What to consider before you build your dream home

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Creating your dream home by renovating your property, converting a barn, or building from scratch requires the right expertise to turn that dream into a reality.

Here’s how an expert architectural design and building firm can help you achieve your forever home:

Avoid impulse buying
It’s easy to be dazzled by potential, but rushing into a purchase without understanding local planning restrictions could land you with a plot or building you’re unable to develop into the home you want it to be, or worse still, at all. An experienced expert who understands local restrictions can advise if your ideas are feasible before you buy.

Realistic costing
A professional firm that has planned, built and designed numerous projects will have a thorough understanding of potential costs, often unforeseen by novice developers. They’ll factor them into your plans – no costly surprises.

Improving your ideas
A recent client wanted a basement guest suite but during our chats, we discovered that they rarely host guests. We instead suggested using the budget to lower the property and alter the roof space to create an extra bedroom, which also reduced costs, increased the living space and resale value, while retaining a wow factor. An expert can offer creative cost saving solutions that better match the home that meets your needs.

Sympathetic design
Your dream home should look the part, incorporating quality, durable materials that suit your vision as well as the surroundings and property – but will also have to satisfy the local planning department too. A design and building company with good relationships with local authorities and quality suppliers will know how to achieve your brief.


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