Website builders like WordPress can be great for some businesses as they help to save development costs. With that said, investing in a fully custom built website can pay off many times over, for a number of reasons:
Blazing fast page loading times
Even a well optimised WordPress site can often take 3-4 seconds to load. We build custom websites that load fully in around 1 second, which makes a huge difference for visitors.
Many studies (you can see some data here) have shown that for every extra second a page takes to load, a large percentage of visitors will simply give up and leave.
Page load speed is also a factor for ranking in Google search results!
An admin dashboard built just for you
If you use a dashboard that comes premade with a platform like WordPress, there'll likely be a lot in there that you don't need, and your specific priorities won't be taken into account in the design of the dashboard.
With a custom-built site, you can have a dashboard that is designed to help you do the tasks you are focused on as easily as possible.
WordPress websites need to be constantly updated and maintained to stay on top of security issues. As WordPress is so popular, hackers can wait for a known security issue in a popular theme or plugin and then use that to infiltrate many websites.
The custom websites we build are generally what's known as "static" sites, which means there's no server that can be attacked to take down the website.
Little (if any) maintenance required
The code we write will continue to work long into the future, and there are often no plugins or third-party software to keep updated.
This way you can invest your time and money into something that gets you a return, rather than just paying to keep your website working how it should!
Full design control
While website builders have improved a lot and now offer a lot of flexibility, they will never give you access to the level of control that coding will.
With custom code, the website designer can be given full freedom to create their best design, without being restricted by the capabilities of a page builder.