A self-build option differs to buying one from a plan in that you're in charge of both designing and building it. As you can imagine, it's fast becoming popular because you can end up with a truly bespoke home.
Are you planning to go down that route soon? If so, it's likely you'll have some questions on what the process entails. Here's a rough guide on how to get started:
Buying some land
Assuming you've organized the money to build your house, there's one thing you need to do first. Let's face it; you can't construct your masterpiece without having somewhere to place it! It's crucial that you select the right plot of land for your new home. After all; it'll be rather difficult to try and move it somewhere after you've built it!
There are many considerations you need to make when selecting a plot of land. First of all, you need to choose a location suitable for your needs. For instance, you might wish to be near a town with certain amenities like schools and hospitals. Next, you'll need to check that you can connect your home to utility supplies and waste services.
Last, but not least, the land you buy must not come with any conditions. Once you've got all that figured out, you can make an offer for the land.
Designing your house
Once you've secured a plot of land, the next stage is to design what it will look like! This is a job best left to a professional such as an architect. You'll need to think about the style of house you want to have, and how many rooms will be within it. Also, consideration needs to get made to the layout of the internal rooms.
When you have some blueprints drawn up, you'll no doubt be keen to see what it will look like in real life. I recommend getting a 3D architectural rendering done from your blueprints. These days you can have photorealistic ones made.
Once you're happy with the layout and styling of your soon-to-be new house, you can move onto the next stage.
Building your house
The last and perhaps most important stage of all is to start constructing your new home! As you can appreciate, building a house from scratch is a large and involved project.
It pays to select a residential construction company that will deliver the results you demand within your budget. You need to be sure that you can trust the company to do a good job. Otherwise, you might have to pay more for someone else to come and fix any mistakes.
Before you build your house, be sure to apply for any planning permits or permissions you need. Good luck!