Taking the decision to build your is just the first step
in a long process. There are a number of things that you
will have to do and will have to keep in mind while
building your house. Here are a few tips on the procedures
that you should follow while building your house.
and foremost you will have to find the finance to build
your house. You could approach your bank or a mortgage
company to provide you with the required money to complete
decide how much finance you require you will have to
budget. While making a budget you could consult a
professional or do it yourself. Remember to budget for
everything including fencing, landscaping and essential
appliances and furniture within the house.
finances are not a problem and you have a plan for the
house, then you will have to find a plot that fits your
plot. Or the other way to do it is to find the plot and
then plan the house to fit the plot. While making a plan
keep in mind the budget and the lifestyle that your family
can afford. It is easy to spend more than you have
budgeted for. For this it would be best to hire an
architect or a home designer.
the plan is ready make a number of copies of the plan, as
you will have to give copies of the plan to the various
offices that will approve your house and finance it. Many
sub trades would like a copy of the plan to give you an
estimate of the cost of their job.
subdivisions decide the color; type, roof style and size
of your house and some divisions do not have any
restrictions at all. While the plan permit is being
processed, ask for quotations from reputable companies for
all sub trades. Having more that one quote will help you
select the best deal and using a well know firm will
ensure that there is no problem later on and if it does
arise they will respond immediately. Quotes must include
good quality material and the services required.
the subdivision approves your plan you can apply for a
residential building permit. Apply at the City Hall with a
copy of your plan and a plot plan. A plot plan shows where
your house will be located and its position. It normally
takes 2 to 6 weeks for a permit to be issued. Along with
the permit you will be given certain conditions that have
to be met before and during construction of your house.
is best to have a General Contractor who will oversee all
the work. The first trades that he will have to contact
are the Surveyors, the Framing Crew and Excavator. Inform
the electric company that you will need a temporary power
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