How to build a house
Building your dream home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you can undertake. Getting the opportunity to plan out each step of the process and make the decisions about your building project is a big responsibility. Taking the scope of the project into account before you get started can help make the process go a lot more smoothly.
How to build a house
Climate. Special considerations must be made for building in floods, hurricanes, intense heat, frigid cold, and other extreme weather and climatic conditions.
Ground stability. Houses built on shifting sand, mucky soil, or other unstable earth will likely fail over a short period of time unless they are built on special foundations or pilings.
Availability of utilities. If you intend to have electric power, potable water, telephone, and other conveniences, make sure these utility providers offer them at your location.
Building permit. Before building, you'll need to submit plans to the city hall to acquire the building commission for approval. In Thailand, you need a building permit for your first house built on your plot. After that, you can extend with several other buildings without applying for more building permits. It is advised to contact City Hall anyway to make sure no new rules are set in place. Unless you're an experienced architect, it'll be very difficult to produce the necessary to-scale production drawings and engineering specs necessary for approval. To save time, energy, and money, it's recommended that you consult a professional and work alongside them to design the home you want.
Prepare to tackle water drainage issues with the proper design. Be aware of how surface water (rain, another drainage) moves across the building site. It is critical to keep water away from your home. Foundation damage can result from a failure to plan at this stage. You want to keep your basement dry and lessen the chance that you will have damp wood, and water damage, which invites termites in any climate. Simple swales or grassy ditches will go a long way in controlling surface water drainage.