Benefits of a Custom Build

The chance to build a new home that’s completely suited to your taste and lifestyle is a tempting opportunity. This post explores the benefits of designing your own house plans, from cost savings, to what’s best for your block, to style that knocks your socks off. 


Save $$$$

First things first, a new build is normally cheaper per square metre than renovating an existing house. Plus you’re starting with a clean slate without structural or design restrictions. Working with a customer builder like Bendella Group is more cost-effective than working with an architect and independent builder.

We design in-house to bring your ideas to life, all whilst guiding you through the cost of the design during the concept process.

There's nothing worse than creating the design of your dreams that is $100K over budget!!

We can assist you by customising an existing house design, or creating something from scratch. Either way, we’ll work in with you to make sure your house design meets all your needs. 


Live the dream

Designing a custom house is all about living the dream, without the compromises of buying an existing property.

You can plan the design around your family, future family or your way of life (nightshift, kids, entertaining or outdoor living).  We can even plan for future extensions, if the budget doesn’t fit right now.  We make it easy to get the home you really want.

It’s the freedom to fully express yourself; from layout, to fixtures and fittings, to your dream colour palette.


Build to suit your block

A customised home is designed to suit the location, aspect and surrounding environment of your block, so that form meets function in complete harmony. Especially if you have a sloping or narrow block, customisation can really make a difference in squeezing more space and practicality for your new build.

A custom design can achieve other goals: such as maximising views, protecting your privacy or accommodating multiple generations.



Adding unique features

Here’s the really fun part: adding unique features that you’ve always dreamed of. Just a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing: 

  • An entertainer’s delight with butler’s pantry, double ovens, oversized kitchen and large living areas
  • A private parent’s retreat complete with walk-in wardrobe, luxury bathroom, freestanding bath, couch and TV
  • A dedicated media room (or games room)
  • A wine cellar 
  • Outdoor entertaining, complete with an outdoor kitchen 
  • Additional storage.. can you ever have enough?
  • A gym, lap pool, library, powder room… or whatever your heart desires


Go green

An energy efficient house isn’t hard to achieve, especially with a custom design. Your house can be oriented to take advantage of breezes and sunlight, use smart building materials, and employ energy-efficient appliances and devices.

Building a new home is a major opportunity to improve your lifestyle for many years to come. For such a major investment, it pays to take the extra time upfront to customise you design so that you’re fully satisfied: especially if this is going to be your ‘forever home’.  

Speak to one of our team to make your dream home a reality.