display well on computer browsers, tablets and mobile devices. There should be a good call to action.
Typical time scale: 1 month.
Budget range: £1,500-£2,500 + VAT
Small to medium brochure site
As above but on a larger scale. A site plan will be designed to ensure that the site is easily navigable and that users are funnelled through the page content to the desired call to action. These sites tend to have standard brochure site functionality with contact form and a good way of displaying your services.
Typical timescale: 3-4 months
Budget range: £5,000-£8,000 + VAT
Medium to large website
As above but with a far more detailed site structure and using more page templates to effectively communicate the content; these sites can feature some more complex functionality than a standard site build. Items such as price calculators, and customer login areas can be used to give site users a more comprehensive experience of your company.
Typical timescale: 4-9 months
Budget range: £8,000-£20,000 + VAT
If your website needs to sell products online then we would be able to point you in the direction of a good e-commerce specialist. We don’t offer e-commerce websites ourselves and advise you to work with a company who specialises in this craft.
Your budget will need to start at around £20,000 and could keep going into the hundreds of thousands.
There are ways available for creating cheaper websites; you can use template companies such as Wix or Square Space. But if you are a company or an organisation who provide a quality service, you really should prioritise setting aside a budget for a professional website build. Active, growing companies grow out of cheap, templated websites very quickly. We do not provide cheap websites.
How long is your string?
If you need to get a website produced that works well for your company then please do get in touch with us to explore what’s possible.