Some people think that buying a house is as easy as 1-2-3, that after a buying a land, there’s only the matter of construction left. Well, that is only the simplified version of it. In truth, there are plenty of things that need to be done before you begin constructing a house, or any building for that matter. Here are just some of them.
Not all lands are physically the same. Lands vary in terms of elevation, slope and, to a certain extent, even composition. This is why it is very important to have the land surveyed first before you even lay the first brick in your home’s foundation. In fact, you can do this earlier by surveying any land for sale in the Philippines that you are interested in buying.
On the other hand, although the usual framework of a house is built on flat ground, some people take the time to design a less obtrusive structure and opt to build around and incorporate the surroundings instead of flattening it all out. In these cases, surveying becomes an even more critical step before construction.
The country is prone to earthquakes and floods, so the place where you plan on building a house should be stable enough to withstand any or both calamities. This is where geological investigation comes in. Even if you are buying a house for sale in the Philippines instead of land, it is important that you go through this investigation.
Geologists have the right set of skills to tell whether your piece of land is more prone to such disasters compared to others. And it would be wise to heed whatever advice they might give. Otherwise, you would end up all covered in mud, drenched with floodwater, or swallowed whole by subsiding soil.
Plan for extra provisions
A fully constructed house is not something you can easily dismantle or move to one side whenever you think of adding something new to your lot. So it is very important to plan ahead and plan for extra provisions before you begin constructing your house. It is always good to leave some room for future extensions, improvements, and renovations even if it is not in your immediate plans.
Things such as pipework, electricals, drainages, and such will require some expensive re-construction if you do not plan for them early. You will save a lot of money, time, and effort, if and when you are ready to do additional work on the house.