Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Custom-Build over a Self-Build! | Clarendon Homes

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Custom-Build over a Self-Build!

08-10-2021 Blog

It can be very hard when deciding to build your own home and there are many factors to consider. This blog highlights the main reasons why a Clarendon custom-build home is a better option than deciding to build a home yourself.

Plot pricing and availability

The first thing you need when you are building your own home is a plot. However, there is a lack of land and finding a single plot, in a good location, at a good price is very difficult.

That’s where our custom-build development Langton Gardens comes in. We can provide the land and help you to design the home of your dreams!

Langton Gardens Site Plan
Langton Gardens – Site CGI

Less work!

The biggest advantage for many people to buying a custom-build over a self-build is the fact that you don’t have to do everything yourself! Constructing a self-build home can be very draining as there are many different things to consider. You will need to be an exceptional project manager, or have to hire one, and doing this while working a full-time job can mean you are working (literally) all the time.

On the other hand, Custom build properties allow you to do all you want but with a fraction of the effort! In our process after you select your perfect plot, you’ll finalise your home’s design with our highly experienced team. We then take care of everything else – from getting planning permission to its construction, it couldn’t be easier!

Less risk!

Another huge factor as to why people avoid self-builds is the risk. Budgets can run over if unforeseen problems arise and if you do not plan well enough unconsidered costs will cause issues.

However, if you choose to go with a Clarendon custom-build home this would not be an issue. With clear fixed costs arranged in instalments you will know how much you have to pay and when! This eliminates the risk of running out of money mid-build as you will know all the costs upfront.

Professional service

When you Buy a Clarendon custom-build home, you are planning your dream home with a highly experienced team including architects and financial advisors to make sure your experience goes as smoothly as possible.

With a self-build, you will not have this luxury, unless you pay a high cost for their services.

Experienced contractors

When building your own home, trying to save money is important, however this can end up causing more issues than it is worth. Paying for a cheap job often leaves you with a lacklustre end product with a short lifespan.

Our Langton Gardens development will be worked on by our own staff and experienced contractors who provide only the highest quality finish.  We have recently won our 5th UK property award showing that our developments are respected and appreciated nationwide.

Aerial view of Weavers park
Weavers Park – Aerial Photo


Self-Build homes are built by you, meaning that if something went wrong you may not have the protection that you need!

All of our Clarendon Properties are covered by a 10-year structural warranty, to give you long-term reassurance in addition to our own in house after care service. We also build in accordance with the industry recognised NHBC standard, to ensure a quality you can be sure is industry approved.

Find out more about our Langton Gardens custom-build development here, or visit our Langton Gardens FAQ page to answer any questions you may have.

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