Building a house is a big project and if it’s the first time that you are involved in such a project you must have all your plans in place. Plus you will need to have a contractor that has done this before because they will know all the housing regulations that will be applicable to your project and they will have the skill and knowledge to build a structurally sound house.
Your contractor will advise you of the building materials as well as the quantities that will be needed to build the house. But it is a good idea to do your own research too so that you know what is required and how much of it too.
The obvious items that will be used are bricks, cement, metals, wood, concrete and clay. These building materials will form the foundation and structure of the house. The amount you will require will depend on the size of the house. Your contractor will be able to guide on this but you can also request the details from a building materials shop. A building materials store will have a specialised calculator that will give you an indication as to how much of each item you will need to get based on the size of the structure.
Roofing materials will also be necessary. Your house needs a roof. For this you will need wood, roof tiles, insulation and the accompanying hardware. When it comes to the roof tiles there are different options that you can choose from and this will depend on your budget as well as the style of the house you’re building.
You must decide on the types of windows and doors you want in your new house. You have a choice of wood and aluminium frames for the windows and doors. For the doors you have a wide variety of front doors to choose from. Plus there are bedroom doors and kitchen doors, amongst others that will need to installed. Don’t forget that hinges, screws and door handles will be needed to install the doors.
Once the structure is complete the next step would be to neaten it up. The walls are to be plastered and painted. The floors installed will be according to your preference. The floors can be tiled or carpeted. Other options you have would be to lay wooden or laminate floors.
Plumbing materials will be another main component. The pipes for the water and sewerage must be acquired as well as the accompanying parts. The bathroom materials would include the toilet, basin, bath, shower, taps, cabinet, tiles and so forth. The additional items would be tile grout, washers, and various other smaller items. The other bathroom items would include the towel rack, the toilet roll holder, soap dish and toothbrush holder.
Carpentry materials will be required to build the cupboards in the house. Starting with the kitchen, there are many decisions you will have to make. The style of kitchen cupboards will depend on you, the door handles, countertops as well as any additions you would like. In the bedrooms you can build the cupboards according to your specifications. So you can decide on the wood, how many shelves, the height of the hanging rails and the shoe drawers or shelves.
Building a house is an exciting project but it involves a lot of components. So ensure that your planning is done properly and you choose an accredited construction company to complete the project for you.
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