If you’re ready to build a home, don’t be surprised if it takes some time. There are many steps involved in the process and sometimes they may take longer than expected.
By now, you’ve probably already engaged in one of the most overwhelming (and exciting) planning projects(determining where to construct your dream home). If that’s not enough for you and you feel like there is still something missing or that maybe this whole thing just isn’t going as smoothly as possible. If you are planning to see a Home Builder, read more.
Many signs indicate you need to see a home builder, these can be anything from needing structural repairs to needing new windows or doors. The homes in your local area may have similar problems to yours or they could be better off than you. However, if your neighbours are all getting their homes repaired, likely, someone will eventually come around to looking at yours and then recommending it for repair. It’s best to get ahead of the game before this happens and save yourself the headache of calling in the builders when things turn out even worse than expected.
Here are some warning signs:
Your walls seem too thin
Walls should never seem like paper especially if they have been built within the last few years. Some home builders will build a thin wall for a cheap price and then charge you extra to fix it when they realise their mistake.
You can feel a draft during winter
If homes in your area don’t seem to have this problem, but you do there is likely an issue with your windows or doors that needs to be fixed. This is one of the most prominent signs that there are issues with the insulation of your house and if left unfixed could result in higher heating bills throughout winter.
Homes around you need repairs
Repairs in homes vary from small jobs such as replacing old floorboards to large jobs such as re-rendering external walls which takes place on the exterior of the home. If you can see that most of the homes around you need repairs it might be best to call in a home builder sooner rather than later; before your walls crumble down and land on your head while you sleep at night or while you’re out for work during the day.
Your water is discoloured
f this has happened recently, then there may be an issue with rust coming through from old pipes deep within the earth which are under your house. This will usually only happen if the area was built more than 50 years ago, but would still benefit from having some pipes replaced which will help prevent further problems like this in the future.
You hear banging in your walls
Sometimes when buildings are built they have little air pockets between the brickwork which causes this sound when it is windy outside. This can be fixed by having gaps filled in, but you will need to get in touch with a home builder who can recommend what can and cannot be done about this issue.
If you notice that your walls are becoming thinner or if homes around you are needing repairs quickly it might be best to get in contact with someone who does home repairs regularly. They will be able to tell whether or not there are any issues with the building of your house currently and will know exactly what needs doing before they even inspect your property further. This could save you thousands of dollars of damage down the line!