Should you start building a house?

OUR ADVICE – If confinement has increased the attractiveness of the French for single-family homes, many still hesitate to take the plunge.

Buying from the old one is quick.  On the other hand, by building, the operation extends over several months.
Buying from the old one is quick. On the other hand, by building, the operation extends over several months. SUPERINGO /Superingo – stock.adobe.com

The French love stone and, in particular, individual houses. This appeal has grown even further with confinement, a period during which many of you have come to realize the importance of having space. But many are reluctant to build for fear of delays, messes and budget overruns. However, these pitfalls are not inevitable, far from it!

● How to choose the land?

Subject to compliance with the town planning code, it is still possible to build. But certain peculiarities, such as a sloping plot, an impermeable basement which makes it difficult to comply with the regulations on rainwater or an atypical form, can increase the price of the project by 50 to 60% compared to a land without constraints. particular. The land can also be located in a sector presenting specific risks (earthquakes, floods, pockets of clay, etc.). For each municipality, these phenomena are listed on the site georisques.gouv.

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