If you’re planning on building a new house from scratch, there are a lot of things to think about. Before you begin the project, the best thing to do is to plan as much as you can, so there are no surprises down the road. Let’s take a look at the things that need to be considered before building commences.
You need to have a budget in place and ensure that every contractor has been informed of this. If you know that your budget has a hard limit, it wouldn’t hurt to assign part of it to ‘unexpected costs’. This can be a pot of any sum, but we’d recommend considering putting aside up to 10% of the budget. If this doesn’t need to be called upon, you’ll be able to use them for any maintenance costs required later on.
To ensure that the new house building projects we take on stay on-budget, we assign a project manager to every build. They’ll ensure that your construction costs are affordable for you. They also make contact with our trusted suppliers to negotiate the best possible rates for materials. This allows us to complete builds at the best price and quality available on the market.
Where You’re Building A New House
Planning your new house from the ground up is very exciting and allows you to completely customise how your home will look. However, before you get started you need to ensure that the land is appropriate. Make sure you seek the right permissions to carry out your project before any work commences.
You should also carry out some local research and find out whether any other projects are planned in the area. If another development company are building a new house nearby, or even a collection of houses, this might affect your decision to build on your chosen plot. It’s also worth considering any noise polluting factors, such as busy roads, nearby nightlife or even livestock.
Designing & Building A New House
The best part of building a new house is being able to choose exactly how it’s designed. So, whether you favour modern architecture or homes with character, you can implement any feature you like. It’s important to keep in mind what your upkeep budget will be. For example, if you’re planning a swimming pool, sauna or even wall mouldings, you’ll need to consider whether you can afford to clean and maintain them.
If You Need Local Contractors To Build A New House, Choose Culmex Construction
Our team are experienced in all manner of construction projects, including building new houses. If you’re looking to build your new home, choose our contractors. Get in touch today to discuss your ideas with a member of our friendly team.