When you are building your own home, it’s obviously vital that you are doing everything you can to make the process work as smoothly as possible. There are a lot of things to be aware of in that, and one of the most important is that you are aware of the major periods that tend to take place in any home construction project. As long as you know about these major parts, it should be a lot simpler to work through the project successfully and have the outcome you are hoping for. Let’s take a look at four of the most important parts of any home construction project.

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Plot Finding

First of all, you’ll of course need to find a decent plot to build on, and that is a process that can be more challenging than you might think. There are so many factors that go into it and which you will need to be aware of from the start, including the location and proximity to facilities, how easy it is to get vehicular access, and whether you are likely to be able to get planning permission to build there. Clearly, it’s an essential process, and one that you need to work through diligently if you are going to have the right results.

Design & Blueprint

Another hugely important part is the actual design process, during which you will begin to draw up a blueprint for your home construction project. This is something that clearly has to be done professionally and carefully – which does not necessarily require that you use an architect, though that can certainly be helpful. It does at least need to be approached with careful consideration, and it’s not something that should be rushed. With a design you are happy with, you should have a much better chance of a successful project.

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Foundation & Utilities

Laying the foundation is clearly very important too, and it’s where the real construction work begins. If the foundation is not entirely straight, then it will have huge knock-on effects on the home and on the project as a whole, so this is something that you need to be aware of, and ensure you have your best people working on. At this stage the utilities need to be introduced too – the pipework, electrical line and load and gas supplies. This again, is clearly vital to the project being a success.


It’s not a part that people often think about, but any good home construction project will also have its review stage. In fact, there might well be several review stages, as it might turn out that quite a lot of changes need to take place in order for the project to come to fruition. In any case, this is something you might want to be prepared for, so that you know how to approach it and you can make it work for you so much better. You will find that this really helps a great deal all in all.