Planning Your Home Transformation!
Choosing the right house plan is easy so long as you know the right factors to consider. Here are our top tips in selecting a good house plan, builder and other tradies for your home.
Picking the Builder and other Tradesman
Before you proceed with a project, you need a professional to work with. A good house plan will need the input of an architect, builder, carpenter, electrician, plumber and interior designer among others depending on what other works are needed.
Some of the things you look for when hiring tradies include:
- portfolio of past projects
Get a decent background check of your tradie to see if they fit well with your project.
Other considerations with your house design and build plans include:
Checking Local Council’s Requirements
Councils across Australia impose different permits and regulations. Check with your builder or architect and council on allowable home parameters and design. Also, purchasing from a housing estate may have accompanying covenants to meet. See to it you understand the permissible materials, exterior, finishes, sewage, solar requirements and other concerns in your area.
Establishing Your Budget and House Placement
Determine your budget and stick to it. There is no point in preparing for an elaborate home interior if you will exhaust your pocket. At least, think of the components you need most and compare with what you can afford.
You also need to see how your house plan will fit on the block. Check if there will be side access or sufficient boundary clearances. Do you have enough yard space? Check your chosen block’s guidelines on these.
Stick to a home design that ensures heating and cooling efficiency. This makes the difference in your energy bills. See to it your living room and family rooms are shielded from the sun during summer days. Ask your home interior designer how these rooms should be positioned. This may also spell the difference in positions of other components of your house. It is best to hire someone with in-depth knowledge on house efficiencies.
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If you are planning on redesigning, building or renovating your home and value the peace of mind of using reputable builders and tradies, our Tradebusters free tradesmen concierge service can help.
All the businesses in our network are known to our team and have a great track record with other users of our service. You can tell us about your job here and a member of our team will contact you back shortly.