Building your dream home is a landmark event in anyone’s life. Building your very own nest that you and your family will enjoy for years to come is a special undertaking that allows you to express your creativity. The experience also gives you the gift of crafting a space that friends and family will spend many a day barbie-ing at and enjoying.
Building your own house can seem like an overwhelming project at first glance, especially if you haven’t had much experience in this industry. You will need a residential drafting professional to draft and design house plans before you take any further steps, let alone unlock that completed front door.
Let’s take a look at the 3 major steps involved in building your dream home in Australia.
Designing Your Home
The first step on your dream home journey involves working with a reputable, professional architect or designer to develop draft house plans for your build. Your designer will work with what you envision to develop a floor plan, choose building materials and construction processes that suit the house plans, fit in appliance requirements and even draft your house’s landscaping.
This process will entail conducting research, comparing quotes, providing your designer with briefs and signing off on contracts that outline scopes.
Finding The Land & The Money
Once you have found the perfect designer, the next step is finding and purchasing your dream parcel of land on which to build ‒ if you don’t have land already. Keep in mind the style and type of house you want to build on the land while out land-shopping, and consider having an expert inspect the proposed building site before you make a final decision.
You may then need to apply for a home or construction loan, which will assist you in purchasing your site or in the building phase. Now is also a good time to settle on your budget.
Choosing A Builder
Once you have the house plans, land and financing, it is time to find a licensed builder who will bring to life what you have on paper. While in the preliminary research and quotation phase, be sure to discuss the project’s timeline with potential builders. Once you’ve found the builder you trust to manage building your dream home, consider having a solicitor look over the contracts. This will help you ensure budgetary, insurance and timeline concerns are well covered before the build begins.
Building your dream home is a process that begins with excellent residential drafting. If you are ready to get the ball rolling, reach out to us and let’s discuss how we can provide you with expert, high-quality designs and house plans for your new home.