How to save on building a house: expert advice
Deputy Minister shared his secrets on economical construction
The question of how to save on building a house is tormenting everyone who has already acquired a plot of land for private development. Lev Partskhaladze, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, shared his secrets on economical construction.
He is confident that the main source of savings in building a house in Kiev and the Kiev region is a well-designed and carefully thought-out house design.
Option one. The most expensive is to order a turnkey house. The construction company will save most of your time and nerves, but if you order construction from the project to the interior decoration, it will cost a pretty penny.
Option Two. To become a designer and foreman to himself and to control all stages of construction from the project to its implementation.
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How to prepare a house project
Realistically evaluate how much of the building will satisfy your needs – it makes no sense to erect a building of 500 squares, if 2-3 people live in it.
Give preference to a square or rectangular house. Indeed, the arrangement of a building with protruding elements and rounded shapes requires additional funds.
Choose from typical, verified projects.
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How to save on building a house
Describe in detail the stages of construction, indicate the sequence and amount of work. Strictly stick to the plan. This will help save money and effort on the construction of a country house.
Hiring a construction team will cost less than using the services of a construction company. But do not forget that when ordering the services of such teams, you do not receive any legal guarantees.
Start building in the winter. This is a dead season for construction companies and they will give the best discount.
Use concrete additives. This trick will help reduce the need for this material.
Give preference to the construction of pile-grillage foundations. When constructing a private house, the most commonly used are tape, block and pile-grillage foundations. Pile-grillage foundation – widely and successfully used in problem areas of the soil. The pressure from the building falls on the piles, and the grillage itself, which may be made of iron, wood or concrete, serves as a link and distributes the entire load evenly.
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How to save on building a house
Brick. This is the most expensive type of house construction. Here you can save by reducing the thickness of the walls. But such savings are justified if you plan to live in the house only in the summer. If you think to live in a house all year round, then add the cost of insulation to the estimate.
Timber. We buy in the winter. The cold season is not a popular period for construction, so the prices of materials are reduced. Buy everything from one seller. You can get good discounts.
Frame construction. The most economical and fastest way. Here you can handle yourself. To save money, you need to accurately calculate how much materials are needed for the facade. The cost of exterior decoration of the house varies depending on the selected material.
Internal work can be carried out independently and save on paying for the services of builders.