Your Custom home advisor

Advice from Anthony Shipway

Builders use a lot of technical words that can be confusing to people who aren’t in the industry. At Shipway Constructions, we want your project to be stress-free from start to finish. We want you to feel involved in the process. We put together some frequently asked questions to help answer any questions you may have. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

FAQ's ( Frequently Asked Questions)

How much will it cost to build a custom house ?

The cost of building a custom house depends on several factors, including the size of the house, the location, the materials used, and any custom features. Typically, building a custom house can cost more than buying an existing home or building a spec home.

What is the timeframe for building a custom house?

The timeframe for building a custom house can vary depending on the complexity of the design and the availability of materials and labor. It’s important to work with your builder to establish a realistic timeline and make sure that all necessary permits and approvals are obtained before starting construction.

What permits and zoning regulations do i need to be aware of when building a custom house?

It’s important to research and understand the zoning regulations and building codes in your area to ensure that your custom house meets all requirements. You may need to obtain building permits, zoning approvals, and other permits before beginning construction.

What design options are available when building a custom house?

When building a custom house, you have the freedom to design the layout, features, and finishes to your specific preferences. You can work with an architect or designer to create a unique floor plan and select materials and finishes that match your style and needs.

You can typically choose your own architect and builder when building a custom house. However, some developers may require you to use their preferred vendors or may have restrictions on the design and construction of custom homes.

What kind of materials and finishes can i choose for my custom house?

The materials and finishes you can choose for your custom house depend on your budget and preferences. You can select from a range of options, including flooring, countertops, cabinets, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and more.

What kind of warranties are available for a custom built house?

Most custom builders offer warranties on their workmanship and materials. Be sure to ask your builder about the warranty coverage and any exclusions before beginning construction.

What kind of energy-efficient features can be incorporated into a custom built house?

There are several energy-efficient features that can be incorporated into a custom house, such as insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, and LED lighting. These features can help reduce energy costs and improve the comfort and livability of your home.

What kind of maintenance and upkeep will a custom built house require?

Like any home, a custom house will require regular maintenance and upkeep, such as cleaning, landscaping, and repairs. However, the maintenance requirements may vary depending on the materials and finishes used in your home.

How will building a custom house affect my property value and resale potential?

Building a custom house can have a positive impact on your property value and resale potential, especially if you select high-quality materials and finishes and incorporate desirable features like energy efficiency and smart home technology. However, it’s important to consider the market conditions in your area and work with a knowledgeable real estate agent to determine the potential resale value of your home.


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