A New Build Home The TINTO Way

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” A famous quote from William Arthur Ward – and it is so true of a self build! If you can imagine it, and it can be drawn, then it can be built.

A self build is the easiest way to create your dream home – a space that is entirely shaped by you, down to the very last detail. It gives you the freedom to tailor the design to all of your specific wants and needs, to perfectly suit your lifestyle.

Building a new home can seem like a daunting task with so many different factors to consider. It can often feel overwhelming and many homebuyers would give up on their dream, simply because they do not know where to begin. However, at TINTO, we believe that if you find the right architect to guide you through the journey, a self build is possibly one of the most rewarding experiences you can ever hope to do in life!

We have addressed some of the most important reasons and steps below, to help you on your journey to building your dream, custom home.

Why build a new home?

As well as the above mentioned, being specifically designed for you, new builds offer so much more – they are energy efficient, protecting the environment and saving you money. They are also cost effective to build, against the purchase of an ‘alternative’ new build, while also offering a huge return on your investment, with buyers paying more for ‘one off’ homes.

What are the main benefits?

You can live exactly where you want to and create the perfect space for you and your lifestyle. This can be the perfect space to work from home, which is now more important than ever. You can blend your life and work balance, giving you more time to do something good for the world.

Key steps in the new build journey

There are many different approaches to a self build home, and having a location or piece of land is often the best place to start. There are specialist plot-finding websites, however you can also strike gold with a plot by checking the local council’s website for recent planning applications, studying the local area and attending local auctions, registering with independent estate agents, and using the internet to search for available land in your ideal location.

The next key step after securing a location is to find an architect. Rich, our Vision Guy, says, “the relationship you will form with your architect is probably the single most important relationship after your life partner,” and at TINTO, we take it very seriously. We understand the commitment it takes to embark on a self build project, and how it is a huge emotional experience as much as anything else. You need to take the time to make sure you have an architect who really understands you and your vision. If this relationship cannot be formed, you need to walk away and find the right fit – it is too important a factor to overlook.

The TINTO Journey

We have our TINTO way in place, which allows us to ensure every stage of your journey with us, is designed with you in mind. At the initial ‘Discover’ stage, we make time for listening to your ideas and understanding what is important to you, and from this we can begin to conceptualise and shape a brand new vision, that encompasses everything you want for your new home.

In our next stage we identify opportunities and challenges, all part of the journey to your perfect design. This is where things get exciting with our Co-Creation session where ideas are shaped uniquely by you, and then we start to prepare visuals and see your ideas come to life, while we also confirming budget and timeline.

Before we can engage with contractors and specialist consultants on the build stage, we prepare a package of all the paperwork you will need in the process of the build. We then take your detailed project requirements to our trusted network of contractors – another step made easier for you!

Team TINTO manage the construction process, liaising with vendors and keeping you informed on key developments. We also take care of obtaining the legal and contractual requirements, including completion certificates. Upon completion, we are there to review the project successes and consider anything that may be required in the future.

We are confident in our process, we welcome challenges and we place value in certainty, which allows us to successfully lead clients from initial ideas through to final delivery and review of their project.

Architect Self Build Aberdeen

Important things to consider

The most important thing is to manage your expectations and be realistic alongside your enthusiasm. There are many ways to do a new build project, but from the start, you should be clear about what time you have for the project, your experience, and what you want to take from it. You need to make sure you have someone who can lead and steer you through the journey, from start to finish, to ensure that you can really get to grips with the elements you are confident of, and leave everything else to the professionals and the team around you.

New builds give off great value at the end, with common uplifts of between 10-40% of overall spend value, and this is motivation for many. However, you cannot skip the early stages and our job is to ensure that we excite you with our ideas, create realism within the numbers, and provide you with clarity in delivery, freeing you up to be your best self, and to take possession of your build as enthused and energetic as the day you decided to do one!

If all of the unknowns could be taken away, who in their dreams would not want to build their own home? Very few! At TINTO, we exist to create great places and spaces that transform your world and aim to make the journey as enjoyable and stress free as possible, with you in mind at every stage.

If you have thought about building your dream home, or if reading this has got you thinking about the possibilities, get in touch with us to find out more – https://www.tintoarchitecture.co.uk/contact or email us at info@tinto.co.uk


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