Deciding to build a house and then going through with the process is a massive undertaking that really should not be taken lightly. You will encounter enough problems to leave you thinking about why you did this in the first place, and if it will be worth it in the long run. The probability is that, yes, it will be worth it in the long run – and there are a lot of things you can do in the interim to ensure that you don’t have to endure as many headaches as you were told you were going to and anticipated initially.
Do it by the book
Don’t skip corners and ensure that your house is built according to law and the right procedures. One of the things you will need to get done as soon as possible is a structural inspection Perth, which will give you peace of mind and put you in the good books with council or the municipality of the area you live in. These inspectors are made available to you by your local council and come at a small cost that is well worth the expense to save you from problems over the forthcoming couple of weeks or months.
SMART Building Specialists will make sure that what you and the builders have in mind for your house align with what is actually allowed. The steps to your double storey need to be a particular width and distance apart, the drains in your backyard have to have the right dimensions, the pergola hanging over your garden has to be sound in structure and sight for it to pass the test. These are all things you might have overlooked or your builders might not even have thought about to begin with. So get in there early, before too much is put in place to rectify. Get it right the first time, rather than have to go back a second or third time. This will cost extra money, when it could have been done for the set price you had in your thoughts at the start.
Remember to consider those who live next to and opposite you. There is going to be a lot of banging and drilling on the go during the build. While a lot of this noise can’t be avoided, some of it can be muted or mentioned ahead of time to your fellow neighbourhood people. Again, do the right thing by passing them a word of thank you or even a gift to express your gratitude for their patience and understanding. This will go a long way in making sure that they don’t fly off the handle when some of the building noise is getting too much. A nice cake or box of sweets can offset the chaos of having trucks driving in and out of roads close to them, or the sounds of shouting workmen and rubble falling off lorries in the middle of their afternoon sleep. A simple, cheap gesture can bring so much value, so, yes, do the right thing.