Again and again one hears of unexpected building costs, which clearly exceed the planned budget. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, we have put together a guide for you!
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Well planned is half built
A house is for most people the largest investment of their life. So that it comes after the completion to no bad (financial) awakening, an exact building and cost planning is important in the apron. With our checklists, we provide you with important pointers to help you make the dream of owning your own home a reality.
Building a house is not a quick affair, but a project that requires precise planning. You can quickly lose the overview, because there is a lot to consider. Apart from the basic decisions about the plot of land, the type and size of the building, the construction method and efficiency class, as well as the commissioning of the contractors, the first and most important step is the actual cost management. Before diving into details here, however, you should first clarify some important questions:
The first steps
- What can I afford?
- What equity is available to me?
- How high are my monthly fixed costs?
- How much can I save by doing it myself?
- What subsidies are available? Have I applied for these?
- Do I have all the additional and incidental costs such as property tax, commissions, permits, registrations, etc.?. included?
- What financing options are available? I know all?
As a builder, ongoing cost planning throughout the construction project is the be-all and end-all. This is the only way to keep an accurate overview of the financial situation. At the same time, you should also have a clear idea of what other costs may arise. Depending on the construction phase, these costs can then usually be calculated more precisely and in more detail.
When planning costs, a basic distinction is made between the basic costs, the financing costs and the construction costs:
- Basic costs: These include the purchase price, the land transfer tax (3.5% of the purchase price), the land registry fee (1.1% of the purchase price), the court registration fee, the lawyer’s and notary’s fees, the costs of notarial signature certification and, if applicable, brokerage costs. In addition still the development costs of the property can come. More info in the article "Plan the financing and save properly".
- Cost of financing: This includes the loan agreement fee, the processing fees of the bank and the costs of the certification of the mortgages.
- The construction costs: Under it one understands all financial expenditures, which result up to the completion of the home of one’s own. D.h. the production and construction costs and the ancillary building costs. Ancillary construction costs include permit fees, acceptance fees, insurance and the fees of all parties involved.
Very precise planning is necessary in advance, especially when it comes to construction costs. Only in this way can the costs be precisely calculated. Use our construction cost planner for this. This gives you a good overview right from the start. If you already have a clear picture of your future dream house, you have a clear advantage.
The following questions should be clarified:
No house without a plan
- How much space do I need?
- How many rooms do I need?
- How big is the family and how big do you want it to become??
- Which generations will live here and at what age?
- Solid, lightweight or timber construction?
- Master builder or prefabricated house?
- Passive or low-energy house?
- Do I plan a guest room or a hobby room??
- Storey house or bungalow?
- Basement. Yes or no?
- Developed or. convertible attic?
Even more information on the subject of construction costs can be found in the article "Calculate construction costs with the construction cost planner".
Planning for the future
Furthermore, you should plan ahead as well as possible what might change in the next years or decades. Think here for example of a retrofit in the energy supply area, the subsequent installation of a living space ventilation or also a lift with decreasing mobility in the age. The floor plan of a house and the number and location of the rooms should be optimally tailored to your needs. You should also think about the future. A barrier-free design from the beginning can be just as much a part of it as, for example, the flexibility of the rooms in case of visitors or family additions. Plan alternate rooms, divisible resp. collapsible rooms, and if space does not permit, design multifunctional rooms (z. B. Guest room, home office and work space all in one).
Attention cost traps
Watch out for cost overruns, otherwise you could end up with an avalanche of extra costs!
- Avoid building stagnation
- Construction defects: A watchful eye is important!
- Healthy self-assessment regarding own contributions
- Avoid expensive planning mistakes
- Winter construction is more costly
From the basic plan to the first draft
If you finally have an exact idea of what the future house should look like, you can draw a Basic plan be created. This should contain the outlines of the property with the cardinal points. More information in the article "Tips for the plot. This is important because location and orientation have a significant impact on future energy efficiency. This also contains the info on how and where the individual rooms will be arranged, the choice of building materials, as well as a possible basement. A preliminary draft is then made from the information and agreed with the building authority. If there are no significant points of criticism, the next step can be the Design plan be created.
We plan your dream house
Every builder and renovator has his own idea of the dream house. That’s why your personal construction manager will be happy to listen to all your individual wishes and do everything possible to fully implement them together with you. Thus your house dream becomes reality.
The path to planning permission
From the basic plan and the preliminary draft finally results the Submission plan, which is handed over to the building authority with the technical description and the building site declaration. The plan will be checked against the existing development plan. A construction negotiation date is set; all parties concerned (builder, foreman, planner, road administration and neighbors) are invited to attend. The building project is compared with the applicable building regulations and any objections are taken up. The respective written complete building application is to be submitted to the municipality. If all guidelines have been met, home builders will receive the long-awaited building permit a few weeks later.
Your warehouse will be happy to accompany you on the way to the building permit and, if desired, also to the finished house. The building consultants in the warehouse have years of experience and are professionals in their field. They know not only, how you approach best your project, but possess valuable specialized knowledge approximately around the topic building. We look forward to getting to know you and your building project!
For a successful construction project, the constructive, timely cooperation of all those involved is extremely important. This requires a so-called construction schedule, which determines in what order who works when on the construction site. Such a construction schedule is extremely practical and supports you in the completion of your own home.
Your warehouse consultant in a warehouse near you is always ready to help you build a house. We take over:
- Determines and monitors construction costs
- Creation of a schedule
- Qualified construction management on the construction site
- Coordination of the project
- Monitoring all contracted services
- Guarantee of a proper final inspection
In our article "Checklist – Planning and financing when building a house" you will find again all important points at a glance.
In a warehouse near you, your warehouse construction consultant is always available to help you with the construction of the house.