Whether you are building a villa or pulsing an attic,
PC is an important resource to help you turn your dream home into reality
During this unstable economy, many people
are considering the expansion of home rather than moving. Others completely pay
no attention to it by selling their house and investing all of their money and
time into building a new home. Architectural design is always a two-way path
between an architect and a client, but the tools today makes the dialogue
become smoother than ever. So if you have already been gifted with architecture
ability since the time you played Lego, it is time to stimulate your
imagination - and PC - and start designing.
We usually investigate how the household
computer may make the expensive and complex task more accessible, whether it is
an online business set-up or making movies. But even these ambitious projects
also prove to be less important when comparing to the design and construction
of your house. Bail could not be higher any longer - hundreds of thousands of
pound you may have to invest. If the design and construction are successful,
you will have the house that you have ever dreamed of and received the capital
investment. However, if it is wrong, you can have a house that you hate, not to
mention that you will be unable to sell it.
However, we do not want to make it worse
and make you discouraged before starting, because the creation of dream house
may be the valuable experience and can fully achievable. In this column, we
explore the processes and obstacles of building a new house, although most
issues are equally applicable to the expansion and overhaul.
No matter what your aspirations are, the
key to a successful design is meticulously planning. Considering all
possibilities in advance means that when the work begins, there is no need for
any last minute change that push up the prices and push back the time of
Find the land
If you want to build a new house, the first
mission is to find the place to build it. Britain does not have many empty
spots to construct but it still has, and many websites will help you find it.
BuildStore has PlotSearch in the website (www.buildstore.co.uk/findingland),
although the registration fee is 30 pounds per year or 15 pounds per quarter.
Nothing can be compared to the incoming costs, but there are some free similar
services, for instance, www.uklanddirectory.org.uk
Rightmove (www.rightmove.co.uk) also has an option to choose land as the
real estate in its search machine.
Rightmove lists out the pieces of land with
the starting price at thousands of pounds, but the value of land increases
rapidly if it gets the authorized license of construction. That is why anyone
who is trying to sell suitable land for the self-construction project certainly
has construction permission before selling it. If a piece of land does not have
construction permission, you are likely not to receive it in the near future.
Land prices are based on real estate values
that can be built on it, and it usually accounts for around 30 to 40% of that
number. If you are trying to build a house which costs about 400 thousand
pounds, you can expect to pay about 120 thousand to 160 thousand pounds for the
land. This rough estimate applies to most areas of England, although there are
some regional variations in land prices and construction.
The land for sale with construction
permission is rare but easy to find
Consider all possibilities
When you find a suitable piece of land, it
is best to focus on its size and location and do not worry much about the house
design which has been granted construction permission. The seller is unlikely
to spend time and money to get the best possible design, and usually they will
only apply to show that the land is suitable for development.
Construction permission can outline all the
things that have been accepted; it will include the presentation diagram of the
external dimensions of the house. You will need fully complete construction
permission before starting the construction. However, considerable research
documents are that the construction permission has been approved. They are
available for inspection at your local council website. You will find this
website at www.direct.gov.uk
These plans which have been submitted will
give you guidance on the appropriate development type for that location, but
should pay attention to the accompanying decision notice. This is the document
which officially recognizes the license. For the draft building permission, it
can include many notices which should be met before the building permission is
fully approved. It may include roof height, the emphasis on cross street
parking or rules relating to any future landscape of the garden.
However, it will not include all prior
notices and relevant regulations. We talked to Kate Wood, the leader
(development control) at South Cambridge shire District Council, to know a few
general guidelines about making a building permission. Wood pointed out that
firstly you have to wonder if it could be accepted in principle or not. If it
is a part of a village, then in principle, it can be accepted. If located
outside, then it cannot be accepted in principle, because it is classified as
You also have to consider the way-in to the
location, visibility on the road for vehicles and whether the location can
provide whatever you want with the space for the matching garden. "We will
consider the impact of design characteristics on the region
characteristics," Wood explained. "In conservation areas, we will
consider higher quality, with good and traditional material, or vice versa, a
trendy modern house instead of having to pretend to be something that it is
Wood will also consider the impact on
neighboring facilities. "If you want a two-story house in a chain of
houses and have a gap, then if it has the same height and appropriate design,
it is only a matter of not having the side window. But we usually get an
application for the behind land development where they will develop the garden
behind the house. Then you consider the distance from the first floor window to
the garden and the home of a neighbor. Sometimes the location of land behind
the village is on the edge so they can become prominent in the rural areas.
"The shade is a problem, so you need to think about its direction”.
In addition to the building permission, you
need a construction regulation permission, which will consider the technical
review. Do you have enough exits in case of fire? Does everything fall down?
Basically, planning is to see if everything is okay. The building regulations
are to see if it will stand or fall down.