You attend kindergarten, school, college and graduate after almost half of your life is gone, with the objective of getting into a successful career. Once you have a healthy income and a partner for life, you will be thinking about having a family; probably moving in to the semi-urban area, building a nice house with a small garden which you will be looking forward to return from a hard day at work. You will have to enter in to a credit agreement with a bank, which you will be paying back for quite a long time. Therefore you have to ensure you use the funds efficiently, do not run out when only half the work is done, and get the final outcome as you always wanted.
Do you have a great architect?
You may have an idea of how the house should be when construction is finished. But you need an architect to properly draw out the blueprint. Some ideas you have may not work out due to technical difficulties; and some maybe expensive. For example you might want to use Cedar wood flooring for the verandah but the architect will show you that it is more cost efficient to lay tiles and employ a tiling service Coburg for it. You might want to have a library adjacent to the swimming pool or an indoor pond, but that might not work out due to the moisture being harmful for the books.
Hire a good builder
Having a good constructor is of vital importance. They have to understand about your budget and the dream house you want. You must have a discussion about the building materials you prefer, how long you want the house to stand without any repairs being needed and especially about the space allocation on ground. If they are not conversant with geomatics or the spatially referenced information you might want to consider choosing another builder.
Buying the needful
Talk to your builder about this too; they will have suggestions about where to buy building material, but it is your responsibility to scour the internet, talk to your friends and ask your architect about sourcing quality construction raw material for better prices. Maybe you will hit a jackpot and find an offer for an unfinished cupboard set which you only have to paint, for half the price. Or your tiler Melbourne might know a place to buy inexpensive tiles. There is no harm in trying to save money by using as many contacts as you can. Building a brand new house from scratch is not an easy feat as you will find out. Before you build a house, or anything for that fact, make a plan. Talk to people who have gone through this experience. Talk to your parents and your partner’s parents; they might have used some cost effective methods when they were building or they might know some people who have a better idea. All in all make sure you end up with that beautiful house you will call home for the rest of your life.