Embarking on a new house build project

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Ben Wilson | 13/06/16

As a home buyer, you could spend a lifetime looking for the perfect home, the open plan kitchen, the ensuite bathroom.  Designing and building your own home (self-build homes) are becoming a popular choice, potentially through the lack of supply and/or the success of home building and improvement programmes.

So design and build your perfect house!

Before you start, plan, plan and then plan some more - fully embrace the importance of planning all the details before embarking on the build.  Once construction starts, changes can cost you time and money.  Moving walls on paper is a much cheaper and easier option than moving them once they're built.

As you embark on your new home build project your appointed builder will be working closely with your architect, acting as a guide and advocate for you throughout the build process, ensuring that your build journey is an enjoyable one.  During a new build project, it's not only the bricks and mortar that need to be considered and planned, the interior will need as much attention.  Generally, your building contractor will have a wider trusted team of fitters, interior designers and landscape experts who can be called upon and work in tandem to fit out your property.

When undertaking refurbishment projects, there is an element of stepping into the unknown as you are inheriting all previous and original work. When undertaking a new build project the unknown element is almost completely removed, as there is no risk of uncovering areas that need unexpected attention. It also allows you to design and build based on your personal needs, allowing you to adapt and the design to suit you.

Taking on a new build project through Upright Construction enables you to live in a home that has been designed and built specifically for you and we can offer a full NHBC warranty on your new build project, as well as working with equivalent self-build warranty companies to achieve the necessary 10-year warranty.

At the end of you new build project not only are you able to live in a home that has been designed and built specifically for you, but when you build with Upright we can offer a full NHBC warranty on your new build project, as well as a 10 year warranty by working with equivalent self-build warranty companies.

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