Kit Home DIY tips with IdeasWood!
Taking up kit home building is an exciting, yet eventful and challenging process, particularly if both the planning and construction are done by the potential kit homeowner. Like any D.I.Y. construction process, expert advice is always welcomed to best equip and help one on their construction ventures, in this instance, kit homes.
Brian Best, owner of IdeasWood and shed kit specialist for over three decades provides kit homeowners with key kit home D.I.Y. tips to best simplify and facilitate seamlessness in the creation of one’s kit home vision.
The first and foundational tip is to select a kit home design appropriate to the setting and size of the land on which the home is to be built. “Land, with an extensive and spacious outlook, would require a decent-sized villa, backyard cabin, garden office or camping pod depending on one’s kit home choice, allowing the potential kit homeowner to capitalise on their property’s space,” says Best. Thus, it is important that the envisaged kit home design best suits the building space.
The next tip is to understand and assess exactly what your skills are, and what tasks you prefer undertaking. “Many kit homeowners generally enjoy acquiring new skills, while a few people would assign specialised tradespeople to work on other specific and more complex tasks,” says Best. Should the task provide more than one can undertake, hiring skilled tradespeople to tackle tasks like roofing, Plumbing and Electrical etc. should be considered.
The following tip is an important one regarding the building materials. Ensure that a secure area is designated for all the kit home materials to be placed in. Ideally a sheltered venue, like a garage or outhouse would accommodate such materials. If one does not have either, covering all materials thoroughly will act as a decent substitute. “The reason for securing all materials is important in gathering and maintaining the current quality of each piece so that when the time arrives to construct the kit home, all materials are located in a nearby vicinity, both safely and untouched,” says Best.
An important storage tip is to arrange all materials in a logical order to avoid items being lost or misplaced. “The delivery team members at IdeasWood are masters in storing client’s material systematically, thus it is important to contact the team for any assistance or queries on material organisation if need be,” says Best.
The next tip is to create a realistic time frame of the kit home construction period. “Drafting a comprehensive time frame, particularly for a D.I.Y. project is important. The potential kit homeowner should consider various external factors including inconsistent weather patterns, time needed to construct each aspect of the kit home and also the required completion date, depending on the urgency of the final product,” says Best.
The second last tip pertains to roof reach and construction. Depending on how high your roof is, ensure that portable scaffold or extension ladders are within your reach, as step-ladders generally hinder one’s performance in reaching the rooftop immediately. “Purchasing extension ladders will benefit one in the long run, well after construction, specifically with wall and roof maintenance tasks,” says Best.
The final tip is to read the design plan and manual thoroughly before construction. “Reading through the design plan gives one a holistic scope on the entire kit home and where to commence,” says Best.
Should kit homeowners struggle during the construction process, they should not hesitate to contact the IdeasWood team for any queries and assistance. The team will gladly ensure that kit homeowners’ concerns and difficulties are resolved.
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