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8 TIPS TO BUILD YOUR HOME

Building your new home can be an exciting project. It is one of life’s major projects.

When it is not carefully planned and managed properly it can be exhausting and also financially draining. Below are some things to note to avoid costly mistakes:

  1. CHOOSING THE LOCATION OF YOUR HOME

Choosing the right location is as important as the house itself as where you live affects aspects of your daily life. The proximity of the land to where your everyday economic activities take place should be put into consideration. It is judicious to invest in a land that allows you to save costs for the main project of building construction.

  1. DOCUMENTATION

It is important you involve qualified legal practitioners from the beginning to carry out necessary land documents verification and searches before payment. One of the most significant methods for making a claim for land ownership or any landed property is by having title documents that are important and recognized by different government rules and laws on such landed properties. 

  1. CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR

It is appropriate to stick with contractors that have the qualifications (an architect and/or engineer), also contractors that have wealth of experience, especially in handling similar projects. Choosing the right contractor not only means your finished project will be all you want it to be, it also means the process itself will run smoothly within the scheduled timeline.

  1. ONE PROJECT AT A TIME

It is recommended to stick to one project at a time. If you have multiple projects running, you will need to allocate extra time and resources between the projects, which in return increases cost significantly.

  1. STICK TO ONE DESIGN

Developing a detailed drawing package which includes visuals of the interior and exterior spaces is needed to progress the project and implement the design. Constant alteration of design during construction can lead to significant cost increase and delay.

  1. CUTTING COST

Good quality comes at a cost, but poor quality will almost always cut into the project’s profitability and will do so in many ways. One must avoid spending little on substandard materials with the aim of cutting cost. Pay for good quality over quantity at all times.

  1. POORLY LIT HOMES

A sustainable house needs to have a good amount of professionalism offered towards achieving maximum results from the targeted design which has proper consideration for light and ventilation. Allow professionals (architect) plan your space based on industry standards to avoid having a poorly lit and ventilated home.

  1. TOO MANY ADVICE

From friends and family, the professionals must be your major source of consultation. Building projects are always more complex than first thought, which is why consulting and hiring professionals is critical to the success of any work to be carried out.

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