The Process of a Custom-Build Project
The custom-build process begins with purchasing a fully-serviced plot of land from a custom-build developer, before working closely with an architect (or just by yourself) to design a floor plan and a model sketch of your dream home.
You can actively participate in the build project – as much or as little as you like – so you get more control over your final home. A custom-build developer can provide you with a menu of options to choose from for your project. You can work closely with an architect to design your home from scratch and then leave the build to the developer, or you can pick up the tools and get involved. The different options are what makes custom-build projects so attractive to aspirational homeowners.
Things to Consider with a Custom-Build Project
Custom-build sites are serviced plots of land ready for building on, and each site will have its own selection of options to choose from. This gives you the chance to pick a particular plot of land, design your home, and build it too, but the process is not without costs.
You will need to factor in the various stages of your custom-build project in order to estimate a realistic overall cost. These include:
- Professional fees (such as those relating to architects, engineers and solicitors)
- Construction costs (including materials and labour)
- Land cost (each plot will need to be purchased accordingly)
- Fixtures and fittings (for the interiors at the end of the project)