Building a Custom Home in Guelph

Do you have a vision for your perfect home? At Dan Clayton Homes (DCH), our team will work with you to bring your dream home to life — exactly as you imagine it.

Our team is flexible, approachable, and committed to an exceptional finished product. We are a Tarion Registered Builder with a great reputation in the Guelph community and beyond. When you work with us on your custom home, you can rest assured that we will be passionate about the project, creative in our approach, and deliver a finished product that matches your vision.

Learn more about the different aspects of the custom build process below:

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What to Consider Before a Custom Build

If you’re interested in a custom build with Dan Clayton Homes, it’s important to understand what the process will entail. Custom building isn’t for everyone — you won’t have a model home to tour beforehand and it can take six months or more to move into your new house. If you’re looking to move in right away, another one of our designs might be a better option.

Here are a few things to consider before choosing a custom build:

You should have a clear vision of what you want.

Custom home builders should be excited about the planning phase of the project. If you’re the type of person who already has a scrapbook of your dream home ideas, then you’re good to go!

You will need time and patience throughout the process

Choosing every detail of your home can be a lengthy endeavour. There will be many decisions to make, so you should be prepared to spend time in order to achieve a great end result.

You should be prepared to pay for what you want

A custom home will be more expensive than an ordinary new build home, but it doesn’t need to cost a fortune. It all depends on the features you’re looking to include.

If you’re excited about the prospect of building your custom home, then contact our team and get started.

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Find Your Location

Do you have a particular lot that you want to build on? If you already own land, our team can help you choose a location for your home and consult on the design-build process.

If you do not have any land, please be advised that we do not have lots available for sale. However, we can serve as your partner and help you select a prospective location. Our team is available to review available lots and to provide expert advice on whether it will be a good fit for your vision.

Our Custom Build Process

The custom building process can be both creative and rewarding. The team at Dan Clayton Homes will work closely with you to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. Here are the main steps you can expect:

1 Consultation

The process starts with an initial meeting and consultation with our team. At DCH, we pride ourselves on being friendly, approachable, and accommodating to your needs. This first meeting is about understanding your vision and determining how to bring it to life.

2 Design Plan

The next stage of the process is planning the design of your new home, including lot and location, floor plans, interior design, exterior aspects, and landscaping. We want your custom home to include all of the features and elements that you’ve always imagined — and we’ll work hard to accommodate them into the plan.

3 Contract

After you have an opportunity to review and offer feedback on our plan, the next step is signing the contract. Our team’s goal is to deliver a contract that provides peace of mind and ensures that there are no surprises at the end of the process — we’re committed to staying on time and on budget.

4 Construction

Construction can be a lengthy process. You won’t get your first look at your house until the framing is finished, and it can take some time to complete all the interior and exterior finishes. Throughout the process, our team will keep you updated so you will always know what’s happening and stay up-to-date on any developments.

5 Move-In

Once your new home is fully-built, it is time for you to move-in! At DCH, our team is committed to making the closing and move-in process simple, straightforward, and efficient. We are here to provide support with any final changes and help you get settled in your new home.

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