A report from Ipsos MORI suggests that one in eight (12%) Britons expect to research or plan how to build a home for themselves in the next 12 months. Building your own dream home is an aspirational project, capturing the attention of the millions of viewers who tune in to Grand Designs. Weybridge-based, Lusso Homes, can help turn this dream into reality, having helped three families start grand designs of their own in the last year.
Last week, Lusso Homes hosted a packed event at Esher Cricket Club, dedicated to its design and build service. Joined by experts from Curchods Estate agents, Alexander James Interiors, Ascot Design Architects and Mundays Solicitors, Lusso explained the process and options that are open to buyers who are keen to pursue their own design and build project.
Lusso Homes’ director, Neil Jones comments: “Since we launched our ‘Design and Build’ service a year ago, we have seen an increase demand in buyers looking to buy a plot and design their very own new homes. The event last week, which attracted over 50 guests, was to help raise awareness of the hurdles that are faced along the long self-build journey. A self-build project should not be undertaken lightly; it will be daunting and there will be pitfalls.
“At Lusso, we have been building luxury homes for many years and have a great understanding of the planning, design and construction process – our expertise can take all the pain away from the client. We create a streamlined solution using a team of trusted experts that we have developed professional working relationships with.”
The Design & Build package from Lusso is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for custom builders; they are able to work alongside them with access their expertise, innovation and insight.
Beyond the obvious benefits of creating a home that is designed and built to suit your needs, the custom build model offers significant financial incentives too. Homes delivered in this way are typically valued at least 20% more than the cost of building them, so owners can enjoy instant equity in their home from day one. Furthermore, Stamp Duty Land Tax is only payable on the cost of the plot, so custom builders save a substantial sum, as compared to the tax bill they would have to pay buying a home of similar value outright.
Curchods Estate Agents brought the guests up to date on the Surrey property market and outlook for the next year; Mundays solicitors gave a comprehensive talk on legal requirements, covering topics such as land owner ship, contractual relationships and adoption issues; Ascot Design Architects showcased some unbelievable projects that they have been involved in and offered tips on putting your own stamp on your self-build
Also attending the event was Robbie Walker, Managing Director of Alexander James Interiors who commented, “We have been working with Lusso Homes for twelve years and their knowledge of design and build is outstanding. Working with them from design stage we have created houses with interiors that always exceed expectations and produce a wow factor. Each owner is different and it is important that we really get to understand the client’s likes, dislikes and living needs so we can tailor the package to reflect their personality.”