Look At Your Land
You might have very specific ideas about how your dream home looks in your mind’s eye. But have you thought about whether your preferred piece of land will actually fit that specific house? Here are some tips for what to look out for when selecting your block at Blakes Crossing.
What is the shape of the land?
Is it regular and rectangle or is it angular or hard to access? Generally irregular shaped blocks are more difficult to work with because you will waste a lot of space when placed with a rectangular or square building. They can also incur more expenses as they can be hard to access during the construction phase, thus taking more time.
Which way does the block face?
Generally it is best to have a north facing block to maximise sunlight in your home throughout the day. This will save on heating costs in the winter. Or, if your family plans to spend most of your time in the back half of the house, perhaps facing your backyard to the north, rather than the front of the house, might work best.
Is the a gradient or a slope on your block?
This can create additional problems as you will need to factor in the costs of excavation to level out your land. Adding in retaining walls can also add time and money to your overall budget.