5 Reason to choose a custom builder over a volume builder
In the process of building your dream home, you must make many decisions that will affect the long-term quality of your home. Building your dream home is both exciting and confusing. You will need to decide whether to hire a custom builder or a volume builder. Differences in operations and approach can have a significant impact on the scope, quality and salability of your project.
Here are our top 5 reasons for choosing a custom builder over a volume builder.
1. Build a unique home
The main difference between volume builders and custom builders is that volume builders provide pre-prepared designs that are identical to other homes. When you hire a custom builder, you are able to come up with your own design or have architectural plans as a starting point, integrating all your needs, wants, and personal touches into your design. A designer can also work with you to ensure the final product exceeds your expectations and enhances your lifestyle.
2. Providing a personalized experience
While volume builders construct thousands of homes every year, custom builders typically take on a few projects. As you will have a very ‘hands-off’ experience with a volume builder, it may not be possible to speak to the builder or have any variations throughout the process. Custom builders can provide one-on-one service. Consequently, you are able to tailor the process to your preferences and get updates, make variations, ask questions, or follow guidance to your satisfaction.
A custom builder allows you to have more input into the design and construction of your home. Additionally, you will be able to spend more time with the designer and builder, which will result in a more collaborative home. It will allow you to establish a strong rapport with the team, increasing your trust and giving you peace of mind that your home will be well cared for.
4. The Quality of Construction
The goal of custom builders is typically to provide high-quality homes, rather than to maximize profits. The reputation of a custom builder depends on their ability to construct exceptional homes each year, as this encourages positive client feedback. On the other hand, volume builders can focus on cutting costs rather than relying on reputation because of the variety of locations and large number of projects they complete each year. As a result, quality can be compromised.
5. Predictability of the budget
If you are working with a volume builder, you usually pick a house plan based on your budget. As these house plans are standardized, it is possible to blow your budget if you wish to customize and vary the features of the house. Custom homes allow you to have a choice in the type of budget you are wanting to achieve.
At Davis Made, we pride ourselves on ensuring our clients are provided with comprehensive building quotes to minimize any potential for budget blowout. If you’re thinking about building your dream home on the Mornington Peninsula, please get in touch with our team today.