Building a new house near the sea beach or mountain is a dream that a lot of people cherish. Whether you want your house in any of these places or near your dad’s house, you need to go through some steps to make the dream reality.
Here in this guide, we will guide you through the process to build a new building so that you can have an idea before starting.
1. Purchase a Land for House
Purchasing land is a necessity for building a house unless you have inherited land or bought it previously. When purchasing land, make sure to choose a location where you’ll feel comfortable living.
Take note of the road communication, access to necessities like water, electricity, food, and others. Another thing to consider is the neighborhood. Look at the adjacent buildings to the land and talk to them so that you can get a proper idea about both the good and bad things of the place.
2. Hire an Architect to Plan the House
Hiring an architect is mandatory to make a dream house. Nowadays, you can buy pre-designed house plans from different architects at a cheaper rate. But those plans do not allow you to customize things according to your wish. But don’t forget to check those as you can find a plan that suits your need.
Architects will give you floor plans, estimated cost, and other relevant information that you’ll need when building the house.
3. Get Permission from Local Authority
Now that you have land and a floor plan, it’s time to get permission from the local authority. Before you apply for permission, make sure to check every condition is fulfilled.
To check those, you can consult an expert or simply go to the adjacent landowner and ask him for information. If you in luck, (s)he would guide you the best as he went through the situation you are going through now.
4. Level the Land & Lay the Foundation
The first step after getting permission from the authority is leveling the land. Check the land for any defect and solve that before you start the foundation work.
For laying the foundation of the house, make sure to consult with professionals to have a perfectly built house. Foundation is the backbone of a building. Any defect in the foundation will make you suffer for years. So, carefully lay the foundation.
6. Inspect if Needed
Some municipality requires time to time inspection by the authority for maintaining proper safety. If you are building the house in such a location, make sure to check the law and follow it.
For inspection purposes, get an appointment of the inspector as early as possible so that you do not end up in a long queue of the housebuilders looking for an inspector to certify their house as safe.
Some places locality require one inspection where some can ask you for inspection every step. Follow the guideline strictly to avoid the fine and future legal problems.
7. Give it a Shape
Build the frame of the house. If you are making a house from a wood frame, consider getting into an agreement with a lumber shop. Buying a whole bunch of wood from the hardware store will cost you twice or thrice more than the lumber shop.
You should find a lumber shop that can process the wood according to the shapes and sizes you want, and get it delivered at the construction site.
When making the frame, ensure the best quality ingredients for durability.
8. Finish it Up
After shaping it up, a handyman can do the rest of the job by himself. However, it is not recommended to do so as building the house is a lot of work. You’ll need to work round the clock for months to get it done. The finishing works include, drywall installation, wiring, painting, flooring, etc.
If you are a DIY guy, you can do works like taping the surface, applying drywall primer, sanding, and painting.