Tips to Build Your Own House

It is every person’s dream to own a home at some point in their lives. The journey to owning a home can either start by purchasing a house, or buying land and then building a house. Owning a home is a possibility for most with the right planning and finance management. It is probably best to start saving for the house right from the time that you get your first job or income. There are also other sources for financing such as loans. We will leave the discussion on finance for another day. In the meantime, we are going to take a look at some tips to build your own home.

Tips to Build Your Own House
Tips to Build Your Own House

Do not build a house to impress others

Build something that will make you happy, a house that you can easily resell when you wish to opt out. Building a house that will impress others might not actually appeal to you, or have a resell value when the need arises.

Build the house for resale, not for you

This is yet another very important point. When building a house, always do it as if you intend to sell it. you never know if in the future you might want to sell it and purchase another house, or move to a new city.

Choose your contractor carefully

The house is an investment, and that means that you should only go for the best. Go for experienced professionals that have a catalogue, so that you can check out their previous work. You can also contact their past clients and ask about their experiences.

Expect delays

Delays should be expected, since the contractor probably depends of the services of other people or businesses to complete the project. A delay in just one thing could delay the completion of the whole project.

Monitor the progress

You should monitor every step of the way so that in the event that you need something corrected, it won’t be too late. If you flag the mistake late, it could even take months before it is corrected, and it could also cost more.

IYM Building Solution

Still on the subject of constructing a home, we are now going to take a look at a small builder, Brisbane, IYM Building Solution. This is a company that is based in Brisbane, specializing in unique and quality extensions and renovations in both contemporary and heritage/period design. They have great attention to detail, delivering their projects efficiently and within budget. Below are some of the services that they offer:

  • Building Works & Construction
  • Extensions & Bathroom Renovations
  • Design Consultation
  • Outside Living Areas
  • Project Management
  • Carpentry

Some of their latest projects include the following:

  • Building works
  • Demolition works
  • Extensions and additions
  • Roofing and framing

The testimonials are proof that John McSpaden and his team at IYM Building Solutions, provide quality work.


Many people are making their dreams come true by building their homes. Proper planning and hiring of a good construction company are key and should not be ignored.