Are you planning to build your own home but don’t know where to start?
1. Don’t rush in.
Devote the vast majority of your time and energy to the design stage. This means taking the time to find the right architectural designer, and choosing as much as you can in advance – not just building methods but also finishes as these often have knock-on effects on design. Construction drawings must be extremely detailed to avoid issues on site – sticking to a fully thought-out plan is the most cost efficient way of building. Making changes when building work has started will be either costly, disruptive or time consuming, or all three.