So you’re looking to build a new home – that’s so exciting! Perhaps you’ve bought your block of land already, or you’re still deciding on what your dream house looks like. Either way, you’ll need to go through the process and look at a few different options, which will help you find the right people to work with.
Ready to Build A New Home, But Don’t Know Where To Start?
Research and Seek Out A Builder
At this point you may have your home design in mind, and you’ll be ready to find a builder. Unless you’re looking for a bespoke job which may require an architect, your best option would be to research project builders who often have a large variety of home designs that are catered to different needs and tastes.
Take some time to look online, or ask around to find a builder who builds near you and get in touch. If you do still have questions or need more help, builders are also able to step through the process of helping you sketch out your other ideas.
Ask to see examples of their previous work, as perhaps they have a few past clients who would be more than happy to show you their home. Once you are firm on your plans, you are ready to build.
Visiting display homes
Visiting display homes can be a fun experience, but it’s a good idea to go in with a realistic idea of what you want.
Often display homes can be found in a development and you will have the option of looking through anywhere from 1 to 20+ brand new homes from several different builders. The sales staff will be on hand to talk you through your options, and will help you understand what is available in your price point.
Remember that these homes are mostly the top of the range homes, with the most expensive options on fixtures and fittings, so be sure to have a realistic idea of what you are getting for your money before you commit.
This process can sometimes be a daunting and time-consuming process if you’re undecided on home designs. Those shopping for new home designs at display homes often find themselves having to drive to multiple display villages weekend after weekend, and the amount of options can sometimes be quite overwhelming.
Research New Home Plans
If this potentially sounds like a time-consuming option, considering using iBuildNew, a brand new resource that ensures all the hard work is done for you. To begin, simply visit the iBuildNew website, enter your build location, and begin searching.
You will have hundreds of plans at your fingertips, with the option to filter your requirements and compare plans side by side. This gives you access to a large selection of builders and their range of new home plans.
After comparing home designs, build a shortlist of those that appeal to you the most, then proceed with meeting the builders to experience the work in person.
Have a look at the video below to see just how easy this service is to use.
These options are three of the most common ways to begin the process of building your new home.
Are you building in the next 12 months? Have you ever dreamed of building your own brand new home?
This post was written in collaboration with iBuildNew.