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Custom Home Builder in Bandera, TX
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If you want to build your dream home, you may be feeling overwhelmed when you think about designing your own custom home.Read More
All the layout options, choosing materials, contracting the work, and other intricate details are discouraging to think about.
At Design Tech Homes, we are a custom home builder, and we understand how complicated and overwhelming building a custom home can feel. That is why we developed a design plan where we walk with you along every step of the process.
We listen to your dreams, plans, and vision for your new home; and then we do the hard work in turning those dreams for your custom home into a reality. We also have multiple model homes so you can visualize different layouts, products, and options.
Don’t let your dream home die because it appears overwhelming. Instead, partner with Design Tech Homes, your trusted custom home builder in Bandera, TX!
We make building a custom home in Bandera easy with our turnkey, one-stop-shop service.
As a family-owned business, we’re here for you
We know that choosing a custom home builder is a big step. No homeowner wants to partner with a contractor who does poor work or forgets them when issues arise.Read more about building in the Bandera area
At Design Tech Homes, we do more than build your dream home; we partner with you in the process.
We listen to you as you share your vision of raising your family, having friends over, and hosting the family Thanksgiving meal.
As a family-owned business, Design Tech Homes always wants our customers to take priority. Since our first custom home in 1997, we have valued every customer we have served throughout Texas.
Our customer’s peace of mind is why we follow every applicable code when we build your custom home. It’s why every home we build comes with a 1-year Workmanship Warranty and 20-year Structural Warranty.
To ensure that our custom homes are built with quality, we are the only home builder in Central TX that is part of the Guardian Certified Inspection Program. This program requires 3rd-party certified inspections be performed at 10 critical stages of construction.
Over 20 years of Quality Assurance
There are plenty of great reasons to build your new home in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World.”
Situated in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Bandera is part of the Edwards Plateau and about 47 miles northwest of San Antonio. There is plenty of fishing, horseback riding, and other outdoor adventures to do in the wide-open Texas landscape!
Before building your new dream home, it is critical to understand the codes and permitting required in each jurisdiction. Our design and permit teams have an in-depth knowledge of what is required to work in Bandera, and we ensure all permits are acquired and all work meets applicable building codes. This includes:
- International Residential Code
- International Plumbing Code
- International Gas Code
- International Conservation Code
- National Electric Code
- International Building Code
Choosing the right home builders in Bandera for your new home is the most important decision in building a forever home. For us, it’s not just about the way the home looks but also how the home feels and functions. As a trusted builder in Bandera and the greater San Antonio region, Design Home Tech looks at both the big picture and the small details to make sure we get it exactly right for you.
We start by ensuring the design is exactly what you want and need. Then we create a plan that makes the design a reality using site-specific engineered foundations, industry-leading framing home wraps, Tyvek home wrap and more. Our homes meet all applicable municipal and HOA codes, and we participate in the Guardian Certified Inspection Program. If you own land in the city, we will build on your lot in Bandera and will provide you with a 1-year Workmanship Warranty and a 20-year Structural Warranty.
The area's primary school district is the Bandera Independent School District:
Located outside of San Antonio, Bandera has plenty to do in the surrounding regions, including:
- The Medina Lake
- Hill Country State Natural Area
- Silver Spur Ranch
- Bandera Natural History Museum
- Bandera City Park
- Frontier Times Museum
- Dixie Dude Ranch
- Town Mountain Miniatures Museum
- Western Trail Heritage Park
- Juniper Hill Stables
- Everything nearby San Antonio has to offer!
You don’t want to work with just any custom home builder when planning your dream home. You want a team that cares about your needs and desires. That is one of the many reasons that make us stand out from other home builders in the area. We listen when you speak and use that information to craft our approach, which is how we give you exceptional results. Building a home is no small choice, and we will treat you the way we would want someone to treat us: like family.
Bandera was founded by Polish Roman Catholic immigrants. These immigrants built the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, one of the oldest churches in Texas.
“Bandera” is the Spanish word for flag. There are different stories as to how Bandera got its name. One theory is that there was a flag placed at the top of a path that came to be known as Bandera Pass. Nobody knows for certain.
The region earned the nickname “Cowboy Capital of the World” when it became the staging area for the last great cattle drives of the late 1800s. Today, a bronze monument honoring the many National Rodeo Champions who came from Bandera stands in front of the courthouse.
We serve the following Bandera zip code: 78003 and other nearby zip codes.
“Design Tech homes just completed my home, Miguel was out construction manager he did an outstanding job . I got a beautiful home . I recently called the warranty department and the response was very quick they fix my concern same day I called . Well done.”
“Design Tech Homes built me the home of my dreams!! I designed a Mid Century Modern look home and they understood what I wanted including the round AC vents! I would build with Design Tech again! Thank you to their team!”
“Design Tech Homes always meets or exceeds industry standards with their homes. Every single home is ENERGY STAR® certified for comfort and energy savings. The most hailed energy efficiency program in the nation, ENERGY STAR is a voluntary national program developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Design Tech Homes requires independent inspectors to evaluate each component of the home, such as windows, insulation, orientation, heating, air conditioning, and structural integrity.”
Do I have to own land?
In order to execute an agreement to build your home, you will need to have a property either owned or under contract to close, soon.
Does Design Tech Homes own any lots that I can buy?
We are one of the first custom home builders to introduce the “Build on your Land” concept. We currently do not own any lots or land for you to purchase, however, we are constantly looking for available properties to purchase and this may change in the future.
Do you help us find land?
Our sales team can assist you in finding a Realtor® to help you locate a property to purchase.
What are Site Costs?
Site costs include things that are not part of the structure, things that allow your home to be built on the property, and things that provide utility services to the home. Site Costs may include, but are not limited to, things such as Septic/Sewer, Water-line/Water Wells, electrical service to the home, driveways, sidewalks, culverts, additional grading material, additional foundation height, etc.
Are Site Costs included in your base prices?
Site costs are estimated during our initial site visit with you, your sales consultant, and the Construction & Area Managers; and then added to the cost of the project.
Can I do my own Site work?
You may perform certain site work on your property; in fact, most of the site work can be done by the land owner. We have specific guidelines to follow to ensure certain site work is performed properly. Your sales consultant can explain and help guide you through this process.
What is the average price per square foot for a custom home?
Custom Home Pricing includes a wide variety of variables that can dramatically affect the price of the project, so it is virtually impossible to quote an average. One small example: let’s compare a 50×50 home which has 2,500 square feet; but so does a 25×100 home. However, the 50×50 home only has 200 LF of frame and slab, when the 25×100 home has 250 LF. So, without even upgrading anything, you already have 50 LF more of framing, flooring, sheetrock, etc. So although it may be frustrating and appear your sales consultant is trying to dance around the question, he/she cannot answer it without knowing everything there is to know about the entire project, before pricing. We run about $120-$160/sf on average.
Can I provide my own materials, such as light fixtures or appliances?
You can select certain materials for your home; however, because we warrant your home and the installation of the materials, we must purchase them for you and have them installed by our vendors (i.e. trades, workers, laborers). If there are certain things you want, please consult with your sales consultant, immediately. Chances are, we carry the same product in our selection line or at least something very comparable.
I know several people that do certain things, like electricians and plumbers, can I use them?
All of our vendors must pass rigorous company guidelines to ensure your home is being built by the highest quality craftsman or licensed professions in the field. However, if you do have a specific vendor you’d like for us to use, please consult with you sales person, immediately, and he/she can get them in touch with the department that handles certifying all our vendors.
I want to finish my own interiors, will you build unfinished spaces?
We do construct unfinished spaces, such as future bonus rooms in attics, etc. However, we cannot construct an unfinished space in any area that would be considered as part of the livable square footage of the home. Please consult with your sales person and they can help guide you through this process.
Do you build GREEN?
Most of the materials used today in residential construction must be “green” per IBC’s (International Building Codes). For example, all paints must be free of or have very low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). And, virtually all lumber is made from forest where they practice re-planting. If you have specific questions about any material, please consult with your sales person.
What if I want to use foam insulation instead of your BIB® system?
We build to the highest energy levels per the ENERGY STAR Certified Program®. In fact, we are typically the only “custom builder” listed on the Houston or San Antonio area per their web site. Therefore, we feel the BIB® System is a proven method of insulation. However, yes, we will use foam insulation if you still feel you would like it in place of the BIB® System. Your sales person can price this for you.
Can I include a pool in my plans?
Yes – we can assist you with including a pool in your project. We do not construct pools; however, we can work with your pool contractor and incorporate it into the project. You should consult with your lender, if financing, to ensure they will allow this to occur.
Do I have to sell my house first?
Most of our clients do not have to sell their current home before starting the construction process. This will be a topic to discuss with the construction lenders that you consider using.
How long does it take from start to finish?
Currently about 10-12 months from signing a contract to move-in. Location and size of project can vary timing.
Do you work on Allowances or a Fixed Cost?
We are a fixed cost builder. Initially we have some allowances as place holders in our contract, but once all selections are finalized, we offer a fixed cost for the entire project.
What is your warranty on the home?
1 year builder “bumper-to-bumper” warranty, ACES Warranty, Manufacturer’s Warranties
Do you handle the HOA/Architectural Control Committee approvals? What about Permits?
Yes. We will submit for, coordinate, and handle all aspects of obtaining approvals, permits, and any surveys needed.
Can you give me some references?
Absolutely. We can share references of clients in different stages of the process, as well as those with completed homes.
What if something doesn’t turn out right, or needs to be changed during construction?
We always want you to be completely satisfied. We will always do what is right, and help you get exactly what you want. We can make changes during construction if required, and is not uncommon for adjustments to be considered. “Whatever it takes!” is our perspective.
How many homes has DTH built?
Years in business? We have built nearly 3000 homes in Texas over the past 23 years.
Build Your Dream Home!
Everyone deserves to have a home that is right for them, and that is what you can get when you hire us for your project. Are you ready to build on your lot in Bandera? Call us today to schedule an appointment with our design team.
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The Somersby is a cozily designed home with a traditional style, perfect for the single family or the family planning to grow. With just over 1,500 square feet, it makes the most of every inch with an open dining room to family room spread. With four bedrooms, two full baths and a very large front porch, The Somersby offers everything a family is looking for in a home. This home features multiple elevation styles and can be customized to meet your family’s needs.