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Pros and Cons of Building with Volume Home Builders

Different home builders can work for different people. One of the options is to work with a volume home builders on your new home. Ultimately, it depends on what you want out of your build and end result of your home. Custom builders can be an amazing option for those with bigger budgets and a desire to create a home that is tailored to their specific needs. Whereas a volume builder provides many benefits to those who are looking for a lower priced build with less moving parts.

Benefits of using a Volume Home Builders



One of the great benefits of building with a volume builder is the fact that they tend to offer competitive prices. The nature of a volume build means that a build can cost less due to purchasing of materials in bulk and no need for ordering of special products. Appealing if you are on a tighter budget and are not looking to create a completely custom home.

Security in your Purchase

Choosing to build with a volume builder means that you know what you are paying for. Having set designs and display homes ensures that you know exactly what you are getting when you sign on with a volume builder. Structural guarantee can be appealing for first home owners.


If you have a lower budget and not a long timeline available for your build. The ease that a volume build brings can be a great way to go about your build. It will involve less decision making and hands more control over to the builder.

Disadvantages of a Volume Builder

Less Customisation

If customisation is an important part of your home building process – a volume builder may not be for you. A volume builder tends to provide a set of designs for you to choose from for your home design. There are varied levels of customisation offered by volume builders but if you want complete control over your new home, a custom builder may be more suited to your build.

Less Involvement


A volume builder will not be as communicative as a custom builder might be. A volume build probably won’t find you as involved in the process as you would be if you were with a custom builder. This can mean less time on site of your build and less viewing of the stages of your home. Although, this can be a good thing depending on how much time you have to invest in the project. The choice depends on your circumstances, as there are many aspects to consider.

For further information regarding construction and help with being matched to your perfect home builder, don’t hesitate to contact iBuildNew. We have consultants who can guide you with independent and expert advice. Call us on 1800 184 284 or book a call online.

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