For many people, the dream home scenario is to find the exact property of your dreams in a location that you would like to live in, one that fits with work, family and a range of other interests. If they can find this combination, it’s everything they could have hoped for.
For others, they want to go one step further. They don’t want to find a dream home; they want to build their own!
Planning to build your own property is a major undertaking, but it could end up being the best choice of your life in terms of setting you – and your family if you have one – with the ideal place to build a life for many years.
That said, there are a host of considerations to take into account, whether you’re thinking about planning permission, booking equipment such as mini digger hire Cheshire options, or choosing the finishing touches for your décor. So, here are some of the key requirements you should take into account:
Find Your Land: getting a good price on land in the area you want to base your home is a vital step, you don’t want to be swayed by emotion and jump into a purchase only to find you could have paid a lot less if you’d gone a mile down the road. While we all have specific locations in mind, having a little flexibility on the size/type/setting of your land could help you to save thousands.
Find Your Architect: unless you’re trained in home construction, you won’t want to produce the final home design on your own. Even if you are, you may still wish to seek the support of an architect who can help you to bring all of your design ideas to life in a unique way. If you’re going to go to the trouble of building your own home, you may as well produce something that truly stands out from the crowd.
Find Your Permissions: this is a key but often undervalued step for many home builders, who assume they have the right to build whatever they want on their own land. In some areas of life, a philosophy of “apologising is better than asking permission” may be ok, but when it comes to planning permission, it is certainly not the case. If you go ahead and do any building step without having full permission, you may need to pull it all back down, meaning not only have you paid for the original build, you’ll then have to pay for the removal. The last thing you want to do is pay twice and end up back at square one, so make sure this is covered.
These are the key steps you need. Do these, and find the right builders, and you’re well on track!