Hi, I'm new to TOH Insider, but have been watching TOH and ATOH for years. I am hoping to start building a house from the foundation up in Maine this spring. The builder has invited me to assist, which I intend to do as much as I can, because I think it's a great opportunity, and I get to be there when questions come up. I have and architect working on drawings, and the plans for this house have been ongoing for years, so a lot of thought has gone into this so far. I have a reputable builder who has built many houses in this area of Maine in an over 30-year career, and has a sterling reputation in the area.
My most important question at this point is: What advice do you have for someone who has never built a house from scratch? My biggest concern is that there is something I'm not thinking about because I've never done this before. What is the most important thing I could be missing, based on your experience?
Thanks for your advice.