Tips for building a new home

Being an owner builder, is it really worth it?

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Being an owner builder, is it really worth it?

An owner-builder allows you to be in control, manage sub-contractors and if you plan on using your own skills to build, renovate or extend your home. There are many responsibilities to take on and don't forget about the risks that may be involved. 

By having a builder you will save a lot of time and stress, how you ask? It's simple.

A builder will liaise with your architect/drafts person, sub-contractors and so forth. Builder's must follow strict regulations to ensure the best quality for your home.

Builder's hire professional contractors who may have worked together on multiple projects so they know what to expect and have an increased understanding about the quality of products available in the market. Another great advantage is your builder will get better prices as they are regular customers for building supply companies.

For first time owner-builder's, they may not know, but there is a lot of preparation required before commencement of building a home. To name a few building permits, site plans, house plans, landscaping plans, drainage plans, liability insurance, bush fire attack levels, residential code compliances, council regulations and the list goes on and on.

This is why you need a builder to partner with you in the design, planning and building of your new home.

Buying a block of land, building your new home is an exciting time and you need to choose carefully the builder to partner with.

Anonymous commented on 11-May-2014 09:21 PM
Makes sense to me
A. Paterson commented on 25-Jun-2014 01:47 PM
My husband and I were considering building our own home but seeing all that is involved was quite daunting. We have also looked up costs of products we want, it's just so expensive. We might actually consider a builder to help us.
Luke commented on 18-Jul-2014 03:58 PM
your not kidding about all documentation you need before building..really stressful! if I ever plan on building another house I'll definitely go with a builder. cheers
Maggie R Torwick commented on 30-Jul-2014 10:02 AM
Great info guys!! Really happy I came across your site.
Jude commented on 22-Aug-2014 01:46 PM
Thanks for the information
was really helpful

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