Building a house is definitely an exciting time, and being able to design your own living space has many advantages, yet there are certain aspects you should consider before making any decisions. Assuming you have crunched the numbers and can afford the build, here are a few factors to consider.
- Style – If, for example, you fancy a futuristic looking smart home, take a look at some of the new builds in Harrogate and you will get an idea of what can be achieved. The builder can help you by showing a few examples, which might give you some inspiration, and once you have decided on a style, the builder can begin to think about cost.
- Insulation – The harsh British climate demands good home insulation, and with composite materials that are well-insulated, you can create an energy-friendly dwelling. Of course, all windows will be double glazed, if not triple, and whether you opt for UPVC or aluminium, the windows will last for decades. Roof insulation is another must have, something you can discuss with the builder.
- Direction – Take note of where the sun rises and sets, then you can base the actual position of the building to your advantage. If you are planning on a nice terrace at the rear, you want to get maximum sun exposure, so bear this in mind when deciding the exact position of the build.
Planning permission will have to obtained, which is something the builder can help with, and with the right materials, your home will be energy efficient and make the best of the natural resources.