What Is A Turnkey Company?

 

There are three main routes you can choose when building your own house. One is to do it all yourself (self-build), the second is to source and coordinate everything yourself (self-managed), and the third is to engage a company with everything you need under one roof (turnkey).

Whichever route you take the products and services you need are the same. So why do people choose one method over another?

In short, self-builders tend to have a burning ambition to roll up their sleeves, get stuck in and build their own house, and others want a house built for them, either self-managing their project or working with a turnkey company.

If you self-manage you have all the same costs to bear as when working with a turnkey company. The same build costs, building control fees, professional fees, etc. BUT you source and manage everything yourself. In addition, you’ve got to learn everything about how to build a house, take on all the associated risk, AND be accountable and responsible for the finished house.

However, if you work with a complete turnkey company, like Complete Oak Home, you don’t need to worry if you don’t know enough about house building, or have limited or no experience! You will have a team of experts advising you and helping you, as you make all of the necessary decisions. You will work with one company to ensure a fully joined up approach to your project, with everything you need under one roof.

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To summarise, working with a turnkey company with a joined-up approach gives you

  • Cost savings (compared with a like for like self-managed house build)
  • All the skills and expertise under one roof, advising you as you make crucial decisions
  • Rigorous project cost control; from conceptual design to completion
  • Reduced risk, giving you confidence your bespoke house will be on time and budget
  • Help and support throughout your project, without it costing you any extra fees

So you might ask yourself, why doesn’t everyone choose to work with a turnkey company? Well there are a few people who really do want to be true self-builders and do it all themselves, but more often than not people don’t actually know what a turnkey company is or does. Have a look at our turnkey page  where we’ve listed the most common questions we get asked about turnkey, and hopefully provided some clear answers to help you decide whether working with a turnkey company is the right solution for your project.

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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.

M SMITH-KEARY

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!

C NASH

“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.”

K HANSON