Building a House Is About More Than Just Bricks and Mortar

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christiania, glass house, august 2007
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If you are fortunate enough to have the capital available to you then you might choose to have your home built for you so you can get exactly what you want. If you can’t find a home in the right location or if you can’t find what you are looking for, then having one built from scratch could be the ideal solution. Having a home built however, needs you to arrange more than just somebody to start laying bricks as there is a lot more to take into consideration. If you are planning on having a home built you will need to make the right preparations first.

Planning Permission

Even though you may own some land you can’t just begin building without getting permission first. Any building will need to be approved before construction can commence and although the bureaucracy may be time consuming and at times frustrating, it is still very necessary. If you do feel as though you would rather avoid the red tape and plough ahead with your plans regardless you are doing so at risk of considerable expense to yourself. Even if you have completely finished your home and you are living in it, you might find that the authorities demand that it must all be torn down. You will find many resources in regard to planning permission online and easy to follow guidelines although most builders and architects in Lincoln and elsewhere should be able to handle the technicalities for you.

Building by Design

You may have some ideas of how your perfect home would look and for the most part you should be able to achieve it although designing a home is more than just about dimensions and aesthetics. The forces of physics mean that any house design must be done with architectural knowledge in mind to ensure that the house is solidly built and won’t collapse anytime soon. The design must meet building regulations otherwise obtaining planning permission would be very difficult meaning your building may not even get started.

Architects will use sophisticated CAD software when designing the home to help ensure sound construction and also to give you a better visualisation of how your new home would look. With computer generated images you can see the image from all angles and you could even get a look at how the home would look on the inside.

Although the need for planning permissions, building regulations, surveys, assessments and certificates may all begin to sound like something that will be a headache, the experts should handle most if not all of that for you. With expert advice and guidance on all that needs to be done from building by design architects, it may not be too long before work on your new home is started.

As building or extending your property can need the involvement of architects.  Lincoln has many architectural companies who will be able to advice you through every step of the process.

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Jon Mathews is a frequent contributor for Building by Design and has written many articles pertaining to all things regarding architects, building by design, and planning, especially on such subjects as providing architectural design &consultants services for the residential market.


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