Whilst there are lots of unique properties out there to choose from, sometimes the exact fit for what you want/need just isn’t there. This leads many people to choose to build their own homes instead.
The process of planning and then having a house built is a complicated and lengthy one, with a few possible mistakes that can happen along the way. However, just like with many things in life, if you know what to look out for and avoid, you will give yourself the best chance of success.
To help you make sure that your new build is everything you want it to be, we have put together the top three mistakes to avoid when building a new home.
Going with the cheapest quote
You will want to try and get the most for your money when it comes to having a home built. However, you should be wary of only choosing a builder because they are offering a temptingly low price.
Sure, you can still get great things for a reasonable price, but this is essentially not the case. Instead, you want to be looking for a builder who can offer you good quality work and really give you the results that you hope for in your house build. It might not be the lowest price, but it is the work that will last.
Choosing a builder who doesn’t provide you with enough detail
Another thing to be conscious of when selecting a builder is that you want to be aware of the finer details of the process. Of course, you won’t understand every single part of it, but you want to know as much as you can.
This will give you an idea of the process and show you that the builder you have chosen knows what they are talking about.
Focusing more on the design than the Structural
You will want to make sure that your finished home looks the best that it can. But this shouldn’t be your primary focus. It is much more important to make sure that the foundations, Structures & Roof of your home are built as strong as they can.
If you fail to do this, then all the hard work you have put into designing and decorating your new build will be wasted. That said, it is great to have a home that is nice to look at and that you can be proud of; so, once you know that your House has been built as per Building Regulation Drawings (Proper Foundations, Masonary Shell with Cavity walls & Insulation, Good Roof Structure) then you can tackle the finer details and make sure that it looks as good as possible. House should be properly Air & Water Tight before you think of Decorations & Finishings.
As you can see, there are many things to think about when it comes to building a new home. That said, whilst there may be a lengthy process, when you do get it right, you will be able to enjoy living in a home that is 100 per cent tailor-made for you.