Follow This Step-By-Step Building Checklist…
So you can avoid expensive mistakes and get the exact home you want
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Custom Homes Without The Custom Price Tag
Most building companies attract customers with a catalogue of generic designs that are priced to appeal. But when you try to make changes to match the design to your block of land, or add features to accommodate your lifestyle and personality, the price quickly goes up. Feeling pressure to sign (often to get so-called limited inclusions), you suddenly discover the long list of things that are NOT included and will cost thousands extra.
At Unique Residence there’s no such thing as a standard home. Every house we build is completely unique to enhance your block of land and match your lifestyle and personality. And with our proven processes, you can have the exact custom home you want for no more than the cost of a generic, mass-produced house.
How You Can Be Sure You’ll Get The House You Really Want, At The Price You Expect To Pay
Our team takes time (as much as is needed) to understand the vision you have for your home, how you will ‘live’ with every feature, and what you want the finishes to look and feel like. Then we give you guidance to bring this to life in a house that feels like home because it was designed and created just for you.
Every element is discussed openly and honestly and detailed in your proposal so you know exactly what you’re getting, when it will be finished, and precisely what it will cost – with no changes to budgets or timeframes -- guaranteed.
Common Questions And Concerns Other People Have About Building A Custom Home
Building a new home is an exciting venture. Yet it’s also a big commitment of time and money. So it’s natural to have some questions and concerns. Like other people looking to build a custom home in Perth, perhaps you’re…
Concerned you may feel disappointed with your new home… and want a builder who takes time to understand your vision, offer expert suggestions, and bring your ideas to life in a home that’s even better than you imagined?
Nervous about timeframes… and want a builder who sets and sticks to a firm schedule so you can plan your life with certainty?
Overwhelmed by all the decisions… and want a builder who walks your through all the options (including the pros, cons, and costs) and gives you the information you need to feel confident about your choices?
Worried about variations in price… and want a builder who gives you a fair, fixed price and sticks to it without excuses?
Lots of people have these exact same apprehensions. That’s why we invite you to book a Free Discovery Call with our founder and Master Builder who will answer your questions and offer advice to help you get the exact custom home you want.
Unique Residence Really Is Unique!
Here Are Some Of The Things We Do Differently To Other Custom And Volume Builders
A quick Google Search will uncover dozens of builders in and around Perth. At first glance, most appear to be similar. But   believing so could be the beginning of a disappointing, expensive, experience that includes delays, defects, and budget blowouts. Here are just some of the things we do differently to ensure you enjoy your building experience and love your custom home:
Seamless Design And Construction
Many designs that look good on paper either don’t work in the real world or cost too much to build. Our design team helps you transfer your ideas into a plan that is efficient and affordable to build, so you get more house for your money. If you have your own designer, we will respectfully double check their work to ensure you get the exact outcome you want in the most efficient and affordable way.
Lifesize Plans You Can Walk Through
Picturing your finished home from a paper plan can be difficult. That’s why we project your plan onto a factory floor and invite you to ‘walk through’ and double check the flow of the design. Assess the size of every room and how it will function when you live in it. Where will the lounge go, how many steps will it take to go from the kettle to the fridge, where will all the power points and light switches be? Make changes and compare the difference instantly, so you can be fully confident before building begins.
The Home You Really Want, Not The House You Feel You Have To Accept
Most building companies encourage you to adapt your preferences to a generic house plan whether it suits you or not. And too many so-called custom builders spend more time telling you what you can’t have rather than helping you get what you really want.
Every home or renovation we undertake is completely unique to enhance your block of land and match your lifestyle and personality. We take time (as much as is needed) to understand the vision you have for your home, how you will ‘live’ with every feature, and what you want the finishes to look and feel like. Then we give you guidance to bring this to life in a house that feels like home because it was designed and created just for you.
Supreme Attention To Detail
Building a home involves dozens of trades completing hundreds of tasks. Sadly, too many builders (and their trades) rush to get things done so they can move onto the next project (quantity over quality).
We prefer to take a few minutes longer on each task to ensure everything is done perfectly. While other builders walk offsite feeling proud about finishing 20 minutes early, we finish the day feeling proud of the end result. And we can be confident about this because we double check everything – as we go, prior to handover, and for a full 12 months after you move in.
Better Trades For Better Results
Other builders struggle to find trades. And when they do, it’s more of a transactional relationship based on price. Our trades are more reliable and do a better job because we care for them as people. We respect their skill, show appreciation for their eye for detail, and pay them on time every time. That’s why they take genuine pride in doing their best work, so your home looks better and lasts longer.
Safe, Organised Building Site
Too many worksites are messy, crowded, and unsafe. We schedule trades at precise intervals, so they have plenty of room to move (never getting in each other’s way). We clean up at the end of every day. And we are sticklers for safety. A clean, organised building site leads to more efficient and better-quality workmanship.
Organised Before We Begin
Too many builders focus on signing clients and then hustling to find trades and materials to get the job done. This often ends in delays, budget blowouts, and defects that need to be fixed.
We ensure all material and colour selections, energy assessments, engineering and the finer details are finalised before you sign a contract.
By removing or minimising the use of allowances, it ensures everything is included as requested, and there are no variations throughout the build unless you decide to make a change.
With all this finalised, we are able to deliver a precise works schedule for the progress of your build, and a specific completion date.
We Don’t Always Say “Yes”
Too many people are duped by commission salespeople who say “yes” to everything just to get a contract signed. Then they are devastated to discover the things that are NOT included in the contract and will cost tens of thousands extra. Or by timelines that were never going to happen (“You want to be in by Christmas? No worries [fingers crossed]!”). We tell you the truth, even if it’s not what you want to hear. And our contract includes everything, so you know what you’ll get, when you’ll get it, and how much it will cost – exactly.
Fair, Fixed Price
Be careful when comparing advertised prices. Many large builders generate customer inquiries with prices that seem too good to be true. (Hint: They are.) Their customers are devastated when they discover the house they really want (and thought they were getting) will cost tens of thousands more and take months longer. Our prices and timeframes are detailed and fixed, so you can plan your finances (and your life) with certainty.
We Get More Because We Expect More
Given the chance, some tradies will cut corners to get a job done faster. And most builders will accept it because their customers don’t know how to spot the difference in quality. We expect more from our tradies. And we supervise and hold them accountable to ensure we get it (trust but verify). Good enough is never good enough for us. We expect (and get) a premium result. When our team puts their tools away, we will be as proud of your new home as you are.
Deal Directly With The Builder
While other builders have layers of salespeople, account managers, and so-called supervisors, when you work with Unique Residence, you deal directly with the builder. There’s no misunderstandings, excuses, or buck passing. Get immediate answers and action from the owner of the company. Follow your build in real time with your own login to our Project Management Portal. See progress photos of what’s happened today and what’s planned for tomorrow.
Solid Company That Delivers On Time Every Time
It’s sad to see building companies struggling financially. And even worse when this affects the delivery of their customers’ homes. But it’s all too common. Drive around any new housing estate and you’ll see half-built homes sitting idle with nothing getting done for weeks and months. This is a sure sign of financial trouble brewing. We are obsessed with scheduling to ensure our projects are organised before we begin and stay on track (to the day) throughout the entire build. That means we make fair profit, and you get your home on time and on budget. Since 2016 our team has completed more than 50 custom homes and renovations – on time -- every single time.
A Day With Our Designer To Help With Selections
Choosing selections (colours, cabinets, lights etc.) can be time confusing and confusing. Especially when you’re visiting different stores trying to do it yourself. We make it easy by giving you a day with our designer. You’ll get expert guidance to understand the latest styles, compare differences and qualities, and know where to invest more and where you can save. You’ll have fun and get more bang for your buck with the final result.
Future Proof Your Home (And Your Life)
While other companies tell you what you want to hear, we help you consider things you may not have even thought about. Like how to include (or at least allow for) the technology of the future. Or how to plan for lifestyle changes that may come for you or those who visit your home (e.g. width of doorways, access points with stairs, electricity for lights in future gardens, spots for parking etc.).
Our Best Advice – 100% Free And Without Obligation
Researching building options can be time consuming and overwhelming. Especially when one mistake can leave you out of pocket and disappointed with the end result. That’s why we invite you for a Free Discovery Call where we will answer your questions (even the ones you don’t know to ask), and share our best advice specific to your situation, 100% free and without obligation.
Free Expert Advice To Help You Get The Exact Custom Home You Really Want
Here’s what to expect during your initial meeting:
And you can rest easy knowing this is not a sales presentation. On the contrary, you will meet with the owner of the company (not a commission salesperson) and receive expert advice specific to your situation.
Naturally, we’d love to help you build your custom home. Yet in any case, we’re glad to help you with this no-obligation, Free Discovery Call.