1. Never underestimate the importance of proper advance planning
Before the foundation stone of a house is laid, the house builder needs to be clear about where they want to build and how they are going to fund the building work. When selecting a plot, you should look at the structural requirements of the land and consider your future neighbours. Another factor that you need to bear in mind is the impact of the weather. A house in an area exposed to the weather will cool down more quickly and may require better heating and insulation. This results in additional costs. In terms of funding, you should also consider the additional purchase costs of a house, e.g. the land register entry and any notary fees. And no matter how much they plan in advance, those undertaking a building project should plan in some extra buffers.