Building your own house is an alternative to purchasing a new house and can be a lot more satisfying since you can build your new home the way you like. Here are some of the things you might have to do before you begin building the new house.
Get an Architect
First and foremost, you will have to draw up the house plan. There is a lot that goes into designing a new house such as orientations, size of rooms, locations of staircases, etc. Although you could try designing the house plan yourself, it is highly advisable that you hire a good architect to do it for you so that you avoid running into any problems later on. Once the plan is all drawn up, you will need to submit it for approval.
Before the house plan can be approved, you will need to have it inspected by an engineer, who will be able to determine if the building can be deemed safe. They will also indicate on how many pillars there needs to be and where to place them so that the building is well supported. Foundation is another important part of the house, so the engineer will let you know if there’s any earth work construction that needs to be performed before you can begin.
Most houses will be situated in a private road. The road will be shared ownership amongst all the neighbours usually, however, sometimes the road may belong to a certain household or on the other hand there may not even be a proper road in place. In the case of the latter, you could hire out some road building contractors to begin constructing the road that leads to your house. If the road, belongs to the state municipal council, you can request that they do this for you.
After the house is constructed, the final step before it can be completed is to have it painted. You will need to decide on everything from the type of paint you want to use, the different colours that you need and also if the section of the house even needs painting. For instance, if there is a part of the house that is facing away from view, then it might be quite unnecessary to pain this section of the house as you can end up saving costs and time in doing so.
It is important that you plan out whether or not you can bear the finances of all these expenses before you begin construction of the house.