About Custom Designs

Invest the Time

When deciding whether to go with anOwner builder or a Registered builder, it's important to take the time to carefully consider your options. No matter which route you choose, building a new home requires significant time and effort. Finding a reputable registered builder and negotiating a building contract can take time, just as finding and engaging trades as an owner builder does. This is especially true when it comes to custom homes, where you want everything done just right for your dream forever home.

One of the most critical factors to consider is the tradespeople who will be doing the work. Whether you engage them as owner builder or rely on a builder, it's important to have confidence that they will do an excellent job and meet your expectations. As an owner builder, you'll have control over the selection of tradespeople. Still, it's essential to be aware that for some builders, their profits may be the primary consideration when choosing trades. In contrast, as an Owner builder, you can prioritize the quality of the work over the cost.

Our Owner builder clients typically have most of their trades selected before permits are issued, leaving only a few to be chosen during construction. However, as an owner builder, it's crucial to take the time to conduct due diligence in your choices and check references during the permit application stage to ensure you're ready to start construction as soon as possible after permits are issued. Ultimately, no matter which option you choose, putting in the time and effort to make informed decisions will pay off with a beautiful and functional new come.

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