Our unique turnkey house solution gives you cost savings, reduced risk, the design expertise of an architectural practice and a focus on cost control throughout your project, with all the skills and expertise under one roof.
Why Choose Turnkey?
Working with a turnkey house company doesn’t mean paying for things you wouldn’t have to if you self-managed the project. It does mean coordination, collaboration and cost efficiency; benefiting from the buying power of a well-established company running multiple projects.
We draw up construction contracts which ensure our clients’ best interests are served. Throughout the construction process we act as contract administrators, making sure the house is built to specification, the design doesn’t get diluted and the clients only pay the fixed price agreed under the contract.
Our 7 Step Turnkey House Process
Our tried and trusted turnkey processes ensure you are closely involved in the design and specification of your house whilst minimising the risk and angst associated with a bespoke building project.
Every project is different and we tailor our approach to suit each, however the 7 steps below show you what you can typically expect at each stage.
HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:
It's been something we've been looking at for some time but to be honest we didn't really want the hassle of having to do everything ourselves. The Complete Oak Home offers us a way of achieving our dream by undertaking those tasks for us.
To me turnkey means that you have a safe pair of hands to look after you through the whole process. But I was also quite nervous of it because I really wanted to be involved in all of the decision making, and needed to know that I wasn’t going to left out of the process. Your turnkey service means that I am really enjoying the journey of building our dream holiday home. I get to be involved in all of the nice bits knowing that you take care of all of the stressful bits!
“The team worked with us throughout the duration of our project, from the early design stages through to completion. We now have a wonderful oak framed home which we’ve been delighted to show to many other clients.”
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The Design and Construction Process
Up To Planning Submission
The Planning Process
Tender Vs Negotiated Process
The Role of a Contract Administrator
Frequently asked questions
Turnkey companies vary. Complete Oak Home comprises a multi-disciplinary team of experts who can look after everything you need for your project under one roof.
A turnkey company does everything you would have to pay professionals to do e.g. architect, engineer, cost consultant, but in addition helps and advises you with all the important decisions, with most professionals under one roof to aid collaboration, subsequently delivering greater value for money.
No. Working with a turnkey company means you have access to a multi-disciplinary team of experts who all work together on your project, ensuring a joined-up approach. Because turnkey companies handle multiple projects, cost savings can be passed on to the client. You do not pay anything extra. There is no ‘service charge’ for turnkey, as turnkey is not a separate service. It simply means that when you work with a turnkey company you have everything you need for your project under one roof. To read our blog post about how much your oak frame house will cost please click here.
Working with Complete Oak Home or Complete Home isn’t more expensive. You will pay the same costs to build a one off bespoke house regardless of whether you self-manage or use a turnkey company. In fact, we are confident that a professionally-managed turnkey project will cost less than if the same like-for-like project had been self-managed.
That depends on which turnkey company you choose to work with. At Complete Oak Home and Complete Home, we have our own cost control process that we apply to each project. This allows us to advise you as you make important decisions about design and specification directly relating to your budget. To read our blog post about cost control please click here.
Can working with a turnkey company reduce the risk associated with building a one off bespoke house?
Absolutely! In addition to not costing any more money, when you work with a complete turnkey company, your risks are greatly reduced. Instead of having to learn along the way and risk costly mistakes, when you work with our team you have the confidence, as you make important decisions, that you’re keeping your project within your timeframe and budget. In addition, we have an obligation to carry professional indemnity insurance.
If you are working with a package home company, or a company who manufacture part of the house, or who have set designs for you to choose from, you may not be able to be as involved in the design and specification as you would like to be.
If you are working with a turnkey company specialising in the design and build of one off bespoke houses, you can be involved as little or as much as you would like. At Complete Oak Home and Complete Home we work very closely with our clients to bring their aspirations and budget together, ensuring they aren’t excluded from any important decisions. We design one-off bespoke private houses. We are not a kit house company and we do not have off-the-shelf floor plans we work from. Customising existing designs rarely achieves the right result. To read our blog post about bespoke architecture please click here.
No. What turnkey companies offer varies enormously. We believe our turnkey solutions are the most comprehensive in the UK. What really makes us different is our team of experts work with you to provide a turnkey solution. We also have a sister business, Complete Architect, within the same building.
Yes. Rather than having to find an architect, a main contractor and a multitude of different professional service providers, and coordinate and manage them all yourself, you can work with one company who has everything under one roof.
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