Things to Know Before Building a House in Zimbabwe

Things to Know Before Building a House in Zimbabwe

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Whether you're laying a strong foundation, framing the structure, or ensuring a weatherproof roof, Build has you covered. Our extensive inventory includes essential foundation materials like cement, sand, and aggregates; a range of bricks and blocks for building your walls; all the timber you'll need for roofing and framing; trusses for added structural support; and a variety of roofing supplies, including sheets, tiles, and waterproofing membranes. 

We don't stop there - Build also offers doors and windows in various styles and sizes, electrical supplies to keep your home powered, plumbing essentials for a functional water system, and a vast selection of hardware, including fasteners, tools, and paint to add the finishing touches. 
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No matter the size or stage of your building project, Build has the quality materials and expert advice you need to get the job done right. Contact Build today at +263 71 922 9503 and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you find the perfect building materials for your next project!

Things to Know Before Building a House in Zimbabwe

Building a house in Zimbabwe can be a rewarding experience, but it's important to be prepared for the challenges involved. Here are some things to consider before you start building your dream home:
Consider the time and money you’ll spend

Building a house can be a time-consuming and expensive process. The average cost to build a house in Zimbabwe varies by size and location, but generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50,000 to $420,000. Don't forget the financial stress of it all, and the construction loans that may come with it too.
Research contractors

Your dream home can’t become a reality without the help of a qualified contractor. Do your research and find the perfect contractor for the job to save yourself a big headache in the future. Here are a few things to look for when finding a contractor:
  • Online presence and reviews
  • Testimonials and positive word-of-mouth
  • Referrals
  • Pictures
  • Model home tours
  • Make a larger investment in foundation and framing

The foundation and framing are the two most important parts of your house's structure. Putting lots of thought into the foundational materials and structure of your new home can go a long way in preserving the longevity of your home. The right foundation can also keep you and your family safe during natural disasters.

Pay close attention to the wiring

When designing your dream home, one of the things you should pay extra close attention to is how the house is going to be wired. Lighting, light switches, and power outlets are the big three. Think closely about where a light switch should logically be placed in a room, as well as where putting a power outlet would make the most sense.

Plan for storage spaces

Lack of storage space is a common complaint among homeowners. Plan for more storage space than you think you'll need. A linen closet in the bathroom, storage closet on the patio, and a broom closet in the kitchen are just a few examples easy storage locations.

Choose your fixtures wisely

Fixtures are parts of your home that are meant to last for the long term, so it's a good idea to invest in high-quality fixtures that you love.

Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty

If you're handy, you can save money by doing some of the work yourself, such as grouting, painting, installing flooring, and yard maintenance.

Here are some additional resources for more information:
  • Home-building mistakes to avoid
  • Cost of building your own home

Locations to build a home

Building a house can be a great way to create a home that perfectly suits your needs and style. However, it's important to be realistic about the time and money involved. By carefully planning your project and choosing the right contractor, you can help ensure that your dream home becomes a reality.

Build (Building Materials in Zimbabwe) can help you with all your building material needs. We offer a wide variety of high-quality products, from foundation materials to roofing supplies, to help you get the job done right. 

Contact Build today at +263 71 922 9503 to learn more about our products and services.
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