The best choice for building your homes is that you must seek an expert. Of course, for things that involve huge security risks and safety measures are very important. While building a house, you have to see that all safety measures are in place. Even if your house catches fire, you will need to either exit your house safely or should at least be able to put out the fire. Having safety precautions requires expert knowledge and so you should seek the right expert.
However, there is a catch! You should also have known who an expert is, how you shall call someone an expert and how to select the right kind of expert for you. Things are too abstract that it is impossible to understand who is an expert and who not. Some of the experts do not even care looking at your house, they can simply go on giving advice hearing what problem you are coming up with. With such advice, you cannot be sure whether the right advice is given or not.
You are going to invest a lot of time, effort and money into building your new house. Those who have already built houses do not worry about the kind of experts they seek as they have prior experience and know the nitty-gritty of building their homes. They would have good relationships with most of the experts and hence would not find it difficult when they need one.
But before seeking experts, many people still go to their relatives and friends as though they are the experts. This is not much advisable to solve problems or consult them for building homes. But the maximum you can seek from them is contacts of experts whom they have known or acquainted. Assuming the help of friends may be a cheap alternative but it is a highly risky one on something like building your home.
Your friends and relatives might know a few things about building your home but they are amateurs in building homes. They are not professionals in building homes. You must seek only professional advice or professional home builders. Friends and relatives are outsiders to the construction industry and they do not possess the knowledge that professional builders have. For most of them, it is a hobby to suggest things out of their experiences.
So, make informed choices and with all the knowledge you gain, make the right decisions while building your new home!