Want answers to your questions about building or renovating your home?
Amelia from Undercover Architect receives loads of questions everyday. And in this episode, she shares detailed responses to the most common questions about building or renovating.
I get LOADS of questions … some on the blog, some via email, some on social media and lots and lots inside my online courses.
I find inside my online programs that with everyone in a community, asking questions (and getting my answers), it’s incredibly useful in everyone learning far more collectively, than they would 1:1. It’s amazing.
And I also regularly run a survey to understand more about you, as a member of the UA Community. If you’ve ever opted in for one of my free PDF guides, you may have seen me ask you “What is your single biggest challenge when it comes to building or renovating your home”.
I ask people to be as specific as possible – and get some fantastic questions or challenges described … which then help me help you more with what I do in Undercover Architect.
You may have these questions as well. Or perhaps these are questions you haven’t got to yet, or haven’t even thought of yet … or may have never thought of.
So, I’ve got 3 questions to share with you – and some detailed responses to help you if you’ve been wanting answers to these questions too.
Question / Challenge 1:
A member of the UA Community is torn between going via project home route or have their new home architecturally designed. They’d prefer not to have a project home but there’s uncertainty on what their budget can buy them if going through the architect route. And so this is holding them back from making a choice.
Question / Challenge 2:
Another member of the UA Community asked: What’s the difference between building approval and CDC / DA approval or are they the same thing?
Question / Challenge 3:
A member of “HOME Method” asked this: After we have an idea of our design (in app form). Who do we need to consult with next and in what order – the structural engineer, the geotechnical engineer, surveyor or the draftsperson? Obviously we don’t want to go back and forth any more than necessary! And be spending money on fees.
Listen to the podcast now for my answers to these questions, and help for you to take action on your project. And head to HOME Method to learn more.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
3 Mistakes people make when getting soil tests >>> WATCH VIDEO HERE
What your budget can tell you about building your new home >>> READ THE BLOG HERE
Your Secret Ally,
Amelia Lee, UA x
george dardonis says
I’m moving to Florida and would like to built a new home , Which is best for the house to face , north , south , east or west . Any segastions will be appreciated thanks
In the northern hemisphere, the sun still rises in the east, and sets in the west, but moves through the south. I recommend you design the home so its outdoor area and living areas facing south or south-east. If you listen to this episode of the podcast (and substitute north for south) it will explain more about this. There are other episodes in that same season that will help you understand how to design for different directions. With your south-facing openings, ensure window and door openings can be shaded from overhead hot summer sun, with eaves and awnings. Best wishes for your move and build!
– Amelia, UA