10 Steps to Building The Dream

10 Steps to building your dream home - Bespoke Land

10 Steps to Building The Dream

  1. 1. Hunting for a Plot

Guys, you need to think like and act like a developer, even if you are not! You need to be quick, decisive and act fast, because if you do not someone else will. Anything worth having and pursuing will always move quickly. Search rightmove, Zoopla, local auction houses and the web broadly. Remember to try you best to not be too specific as you will limit your options.

  1. 2. Secure a Loan

There are many lenders out there and that specialise in Self Build loans. As a Bespoke client will can help organise this and make the relevant and correct introductions.

Check out this introduction to self build mortgages here.

  1. 3. Budget and Being Realistic

Set yourselves a sensible budget and allow yourselves at least a 10% contingency. When building a new build, most of your risk will be in the ground and once out of the ground your financial risk will be  minimise so long as you do not change your mind too much and deviate from the set scope if works.

  1. 4. A Decent Architect

We specialise in high-end residential Design and Build homes so we can and will manage the entire process in house, literally handing you a set of front door keys upon completion. We do not charge the earth for this service and love to keep it all in house, this way we can keep a grasp of the design and make sure that the proposal suits your needs and requirements and also is designed in a way that is well thought out and has complete innovation.

  1. 5. Planning Permission

This, I believe is always best left with a specialist, we work hand in hand with planning consultants or architects who can move this forward properly, reducing the planning application duration and costs to you the client.

  1. 6. Starting your Construction

Works begins according to the pre-agreed start date and timetable. Most of our builds progress through the following key milestones:

  • DPC – DPC is complete and blockwork can start
  • Joists – The floor is ready to go on
  • Wallplate – The roof is ready to go on.
  • Roof – Roof and walls are on and watertight.
  • 1st Fix – Boarding and Plastering can start.
  • 2nd Fix – All items are fitted and operational
  • Practical Completion – Decorating and external package are completed, ready to hand over.

In the final stages, our interior designer can be brought in (or a client’s own designer can come in), to put in soft furnishings, curtains, lighting; all the crucial elements that make a house a comfortable home

  1. 7. Love your Home!

The time has come and you are able to move in and fall in love with your home, the place where you will make memories for years to come and enjoy the important things in life. So little people are lucky enough to enjoy this special time as you have now designed and built your own unique home. A one of a kind reflect of you and your character.