If you are planning or thinking about building a new home, please read below for a 5 step guide
to ensure you are ready to get started with the build of your dreams!
1. Set Your Budget
Building your dream home begins long before the foundations are poured. Begin now to think about how much you can afford to spend and how much the home you have in mind is likely to cost. You may need a construction loan or mortgage and it’s never too early to find out what size of loan you qualify for. Once you know exactly what your budget it you can then design your home/build around your budget.
2. Select Your Land
You will need to choose the land you wish to develop/build on before you make a start on selecting floor plans or other details. You need to take into account factors such as soil condition, drainage, zoning and building codes and regulations in the region.
3. Choose Your Team
You will need to ensure you select the right people to design and construct your house. Key people include Builders, Excavators, Surveyors and Architects. You can start by selecting RightBuildUK and we can then put you in contact the rest of the specialist people required.
4. Choose a Plan
Many new homes are built using stock plans from a catalogue. Then you can make minor modifications to that regarding room sizing, window styles and other details to match your needs.
You may wish to have a custom designed home created specifically for you and your family to suit your needs for years to come!
5. Negotiate the Contract
It is incredibly important to get a written contract, which has been signed and dated by both the builder or contractor and the architect or designer. The contract will describe the project in details and include a list of all the parts to be included in the house. Remember this must be amended if any changes are agreed as the project progresses.