There is no better way to get exactly what you want than by building it from scratch. At Snider Homes, we offer a complete turn-key service advantage including design, plans, permit and construction to put you right into your dream home, ready for you to enjoy!
Building a home is a process, and takes more than just the construction. To prepare for your own custom home building project, consider the following steps:
1. Choose your location.
Whether you are considering a tear-down to build your new home on the same lot or planning a move altogether, determining your location is an important step that needs to be established relatively early in the process.
2. Identify your needs.
Come up with a list of your requirements for the general specifications of your home. How many bedrooms and bathrooms would you like? Are you looking for a finished basement? What size home are you considering? Describe your desired finishes and special features.
3. Separate your “wants”.
Many people think separately in terms of wants and needs. If there are certain items that are absolutely necessary vs. others that would simply be nice to have, it is important to acknowledge these early on to help guide your optional designs, budgets and ultimate scopes of work. This gives you choice in your project and an opportunity to control your own budget.
4. Inspired design.
Help us to understand your style and what type of home you are looking for. You can draw inspiration from other homes you see in person, print or online. Take photos, save magazine images and keep the web links to images that we can review together to get a sense of your taste and preferred design.
5. Scope of work.
Together we will create a scope of work for the custom home of your dreams. With this comes the ability to establish a budget for what it is going to cost.
Once an agreement is in place to proceed with the project, the first step is drawing the plans. This is an interactive process between our designer, architect and you of course!
7. Heat loss calculations.
Finished blueprints must be sent to our heat loss calculator, a specialized and certified professional, licensed to design the HVAC system for your home, in accordance with provincial building code and municipal permit requirements.
Most permit projects today require private engineering review and approval before they will be considered by the city building department for the issuance of a building permit.
9. Permit application.
With the finished plans, heat loss calculations and engineering in place we can proceed to apply for the building permit.
10. Break ground!
The fact that there are 9 key steps in this process before we even begin our physical construction work, goes to show you how much thought and planning goes into a project, most importantly to ensure a successful outcome. Plan your work, then work your plan!
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