Custom home building can be a challenging undertaking to manage and orchestrate by yourself. Add in all the great technology and complex systems that sustainable, high-performance homes bring to the table, and it can easily seem like an overwhelming task. There are many potential obstacles during the building process and potential pitfalls that might arise down the road if things aren’t managed properly. A homeowner will often work sequentially with an architect to design their home, then bid out the plans to a multiple builders, and then engage a builder along with various vendors and subcontractors to complete the project. If the plans become too complex, or construction costs go beyond budget, the homeowner may have to go back through the design process many more times until they are happy with the design and it falls within their price range. Once they start construction, homeowners often find that many of the systems specified don’t quite work the way they had planned, requiring another round of redesign. You can simplify things by going with a builder’s pre-packaged “semi-custom” home design, but you lose many of the great benefits of designing and building a true custom home that was meant specifically for you and for the place where you are intending to build it. You don’t get the full flexibility to really design and build your own dream home.
At Serosun, we believe that a true custom home meant for you is attainable without all of the challenges of taking it on by yourself. We have crafted a process and assembled a team to help you achieve that great design, and to provide the ultimate home-building experience for you through our “custom build process.” Our process brings the entire team together to focus on design, budget, sustainability and performance all at once. The value of having a collaborative team of architects, builders, vendors and contractors available to you, is that you get to leverage the experience and insights of the best in those areas while designing and building your home. By having the builder and our other partners involved as part of the early design process, we help keep the design within budget, keep all the systems coordinated to minimize issues during construction, and help to get the most out of the operation of those systems.
The value of a collaborative team cannot be underestimated in building a home, and particularly in building a sustainable, high-performance home. At Serosun, we make sure that our sales team, customer support team, architects, builders, contractors and vendors build close relationships, and we test them out on our model homes. We ensure that everyone on the team understands our goals, participates in the design process, and provides feedback so we can effectively integrate their building elements into the home. We also ensure that we are applying the best building techniques and products in the most economical way.