While many people end up buying ready-built homes, more of us want a unique property. The good news is that anyone that can afford to buy a house can also afford to have one built. As you can imagine, having a home built is an ambitious project.

There is a lot of planning and consultation that one must make before and during construction. If you’re going to have a custom property built, this blog post is for you! The following are seven expert tips to help you make the process easier and less stressful:

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  1. Buy more land than you need

Before you build your home, you need to buy some land first. You will no doubt be aware of the importance of buying in the right area. But, what you may not know is how much land to buy. The answer is simple: more than you need!

By following that approach, you’ll have room for expansion at a later date if necessary. Plus, there will be plenty more space to entertain.

  1. Hire the best in the business

The worst thing people that get custom homes built is not to research their contractors. It’s vital that you only hire the best construction companies in the industry. Sure, you might pay more than their competitors. But, you’re paying for their expertise and knowledge.

  1. Get a practical layout designed for your new home

It’s easy just to select and adapt a design from an existing development. It’s also cheaper too. Except that, it won’t necessarily meet your needs! It doesn’t matter if you are single or have a family in tow. What you need to do is have a layout designed that meets your needs. Not somebody else’s!

  1. Get some professional plans drawn up

The construction firm you use will need to see your property plans. And various government agencies must also check them out before approving building applications. Work with a reputable architect to have the right plans drawn up for your new home.

  1. Secure the construction site

Even affluent areas can become victims of crime. Building sites are an ideal resource for people that wish to steal building materials. Plus, thieves will also wish to steal expensive plant machinery. Ensure your future home’s construction site is secure. Consider hiring a security company to patrol and protect it.

  1. Invest in renewable energy

As you’re designing the spec of your home, now’s your chance to go green! You could invest in renewable energy for your property. For example, solar panels mounted on your roof can provide you with heating, light and power.

  1. Have your garden landscaped by a professional

During the final stages of your home’s construction, hire a landscaping firm. They will come over and transform your outdoor space into a work of art! Plus, it means that you won’t have to live on a building site while the landscaping gets done. Everything will be ready for you once the house gets built!

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While many people end up buying ready-built homes, more of us want a unique property. The good news is that anyone that can afford to buy a house can also afford to have one built. As you can imagine, having a home built is an ambitious project. There is a...