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Tips & Suggestions for Designing your Dream Home

Written by Posted On Monday, 02 September 2019 17:02

If you are in a position to be able to commission your own build, this is an exciting time, as it will be a rare chance to actually design your living space around your lifestyle. Here are a few tips to ensure that you get the very best design and quality of build when designing your own home.

ü  Choosing the Right Builder – This is the key to a successful project, and when       looking at home builders in Sydney, make sure they have experience in building to order. The ideal contractor would have considerable design experience and would primarily be interested in your ideas, which would form the basis for the blueprints. If you get the feeling that the builder wants to move onto the implementation stage, you need to make it clear that you want to explore all of the design options.

ü  Composite Materials – We have come a long way regarding building materials, and composites are light, very strong, and most importantly, they don’t require maintenance. Talk to the builder at length regarding materials, and he would be able to advise you accordingly, and you should end up with a maintenance free dream home.

ü  Solar Energy – If you are building from the ground up, you really should make the investment to install your very own solar energy plant. Most states in AU offer the homeowner a generous grant if they invest in solar energy, especially the NSW government, who can facilitate an interest free loan to purchase the panels and home batteries, and while you can still hook up to the national grid, you can expect to pay minimal money for your energy. You can expect to recoup your investment within 5 years, then its free energy all the way, and you simply can’t say no to that!

ü  Master Builders – If a builder is a member of the Master Builders Association, NSW, then you know they are top-notch, and with a few references, you can visit a few properties they built and talk to the customers. With such a high investment, you simply can’t afford to take a chance with an unregistered builder, and the Masters Builders Association have very rigid requirements. If the builder specialises in bespoke builds, he will be able to put your ideas into a workable plan, and eventually, you will end up with a dream design.

ü  Council Approval – This is something your builder should be able to handle on your behalf, as without experience, the process can be a little confusing. Your builder will take care of the plans, get them approved, then you can discuss timelines, with several stages planned. You should expect to be informed at every stage, and personal visits should be encouraged, and it is nice to see your dream home gradually come together.

It makes sense to spend as much time over the design as you feel necessary, and with a Master Builder in your corner, the perfect home awaits!

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