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The Five Steps To Home Build Success

  • July 18, 2017
  • By Grace
The Five Steps To Home Build Success

If you are looking for your dream home, look no further than a home build. Quite simply, building a house from scratch is the only way to implement all the features without compromise. Plus, there is no reason to make major adjustments because it was another family’s previous home.




However, it isn’t a basic and uncomplicated process which you can walk into straight away. For the end product to be successful, you have to follow five essential steps. If you do that, everything should go to plan.

1.   Find A Plot

There is no home without a plot of land. And, it isn’t as simple as buying the first one you see and starting building work. Even if you own the land, it may not be suitable for building depending on certain factors. For example, the local authority may block it because they want to maintain the environment. Or, a neighbour could appeal the decision on various grounds. Then, there are the permits and licenses you need to acquire. A plot needs to be perfect before you sign on the dotted line.

2.   Obtain The Money

If you think this is going to be a cheap process you can think again. Building a property from scratch is expensive and it doesn’t get any less so over time. As a result, you need to find the finance before building work begins. That way, you can pay the contractors and get the materials so that the process doesn’t stop. If you run out of cash, it will stay half built until you find more so it’s a good idea to get it in place now.

3.   Get The Essentials

As an amateur, it isn’t easy to figure out what essentials you will need. So, start with the obvious. Firstly, there is a contractor, then there are the materials, and there is the plot. Other than that, you may need an architect to draw up the plans and keep an eye on the building work. Plus, there is the issue of somewhere to live. If that isn’t enough, also says there are things to avoid too. If it all gets too much, take a breath and speak to someone you trust. They should set you straight.

4.   Communicate

The builders will build because that is their job. However, this doesn’t mean they have a blank check to do as they please. In essence, they are following your orders, which is why communication is vital. If you don’t tell them what you want, they want be able to bring the plans to life. In the end, it’s a lot of money to waste.

5.   Enjoy Your New Home

Once it is over, all that is left is to move in and decorate. Then, you can finally enjoy your new home, the one you have always wanted. This may sound obvious, yet it is amazing how many people can’t relax after the fact. According to, sometimes housing is a drug that is hard to shake.

Hopefully, that won’t happen to you!

By Grace, July 18, 2017
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