Bourn Custom Homes FAQs
What is Design + Build?
Design + Build is the process of hiring one single company to oversee and manage the process of designing and building your home. Rather than hiring separate companies for the three main tasks: architecture, interior design, and the actual build, you have one company who does it all!
How long does it take to design a custom home?
Our design phase is determined by our clients. Typicall this process takes four to six months. Since we are a Design + Build company, we transition from the design phase into the construction phase seamlessly. We believe that the more detailed we are in the design phase, the faster the construction phase can go!
Home long does it take to build a custom home?
Building times vary by project depending on the size of the home and other varying conditions such as site conditions and weather. Most of our homes are completed within seven to nine months after we break ground.
Will you build from a floor plan that I purchased online.
We cannot build from a floor plan that was purchased online. Each building site has different requirements from an engineering, code, and topography standpoint, so the plan would need to be modified to fit the site. Our architect can take a look at the plans you've purchased to see what it would take to make the plan buildable on your lot.
Can I perform some of the work myself?
We get this question often! We totally understand the desire to save money and perform some of the work yourself; however, due to insurance and permitting requirements, we cannot allow homeowners to perform work on their home. Rest assured, we will make sure the job is done right and on budget!
How much does it cost to design a home with Bourn Custom Homes?
To begin with, we will start with a Design Services Agreement, at which time a non-refundable design deposit is due.
How much does it cost to build a home with Bourn Custom Homes?
Because we are a Design + Build company, we pride ourselves on building true custom homes. This means that the price per square foot can vary greatly. Our average build cost is $200 to $235 per square foot, not including land. Factors that vary from build to build are building site, HOA fees, utility, soil conditions, complexity, and finish selections.
Do you offer a warranty?
Absolutely! Your home is covered for a full 12 months by our in-house warranty.
Where do you build?
We build in San Antonio, Bulverde, Spring Branch, Boerne, and Blanco.
Can I hire you for design services only?
At this time, we only offer Design + Build services. We are not available for design alone.
Can you help me find land?
Absolutely! We have partnered with The Advocate Group, a realtor group that will assist you in finding the perfect homesite to plant your family's roots!
How does financing work?
There are usually two or three loans involved in building a custom home: