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Working with a Custom Builder WORKING WITH A CUSTOM BUILDER. As you begin thinking about your new home, one of the first things to consider is what type of builder…
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Working with a Custom Builder WORKING WITH A CUSTOM BUILDER. As you begin thinking about your new home, one of the first things to consider is what type of builder will best suit you… a Volume Builder or a Custom Builder? Both are excellent options and each can Custom Home Builders deliver a great new home for you and your A Custom Home Builder (Pivot Homes for family. In short, there are a few differences example) individually designs your new home that you might want to consider before Acreage Designs to suit your block of land and your family’s making your final decision… individual lifestyle requirements. Volume Home Builders Some have their own in-house Design Team that are creative professionals passionate Volume Builders build many homes at once and and committed to creating innovative and Sloping Designs are prevalent throughout new housing estates all functional homes. over the country. They work with you in collaboration to design The companies offer a set range of pre-designed your new home from scratch. This process plans at various prices that normally cannot involves understanding how you and your family be changed however some do offer what they Coastal Designs live… what you like and what you don’t like… call ‘options’. your block of land’s size, slope and solar These plans come with a standard set of orientation your home will be facing. pre-determined inclusions, finishes and The home will be passive designed reducing your upgrades. You can personalise certain aspects cabon footprint whilst maximising the winter Single Storey like the flooring, kitchen/bathroom bench tops, sun and minimising the summer’s hot sun (an appliances etc. important comfort factor around the Geelong And because Volume Home Builders deal in region) at the same time ensuring good air flow volume, they will generally try and avoid sloping throughout the home. and complex sites. Double Storey Creating a home from a blank piece of paper is Whilst on the surface a Volume Builder may exciting. Whether it be a small beach side home appear cheaper, the base package they promote or a luxury mansion, a Custom Home Builder will usually not include everything or will NOT will incorporate all the features that you want have the same standard of inclusions as the to make the home uniquely yours. Townhouses Display Home you viewed. Most new home buyers associate custom homes It’s important you understand exactly what is and with a high price tag without realising that a what isn’t included from the start otherwise you’ll Custom Builder takes into account your budget find yourself being asked to pay lots of additional before drawing up any concept plan. upgrade costs or ‘extras’. Empty Nesters Visit our Warralily Coast display home at 17 Lampard Street, Armstrong Creek. The home is literally designed to suit your budget and the Custom Builder generally presents their contract price as a ‘drive away, no more to pay’ BUILDERS CUSTOMER price, unless you decide to make changes after FEEDBACK the contract has been signed. A quick internet search (websites like Flexibility, choice, customer service and quality Product Review, Whirlpool etc) on are the biggest pros of working with a Custom the company you may be considering Builder. whether they be a Volume Builder or Custom Builder can often reveal any past customer dissatisfaction. In Summary Common complaints may include: Once you have decided which type of builder best suits you, the next thing is to find the right individual/company in that field. Ask friends and neighbours for referrals, visit websites and 1. Uncertainty of timeframes for both starting display homes. and completion. Display villages are available for you to visit 2. Communication with customers, managers Display Homes. This enables you to experience not returning calls when there are problems. first-hand different designs and inspect construction quality in order for you to determine 3. Hidden additional costs that were not which type of home builder best suits. properly explained up front. Maybe set up meetings to discuss your 4. Quality, construction defects and slow or requirements and ask questions in order to no rectification of them at all. determine if you’ve found the person to work 5. Excellent sales staff, lousy office staff once with… very important as you are going to be the customer has paid their initial deposit. spending considerable time together. 6. Services and site cleanup are completed only It is now you may be in a position to choose a after final payment made. company based on the quality, value, flexibility and personalisation that you will expect in the 7. Being treated as a number... not a person design and building of your new home. with real concerns or opinions. pivothomes.com.au Custom Volume Design team meets clients on-site to discuss requirements 4 8 Is passionate and committed to good home design 4 8 CUSTOM Handles all your planning, applications and documentation 4 8 BUILDER Provides a full specification itemising all inclusions in contract price 4 8 Ability for client to talk to contractors for best solution 4 8 VS Shares contractors and suppliers quotes with clients 4 8 Contract price includes engineering, site works and soil removal 4 8 VOLUME Provides price guidance throughout the design process 4 8 BUILDER Limited range of inclusions and options 8 4 Provides personalised ‘one on one’ service 4 8 CHECKLIST Access to your own personal building design team 4 8 Designs a unique home to suite your taste and requirements 4 8 Designs and builds on sloping or elevated sites 4 8 Designs and builds split level homes 4 8 Designs and builds on narrow or difficult site 4 8 Designs to suit passive solar principles and capture your views 4 8 Includes argon double glazed windows as a minimum standard 4 8 Includes the services of a fully qualified Interior Designer 4 8 Includes the services of an electrical contractor / designer 4 8 Has a dedicated team of quality trades and suppliers 4 8 Allows variations during construction 4 8 Allows client to provide their own trades or materials 4 8 Will provide contacts of clients as referrals 4 8 Integrates landscaping and pool into home design 4 8 Uses a raft slab foundation instead of a waffle pod slab 4 8 Provides flexibility in use of external cladding materials 4 8 Has an existing selection of plans to choose from 4 4 Erects scaffold on block to help identify all possible views 4 8 2002-2007 2008 2010 2013 2014 2015 2002-2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 AWARD WINNING HOMES Pivot Homes has been recognised and awarded for innovative design, quality of construction and value for money with multiple awards across both the Housing Industry Association and Master Builders Association. Visit our Warralily Coast Display Home at 17 Lampard Street, Armstrong Creek Head Office: 1-5 Field Court, Marshall, Vic 03 5243 2350 or 0438 000 456 peter@pivothomes.com.au www.pivothomes.com.au GSDM JUNE16 DISCLAIMER: All images, photos, illustrations, descriptions and information contained in this brochure are intended as a guide only. All information has been prepared by Pivot Homes with good faith and all reasonable care, and is current as of the date of publication in March 2016. Pivot Homes may change and update the content at any time and from time to time without notice after the date of publication which may impact on the accuracy of the information. Pivot Homes will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered as a result of use of information in this brochure. The contents of this brochure should be used as a guide only and prospective clients should satisfy themselves prior to engaging the services of Pivot Homes.
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