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SETTING YOUR BUILDING BUDGET!

As an architect, I am often asked “How much is my house going to cost to build?” The real question is
really, “How much are you prepared to spend?”

Should I make an upfront payment to my builder?

Is it generally expected to make an upfront payment to a builder before he has started with construction? What is the normal building industry practice?

Swimming pool not on original house plan: What should we do now?

We recently bought a house which was built in the early 60s. The swimming pool on the property was never included on the building plan lodged with the local municipality. How do we go about fixing this problem?