When you’re thinking about building your house in Gisborne, make sure you consider some of these things.

Even some of the simplest ideas can make a huge difference when it comes to building your brand-new dream home. Here we’ll show you some valuable tips that can make your build easier and save you money at the same time. Some of these things you may have never even thought about.

Water cylinders

Not only do water cylinders help save money, but they also help save time.  You don’t need to waste litres of water while you wait for the hot water to come through.

Think about installing them in areas where you need hot water throughout the day, such as under the kitchen sink or in the laundry.

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Choose LED lighting

Even though LED lighting costs more when you’re first building your house, it pays off later. They will save you money on the long term.

On average, they last 90% longer than normal lightbulbs; which means less time needed for changing bulbs and a nice decrease in the electricity bill.

Make sure you have lots of storage

You can have simpler storage for day-to-day items, and more elaborate for the longer term. Either way, you want to make sure your house has plenty.

For example, you might want to install a walk-in wardrobe for clothing. Or you could have a pull-down staircase so you can store items that you don’t need often.

Consider going solar

As solar panels are easier to get now, the costs are becoming more affordable. Compared to 10 years ago, they are around a quarter of the price. They also have a more modern design.

Another benefit of installing solar panels, is the attraction for buyers. If you’re building your house for an investment, or you end up moving later on, then they’re a great selling point.

Hire a professional

The cost of hiring a professional builder will be well worth it – it’s what they do best. This helps to prevent stress, extra costs from mistakes and wasted time.

If you’re currently in the process of gathering ideas to build your new home, then you should consider working with us at Build 7. We have a highly experienced team of Gisborne builders who can help design and build the house of your dreams. Talk to us about your vision, and the next step.

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