Things to consider when planning a new home build

Are you planing a new home project?

This New Homes Week we’re bringing you some top tips in things to consider when planning your very own new home build.

This year, the theme is Tomorrow awaits: Make it yours and when we’re working with homeowners and their chosen architect or property developer on their dream home, making it their own is the motivation that drives them to be embarking on the ultimate project.

If you’ve decided to build a transformative extension, build a new property or if you’re thinking of utilising some existing land, here’s 9 important things to consider:

  1. Budget. Determine your budget early on and make sure you stick to it throughout the planning and construction process. There are so many costs to take into consideration including land purchase, construction, joinery, fittings and fixtures and any unexpected costs that could potentially arise.
  2. Location. Choose a suitable location for your new home based on factors such as proximity to work, schools, amenities, and what could make it attractive to sell.  You might be building the home of your dreams but one day it may have to be sold and it’s important that the home holds its value and generates a good return on the investment made.
  3. Design and Layout. Think about the layout and design of your new build, including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen layout, living spaces, and any special joinery that is needed.  Staircases and bespoke joinery can have a hugely positive impact on the interior design and layout of your home but need to be factored in early on in the planning.
  4. Size.  The size of a new home may be based on your current needs, but it’s important to consider any future needs or requirements.
  5. Energy Efficiency.  Energy-efficient features and materials into a new home design reduces utility costs and can include things like high-performance windows, insulation, and energy-efficient appliances.
  6. Timeline.  Develop a realistic timetable in line with your builder and/or property developer.   Ensuring the project stays on track will reduce those unexpected costs.
  7. Quality of Materials and Workmanship.  Choose high-quality materials and reputable contractors to ensure the work carried out has longevity at the heart of it.   Your new home is for life and windows, doors, kitchens and anything construction related is notoriously expensive to replace.
  8. Future Maintenance. Consider the long-term maintenance requirements of your home and choose materials and finishes that are easy to maintain and will withstand wear and tear over time.  Good quality timber for example creates long lasting windows that will stand the test of time.
  9. Personalisation.  Don’t forget to incorporate personal touches and design elements that reflect your individual style and preferences, making the home truly your own. We work with home owners to create beautiful staircases and statement doors which add a personal touch to house and its interior.

We create bespoke and handcrafted timber products for new home builds that provide a unique and individual touch to it design internally and externally.

Our products are an investment in the long term life of a property or large extension – to discuss your next build, get in touch.