Building a Home? How to Make the Process Easier and More Streamlined

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Building a new dream home is not a slow or easy process. It takes time not only to build the home, but also to prepare the plans, hire the contractors, and get the zoning permits. But, there are a few things you can do to speed things up and make the process in building a home easier.

First, Hire the Right Contractors

Your building contractors are the ones who will lay your foundation, erect the walls, roof your home, and do all of the electrical and plumbing work. Sadly, contractors are notorious for delays and unmet deadlines. Sometimes this is unavoidable, but at other times, it’s due to poor planning.

Generally, you’ll hire a main contractor, who in turn, hires subcontractors to do specialized work, such as plumbing and electrical. Before you hire a contractor, search out online reviews; these can indicate not only the quality of work but also whether the contractor met deadlines. You can also investigate any subcontractors. A good building contractor not only does excellent work but also strives to meet deadlines. Finding a contractor who can do both will definitely streamline the process.

Apply for Building and Zoning Permits Right Away

As you know, government bureaucracies can be slow. As soon as you settle on a contractor, begin the permit process. Your contractor should be able to help you with this. They can also advise you on whether or not your plans meet zoning requirements. Without the proper permits, you won’t be able to begin building.

Consider Prefabricated Units, Such as Prefab Wall Frames

As long as you have precise measurements, you can order things like prefabricated wall frames ahead of time. While your contractors are busy pouring the cement for the foundation, your wall frames can be built at a separate location. You can also have your roof and floor trusses prefabricated by a reliable UK manufacturer (or a manufacturer local to you). Once they’re ready, your prefabricated wall frames, roof trusses, and floor trusses are delivered to your location. Once they arrive, your construction workers can put it all together in a fraction of the time.

Also, let your prefabrication company know if you plan to have solar panels or a solar hot water system on the roof. If you do, they’ll need to ensure your roof trusses will support the weight.

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Stay Involved Along the Way 

During the building process, make sure that you stay involved every step of the way. It is important that you review plans with your builder before construction starts so that all expectations are clear from both parties. During each stage of construction, do regular walk-throughs with your builder in order to ensure everything is up to standards and that all materials used meet your criteria. Regular communication between yourself and your builder will help avoid any costly mistakes or issues during construction down the road. 

Building a new home is exciting, stressful, and ultimately rewarding. Careful planning can help to streamline the process. Once finished, your family will enjoy their new home for many years to come.

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