One Off Construction -v- Estate Bulk Build

Houses that are built individually are a great deal more expensive than the average housing development property.  The acquisition of suitable land for a one off is getting rarer and the actual construction costs are much higher because there is not  the benefit of bulk buying or cutting corners with cheap alternatives.  When a client asks an architect to draw up plans a single house or bungalow, this is going to involve more planning and building regulation scrutiny;  engagement of small scale construction team, rather than the production line approach of gangs in a large estate setting.  The interior design aspect will also take a separate team – no house owner will let the architect or builder deal with the decor.   Interior design is a huge element in the price of a new build and many careers have been formed from early success in this field.  Then of course,  will be another team to design the garden and outdoor living space … …