Building a new house can be a stressful event, as there is so much riding on the outcome. You want to get into the new house as quickly as possible to limit the time and expense of living somewhere else, but you still want the house to turn out perfectly. Here are some things you can do help make this time a little less stressful.
Schedule some time with the building supervisor
It can be frustrating if you are regularly visiting the building site and not seeing big visual changes regularly. It can be useful to have a regular time organise to chat with the building supervisor once a fortnight to discuss how your home building is progressing as you may find that there is a lot of work going that you don't see such as design work, or trades that don't make visual changes such as building surveyors. By talking regularly with the building supervisor you'll get a good idea of the progress your home is making both on the site and off site.
Choose a builder with an extensive history
Given that you are handing so much money to the builder you want to make sure that hey'll be in business for years to come. While nothing can guarantee a companies longevity, choosing a company that has operated in your area for a long time and has a good reputation can help reduce your stress over the process of building your new home. They are also likely to be able to deal with any issue that arises quickly and professionally, so you can get in your home as quickly as possible.
Schedule some time away
While you may feel all consumed by the process of building this new home it can often help to schedule some time away where you don't have to think about the build all the time. This may be a great time to go on a camping trip or head away to visit family. Make a point of talking about things other than home building at home and trying to have some other hobbies that can occupy your time and energy.
While building a home can be stressful at the time, the stress quickly fades into your memory when you get to move into your brand new home which is custom built just for you. In fact many people become so addicted to the feeling that they go back to building new homes again and again, rather than buying someone else's dream home!