Designing and building a new home is a life-long dream for many people. It can also represent one of the biggest projects that anyone undertakes, as well as the biggest expenditure. Most architects, designers and builders will tell you that a new home will only be successful if the owners are involved in each decision, from the very beginning of drawing up plans to the final handover of the home at the end of the project.
When considering building your own home you need to consider a few critical factors such as the size of the land and your new home’s orientation on the block, as well as elements such as taking advantage of a great view. Sometimes it is easier and cheaper to buy a plot of land with an existing dwelling on it that they can demolish or use part of to plan their own home. This approach can raise a number of planning and design issues that a good architect and builder can help you resolve.
You’ll also need some idea of the type of house you want – most people who have considered building their own home have a good idea of the style and layout of their house. Consider whether you’d like a cutting-edge contemporary home with all the mod cons, or are you after a more traditional-looking dwelling. Once again, conducting research online, visiting housing display centres and looking at your chosen builder’s previous work can help a lot with these types of decisions.
Because it can be such a long and complex project, when building a new home you need a team alongside you that you can trust. You want your home to be perfect, and reflect your lifestyle, your aspirations and your personality. That’s where we can help. Our home designers will take you through the planning process step by step to ensure that it meets your requirements, your budget and time constraints. Hyde Building can design and build you a house that you’ll be proud to come home to everyday.