Most people don't consider building a bespoke house, but if you have a need for additional space, such as a large family, then you understand why. There can be a number of other reasons such as living in the home of which you have dreamed or one that is more environmentally sound. Whatever your reason, building a bespoke home can be a taxing but rewarding experience. There are several things to consider when building a bespoke home. Let's take a closer look.
Know the purpose for your bespoke house
Make sure that you know why you fancy a bespoke home. What is its purpose? What do you expect to get out of the house? You need to know what you want in your new home before the construction process begins if you wait, it will be too late for the builder to incorporate your ideas into the design. Make a list of all the reasons you want a bespoke home to offer the architect to ensure that your bespoke house is what you imagined. We recommend reading Self Build: The Ultimate Beginners Guide.
Ask for an estimate of when your bespoke home will be completed. It can take quite a while to finish a bespoke home. Factors such as building supply shortages, weather, and national emergencies can delay construction by months, even years. Don't plan on moving from your current house or flat until you are sure your new home is ready. Moving out before completion can cause some quite uncomfortable living conditions.
Be prepared for unforeseen issues while your bespoke home is being constructed. Even the most reliable builders will experience some problems during the building process. There will be additional expenses that will slow down or stop construction if they can't be met. Be sure to put 10% to 15% of the total costs into a savings account to cover any additional costs.
Pay attention to the details
Do you want your home to reflect a certain architectural style, or do you want to create your own unique style? How big do you want your kitchen to be? Do you want an energy-efficient home or a house that reflects the grandeur of a bygone era? Make sure you relay all these details down to the most minute, such as the number of outlets in the house or how high the ceilings are going to be. Do you want more glass in your home for natural lighting, or do you want LED lights that give the illusion of natural light? Once you and your architect have agreed to a floor plan, then the builder can begin work on your bespoke home.
Perhaps your bespoke home is going to have someone who has special needs living in it. It may need a safety railing for a pensioner to take hold of during a walk down the hall. Maybe it needs doorways wide enough to let a wheelchair through and manoeuvre without issue. All of those needs can be put into the design of your bespoke home.
Let us build your bespoke home
If you reside in the greater Redbridge area and are seeking a builder for your bespoke home, we can help. Contact Redbridge Buiders on 020 8088 2935 or use our simple online form on our website. One of our staff will be in touch to discuss how we can build your bespoke home. Don't put off having the home you have dreamed of a minute longer; contact us today!