There are so many things to consider when deciding to build a new home, one can very easily become overwhelmed and overlook small but important details.  At WPL , we’ve got many new homes on the go.

1. Stand Position
Choose your stand position, direction and aspect carefully. Particularly in the Lowveld, one should take into account the direction of the sun in both Summer and Winter. Remember that South facing rooms will be cooler and any rooms or windows facing West will receive intense afternoon sun and should be avoided where possible.

2. House Design
The design of your house must suit the stand you have chosen, and not be designed for another stand. If there is an existing house design that you love, make sure that it will work on the stand you have chosen. Preferably, start your design from scratch according to your stand.

3. Lifestyle
The design of your home should incorporate all aspects of home life that are important to you and your family. Think carefully about how you envisage your family living and your lifestyle. Make sure your architect has a good understanding of this so that the design of the home will flow naturally into your lifestyle habits.

4. Size
The size of your house must suit both your requirements in terms of space and budget. This can sometimes be very challenging to get right as it is not always easy to understand the concept of space to reality. Your architect will be the person to address this concern professionally.

5. Contractor
Choosing your building contractor should not just be based on costs alone, it is vital to consider quality and reputation first, it will save you in the long run .

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