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Building a House – Mistake No. 1

PS9 Architects Manchester design, develop and build new home designs throughout the UK. From our experience we have decided to prepare short blogs that highlight mistakes made by potential self builders who seek the challenge of building a house on their own.

Building A House – Mistake No. 1

Decide what your needs are before you build a house.

The process of building a house is an easy process. If you know what you are doing. Despite this, potential Self Builders make the decision to build a house after watching Grand Design type home improvement programmes thinking I could do that, I wouldn’t make that mistake.

Decide what your needs and wants are before you build. Then build to meet those needs. Deciding on your needs now will avoid costly mistakes or a decision in the next 5 years to extend, remodel or do it all again. Therefore:

  • If you know that children are in your future, build with them in mind.
  • If you have young Children. Build a house that can accommodate teenagers later.
  • If you are middle aged, plan for elderly care.

When building a house the worst thing you can do is build one which is too small on the day you move in. The bigger it is the more expensive it will be to build. Consider this. Build the house you want but save of windows, doors and other fixtures and fittings. Many of these will be replaced in the future anyway but it would be one way of building bigger but choosing cheaper fixtures.

Avoiding Mistake No. 1

When building a house, establishing what your needs and wants are at the outset is critical to how your new home will develop. PS9 Architects Manchester have prepared a series of questions you should answer. We use it as part of the briefing process. It will help you by focusing your mind.  Click here to down load your free copy.

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PS9Architects Manchester are passionate about designing and building new home designs. If you would like to talk with a professional about building a house give use a call on 0161 401 2009. Alternatively, use the contact form by clicking here.

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