Introduction

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Designing and building a new house is an overwhelming but exciting experience. Whether you’re developing a new home for your family or developing land or housing as an investment, good preparation is crucial. The Key Activities below offer a step-by-step guide to ensuring you have all your bases covered before you begin.

How good preparation contributes to your project objectives
The objectives set during th​​is first stage lay a foundation for the rest of the project, and will be a constant reminder of what you first set out to achieve. They set guiding principles against which progress should always be measured.

Although overlooked by many, this first stage is key to achieving your outcomes. It contributes to informed decision making and can reduce the chance of mistakes later on. While doubts at this point are absolutely normal, this stage helps to remove them as experts become involved and knowledge is gathered.