I want to get a feel for how to get my house built, and to make sure it’s a quality product.
But what exactly does a home build look like?
And how do you get a home built in the most efficient way possible?
For that, I have a good friend and one of my favourite friends, Heather Smith.
She is a home builder and a huge fan of my work, and so is she.
So it was nice to have her on the podcast to talk about building a house with her.
What do you need to build a home?
If you have a backyard and want to use that as a base to build the house, Heather recommends the following:1.
Brick – Use as a foundation, but don’t forget to fill it in afterwards.
You can make a nice little brick out of any kind of material you like.
I like to use a drywall board.
Foam – A good foam board can help fill the space between the brick and the floor, and you can make this a solid foundation for the house.
Lamp post – If you want to go with a lamp post, make sure that it’s light enough to be visible, and that it can be installed in the ground or on the roof.
Wall mount brackets – Backed by your contractor, this can be a really cost-effective way to get you a house built in a hurry.
Cabinet planks – These are easy to install and can be used to build your home anywhere in the house without the need for foundation.
Plate – I have a really good friend who can help you build a flat deck out of a piece of wood, and she has a few ideas for what to do with that flat deck if you need a home to be finished.
Tensioners – You might want to make a couple of tensioners for the deck, or you can use some old carpeting or plywood to help fill in the gaps.
Poster board – This is a great way to add some depth to your home.
It can be cut into the shape of a house, or a flat-pack flat-screen, or it can even be made into a miniature version of the house you are building.
Window plans – The windows on a house are usually made of wood or some other material.
There are many different types of window panels available, so make sure you choose something that will work for your home, or that will not affect the look of your house.10.
Hingeboards – They are an alternative to the standard hinges for your windows.
These hingeboards are more like a wooden deck than a hingeboard, and are often used for the roof of a home, as they can be placed over the roof to add height.
Rugs – Ruggy-looking rugs can be found at hardware stores, or online.
Framed pvc board – These can be purchased online, or they can also be made from any old plastic or metal that you have laying around.
Gauge board -This is an inexpensive and flexible way to build out a house.
It’s an easy way to connect a few wires, and can also form part of the base for a wall mount bracket.
Vacuum sealer – Sometimes, it’s just not worth the money to pay a contractor for a vacuum sealer, and I can’t think of a better way to make that happen.
Stainless steel This material is available online or in hardware stores.
Cloth -You can use any kind that suits your needs.
Spare nail clippers – There’s a good chance that you can find nails or scissors to cut out your nails.
Wire strippers – Wire striders can be really useful if you want a small amount of extra wire to connect your wires to the house or even the ground.
Electrical tape – Some of the more common electrical tape is very easy to cut up, but it can also get quite messy if you have it lying around.
Wire strippers can help get rid of that mess.
Solder gun – To get your wires connected, you can either cut them with a sander or use a drill bit to drill holes in the pieces you want.
Heat gun -Heat guns are also useful for getting your wires in place, or to solder your wires together.
Hot glue gun -This glue gun can be made to be a