You’ve decided that it’s time to have your own home just the way you like it. What’s next? Well, there are lots of decisions you need to make. The best way to go about this is working with an experienced custom-home builder who will help you come up with a master plan. You’ll learn more on that later in this post. For now, there’s a lot of comparing and contrasting to be done. Go over your options and decide what’s best for your needs.

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The best place to start is determining all the best qualities you want in your dream home. The following post will help you with brainstorming:

Systems, materials, and methods are selected for your needs

There are many good building systems, materials, and methods available for residential construction projects. Each of these systems has different design characteristics and a wide range of budget implications. With our large database of historical information and experience, we can effectively assist in the decision-making process to tailor the best solutions for you. Our recommendations are not driven by a specific method or ideology but simply experience. Read more at Riemco…

The construction company you choose to work with has the potential to make or break your dreams. So it is important that you choose a builder whose work you have seen and approved.

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Aside from hiring a great custom-home company, you also need to select materials that will guarantee the kind of results you’re looking for. The following post is a good example of how this can be done:

Better Building Materials: Part 4, Your Custom Home Journey

Now that we have discussed the team who works on your custom home from design through installation, let’s talk about the materials used to build your home…


PrecisionCraft uses the Advantage ICF System® for its foundations. An insulating concrete form (ICF) combines two panels of expanded polystyrene (EPS) connected with patented web connectors molded into the EPS insulation. Often used to make coffee cups, EPS is an air-filled, closed-cell foam. For this reason, the R-value of EPS does not change or degrade over time. Read more at Precision Craft…

Each part of your custom home needs to be built with utmost care and precision, since this is a long-term investment.

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There are new developments that you could consider as you put up your dream home. The following post describes what the future holds for the construction industry:

Is Bamboo the Sustainable Building Material of the Future?

As glass-and-steel skyscrapers rise in cities around the world and architects are harnessing evermore advanced technology, one firm in Bali is looking to nature to lead the way. After reading about Elora Hardy’s visionary architecture and design firm, Ibuku, and seeing photos of the stunning houses they create, I sought her out on a recent trip to Bali. Upon arriving at Green Village, I found myself in a seemingly enchanted enclave full of incredible bamboo houses. Home to a community of roving expats, many of whom split their time between Bali and the U.S., Europe, or other countries, the buildings of the Village rise three or more stories high into the lush tropical jungle of Ubud, set overlooking ravines that feed into the Ayung River, surrounded by vegetable gardens. Read more at Vogue…

Basically, when you have the opportunity to construct your custom home, consider it an adventure. Sure, you probably want to have it done as soon as possible, but do your research well so that you get a home that will be relevant even with the passing of time and the changes that are sure to come.

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If you’re in Fort Mill, SC or Charlotte, NC and looking for an expert custom-home builder with years of proven experience, look no further than Oz Custom Home Builders.

At Oz Custom Home Builders, we realize that there truly is no place like home. That is why we build nothing but the best for you. Whether you are looking for a luxurious ranch house or a prestigious multi-story manor, we will work with you to create the home of your dreams.

Call us at (803) 242-0050 or complete the contact form on our website to get started on your journey. We look forward to hearing from you.