The construction process of a new building can be complicated, there are many steps to go through and many decisions to be made. We have written a little about the typical process of a new build and how we can help you with some individual steps.
The above is not an accurate representation of the construction process, as it can also vary between type house companies, but it gives you a good idea of what you typically have to go through in a new build. The construction companies can better describe their specific process, for example hybel and milton both describe their processes on their website.
1. The dream of a new home
The very first step is that the dream of a new home starts. Here you typically start to look at exhibition houses, form an opinion about the various construction companies and look around for a plot.
You absorb a lot of inspiration in this phase, and get the first ideas for what your new house should contain.
2. The economy
Next come the more practical questions, where you e.g. must talk to the bank about your budget. Here you slowly start to get a better feel for what is realistic. It is a good idea to start prioritizing one's wishes, as unfortunately it will rarely be possible to have them all fulfilled.
3. Choice of construction company
Next, you have to consider which construction company you would like to build with. Typically, it is a good idea to talk to several construction companies. You get both inspiration through this and can better assess the advantages/disadvantages between them.
4. The general framework of the house is determined
As part of the dialogue with various construction companies, you will typically draw up your floor plan. When choosing a construction company and floor plan, there will typically be a contract to be signed. Here it may be an idea to involve a lawyer and/or a construction expert. These can help ensure the contract contains all the necessary elements. A construction expert can also be involved in the construction process itself, and help ensure that your home meets various technical standards.
If you would like to better imagine your future home, we can print you a 3D version of your floor plan. Of course, you can also have this in front when the whole process is over.
5. Choice of materials
Once the floor plan is complete (and you have a building permit), you will typically have to decide which materials you want in your house. This means that you now have to have meetings with various subcontractors such as an electrician and a kitchen company.
6. The house is being builtNow the house is being built and you can go and follow the construction process itself. As I said, it may be an idea to involve a construction expert to oversee the technical elements of the construction process.
The construction process itself varies greatly with the choice of construction company. For example, some construction companies provide a construction key so that you can follow the entire construction process, while others do not.
7. Review when the house is finished
When the house is about to be finished, you typically have a so-called pre-handover approximately 2 weeks before the expected handover. Here the house is inspected for faults and defects. The same happens with the actual delivery.
In addition, a 1-year review (and potentially also a 5-year review) is held for so-called "hidden defects and deficiencies". These are things you cannot see at the actual delivery, such as e.g. set cracks in the paint that typically appear after a few months.
Of course, you can also get a plan in 3D when it's all over, if you want a souvenir and unique decoration.