Are You Sure You're Ready To Build?
You've purchased the property, designed the home and
finally have the building permits in your hands, but are you sure you're
ready to build? Have you worked everything out with your contractors,
architects and engineers? Well let's see if you've thought of
What time of the year is it? It's never a good idea to start building a project in the wintertime. If you live in an area where it rains or snows and you don't have your building foundation done, you could have problems later with your soil or certain structural components. If you do have your building foundation in and it's time to start framing the house, wet plywood and wet wood can lead to other problems as it starts to dry out or de-laminate.
Are there any utilities that need to be installed before home construction can begin? This would also include any roads, septic tanks or large trees that would need to be removed, prior to home construction. Large trees can usually be cut down before the home is constructed, a lot easier than after the house is built.
Have you found the right contractor? You're going to be working with these guys for quite some time, it's extremely important that you get along with your building contractor and their subcontractors. Obviously you're not going to meet everyone who is going to work on your home, before you start to work on it, but it's not a bad idea to make sure that you get along with the general contractor or main subcontractors, before the job actually starts.
If you've all ready answered these questions and you're ready to build, go for it. Happy home building to you and everyone who works on your project.