What is a Custom Home Builder?

What is a Custom Home Builder?

When it comes to building your dream home, one of the first considerations you need to make is whether you want a custom design or one that’s off the plan. Doing your research and knowing your family’s certain needs is a great start. Read on to find out more about custom home builds to see if it’s the right fit for you.


Custom Build defined

So, what is a custom build and what does a custom builder do exactly? Custom builds are architecturally designed one-off plans prepared specifically for the needs of the homebuyer. When you choose a custom builder, they will give you the opportunity to control the lot size, layout and design of your new home.

When it comes to deciding whether to go with a custom build, there are two distinct benefits that might apply to your certain circumstances:

  1. Offers you flexibility – Custom builds can be moulded into essentially whatever you desire, making it perfect for blocks of land that have a funny shape or distinctive slope.
  2. Provides plenty of options – Custom builds are designed to suit the actual block of land and its orientation, the homebuyer’s lifestyle and the homebuyer’s budget.

Some other factors to also consider include:

  • Available budget and potential cost savings
  • Speed to build the home
  • Land dimension
  • The degree of customisation and options being sought
  • Viewing the home before its built


Why we believe in Custom Home Building

When people think of custom design, they automatically assume it’s going to be expensive and out of their reach. At Perceptions, we strongly believe in obtainable luxury, which is why all our custom builds come at an affordable price point.

With 36 years of building affordable, luxury homes, we know what our customers want. This has made our team experts in space, size, style and substance. We make it our mission to translate the details that are important to you into beautiful but affordable homes that make sense for you and your family.


What you can expect from our Custom Build Process

At Perceptions, we know you want a builder that knows what they’re doing. Someone who’ll listen to you and work with you to extract the details and lift them off the page. Our main focus is on delivering superior customer service, high quality and individuality.

That’s why every home is a custom build. We’re not your regular homebuilders – we’re craftsmen with a down-to-earth, customer first philosophy. We’re focused on all the little details that make a house a home, which is why nothing is overlooked and each and every build is unique.

With a proud heritage spanning several decades, the Perceptions team consists of professionals who are passionate and driven in the way they bring a client’s vision to life. Whether we start from a blank canvas or you have a file full of inspiration, our Building and Design consultants will sit down with your planning out your dream home.

The Mead Design by Perceptions


The Perceptions Journey

Our consultants pride themselves on being able to bring your vision to life and will be there with you throughout the entire process. With our help, you’ll create the perfect design that already feels like home before it’s even built. From start to finish, we go out of our way to make building your new home an exciting experience.

From planning to key handover, your Sales Consultant will be there at every turn. Along the way, we’ll also introduce you to specialised experts who will help you get the best out of your build.

For example, in the prestart phase you’ll receive a one-on-one personal interior design consultation. Deciding on floor coverings, fittings and paint colours is fun and relaxing when you have a designer to guide you. They’ll work with you to make sure your new place reflects your style.

Then during the construction phase, we’ll treat you to a Smeg cooking demonstration and dining experience. So by the time you move in, you’ll feel right at home with how your new appliances work.

Our custom build process is completely complementary, so feel free to make as many changes as you feel to ensure that no detail is left.


Luxury Inclusions as Standard

When you build with Perceptions, you’ll get a beautiful custom made home that comes with a bigger range of luxury inclusions as standard. Some of the luxury inclusions you can look forward to include:

  • Stunning Essastone bench tops
  • Sleek Caroma mixer taps and fittings throughout
  • Quality Smeg appliances including cooking demonstrations
  • Colour consultancy with interior designer
  • Electrical consultancy assistance
  • Double clay brick construction
  • Lifetime structural guarantee

Experience the Perceptions Difference

This attention to detail is also shown in our custom built display homes all across Perth. With the latest interior design, innovative and functional floor plans, and a showcase of luxury features, our main focus is on delivering high-quality homes with superior customer service.

The opening hours for our current display homes are:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 2-5pm
  • Saturdays: 1-5pm
  • Sundays: 12-5pm


Come visit one of our display homes to see the Perception difference for yourself. Have a chat to our team today for further information.

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