What are the Benefits of Choosing Boutique Home Builders for Your New Home in New South Wales?

Since 2021 up until today, it’s no secret that there’s been some large-scale builders that have already collapsed in Australia, which terrifies many people dreaming of building their dream homes.

a boutique home builder carrying a floor plan

And we understand if you’re one of them too!

It might be hard to believe, but upon assessing how boutique home builders’ are different from large-scale ones, we came up with the conclusion that it’s much safer to trust a boutique home builder for your dream home project.

But Why is that?

That’s what we’re going to talk about in this article, so just keep on scrolling!

What could be the risks of hiring a large-scale home builder?

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Aside from the news about large-scale building companies folding, there are still other risks you should know if you choose to hire a large-scale home builder.

Lack of personalisation

Most large-scale builders tend to work less closely with clients to understand their individual needs and preferences and may rely on pre-designed plans and templates.

With that said, your new home can lack personalization and may not fully meet your specific preferences.

Higher fees


We all know that large-scale builders have already built their reputations, so they may have higher fees and expenses compared with the smaller building companies— which can result in a higher overall cost for the home build.

Lack of quality control

SORCI reports in 2022 that around 50% of boutique home builders took on more work than usual during the years 2020 to 2021, resulting in an increased workload percentage of about 20%. Meanwhile, the larger building companies signed 100% – 300% more contracts than they normally would.

Since large-scale builders may have many projects going on at once, it’s challenging for most of them to maintain consistent quality control and attention to detail across all of the projects they’re working on.

This leads to an increased risk of possible errors or oversights in the construction process, leading to potential issues down the road while they build your dream home.
Many of which you won’t know until you’ve moved in.


You should also take note that large-scale builders may have a set process of doing things, so they may be less willing to accommodate changes or modifications you want to the project.

This can limit your ability to customize the design or make changes as the project progresses.
While these risks may not always apply to every large-scale home builder, they are important to consider when deciding to hire a builder in Wollongong and the Illawarra region for your new home.

There are a lot of builders out there so it’s important to thoroughly research and compare builders to find one that aligns with your needs, budget, and preferences.

What are the benefits of hiring a boutique home builder?

a boutique home builder talking with clients

Now, that we’ve identified the risks of hiring large-scale home builders, you may be starting to consider hiring a smaller, more boutique builder. So here are some good things you should know about hiring a boutique home builder for your dream home.

They communicate directly and work closely with you.

The numbers from SORCI prove that boutique home builders work with a few contracts at a time, meaning they have time and can work closely and communicate about your preferences directly.

With that being said, you’re also free to have your dream luxury home customised.

They have sustainable building practices.

Many boutique home builders are committed to sustainable building practices and are able to incorporate eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient design features into your home.

Boutique home builders have a much stronger relationship with subcontractors.

Boutique home builders have a much stronger relationship with subcontractors.

boutique home builders and subcontractors shaking hands

Boutique home builders become more reliable and productive because they have a strong relationship with the subcontractors. They’ve built loyalty over the years because they communicate well and they pay quicker in comparison with large-scale building companies.

A good relationship between builders and subcontractors also increases the quality of the project being built.

They can pay more attention to quality.

Boutique builders are focused on each project. Since they don’t have to deal with numerous projects at a time, they can pay more attention to the details of your home and give their best to ensure that every material used is of good quality.

Small home builders have deep knowledge of local building codes and regulations.

Another good thing about hiring a boutique builder is that they often have the knowledge and better understanding of the local building codes, regulations, and zoning laws, which can be necessary when navigating the complexities of building a new home.


Overall, hiring a boutique home builder is a great choice for anyone looking for a more cost-effective, personalised, and flexible approach to building their dream home. If you’re one of them, CKS Projects is the perfect home-building partner for you.

CKS Projects is a smaller house-building company with a team of experts in luxury custom-built homes. Schedule a meeting today so we can start your dream home.

Building a luxury home can be challenging and we want to help you have a more enjoyable experience. We prepared a FREE guide you can follow to avoid costly mistakes and ensure your dream home gets built exactly how you want it.

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Keiron Moore, Owner of CKS Projects

Keiron Moore

Keiron is well-versed in all aspects of the construction process from the pre-construction, budgeting, scheduling, logistics, and procurement through site management, turnover and closeout. Kerion is a hands-on leader who puts clients first.

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