We have seen a triangular block for sale and was wondering what are the disadvantages(advantages?) of them. The front is wide, it is on a bend in the road and tapers towards the back. Sorry can't give you the exact measurements......The whole block size is 600sqm.
At the moment we have 2 places in mind... one is the triangular shaped one and the other is a corner block- rectangular shaped, right beside a roundabout, (disadvantages/advantages about that one would be welcome too!). Having never purchased vacant land before I dont want to rush in, then regret it later so some advice would be welcome.
Joined: 05 Feb 2007 Posts: 853 Location: West of Melbourne
We have a triangular shaped block that is located at the base of a court (dead end court).
The plan that we have that fits really well is the Met...con Aspen 25, but we have one straight side, it's just that the other side tapers from the front to a point at the back, and the triangular shape of the house fits really well. There were a few other plans we found that could have suited a triangle shape (simonds, PD, etc) but we had the driveway crossover on the straight side, and didn't want to change it unless we had to (other plans had the garage on the other side).
My suggestion would be to weigh up which position you prefer. Check that you can get a few plans to fit and take a leap of faith that you are doing the right thing!
Joined: 17 Apr 2007 Posts: 3796 Location: Near the water
A friend has just split a trapezoid block and got 2 x long tepering blocks out of it - Not tirangle but fairly tapering, and the biggest issue she had was having to keep away from the boundaries.
The council wanted a 10 metre setback not 9 - this then pushed the house backward on the block - then the side of the house got to close to the side fence, so she had to change it and pull it in a bit, then the hallway was too small etc etc.
So I'd suggest you get your councils guidelines - ie seback front and side clearance etc - then work out your useable space, then look at what can fit on there.
It can be done - but just needs some lateral thinking on your part to work through the how can I fit this here?