It is always exciting to start on a big project like building your own home. Big projects like these require careful planning. That’s why it is important that you’re armed with all the information you’ll ever need.
Start on the following tips. These might not be enough but it will surely help you cover a bigger ground.
Check with a building certifiers.
Understand that there are rules on building new constructions. Residential property projects require building certifications. Remember that construction will not push through until you get certified. There’s no way out of this particular regulation. Certifications can be released in as fast as ten working days. Recent Australian regulations cut down the wait from the standard 120 days to just 10 days. You might want to consider hiring private certifiers to speed up the process.
Commercial and industrial properties aren’t saved from this standard process. As a matter of fact, rules for business and commercial properties are somehow more stringent. The upside of getting a certifier though is that you’ll get a professional assessment of your property blueprints and all. The certifier can even give you recommendations of how much you can charge for rental fees for future tenants. For commercial purposes, it is advised to use a building certification company so that you’ll have a more through and fail-proof insight.
Hire a good contractor.
The success of your project would highly depend on your suppliers. Do not make hasty decisions when selecting contractors. Aside from the quotation, ensure that you also research on the credibility and work quality of potential contractors. It is best to contact previous clients. You can also take advantage of service reviews available for free on the Internet.
Have a room for additional expenses.
Never draft a budget that is just enough for the project. As much as possible, you should at least have an extra 30% in case something goes wrong. Oftentimes, building owners improve the plans along the way. In times like these, having more than enough room for adjustments is very handy. Bear in mind that tight and exact budgets are always good in plans. But once the project starts rolling, backing out would not be too much of a practical option.
Ensure that your building’s design and plans are realistic and practical to your lifestyle and daily needs. Remember that a commercial structure would have a different set of parameters from a residential property. Be very particular with such limitations.