The Importance of Getting Your Design Right Before Building
They say, ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’, and this is absolutely true when it comes to building a home. Preparation is fundamental to a smooth and successful build. There are so many elements to consider – from assessing the block and any planning requirements in the initial stages, to the timely ordering of materials to keep things moving. A single oversight in this stage can easily lead to budget blowout, quality issues or delays.
The best way to ensure a smooth and successful build is to take time early on to get your design just right. Working closely with an expert builder from day one ensures your specifications, selections and inclusions have all been considered from every angle. This will result in a watertight design and a seamless building journey.
It will help you to stick to your budget
Taking the time to get your design right early on means your vision will be clear and your building plans will be highly detailed. This makes it easy for the construction team to translate these into reality and will reduce the risk of delays and budget blowout.
Additionally, when you engage a builder early to advise on design, they will be able to suggest cost-efficient techniques and materials to ensure your home is delivered within budget. Working with your builder to finalise your design and complete all specifications before work commences will reduce the risk of any nasty surprises and variations down the track.
It will give you more control over selections and quality
Choosing all the features you want to include in your home upfront means there is less possibility you’ll have to compromise on what you want. If various issues arise as a result of incomplete plans, and your budget is taken up elsewhere to try and alleviate these, you may have to make a concession in other areas to rebalance the books.
By clearing every little detail with your builder before you begin, you can know what to expect from the finished result.
It will make the process run more smoothly
Building your dream home should be an enjoyable experience and be as stress-free as possible. If there are lots of holes in the initial building plans, your builder will need to continually come back to you with questions, which can cause delays and frustration on both sides.
The best way to avoid this is to engage a builder who offers a Design and Construct service. This means both the design and build of your custom home will be overseen by a single team, under the one roof, reducing the likelihood of confusion on site.
Should concerns or queries arise, they can be resolved swiftly as the onus will be on the one team. Design and Construct ensures that your dream home is delivered on time and within budget, without unnecessary stress.
Ready to start the journey towards your dream custom home? If you’re looking for a dependable builder who can look after both the design and build of your new home, get in touch with ARCA today.