Useful Tips

Building Construction

It has been a known fact that property increases steadily in value over the years. To be precise, property is one of the pillars of a solid investment portfolio. And by investing in property you're also adding a substantial element to your retirement portfolio.

Building your Dream Home Hiring a good builder is the key to getting the most for your money. The experience, skill, efficiency, and contacts of a seasoned professional can stand you through the years.

Location Location plays an important role in your enjoyment of the new home and the resale potential. All aspects have to be taken into account such as length of commute to work, suitability of schools, neighborhood, distance to shopping, building costs, soil conditions and rates and taxes.

Ground conditions Soil and geological tests are necessary, to determine whether a proposed building can be supported adequately and what would be the most effective and economical method of support.

Plot Constraints Before building check for any title deed conditions and restrictions. These can be crucial to what you can do on a plot, even what kind of construction can be built on it. As a final step, check with other homeowners in the same subdivision or area and see just how effectively the conditions and restrictions are enforced.

The House and the Plot Before construction visualize how the building will fit on the plot. You need to also take into account local ordinances and National Building Regulations, which place other restrictions on your design. These norms dictate the amount of empty space required in the front, back and sides of the home under consideration. If you’ve already decided on a floor plan, check the orientation of the building relative to the sun and the street.

Traffic Noise Traffic and traffic noise will affect the resale value of the property. Take the time to find out what future traffic patterns are planned around any site you consider.

Construction Cost When consideration is given to estimating the total construction cost of a building probably the single biggest factor to consider is the shape of the outside perimeter. Generally, the more complex the shape, the more expensive the structure per square metre of floor area.