Transforming your dream house to reality means you will have to go through some challenges to make it a successful venture. However, the home could become a stressful one of you do not handle the process properly. In regards to this, we shall be going through a few common mistakes made by first time home builders to help you avoid disasters.
Hiring Unsuitable Experts
This is one of the most common mistakes that most of us make when it comes to almost every field. Well, architects need to be qualified by going through a series of tests and exam and years of apprenticeship in order to gain their licenses. By hiring an inexperienced and unqualified architect, then you are in for a series of problems during the construction process. A custom designed home will call for qualified contractors and so, do not overlook this aspect.
Attempting To Do It Yourself
Handling the project, by skipping on hiring an experienced person to manage the project might look like it will save you money at first, but it ends up costing you even more when the project does not go as planned. Since this is your first time in the industry, you might end up with scammers and unscrupulous tradesmen that will only suck your money. Getting someone who has been in the field for years will be able to weed out the good , bad and the ugly to ensure that the entire project is less risky.
Even if you are on a budget, it does not make sense to cut corners on the materials and design. It is not wise to compromise the quality of your build such as bricks, tiles, windows, etc. Just because you want to save money. Ideally, do not cut on labor costs. Yes, high quality workmanship will demand a lot of bucks, but it leads to a property that is well built and with a higher value.
Making Changes After Finalizing The Building Plans
Once your architect gets as seal of approval, any changes made after the finalized plan could trigger a disaster and make a huge change in costs. For instance, if you wish to move the doorway, it might sound like a simple process, but the current position might be supporting a beam and so, if moved this part of the house would call for an alternative support. In such a case, the engineer would have to revise the plans so that the change can be effectively made. This means more time and money.
So, ensure that your planning sessions with the architect give you a plan that is exactly what you require for your dream house. Do not commence the building until you are fully satisfied.
Paying workers in advance is another common mistake you do not want to make. If a builder doesn’t trust you enough to commence on the work without upfront payment, then there is no reason to trust them either. You should set up terms and pay in various stages during the project. Then make sure you check off each step of the way.