We are providing first hand advice for first home builder.
I am at the stage of thinking to build my new house as owner builder. So, I start looking for information on the internet to educate myself and find out what is the unexpected in my building journey.
So, I will share with you what I have learned the hard way.
Ok then before we start, we have to learn about the following.
The design stage is very important in the whole building journey. So, you have to look for a good architecture which is understanding your point of view and help you to get the job done.
At this stage you will arrange for many meetings with your designer.
If you are in Melbourne Australia, we can recommend one for you because he have very good reputation and he is member of building designers association Victoria. They can provide Architects, Drafts people and administration for townhouses, apartments and hew houses projects. Make sure you consider sustainability concept in your new design.
You need to make sure that the new design will not exceed your budget.
The architecture is Ikonomidis Reid Ikonomidis Reid
The most important item in the construction process is to choose a good builder. After you chosen your good designer. The builder will organize all the construction stages including supervising and coordinating the works and make sure the work has done according to Australian standard. The builder must have a valid registration licence.
You can check the validity of the builder licence with Victoria building authority https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/