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Top tips for building your new home

June 23, 2016


Building your new home is an exciting time. But there’s lots of things to consider when you’re about to embark on this project. A lot of the time people can add undue stress and pressure to the build by over complicating and straying from priorities. It’s important to set goals for your build early on and discuss what’s important to have in your new home. Here’s some top tips for building your new home to make it as stress-free and simple as possible.

Budget: the first step is to ensure your budget can cover the cost of building the home you want. Set your budget and work with your builder to plan for everything that needs to be included in the design. There might be changes that you want to make to the plan and if so, make sure you discuss with the builder as soon as they come up to avoid costly changes down the track.

Research: spend the time to find the perfect block of land. The property has to not only suit the house, but also fit your lifestyle. Make sure that the finished result will suit your requirements.

Partner: pick a good builder with a great reputation and experience building in the area. Ask for referrals from friends or inspect any builds that they’ve completed locally. You will be working with them throughout thi


s process so it’s important that you have a good working relationship with your builder and an open level of dialogue.

Plan: talk to council and check for elements of your block such as if it’s prone to flooding or if there are any building restrictions in place. Allow for time if you have to apply to council. Local planning scheme regulations should state the rules for land use on surrounding properties.

Problem Solving: things will come up during this time that you will need to solve. Make sure that you have thought of every detail ahead of time so you can plan for any eventuality.

And relax! It’s exciting to watch the progress of your new home and watch it take shape on your perfect block. If you’re looking for a perfect block for your new home, chose from bigger, elevated blocks with mountain and city views at Mt Louisa (only 10 mins to the CBD). Elements NQ have a special $20,000 offer available for a short time. Click here to request more information.

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