Home Builders Bleeding Capacity and Profit

The Surprising Cost of Wired Switches in New Homes

Installing wired switches adds $1,300 to the cost of single-family starter homes and it’s a barrier to adding more buyers into the new home market.

It takes 12 hours and 45 minutes for builder and tradespeople to work around switches. This steals two days of capacity per home from seven different trades.

At the end of the year, builders and trades lose out by not having built an extra 20,000 homes. This costs every builder $1,000 per home in lost profit.

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Smart Switches a Dumb Decision for Builders?

Data from builders and trades shows one wired smart switch adds $105 to the cost of a new home. Doing the whole home with thirty wired smart switches adds $3150 in cost.

Instead of adding value, the builder has added cost. Wired smart switches are available from retail. The home buyer can add smart switches on their own at any time – without paying margin to the builder and electrical trade. A fatal flaw in the builder’s differentiation strategy.

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Can Sustainability Pay Off Builders Today?

Sustainable building does not mean “cost center”. New homes have no reason to continue consuming copper, plastic, and steel for switches and controls.

Instead, builders can conserve wire and boxes and attract more environmentally-conscious home buyers without adding cost or compromising expectations.

Consequences of wired switches in new homes:

Home builder staff and seven different trades lose time and money working around switch boxes in new homes. Click here to learn about the costs your business can recover.

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Being a Profit Hero for Home Building Trades

Relationships with trades can decay into bare knuckle negotiations when price rollbacks are involved.

Eliminating wired switches from new home construction reduces costs for builders and trades both. Houses are completed faster and trade labor capacity is expanded.

Be a hero to your trades. Help them become more profitable.

Learn how to help them:

Identify the time, cost, and profit consequences of wired switches in your business: click here.

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What construction professionals are saying about reducing costs with Levven Controls:

These builders have proven the consequences of wired switches: