Nelson Builder’s team of architects, designers, engineers and other building professionals work closely with the city and county building departments to help clients construct the home of their dreams. The process of building a new home begins long before the first board is nailed; it begins with a good plan and a builder you can trust and rely on to get you through the process.
One of the first considerations when building a new home is the budget, based on how much you can reasonably afford to spend and how much it will cost to build a new home. Most banks and financial institutions are available to prequalify customers for a construction loan. This will give the homeowner an idea of the maximum amount of money they will have available for a new build. Some elements to consider include the cost of land, architect or designer fees, services of a general contractor to manage the project, the construction materials, as well as appliances and interior features.
The Building Lot
Unless you have already purchased a building lot for your new home, now would be a good time to talk to realtors to learn about costs associated with purchasing land. Once the site is chosen, the builder team will need to investigate factors such as zoning, soil condition, drainage, and building codes in the region.
The House Plan
There are unlimited stock home plans and designs online and in hard copy which are available for anyone thinking about building a new home. Finding just the right plan can take some time. Additional suggestions can come from the builder or an architect or designer. If you have selected a stock plan but still want to make some changes, a home designer or builder can make minor modifications to the plans according to room size, window styles, or other details. A custom-designed home, on the other hand, is created specifically for the family who will live there taking into consideration the land and site on which it will be built. In most cases, custom-designed homes require the services of a licensed architect who will work closely with the homeowner to determine the best design to fit the location and their lifestyle and preferences.
With a working budget in hand, a dedicated building site and the right home design, it’s time to begin assembling a team of experts to design and construct your new home. A good place for homeowners to begin is by selecting the builder (general contractor) such as Ron Nelson Builders, who will then bring in key professionals and members of the team which may include an excavator, a surveyor, and a home designer or an architect. When working with a general contractor or builder who has the expertise and experience to coordinate the work, homeowners are free be involved in the process to the degree they are most comfortable.