3 Reasons to Choose a Custom Home Builder Over a Project Builder

So you’ve bought your block of land in your ideal location and now you’re wanting to build your dream home? If you are unsure where to start, or who to talk to, we can help! Maybe you’ve come across terms like project builder and custom home builder but you don’t really know the difference. Well, let’s clarify that now and make your house-building journey that little bit easier and stress-free.


What is a project home builder?

Project home designs are blueprints planned for flat rectangular blocks. Essentially these are your typical off-the-plan estate type builds or house and land packages. 

Due to the bulk buying of raw materials, project homes can be an affordable option. However, they lack customisation and consideration for sloping sites, views (orientation), bushfires or flood requirements etc. With a project home build, you do not have the opportunity to add a personal touch and any changes you make to the floorplan come at an additional cost, even if it is a reduction to the existing design! Trades are employed based on project builders quantity and the rates they are paid reflect this, often resulting in compromised quality.


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Why choose a custom home builder?

Custom home builds are one-off designs built specifically for your personal wants and needs. Although these builds are priced higher, the quality you receive from the end product is far superior. Below are three reasons to choose custom home builds over project builds.

1. Create your dream home 

Create a home that’s specifically designed for you and your family’s needs. When you build with Pacific Blue, you will meet with our building designer to develop a custom brief for your project. By choosing a custom build you have the flexibility to select your high-quality finishes and make it a unique, one-of-a-kind home. Our team cares for the finer details and takes the time to create a quality home you will love. 

2. Personalised service with the Pacific Blue team 

At Pacific Blue, our team are skilled locals who know the area, the land, and council regulations. We can assist you with the design of your home to suit your budget without breaking the bank. We understand the importance of working with your block, rather than against it, and how this impacts not only the overall design but also the cost. When you work with us, you will have a dedicated contact keeping you up to date throughout your build journey.

3. No hidden costs

We pride ourselves on being as honest and transparent as we can when putting together a proposal. Before your build commences, you will have a contract price that includes everything you want in your home all whilst complying with government regulations. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax and wait to move in!


Now you know the difference between project and custom home builds. So what vision do you have for your dream home? At Pacific Blue we take the time to create quality outcomes and help our clients achieve their goals. Contact us today to see how we can help you! 

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