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Ways to build your house on a small budget

Ways to build your house on a small budget

More and more people are considering building their own homes as getting onto the housing ladder is becoming increasingly less affordable. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions regarding self-building. These misconceptions are propelled by thoughts that building your own home is expensive and cumbersome. However, low budget house construction is possible. Every little thing adds up when...

The pros and cons of building a home

The pros and cons of building a home

Are you debating whether to build your own home from the ground up or purchase an existing one? There is nothing more satisfying than sitting in a space specifically designed for you. From the colours on the walls to the flooring beneath your feet, choosing to build a new house allows you to customise aspects of your home to match your personality perfectly. If you’re considering building your next home,...

Things you need to know before building an addition

Things you need to know before building an addition

If you're short on space but don't want to relocate or can't find another property in the area with all the features you desire, adding on to your current home might be your best option. Home additions are ideal for people wishing to expand their living space while also increasing the value of their home. Because home additions are among the most expensive home improvements, they often yield a lower return...

What you need to know before building a granny flat

You may have extenuating circumstances that require you to build a granny flat. For starters your adult children can make use of your granny flat on their way to financial independence. Thus, allowing them to save on a home deposit. Moreover, you can use your granny flat to accommodate your aging parents, without infringing on your privacy. In addition, you can lease out your granny flat and therefore earn...

Tips on building a container home

Ever wondered how to go about building a container home? The popularity of container home has been on the rise in recent years. This is due to the fact that container homes take simplistic living to a whole new level. Moreover, container homes encompass creative design and affordable building. As such, the trend for container homes is booming. There is a great deal of knowledge and preparation that is...

Helpful tips on building a house

Helpful tips on building a house

Building your home from the ground up can be both exciting and life changing. However, all real estate experts agree that careful and well calculated planning is required. Although it can seem daunting and at times overwhelming, but building a home doesn’t have to be a painstakingly grueling experience. Embarking on this journey with open eyes and a practically sound plan will spare you a lot of stress...

Building on a Budget

Building on a budget

Besides the ever increasing prices of real estate, you also have to deal with escalating costs of building materials. This often makes the cost of building or renovating beyond the means of many. As a countermeasure, most people tend to opt for traditional building materials to lower building costs. As such people are forced to use bricks, blocks, as well as concrete, in innovative and creative ways....

CHOOSING LAND

CHOOSING LAND Location is important when you think of building. If you are thinking of building your own home it should be even more important. The following are some things to consider: Proximity of the land to schools, hospitals, shopping mall and church. Accessibility of the roads your type of vehicle. Rate of development in the area. Proximity of the land to schools, hospitals, shopping...

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