Package Homes: Which Design Approach is Best?

There are 4 different approaches to designing package homes. You should carefully choose which approach is right for you as some cost more than others.

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When building package homes there are 4 different design approaches that you can take.

In some cases people will choose to see their project right through to the end by themselves.  However, others prefer to have extra help along the way.  If this is you, then there are companies that specialise in building package homes.  One of these may be the right choice for you.


Companies That Build Package Homes:

There are 2 different types of package home companies.

At one end of the scale there are companies who will take care of every aspect of your project.  They will take charge of the design stage through to managing the whole project.

At the other end of the scale there are those that will offer you their expert advice but will always keep you involved in every stage of your project.

It is important to decide how involved you want to be with your project before choosing a company that specialises in package homes.

Luckily most companies will be as flexible as you want them to be.  It is your project and they strive to take your ideas and bring them to life.

4 Design Approaches for Package Homes:

It is vital that you do appropriate research and choose which of the 4 design approaches is best for you.  For instance, some cost more than others and some allow you to have a greater influence over the final design.

1. ‘Off the peg’:

This is the cheapest design approach for package homes.  You simply choose a design from the company you like most.  They will then create this ‘off the peg’ design fast and efficiently.

2. Modifying ‘off the peg’:

It is possible to modify any design in a company catalogue.  In this case you would take aspects of different designs from their catalogue that you like and ask them to provide you with a new design. This gives you greater influence over the design whilst still keeping costs down.

3. Create an Original Design:

This is the most popular design approach for package homes.  You begin with a blank sheet of paper and create an original project from the in-house architectural design service.  It is popular because you are provided with help (to a certain extent), but the project remains one of a kind.

4. Use Your own Architect:

This option gives you the most flexibility for your package home design.  Your architect can draw up exactly what you want in more depth.  You then approach a package home company and ask for a quote.


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