Building a home is a mammoth task, there are a million questions and doubts, the plot, material, design, labor and underlying all these concerns is the cost. After all no one wants to pay more than necessary to build their home, so here we have a few tips to keep your construction budget within reason, without compromising on your dream home.
- Purchase a large plot with a friend or family member that can be divided into two smaller plots. Some of the most attractive properties may be much bigger than what you require or can afford, yet the seller may not be willing to divide a large plot. So if you can share the cost with someone else you may be able to pick up a great building site for a reasonable price.
- Try and buy a plot that is near to a road or main area that will help in sourcing raw material easily and the transportation cost will also not be too high.
- Purchase low-maintenance building materials like fly ash bricks, vinyl flooring and metal roofing, for example. Even if they are fairly more expensive at installation, they will break even in the long term as you won't be required to repair, replace, or repaint.
- While supervising yourself may seem like a good option, it is advisable to hire a contractor. The experience of a well-qualified contractor is priceless to the construction process. Additionally they have established relationships with suppliers and subcontractors that would prove to be very useful.
- Try to gather supplies like broken pieces of stones or bricks for the top portion of your house from demolition locations as it will save a lot of cost.
- Try to maintain the depth of your at around 32 feet or less, this will save the requirement of specially designed roofs.