So you’ve decided you want to build your own home. You’ve got the ideal plot of land and you’ve found the funds to support the project. But what comes next? The building design!
We spend a lot of time in our homes. In fact, research suggests that in the UK, we spend an average of 92% of our lives indoors. With this in mind, the importance of living in a space you feel comfortable and happy is emphasised. As a result, more and more people are looking to undertake huge house renovations or build their own properties. And who can blame them?
Choosing the right architecture style
Building design is an integral part of a new build project. As such, it’s crucial you choose the right architecture style. To help you make your decision, our team have listed a couple of ways you can narrow down your choices:
Consider your location
Location plays a huge part in building design. Some people enjoy staying in-line with the keeping of their road and following the style of their neighbours’ homes. On the other hand, others prefer their house to stand out and be the centre of attention. Discover what it is you want to achieve. This should help you gain some kind of creative clarity and direction.
Look into rules and restrictions
When buying land, you’ll inevitably face a number of restrictions on what you can build on it. Most of these won’t become an issue but nevertheless, it pays to know what you’re dealing with. What’s more, it’s important that you’re aware of what you do and don’t need permission for. When you work alongside a specialist architecture team like Munday + Cramer however, we’ll do our due diligence and notify you of any limitations. We’ll also help you to apply for planning permission where required.
Create a mood board
Mood boards have been popular for a long time and for good reason. This tool is revolutionary when it comes to visualisation. What’s more, they’re really useful to have when you enter into the planning stage and hand things over to your chosen architect. Take a look on websites such as Pinterest and take inspiration from others across the world!
If you’re still struggling to piece your vision together, it might be time to seek professional help. As trained architects, we’re here to listen to your aspirations and channel your character into the building design for your new home.
After the plans have been drawn up and approved by you, it’s time to start considering the next steps. At Munday + Cramer, we have a team of credible project managers who can help you bring things to fruition. From enlisting the help of contractors to ensuring everything runs smoothly, we’ll leave no stone unturned.
As specialist residential architects, the team at Munday + Cramer have over 40 years of experience in building design. Our proven track record allows our clients to have ultimate confidence in the work we do. For more information on our services, get in touch today by clicking here!