Designing the outside space
Don’t forget your outside space in the brief including garden pods, sheds and garages, attached or detached, as these should form part of the budget. These, as well as planting schemes may require planning approval.
It is one of the last things you will actually do but working out how the outside space is going to work is important as it will affect so many aspects of the house build itself including the size, position and orientation of the home and the location of windows and doors. It is therefore key to integrate it into the design process to get an idea of what finished project will look like – after all the house should look right within its surroundings and you should be able to enjoy the view from inside too.