Building a house to suit your requirements
Everyone has a different reason for wanting to build. Sometimes it’s the simple reason of needing a change or a challenge, but in many cases it’s because, despite many hours of searching for a new home, there isn’t one on the market which ticks all the boxes. For others, it’s with the intention of building and onselling to make a short term capital gain. There are many advantages to building: You can build the style and size home you want You can include those ‘needs’ you have down on your wish list You can use the materials you want to You can create the dream kitchen and entertainment area you have always wanted
You can meet the family’s needs After much hesitation and discussion you have made the decision to build. Whether it is a small family home or a larger one which has to meet a long list of criteria, making this decision is a big commitment. So is deciding who you are going to work with to make this home become a reality. There are many choices out there and it pays to do your homework before arranging a meeting (or two) Once that decision has been made, it is important that YOU are well prepared for this first meeting. Have your thoughts written down on paper prior to this appointment. This will not only clarify your own thinking, but will give a guideline for how this meeting is to unfold. Take along examples of homes you like, and even house plans, because this helps reinforce what you want. Ask to look at some of your potential designer/ architect/builders/companies previous work and perhaps talk to clients they have worked for. Remember though that ultimately this is about their ability to engage with you and come up with designs that are right for your needs and budget. It’s about fit and comfort level as much as it is about past achievements and reputation.