Building a house is not easy and especially if it’s your first experience in that filed. You need to make the perfect house that will be your home. We all have the dream of cozy home that makes living in it a pleasure.
Getting your very own house built can be a challenge. You have to have the perfect land for the perfect budget. First scout for a good piece of land that has all the facilities you need. If you like the peace and quiet of mind then the countryside is your thing. If you are a person who enjoys being in the center of the city and feel at home in the busy day to day activities of the city then you must consider a land near the city. However this may not be as easy as it sounds. You might not be able to find the perfect piece of land where you want it or simply constrained by the budget. Don’t worry there are still ways to incorporate the house with little things that can give life to the desired house in your mind.
Get your imagination printed on paper. Hire the services of a draughtsman or an architect to draw up your dream house. Explain to him/her your specific needs and preferences thoroughly. The important thing to remember is that they will draw up the blueprints to your house according to its location, lighting, access and other external factors in mind. You can’t have all the fantasies you have in the blueprints (unless you are a rich millionaire or something). So try to be as realistic as possible.
You must have a general idea about what is going on. Take an interest and observe how the professionals do it. Ask questions and learn from them. This might come in handy one day when you have to suddenly attend to a ridge capping. (It is the covering which fits the two point where the two slanting sides of a roof meet).You can ask your friend about how they built their house and the costs for each item. Go to the internet and do a thorough research on important aspects. Look at the different prices of materials and labour costs. Go through the lists of quotations and companies that offer their services as contractors. Go through the references of those contractors pretty thoroughly before you choose one.
Always keep a close eye and supervise when necessary. Make it clear to the contractors what you want and how you want it done. Take their advices (this is where prior research comes in to play) and evaluate your best options.
Take it slow. Don’t rush the building process quickly because that may actually reduce the quality of the work accomplished.
These are the basics but there is still much more you can do to start building your dream house.