Jan 12, 2021 5:17 pm
I am planning to purchase land that has about 0.5m fall from front to back and about 0.3 m fall from left to right. Is this normal? Or would there be additional site costs or any drainage issues that I need to discuss with the builder? I am asking around with builders but thought to ask here.
Also, does anyone has any good recommendations for a builder (custom or volume) in Ballarat from their recent experience?
I would be grateful for your kind help.
Re: Fall on land and custom builder3
Jan 12, 2021 8:31 pm
300mm? Lol I have 15 metre fall Most builders I’ve heard about have about that much allowed for in the standard contract. Really depends on the soil classification. If it’s P then there may be extra. A bit hard to say when we have no other details.
Re: Fall on land and custom builder4
Jan 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Thank you moudzj and Berek for your comments. Turns out the builders take the highest point and the lowest point for fall calculations and so my site has 800 mm of fall (diagonal from front to back) and one of the builders quoted about $18k for site costs for a home width of 12.5 m and 23 m depth on a 16x32 land. Is this cost justified?
Re: Fall on land and custom builder6
Jan 14, 2021 9:12 pm
Thanks, Berek. Another volume builder quoted a similar amount but has provisioned for rock removal also (which seems good to me). Along with this, there are provisions for retaining wall (timber) and piers. Although when I asked if they would return these provisioned amounts if not needed, the answer was not straight forward yes/no, rather very diplomatic.
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