When it comes to building your own home that you have dreamed of and saved up for, it takes great planning and timing. One most important tip is to calculate your numbers and make up a budget that involves minimum risk, which will avoid any down sides if any come up during the build.
This blog will cover some of the most important things you will need to keep in mind when you think about building your own home. Once your building stage is complete then get in touch with your local furniture movers in Auckland for all your furniture removals needs.
#1 – Plan your budget
First thing is first of course, and you cannot start building without having a budget calculated. So, start your calculation and put together the cost you think it will take to build your new home. Keep in mind that you might not be able to cover all the costs when you do run some numbers.
To cover the costs, you may miss, you will need to have set aside a spare budget or available cash that will be needed to help keeping the project going. This is important because once you have a project running you do not want it to stop, as the cost for it to stop and re-arrange things is much higher than you would have planned.
Finally, if it does all go to plan then you will have this extra budget set a side that you could use for other important things. Take a look at this building guide for a rough estimate of costs when building in NZ.
#2 – Select the right builder
Selecting the right builder to build your dream home is very important as this is one of the factors where plans fail due to the relationship downfalls with the builder. So be very careful and do some research if you do not have a builder that you can trust.
Have multiple tenders ensuring each builder can justify the costs they have provided. Have face to face meetings with the builder to know that you can fully trust and feel comfortable with him/her. They need to be asking the right questions in order to understand you and your needs.
Then once you are comfortable select the right build plan ensuring that you are not just going for the cheapest one just because it is cheap. Do not compromise quality and build with having reselling value in mind in case you end up not liking the house you built, and it does not fit your needs.
#3 – Cut some costs with DIY
If you are good at DIY, then it is worth while looking at some of the costs you can drop. Some things you may not be able to do yourself as they require sign offs by engineers and things need to be certified.
DIY can help you significantly if towards the end of your build you are starting to run very low on your budget and this does happen quite a lot. So, things like carrying out the paint work and building the deck can be part of your DIY.
These are only some of the things to be taken into consideration when building a new home, of course a lot more is involved, and it is a complex project. Before you commit you need to be sure that you can carry out the project till the very end. Plan and choose wisely.
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Happy moving everyone 😊