Does an individually designed house cost more than a project home?

There is no getting away from the fact that if you make multiple copies of the same thing, then each unit can be produced cheaper. This is the basic formula for project homes being offered by most residential builders in Western Australia. Volume equates to lower costs to produce per item. As an individual home/addition is like its own prototype, there is not the economy of scale that a builder might be able to offer if he is going to build between 200 – 2000 versions of basically the same design. Suppliers and trades also are paid less to repeat the same order or same scope of work making a project home good value for money.

However, if you have a desire to build an individually designed home or addition, or cannot find a standard product that suits you and your situation and want to include passive solar principles to improve the quality of your home, please contact us to make a time to discuss. We can advise you impartially on which direction you should take to achieve your goals based on your budget, if you have one, which we can comment on in relation to the brief of works you wish to consider.