As an aspiring homeowner, it is necessary to get educated on the process involved in custom building your home. Besides money, this requires a massive investment of your time and emotions. Konnect Building Solutions contractors have become the builders Inner West suburb residents trust for over two decades. Our reputation precedes us, and our ability to deliver on time while sticking to the budget has made people trust our craft.
Whether you're building from scratch or demolishing and rebuilding, the custom home building process is pretty much the same. The only difference lies in the type and cost of the building. This article will provide the expectations you should have once you decide to build a custom home, right from your idea to enjoying your built home.
Hiring a Custom Home Builder
Finding and hiring a custom home builder would be the first step of your custom home building process. While not all dreams come to reality, getting the right custom builder to actualize your home idea can help get you the best home for your budget and needs. The custom builder works with an architect to help you customize the design of your home to fit your budget. They are also in charge of monitoring the scope, cost and execution of your home building project from design right through to construction. As such, you want to hire someone who is accessible, communicates well, and is transparent.
Some of the responsibilities of a custom home builder include:
Designing Your Home
Once the contract is signed, the design team will help you through the design process of your home. This includes the size of the house, the number of rooms, and the floor plan, not forgetting the garage, driveway, and landscaping. This stage is necessary because it helps you budget, choose suitable materials, and estimate the length of the project. You should adequately explain your home goals and desires to help the custom home builder make suitable suggestions.
The builder helps you determine the best area to build while evaluating the environmental factors and other considerations depending on your requirements. If you are designing your home for the future, especially for families, ensure growth is part of your plan. This is also where all the necessary permits are collected and presented before moving forward with the project.
Construction of the Home Structure
The construction starts after the necessary permits have been acquired. The spot is prepared by removing debris tree roots and clearing the space for the foundation. The basement is dug, the footing is then formed and poured. The foundation is also prepared and inspected.
The framing phase involves completing the flow system, the erection of the walls, and the covering of the roof. The exterior of the wall is then covered to prevent water from entering the home, therefore, inhibiting the growth of mould and rot. In most projects, this part of the process takes the longest time to complete as it involves lots of concrete mixing and letting it settle.
Plumbing and Electricals
Plumbing is a critical part of the process as it involves drilling interior walls, ceilings, and floors to allow pipes and sewer lines to pass through. This invasive process involves fixing bathtubs, showers, sewer lines, and the water supply lines for the fixtures in the home. An HVAC system would require the installation of ductwork on the roof and connect to the furnace in the house.
The electricians would then install the wiring in the home, the switches, lights, outlets, sound system, and Tv cable. Your home can now safely light up and charge devices from the power grid or independently use solar power.
Finishing and Furnishing
Once the skeleton of your home is complete, the few addons like the windows, doors, chandeliers, and vents would also require installation. The subcontractors will install the fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom while sticking to your desires and preferences. The cabinets, countertops and storage are built while installing appliances in the desired locations.
The home is then furnished and decorated following the colour scheme and look you had agreed on. The contractors will insulate your home to increase energy efficiency, help block noise and prevent air loss.
Disposal of Construction Waste
The final stage of a custom home building process is the disposal of the waste materials from the construction. Like any custom-designed product, alterations are often made to the building material to get them to the desired sizes. You are left with waste that is dangerous to kids and pets and destroys the aesthetics of your new home.
These wastes include; crushed concrete particles, bricks, ceramic, wood pieces, insulating material, pipes, etc. You can also have your custom home builder take care of the landscaping to ensure your home is ready for handing over and occupancy.
Once the construction is completed and your home inspected to ensure habitability, the custom builder officially hands over the house to you. This is where all the dreaming, planning, and investment finally come to fruition right in front of your eyes.
The process of starting your home from scratch to living in it can be both exciting and demanding, especially for first-time homeowners. To ensure you get the best home for your budget, visit https://www.konnectbuilding.com.au/ to speak to an experienced custom builder today!
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