Introduction & Overview of the Series
Building a new home is one of the largest and most important financial decisions you will make. It requires extensive knowledge and planning to get it right and it is often hard to know where to start. There are so many things that need to be taken into consideration from buying your property to making the decisions relating to who will design and build your new home. We have been hearing that there is a need for good quality information on how to navigate the building process from concept to completion.
Over the following months, we will bring you a blog series that covers some things to help you along the way, the topics will include:
Choosing a Block of Land
To build your new home on – what to look out for when you are buying land, and understanding how it will impact on your build.
Choosing a Builder
Discussing the options and types of builders there are such as: owner building, prefabricated home builders, project builders, custom builders etc.
Designing Your Home
Explaining the different approaches that can be taken when designing your home, such as: designing yourself, engaging a drafting practitioner, architect or having your builder work with you to design your home, buying off-plan etc. Site, budget and solar passive considerations will also be discussed here.
This can be one of the hardest things to understand and keep on top of; this blog post will give you some tips on what to look out for to assist you with ensuring everything stays on track.
Building Mediums and Material Choices
Deciding on the right materials is a huge part of designing/building your home. In this post we will go through the process of how to help you make decisions based on sustainability, budget, quality and how long the material will last, maintenance and suitability for the purpose.
The Building Process
From permits to handover. This can be one of the most exciting and nerve racking experiences you will have, in this post we will give you some tips on how to actually enjoy the process and come out of it with a beautiful home that is everything you dreamed it would be.
This blog series will be open to comments, so if you would like more information or want further detail on a specific topic please feel free to ask us.
We are very excited to start, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge with you.