There are many hurdles to overcome when planning and building a home. Almondia supports future homeowners in all important decisions on their way to their own home. So does the Steinert family. In May, the young family decided to take the exciting step of building a house together with Almondia. In this construction diary, we regularly report on personal experiences, decision-making processes, mastered challenges and Almondia’s support throughout the planning and construction phase. Whether looking for a property, financing concept or room allocation – read here how the Steinert family finds a suitable solution for every challenge together with Almondia.
More construction diary entries
- Construction diary part 1 – The Steinert family introduces itself
- Construction diary part 2 – We want a house!
- Construction diary part 3 – the challenge of the plot
- Construction diary part 4 – many questions – many decisions
- Construction diary part 5 – process of house planning
- Construction diary part 6 – construction financing made easy
- Construction diary part 7 – The right construction partner – Spoiled for choice
- Construction diary part 8 – signing the contract – technical jargon and small print
- Construction diary part 9 – building application – no house without permission
- Construction diary part 10 – start of construction – finally it starts!
- Construction diary part 11 – construction phase – the finale!
Where do we want to live?
After the decision to build a house together, the first thing to be clarified was where exactly the new home should be located. For the Steinert family, this question was easy to answer: Due to the desired proximity to work, friends and family, it was clear that the family wanted to stay in the immediate vicinity.
“Maximum in a neighboring village…”, both agreed. An important criterion for the future place of residence for the Steinert family was the infrastructural development of their new surroundings. Because moving to a small village without a supermarket, bakery, bank, kindergarten and school was out of the question. (Here’s how you can find The Perfect Property , too.)
Which property is the right one?
Julia and Sebastian Steinert had to inspect a few properties before the right one was found. After looking at a very small building site in Mauerstätten, the two quickly agreed that their future plot should be at least 500m2 in size. This is the only way the idea of their future house with garden can be realized accordingly. The upper limit was set at 800m2, since of course the price went up with the number of square meters. Without further ado, they found a suitable property with a size of about 720m2 in the municipality of Pforzen. Since the application deadline was a week later, the decision had to be made quickly. The Steinert family’s application was one of 80 for a total of 13 building sites that had been allocated in Pforzen at the time. The joy was all the greater when the Steinert family received the property despite the great competition. The dream of a house came a little closer. (Before you buy a piece of land, you can read our article on the most important building law terms for buying a piece of land .)
Applications, plans and preparation
Now everything should go very quickly. Because with the right plot of land, the construction should not be long in coming. The goal of the Steinert family was to submit the completed planning application to the building authority before the birth of their second child. Thanks to Almondia’s support in compiling all the necessary documents and plans, none of this was a problem.
The Almondia construction experts always have an overview of which steps and documents are necessary for a correct, formal approval process. In addition to the building application form and the building description including floor plans, views and sectional views of the planned building project, a building application usually also includes an official site plan, proof of thermal insulation and stability and, if necessary, other necessary proof and information. (You can find out how to apply for a building permit in our article Getting building permits .)
Depending on the federal state, the characteristics of the property and the type and scope of the construction project, more or fewer or specific plans and documents must be submitted. Almondia supports you in compiling all the necessary documents for a successful approval notice in a timely manner.
Do you also want to build a house?
If you also want to build a house and would like to have a partner at your side that you can rely on one hundred percent, then get in touch with us. The Almondia construction experts will be happy to advise you and help you quickly, easily and free of charge on your way to your dream house.
This is how Almondia helps
The first major hurdle has to be overcome when looking for the right property. Future builders should not only consider the location, but also obtain information on the development plan. This ensures that the house can actually be built there according to individual ideas. The Almondia construction experts provide advice on finding a plot of land and help with reading and understanding the development plans . Together we will ensure that you – as well as the Steinert family – can approach the property purchase well informed. Even after you have bought the property, Almondia will support you in compiling all the necessary documents, plans and other formalities in order to be able to successfully complete the building permit process.