Building the dream home is an aspiration shared by millions, but only a small percentage ever do it. If you are one of them, it’s inevitable that you’ll want to play an active role in the construction project. After all, you won’t want to settle for anything less than the perfect representation of your vision.

When taking on the role of the project manager, though, there are several key issues to remember. With the help of your ABCs, you should be just fine.


Before your project can truly gain lift-off, you must ensure that all aspects of it will be accepted by the authorities. Even before purchasing a plot of land, you’ll want to complete a survey. This is to gain full transparency of the opportunities and restrictions.

Similarly, you’ll need to think about building regulations and planning permissions. Submitting a blueprint and checking whether it’s necessary to seek agreements from the neighbors are both vital steps. When making those applications, you should also find out whether there are any deadlines on how quickly the works must be completed. This can be an issue in some territories.

This aspect of the pre-planning phase is stressful. However, a meticulous approach will stop you from wasting money on land, materials, or other major expenses. Besides, the insights can help direct the project in a smoother fashion.



Once the project gets started, you must be prepared for the occasional hiccup or delay. This is par for the course. One issue that you (quite literally) cannot afford to fall victim to is a lack of capital. If you run out funds, you may be forced to sell an incomplete project at a loss.

Many homeowners see their dreams turn into nightmares as a result of this. Even as the project manager, you won’t be able to do this alone. Teaming up with reputable and reliable workers is vital, not least because time is money. Using the gig economy is the best solution. Meanwhile, you should analyze your options for all raw materials in the project.

As a rule of thumb, it’s always good wise to add 10% to your forecasted budget. This safety net will save you if things go wrong, preventing any sudden halts in construction.


Turning a blueprint into a real property isn’t easy. By this stage, you’ll have surveyed the land and laid the foundation. Once again, there are many aspects of the project that will require outside help. For example, connecting your electricity to the network grid needs a certified expert.

When it comes to building work, prefabricated materials can make your life a lot easier. When constructing materials on-site, though, accuracy is more everything. Formodal tooling plates and other devices used to promote speed and precision are essential. This is regardless of your experience levels. Meanwhile, all tools and equipment should be checked at the start of each task.

A capable DIYer should be capable of crafting metal and wood while also mixing cement and laying brickwork. However, if you’re ever a little concerned about your capabilities, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The quality of your property is paramount.