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The Price of a Custom Built Home


The team at Chateau are often asked “How much is a Chateau home per square metre?”

This measure of price has arisen in the project home marketplace and is a useful tool for the comparison of one standard project home design against another. 

In this marketplace, price is paramount, with every conceivable cost saving utilised, then replicated again and again. By contrast, a custom home, where superior quality and lifestyle amenity is the driving force, adopting a ‘cost-per-square-metre rate’ calculation will often lead to gross miscalculation of the true cost of the development.

The fundamentals of pricing require consideration of the nature of the building site, the client’s brief, materials, inclusions, the products and methodologies available to achieve the desired architectural outcome. 

No matter the level of complexity or detail, our in-house architects, quantity surveyors and builders collaborate from the outset, ensuring the accurate estimating of all projects, and the ability to offer our customers a fixed price sum at the developed design stage.

So the key questions here are.. What is your budget? And what is the ultimate vision you have for your home?

Achieving premium design and value within a nominated budget is our primary goal. During the design development process, any additional inclusion or design alteration requested by our customers which may affect the price of the home is immediately costed, and the overall tender sum updated accordingly. In this way, our customers can remain confident that the project will be within their affordable budget.

Engaging Chateau to design and build your home is not simply a decision of best price, but a decision of best value. We are a team of professionals including in-house architects, quantity surveyors, planning advisors and builders dedicated to providing sound advice and quality service from the outset. 

Such a relationship ensures optimum results in design, cost and time efficiency. 

We have never duplicated any design or home in 40 years. Our experts are involved in every facet of every home and we encourage active participation from our clients throughout.

Our policy remains to create and build unique, premium quality architectural homes, without compromise.

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