Building Your Dream Home? Here Are Some Things You Should Know

Updated on June 17, 2022

So, you’ve made the decision to build your dream home. It will certainly be a challenge, but one that is hugely rewarding. However, building a house is not a decision you should take lightly, and there are many things you will need to consider. This guide will discuss six of these considerations in more detail, covering right to light surveyors, expenses, designers, and much more. 

Plan For Unexpected Expenses

Building a home is certainly not a cheap activity, and there are a lot of expenses that you will need to account for. Therefore, planning is crucial. You must research the costs of every inch of your project – including materials, labour, furniture, and much more. As well as planning for the expenses you know are necessary, it is also wise to plan for unexpected ones too. Building a house is complex, and you never know when a surprise maintenance issue might crop up. It can be a good idea to create an emergency fund – and use budgeting apps to help you keep track of your spending. This will stop you from straying over budget as your project progresses. 

Research Local Contractors

It is no secret that building a home is a huge financial commitment. Therefore, you want to enlist your trust in the right professionals to help you carry out the job. It is vital that you research local contractors in your area to help you find the right people for the job. Conduct an online search and read company reviews closely. You can gain an insight into what the contractor is like by finding out what past customers have said about their services. Any companies that have a bad reputation should be avoided. You should also look closely at pricing to find a contractor that fits within your budget. 

Be Aware Of Right To Light 

Are you within your legal rights to build your home? This is an important question to ask yourself. Many people are unaware of the legalities surrounding their homes, and right to light is one of them. This is a legal right to a particular amount of light in a room/space. The building you are constructing your house next to may have a right to light, meaning your newbuild cannot obstruct sunlight from entering their home. If you do, you end up in a serious legal battle with your new neighbours, which will certainly not make the best impression. If you would like to know more about Right To Light, Smith Marston are an organisation that can help. Their right to light surveyors cover the whole of the UK, and they can help you resolve any right to light issues as soon as possible. 

Make A Schedule

You should always create a schedule when building your home – to give you an idea of when your project will be finished. To provide you with a clear idea of what this schedule should look like, you can refer to some top tips online. However, it is important to note that your schedule will not always go to plan. You never know when an issue will crop up, which could add another month to your project timeline. Therefore, you must be generous with your project deadline. Give yourself more time than you think you’ll need. This is particularly important if you have a house you wish to sell. You don’t want to sell it too early and have no home to move into.

Study Your Plot Before Making A Purchase

Before you purchase your chosen plot of land, you must study it thoroughly. Although it may be in your ideal location – and look like a reasonably nice estate, this doesn’t mean that the land is perfect for building on. For example, you may find upon further inspection that there is a lot of clay in the ground. Or you may find that the plot is surrounded by protected trees, so you will not be able to knock them down. A land surveyor can help you with this. They will be able to share their expert advice on whether the plot of land is suitable enough to build your dream home. You can learn more about what a land surveyor does by referring to some online research.  

Consider Enlisting The Help Of A Designer

You will need help from a few experts to build your dream home, such as builders and right to light surveyors. However, it is also wise to hire a designer. Even though you may have a clear vision of your home’s appearance, your design ideas might not suit the space. A designer will be able to shed light on your home – to help you make the most of the space you have. As well as planning the inside, they can also help you with the outside of the house. For example, they may recommend building your home – so the garden is south facing. This will allow you to get more light into the home throughout the day. 

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