Saturday, May 28, 2011

Planning and Design Saving Tips

Once you have found that perfect site but don't want to pay a project manager, why not do
a little research and take the part yourself? Building a house can be quite straight forward if
you have a plan and you follow the correct series of events.

Initially, your first job is to decide on the kind of house you'd like. Bungalow, Two story, ranch etc. Decide on the size of the house, the number of rooms, the orientation of the site.

Once you've gotten your basic ideas on paper it is generally a very good idea to obtain a meeting together with your
local planner. There is no reason for going about completely designing your house only to
find that it is unlikely to get planning approval in your area. The planner should be able to give you appropriate instructions to comply with in order to make sure the planning process moves along smoothly and quickly.

Once you know which direction
to go with your house design it's time to give it some more consideration. There are numerous house design books
and manuals available that save you the cost of an architect.
Most can be utilized straight from the book or else you can
alter them to suit
your own specifications.

In case you are not savvy with architectural drawings or autocad, once you find the design and style that suits you, the good house design books enable you to send away for the planning drawings
in your selected design and this is only a fraction of the cost of employing an architect to design and oversee the project.

But if you are too busy, and like many people say there is nothing as stressful as building a new home. Then you can start looking for good proffesional builder, who knows what he is doing, can give you piece of mind and can significantly reduce the stress.

Once you have got all your plans together and filled out of all appropriate planning application forms, submit them to the planning department and prepare to become patient. If you have followed the guidelines set out from the planner this should be a painful process and you should have your
approval within 6 to 10 weeks.

Allowing for another month for any rejections to be fielded for your project you should be ready to begin with your foundations within 3 months of submitting your application.

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