Dream Home Construction in Bali

view from a house at the top of a hill

If you plan to have a home construction in Bali, consider some of the stuff to make the process of your home building in Bali become a better experience and have a better impact on the environment. Here are some points to consider for your next home project.

The Materials used for the buildings

There are many kinds of materials that you can use to build your house. For example, you can build your house or villa with concrete. Why concrete? It’s because concrete is strong and can be mold to any kind of shape. Once it’s built there’s little maintenance required to keep it strong. 

If you want a more traditional and natural looking house, you can consider building your house using wood or bamboo. What’s great about a wooden house is that its naturally insulated since wood is an isolator, hence it doesn’t conduct heat that well. So you can have lower power consumption for air conditioning especially when Bali have hot weather most of the time. 

What about the permit for the house?

If you want to do home construction in Bali, there are 2 kinds of building permits that you might want to consider. First is the permit that only covers if your building only functions as a home. The second permit is needed if you want to rent the building, because that building is counted as a commercialized building and the government will collect tax from its earnings. That’s why you need to manage the proper permit for your building. 

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Connecting it to the grid and pipes

For utility you need to manage electricity and water plumbing in the construction planning. There are several ways you can do it. Either the conventional of getting it from the grid and pipe water, or for water you can dig your own well and have your water come from there. For electricity you may want to consider solar panels as the main source of electricity to reduce the cost you need to pay by getting electricity from the grid. There’s a lot of construction company in Bali that can install solar panels in home buildings. You can even install one that can also heat up your water so you can have hot water in the tap or shower. For water plumbing you can consider a greywater recycling system so you can become more environmentally friendly by reducing clean water usage in your home.

Building layout and contractor

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You also have to consider the architecture of your house, like where should you place which rooms, and how will you plan for plumbing and electricity. Especially the little details that are needed for a building in Bali. It would be best if you get an architect that has experience building in Bali. After the design, you also need a proper contractor to manage the building process of your house. Make sure you choose a contractor that can maintain and deliver with high standard within your budget.