First-Time House Building: A Quick Step-by-Step

December 29, 2021
Building your own home is a big life decision. It can be exciting, especially if you've been visiting display homes and perusing home designs.

Building your own home is a big life decision. It can be exciting, especially if you've been visiting display homes and perusing home designs.

But house building is not an easy task; many steps must come before you even start to break ground. That's why we've put together this quick guide to help walk you through the process of first-time home building!

  1. Budgeting and financing
  2. Choosing a building company
  3. Land preparation
  4. Getting the proper permits

Budgeting and financing

One of the most critical steps in home building is budgeting and financing. This will help to ensure that your home build goes as smoothly as possible. There are a few things to consider when budgeting for your home build:

●    The cost of materials

●    The cost of labour

●    Your own time and effort

●    Permits and fees

Don't forget to account for extras like swimming pools or fencing!

It's also essential to think about financing your home build. Some options include taking out a loan, using your savings, or getting help from family and friends.By planning ahead, you can ensure that you have everything you need to start construction on your dream home!

Choose a building company

One of the most significant decisions you'll need to make when starting a project like this is which home builder you'll hire.Many companies specialize in home builds, so it can be tough to choose just one!

Pro tip: Look for home builders with connections to the Housing Industry Association or the Master Builders Association(with locations in Western Australia, South Australia, and New South Wales).

Visit your builder's website to see your desired land package and get detailed home pricing. While the price may factor into your decision, don't forget about quality and customer satisfaction.

The best way to save money long-term on house builds is by hiring an experienced contractor who understands the building process and the housing market!

Land preparation

Next up, we have land preparation. You should always ensure that you purchase property or ground with no obstructions (e.g.,powerlines) before beginning the construction of your new home. Obstacles during excavation could result in safety issues (like electrocution) or expose you to unnecessary risks.

Get The Proper Permits

Finally, before you break ground on home building, you must have the proper permits from your local government and a comprehensiveHouse Construction Insurance policy in place for when the building begins! If you don't get these last two items sorted out ahead of time, there could be severe consequences afterwards — so make sure to check all necessary boxes well before construction starts.

Start Building Your Dream Home

Your custom home is just a few steps away! By following this guide, you can make sure that the home building process goes as smoothly as possible. So what are you waiting for? Start planning and budgeting today so you can start building the home of your dreams tomorrow!

Need some help? Homes by CDLS has you covered. Located in Bendigo, we’re a family-run home building business that makes the process easy for home buyers —all the way from start to finish.

From home designs you’ll love to advice you’ll need, get in touch to get started building your dream home!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will it take to build my house?

This really depends on the size and scope of your home build. A two-storey home will take longer than a single-storey, for example. As well, recent issues with supply chains could impact your build. But generally speaking, most homes can be completed within a year or two.

Do I need a construction loan?

Most people do require some form of financing to complete their home build. You can either apply for a traditional loan or explore other options like borrowing from family or friends.

What should I look for when choosing a building company?

Price is an essential factor, but don't forget to consider quality and customer satisfaction when making your decision. It's always wise to read reviews from past clients before choosing.

 

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