The main reason to buy a house is that the operation is faster, which allows you to have your property immediately after the administrative procedures are completed. But of course, this is only if there are no repairs or other work to be done. Moreover, if you have invested in an old house, you will benefit from a beautiful location, close to shops and public transport.
However, it is possible that the layout of the house or certain elements do not correspond to your expectations. Renovations can be costly and time-consuming (building permit applications, etc.), which is why most people choose the other option: building a new home.
The house will be built according to your real needs and also to your tastes. In this way, you can choose the layout and size of each room. However, the project’s success will depend entirely on the builder that you will hire. Indeed, you have to choose between an architect and a builder.
Advantages and disadvantages of entrusting the project to an architect
Many people think that an architect is only involved in the design of an architectural project. This is not true because the realization of the house plan is an integral part of the architect’s mission. However, this professional also has competencies in the realization of the works. He can accompany you on all the levels of your project, starting with the choice of the ground to be built.
Since he will design the plan of your home, he will advise you on the layout of each room, the orientation of the house, and the choice of materials. He will take into account your lifestyle, the number of people who will live in the house, but especially your budget. The coordination of the works and the follow-up of the building site will also be part of the service of an architect.
Just as he will take care of all the administrative steps related to the project, on the other hand, by signing with an architect, specify the tasks which will be entrusted to him. Indeed, even if he can take care of the reception of work, you cannot evoke the delay of retractation and the guarantee of delivery if it is not mentioned in the contract.
Choosing a home builder
Among the different possibilities available, entrusting the project to a home builder is also an interesting option. However, you should know that there are some who have a team of craftsmen specialized in plumbing, masonry, electricity, etc. In addition, there are builders who are more precisely coordinators of work. They take charge of the choice of the various participants to be hired to carry out the work and take care of the negotiation of the rates.
By choosing this option, you will have nothing to worry about, neither for finding the artisans to hire nor for the coordination of the work. Indeed, you will be accompanied throughout the project with this type of contract. It works as follows: you plan to build a house, so you will submit to the company the style of house you like, the number of rooms, etc. Depending on your budget, the builder will come up with ideas, taking into account your needs.
In general, the builder already has a catalog of houses. However, it is quite possible to design a custom-made and personalized model. Thanks to his skills and experience, he will help you choose the land to buy, draw up the plan, and take care of the administrative procedures. If you are considering taking out a loan to finance your project, he can also help you find the most advantageous formula.
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