5 Things to consider when building your home!

Looking at starting the adventure of building your own home? Here are 5 things to consider before you start.

1) Location, Location, Location!

One of the most important aspects to consider when building a home is the land! Not only the general area that your building in but consider the size of the plot, the shape and the slope of the block of land. An example could be if the land was on a significant slope, either the land will need to be cut and filled, or you'll need to build a house that takes that slope into account.

2) Bring your Builder and Designer together… at the beginning!

Ensure everyone is on board and clear on the design, time lines and budget right from the beginning. Bring you home building team together, the earlier the better!

3) Face Me North…South…East…No West?

Orientation - when building your home the position matters! If your home is oriented to take advantage of capturing the sunlight in winter and positioning you for the cooling breezes in summer, you'll achieve greater comfort at a lower cost.

4) This Wood…that Wood?

Materials - Selecting the best materials to build your property with depend on the kind of style you want and the type of environment that it will be exposed to. Building in the Waikato would require different materials to a home being build in the South Island. If the right materials are chosen your home will be built to last and serve you well!

5) One Trader, Two Trader, Three Traders Please!

Did you know building a new home can require the use of around 10-15 different trades people at least? You have Roofers, Plumbers, Painters .. the list goes on! Good project management is a crucial key to your home being built on time and on budget!

Luckily you don't have to worry about finding the trade services that you need by yourself. At Grayling Builders, we work with some of the best trades people in the Waikato and we can project manage the build for you right from the start!

Thinking of starting the exciting adventure of building your own home? We would love to help bring your build to life. Contact Marcus Grayling from Grayling builders for a free consultation.


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