The top 3 tips for securing the absolute best build (series)

By Gabrielle

 

A build, be it a renovation or brand new design, is a commitment…and a costly one at that. We understand that it can be intimidating, and we have seen enough projects through to know how best to go about it as a client. While we do our job to the best of our ability as Wellington house designers, here’s what you can do to help ensure your property is built to perfection:

 

Try to stay realistic in terms of your time frame

Okay, so you’ve just purchased your plot of land, and now you’re itching to see the your dream home become a reality. Great! We’re excited too, but we’re also wanting to make everything absolutely perfect for you; and sometimes this just takes time. When we’re working to create something as safe, secure and special as a home, you don’t want to cut corners. Because of this, you’ll need to come to terms with the fact that you’re going to be waiting a while before you can start shuffling in your furnishings.

 

 

Things to consider time-wise:

  • The planning process with your architect
  • Your building team of choice
  • Your builder’s availability
  • The weather
  • Sourcing your materials, and their shipping time
  • Approval paperwork

Any one of these examples can cause a  delay in your project, and this list doesn’t leave any wiggle-room for financial drama or last-minute adjustments in the architecture (should you feel like making changes while already in the building stage).

 

What you can do to help

Either ask your architect or do your own research to familiarise yourself with what a realistic time frame might look like. Plan for the worst while hoping for the best. At the end of the day, be sure that your accommodation during the build is safe, secure, and flexible should your property project finish sooner or later than expected.

Try to stay realistic in terms of your time frame

Okay, so you’ve just purchased your plot of land, and now you’re itching to see the your dream home become a reality. Great! We’re excited too, but we’re also wanting to make everything absolutely perfect for you; and sometimes this just takes time. When we’re working to create something as safe, secure and special as a home, you don’t want to cut corners. Because of this, you’ll need to come to terms with the fact that you’re going to be waiting a while before you can start shuffling in your furnishings.     Things to consider time-wise:
  • The planning process with your architect
  • Your building team of choice
  • Your builder’s availability
  • The weather
  • Sourcing your materials, and their shipping time
  • Approval paperwork
Any one of these examples can cause a  delay in your project, and this list doesn’t leave any wiggle-room for financial drama or last-minute adjustments in the architecture (should you feel like making changes while already in the building stage).  

What you can do to help

Either ask your architect or do your own research to familiarise yourself with what a realistic time frame might look like. Plan for the worst while hoping for the best. At the end of the day, be sure that your accommodation during the build is safe, secure, and flexible should your property project finish sooner or later than expected.
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