With finances planned out, it is now time to really start working on your new dwelling – surveying the land is the next step. A surveyor is the professional that must be contacted next – the main task is to mark and document the location of legal property lines in order to prevent any legal disputes. Relevant data will be provided to the architects and engineers, for them to start doing their work.
The very first step to take before building your new home – and even before getting the permit – is to find out what your land is zoned for. If you haven’t made your purchase yet, it would be a great idea to check that first, before buying, to determine whether the home you envision can be built.
So you have a piece of land and you are ready to build your new home… Not so fast! There is a series of steps to take before any construction can begin. Even before you can get your hands on a building permit – which will allow you to start building – there is zoning, financing, surveying, architectural and engineering work to deal with.