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Custom Built Homes: What are they and why should you consider a custom creation?

Have you dreamed about designing and building your perfect home, but think that budget worries, time constraints and legal issues are a complete nightmare?

If so, that’s where we can help!

We understand that building your own home can seem quite an overwhelming prospect, but in fact, it’s a lot easier than you might think! So let us eliminate any worries or concerns you have about the process and give you a breakdown of just how fantastic an opportunity building your own custom home can be!


First things first, what is a custom built home?

Quite simply, a custom built home is where you work with a property developer to build your ideal home.

From finding the perfect site and producing the plans, right through to managing the construction and sourcing of materials, you have complete control and flexibility over key design decisions and quality. This level of freedom is something you certainly wouldn’t experience when purchasing a pre-existing home or a new build property!

But, what are the benefits of a custom built home?

Right from the very beginning of the development process, you will quickly begin to reap the rewards of choosing a custom built home. In fact, here are just some of the brilliant benefits you’ll experience:

  • Personalisation:
    Buying a new home is probably the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. But just like buying a new pair of shoes, you wouldn’t buy a pair that was two sizes too big, and you certainly wouldn’t purchase a two-seater car for a family of four. With this in mind, you have the freedom to create a unique home that is tailored to suit your lifestyle, needs and design preferences.
  • Storage Space:
    At some time or another, everyone has turned their home’s upside down in the search for more storage space. Unlike pre-existing homes where spare space is in short supply, a custom built home allows you to include as much space as you require!
  • Energy Efficient:
    It’s much easier to incorporate the latest and most efficient materials and technologies into a custom build home, rather than a pre-existing property. Newer homes have better construction materials, such as more energy-efficient windows and insulation techniques, and offer eco-friendly appliances and fixtures – saving you money in the long run!
  • Save Money:
    You might not think it, but the final cost of buying land and creating your custom built home can be up to a third less expensive than buying a pre-existing, comparative house. What’s more, the VAT is normally zero-rated, meaning you can build your perfect home, without having to tighten your purse strings! It’s undoubtedly a strong financial choice and a sound investment.
  • Stress-free:
    If you’re tired of window shopping at your local estate agents and sick of spending hours trawling the web in search of the perfect property, a custom built home is the answer! Working with a developer to design and build a custom home eliminates the stress of house hunting, whilst still allowing you to observe the home-building process from start to finish. Plus once you move in, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t stumble across any hidden costs, repairs or renovations – what more could you ask for?

Building mid-construction

This is where we come in!

We believe that building your home from scratch should be an incredibly exciting experience. That’s why we take care of the entire process for you – from drawing up the initial plans and negotiating with suppliers, right through to handing over the keys, we have your best interests at heart and aim to make the process as stress-free as possible.

What’s more, we have an expert team of in-house, Stroma approved energy assessors, as well as talented RICS building surveyors and CIAT architectural technologists who work seamlessly to design and build your dream home.

Delivering exceptional projects is what we do. With our successful portfolio, you can have peace of mind, knowing you’ve chosen the right practice. So, if you would like to turn your dream home into a reality, contact a member of our team to arrange a consultation, today! 

For more information on how we can help you design and build your dream home, head over to our dream home blog post.

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  • 19th September 2017