The number of new homes in Melbourne is rapidly growing and more and more people want a custom built house to suit their needs, lifestyle and wants.
A few advices to be taken into account
Every person who’s thinking of embarking that ship should pay attention to a few important aspects such as setting a budget in advance and adding a ten percent more as an emergency fund. Also choose your contractor wisely and don’t hesitate to ask a lot of questions, as many questions as you can, about everything and anything. It’s your money and well-being at stake and you want the job to be well done from both sides. Last but not least stay involved in your new home’s construction as this might be the most fun part of it all. You get to choose the layout, the materials, colors and all the final touches and be a lot happier with the end result knowing you were there through the entire process. And every design-build company will seek and value your input.
The phases of building a new home in Melbourne
They are pretty much the same as everywhere else in the world. First you have to do some research. Don’t assume you know how a house is built and what it involves because you will be very unpleasantly surprised. Talk to as many people as you can and listen to their stories and advices, you might be able to prevent some complications. Others’ experiences are our best teachers. In the pre-construction phase you will have to decide the place where you want your house to be, how tall, small or other variations you want the house to have, meet one or more designers and architects and after you’ve settled on a plan you will have to think about the materials and finishings the house will have. It wouldn’t hurt if you’d write down on paper all the details to create a clear view and the budget. Signing contracts, obtain the financing and interviewing contractors are also part of this pre-construction phase.
Now the site work is not that complex, it’s all about digging for water, digging for a foundation to be laid on, clearing all unnecessary trees and in the end you will get a glimpse of where and how big your house will be. Laying the foundation is one process where you don’t want to save money; it is important to have a very solid foundation in order to support your whole house and provide strong shelter.
Framing and rough-ins, interior finishes and exterior finishes are all an exciting phase. It’s when you get to walk around the house, step inside it, get to see your doors and windows installed and the walls painted. It’s shaping out and it’s closer to the end.
Sweet end result
A little landscaping to give your home the air of an oasis and you’re pretty much done. Of course, the work around a house is never done. There will always be something to repair or replace but this is the moment where you can settle in, take one day at a time and enjoy your new home builders in Melbourne.