While the process of having a new home built can be extremely exciting, it can also be nerve-wracking, as there is always the potential for things to go wrong. While some things may be completely out of your control, there are still preventative steps that you can take to reduce the chances of any major issues occurring.
As housebuilders in Christchurch, we are very well aware of the potential mistakes that new homeowners make during the home building process. In this article, we’ll outline some common mistakes, how to avoid them, and what to do instead.
Choosing the Wrong Section
Once you have bought a section, it would be very time-consuming and frustrating to sell it and buy another site. That is why it is so important that you are 100% happy with your section before purchase. Look at all aspects, including size, neighbourhood, drainage, etc.
Not having Your Financials in Order
Most people will need some sort of loan to help them pay all of the costs associated with building a house. Make sure that all of your financials are in order and that you have a budget in place before starting the process.
Not Accounting for Your Family’s Practical Needs
When sitting down and talking to your home builders of choice, you want to make sure that you have a very clear idea of your family’s practical needs to ensure that they are met.
Making the Wrong Choice in Home Builders
Choosing inexperienced or dodgy home builders can really turn your home building experience into a true nightmare. Make sure that you choose home builders that have experience in the industry and that have great reviews from other new homeowners.
Skimping on Details
You may want to spend as little as possible, and not everyone needs a luxury home. But make sure that you don’t opt for poor quality details such as skirting boards, banisters, taps, tiles etc. This may just end up costing you more in the long run as you’ll have to replace them eventually.
Not Being Aware
Go into your home building process with the understanding that due to worldwide events, there are current material delays that may affect your timeline. Unfortunately, while this is out of the builder and supplier’s control, you can choose a builder with good supplier relationships who will prioritise your build as materials arrive. A good builder will also pre-order materials. These are great signs that you’ve made the right choice.
Are you looking for experienced and respected builders in Christchurch? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Rise Residential team today, and we can begin discussing your new build, renovation, and maintenance needs.