Tips for building a new home

Being an owner builder, is it really worth it?

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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.