We’re all familiar with the rigmarole of trying to find the perfect property to suit our needs. Endless house viewings followed by um-ing and ah-ing over whether it’s quite right. If it misses the mark a little, we start to question whether we can rectify whatever it may be that we aren’t quite satisfied with. But why do we make life so difficult for ourselves? At the end of the day, the only way that you are going to get exactly what you want from a property is to build it from scratch. This way you have complete control over everything that goes into its design. From choosing its location to the number of stories, the floor plan, the construction materials used and the type of roofing. You will also be able to decide on window placement, whether to have chimneys built in, space for options such as solar panels… the list goes on and on. So, if you truly want the property of your dreams, it may be time to consider a little DIY.
Where to Start
First, you will need to get in touch with Surveyors. The clue is in the name when it comes to these professionals: they survey land to determine how and where any newly built property should be placed. They can make precise measurements to determine property boundaries and provide the relevant date that you will need to shape and contour the ground surface ready for engineering and construction. Once you’ve chosen a location where you want to build a property, this is the place to start.
The Design Process
Creating a property from scratch requires so much more specialist thought than simply thinking up where different things should go and how things should look. At the end of the day, any property could prove to be a pretty dangerous structure if not planned in the correct manner. You need to collaborate with an architect. An architect will draw a plan of the building you have in mind, working alongside you to put your thoughts onto paper. They will then ensure that the structure is theoretically secure, ensuring that it has supporting walls in all the right places, sufficient fire exits and recommending materials that are fire retardant and durable. They will be able to strike the perfect balance between safety and security and aesthetic, functional design.
Once the architect has satisfactorily completed their job, it’s time for construction workers to step in. Have patience. You can’t craft a stable property in a day or two. This time may be dull, and you may be itching to see the final results, but keep focused. Oversee work and ensure that everything appears to be going to plan. You will have a completed property before you know it.
So, there you have it. Following these steps will see your dream property built from the foundations up. All that’s left is to do a little decorating, and interior design and everything will be ready to go in no time!