Huge numbers of people are custom building their homes all over the world. Here are some of the reasons why:
Typically you can save up to 10 to 15% of the overall cost of your new home by custom building when the cost is compared to buying an existing home or a new home which has been speculatively built to a similar size. These savings could be even greater if you are prepared to roll up your sleeves and get involved in the building process. This is often referred to as 'sweat equity', wherever you as the custom builder involve yourself to complete a task, which otherwise would cost, you are making savings on the overall cost of your new home. You can choose to do as much or as little as you like... but believe us, once you get going you might find out you love it!
You can live in a high-quality home which is lighter, better insulated and more energy efficient than more traditional dwellings. From the outset, you can lessen your carbon footprint by incorporating eco-friendly features which are important to you, whilst making significant savings to your monthly bills! Some custom build developments have a specific focus on sustainable living with an emphasis on biodiversity, edible landscapes, and sustainable drainage.
Flexible work environment
If you enjoy the independence and freedom that comes with working from home, custom building your home can create an inspired workspace, whether you want a multi-purpose area, separate room, or a studio in your garden - it can be achieved on almost every project!
Family friendly space
You can design child-friendly spaces with savvy storage solutions that can also adapt as your children grow. Whether you prefer open plan living or like to be able to close a door on a defined play area, the choice is always yours.
Freedom in your retirement
If you want to downsize following retirement, custom building is the ideal way to get the home you need. By cutting down on home maintenance and utility bills, or simply to enjoy a home that is more accessible, sustainable and comfortable for your later years, then custom build can offer the perfect alternative to expensive retirement developments.
Caring for an elderly or disabled family member
Caring for an elderly parent or relative can be made easier by designing a space that suits their specific needs. If you’ve tried to find an existing house that ticks all the boxes, you’ll appreciate how challenging it is to achieve the right balance of space, privacy, and functionality. Custom building can allow you to design an accessible and inclusive space, giving them the freedom to move around independently and safely.
Future proofing your home
When you’re involved with the design of your home, you can ensure your house stands the test of time. This could be energy saving choices that reduce your environmental impact or designs that ensure your home remains airtight which will drastically reduce those pesky monthly utility bills, which may prove to be ideal as you enter retirement and income slows down.