If you’re considering building a new home in the Adelaide area, one of the first questions you’ll need to answer is whether to use a custom home builder or a volume home builder.

Choosing the right one is important, so let’s take a closer look at the question and see if we can find an answer for you.


What’s the difference between a custom and a volume home builder?

Firstly, it’s important to know the difference between custom home builders and volume builders. In simple terms, custom home builders in Adelaide build homes that are designed specifically for individual homeowners.

Volume home builders, on the other hand, have a set number of house designs that you can choose. In some cases changes are possible, but generally are limited.

Laura onsite with Denis

Custom home builders equals choice

The most obvious advantage of custom home builders in Adelaide over volume builders is choice.  With a custom home builder, the only major limitations are your budget and the builder’s know-how. Any amount of personalisation is available to you.

If you want 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas and a study, that’s fine. If you want a modern design or a period-style of design, that’s fine too. You can have the unique home you want, customised with the features and space to fulfil you and your family’s dream.

Sometimes this volume of choice can be daunting to people but good custom home builders in Adelaide (e.g. Selah Homes) will support you every step of the way. You know you and your family, while we know how to design and build homes, and this is a winning combination in producing dream homes.

Volume builders are cheaper – or are they?

If choice is perhaps the key selling proposition of custom home builders, then for volume home builders it’s possibly cost. In some cases volume home builders build hundreds and even thousands of homes a year and this mass production can lead to savings.

One thing you need to be careful of, however, when looking through the display homes of volume builders, is to not get dazzled by the high-end finishes and range of features. That’s because often the prices quoted are for budget finishes and features. Even some extras – that you might consider extras – such as heating and cooling, floor coverings and window coverings, and lights might not be included.

That’s why, in some cases, custom home builders in Adelaide may actually cost you less to build with, particularly if you want more than just budget finishes and limited features. This is even more the case if you want to make additional modifications to volume house designs.

If you are happy to have a set design, however, with basic finishes and features, then a volume builder could be the cheapest choice for you.

Thinking of building? Think Selah Homes

If after deliberating you decide that custom home builders in Adelaide are the best choice for you, the next choice you need to make is which custom home builder to use. But there’s no choice needed really, because if you’re thinking of building you should think of Selah Homes.

With over 80 years of collective industry experience, Selah Homes and its team of professionals offers a personalised, tailored service that is second to none. Honesty, integrity, strength and quality are assured when you choose Selah Homes.

Talk to us about what you want

If you’re looking for a custom house builder in Adelaide, look no further. Contact Selah Homes today to organise a discussion about your needs and a quote.