Subdividing Your Land

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As with any building - Do your due diligence! Subdividing your land is not as simple as deciding to split the land in two and building another house on the block or selling the divided land. Subdividing can be very stressful, time consuming and expensive! so make sure you are fully prepared before you begin, there are a number of things to think about prior to making your … [Read more...]

Does the Location Impact Building Costs?

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Another area that can add hidden building costs to your build is the location of your land. This week we discuss bushfire, flood and accoustic zones. Bushfire Zone, Flood Zones, Accoustics The location of your land may also have an impact on your budget. If you live in an area that is close to the bush your property may have a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating so you may … [Read more...]

A Sloping Block = $$$$


Find out how to build without hidden costs topic this week is about choosing a sloping block will always add extra cost to your build, as this week's topic about Slope: Contour report - Surveyors map the land to show the slope of the property. Your plans may need to be adjusted based on the slope of the land and the way the block slopes eg: sloping from the front of the … [Read more...]

Hidden Costs: What type of soil are you building on?


A major 'hidden' costs which can quickly send your building budget spiralling out of control if you are not aware the ramifications is the soil type. This week we are discussing: Soil classifications and how that can affect your building budget. Soil Before any builder or building company can give you a fixed quote for a build they will need to have a surveyor do a soil … [Read more...]

Site Costs: The hidden cost that blows your building budget!


Choosing a design and building a house is the easy part when building a new home but before you can do that you need to find the right block of land that does not blow your building budget. This week we are discussing: Site costs This will likely be the biggest hidden cost that you will incur when you build your new home, and unfortunately it has the largest variable which … [Read more...]