In a previous article we discussed some items which influence the cost of constructing a new house. Understanding what can increase or decrease the cost of building will allow you to make considered decisions when deciding where you are going to build the house and when you will start as well as influencing your design choices.
In this article I continue with points that impact house construction costs.
What influences house building costs? Continued from part 1.
You should take into consideration some of the above when formulating your construction budgets and when designing your house. I’m not suggesting that your house should be a box with the cheapest fixtures and fittings, but it’s important to understand that house prices can vary hugely from one area to another, and from one plan to another. The price will change depending on your choice of finishes, cupboards, light fittings, taps, tiles, counter tops, etc. When receiving quotations it’s vital to understand what you’ll be getting for your money. Contractors should also familiarise themselves with the construction conditions on your property.
For more valuable tips and advice read: 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses - Volume 1 Hiring Contractors, Managing Construction and Finishing Your Home' and 'Volume 2 Finding Your Ideal Property and Designing Your Dream Home'
This is an extract from: 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses Volume 2' by Paul Netscher. Available in paper or eBook from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU and all online bookstores. To read more
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I’m a construction professional, author of several successful construction management books, and a home owner. I’ve made mistakes in construction management, I’ve seen others make mistakes, but importantly I’ve had multiple successful construction projects and I’ve learned from the mistakes. I want to share these lessons and my knowledge with you.
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