Building a new home is a major life event, even if you have previously purchased a house, building one can be a life-changing experience. Here are some ideas to consider when contemplating building a new home in Adelaide.
Location is an all important consideration. More than likely if you’re building a new house you will be wanting to live in it for a long time therefore the location requires careful consideration. If you are well established in a particular area you may want to remain in close proximity. This may be especially important if you have children in local schools, family close by or currently live in a location that is handy for work.
Often a initial hurdle when contemplating building new house is finding land in your preferred location. Typically if you want to live in the inner city of Adelaide, North Adelaide or the eastern suburbs land blocks will be rare, small and sought after. Alternatively if considering a sub-division or community development land choice may be greater but location may not. Developments will also take longer to become established and community evolution may take time. If you’re searching for that elusive land parcel in well established areas here are a few ideas:
- Knock-down and re-build – Typically you will looking for a house that is more affordable and may be poor state of repairs. In this case you may be competing with residential developers for a larger block that is being sold for land value only.
- Sub-Divide – If you currently have a large block or have the opportunity to purchase one – sub-dividing and selling one parcel can help with financing the build.
- Foothills and Torrens valley – if you’re prepared to move a little further out there are still great opportunities for building in the North-Eastern Suburbs such as Athelstone and Paradise where former market gardens still exist and are gradually being redeveloped often offering numerous larger blocks.
- Urban In-Fill – In many cases councils are reducing minimum block sizes for sub-division resulting in more urban infill of houses meaning that small blocks in great areas are more regularly becoming available.
Given you have found a location that suits and some precious land to build on this may well dictate your choice of house design. Most plan house designs won’t be flexible enough to maximise the land size and aspect and so you will require the services of an Adelaide Architect and a custom home builder. Architects can provide you a design that is tailor-made for your block, the aspect, any gradient and most importantly develop a home that will fit your requirements now and into the future. It is this close collaboration between prospective home builders and architect that can turn a home idea into something truly life-changing.
Choosing a Builder
While there are many architects in Adelaide only a few are also builders. This can provide seamless design and build service reducing the number of parties involved and providing an complete start to finish service. Once you have developed a close relationship with your Architect it makes sense to continue that relationship through the build process. It is also important that you choose a master builder in Adelaide. This ensures the builder aspires to the highest level of professionalism and excellence and are bound by codes of conduct.
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