Mar 30, 2014 1:56 pm
Hi just looking at the papers and i can't seem to work it out, what would be the best way for the house to sit? Along the front is the river and views, anyone got ideas for getting the best of of the views? Not done anything yet, still looking for builders and plans.
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Mar 30, 2014 4:47 pm
Hi just looking at the papers and i can't seem to work it out, what would be the best way for the house to sit? Along the front is the river and views, anyone got ideas for getting the best of of the views? Not done anything yet, still looking for builders and pland.
You might want to be a bit more descriptive, that's very little to go on.
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Mar 30, 2014 4:55 pm
Have you got a site plan?
It really depends on where you are, your aspect ie: north, south, east or west as to the best placement..
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Mar 30, 2014 5:23 pm
As the others have said you might need to provide more details but personally I'd want at least one of the front rooms to be a living area to make the most of the views regardless of its north/south/east/west
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Mar 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Are you having a pool, outdoor area etc? Want to maximise sunlight to those areas so it will depend on orientation. I think the energy certification may dictate where windows are to some extent.
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Mar 31, 2014 2:36 am
These 2 documents are not much help, they only shows the title and location.
You might need to look to see from your documents where if any connections are available. ie: electricity, water, etc.. Also which part of your block you are allowed to build your house. ie: building envelope. You better find these out before you look at where you want your house to face. The more you find out the better, this will help you more on budgeting.
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Mar 31, 2014 4:49 am
Another issue you will need to think about is the 1 in 100 year flood level.
Your house will need to be above this, the higher the better.
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Mar 31, 2014 9:28 pm
Hi no problem with getting flooded, the block is very steep. One of the photos shows where the power lines are, might be going solar looking at that!
I worked out how to copy a g earth, if you look in the top right hand corner you can see the way north is pointing. Excuse my drawing of the plot but it give an idea of where it is.
We would like a house that has some outdoor areas to sit in to enjoy the sunshine, , no pool , and I don't have any idea where to put the house re a building envelope, nothing on the papers we got say anything.
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Mar 31, 2014 11:27 pm
Hi Lorri posting to follow.
Usually the shire or developer will have a diagram of where the building envelope is.
North orientation to enjoy the sunshine is the best, so if you can choose a plan that maximises the views and has north facing living areas you are half way there... where will the access road be?
What a beautiful spot
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Mar 31, 2014 11:54 pm
Hi Treeseachanger, the road is a shared driveway that goes between the house next door and our lot, on the map is says its 20mt wide but in reality is is not, its a reserve road, something i never heard of before.
The land was subdivided my 5 acres cut off a big block and another 5 acres of the other side of the big block, not sure if it was done at the same time or not. The owner has the bigger middle block still.
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Apr 01, 2014 7:24 am
As a few of us suggested, you better try to find out the building envelope for your block first. If it is sub-divided, most likely there is a building envelope in place already. It doesn't matter how big the block is.. 5 Ha or 5 acre, if the building envelope is there already, you are in good luck. All you need to do is to work out the slope on there and driveway etc.. if not, there are much more need to be done before you can even start.
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Apr 01, 2014 7:46 pm
That's good, you also need to find out where the power run in is. The longer the run, the more expensive it is. So you will have to factor this in to wherever you place your house....
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Apr 01, 2014 9:08 pm
Hi the power poles end down the road so no power, we will have to go solar,was told it cost a fortune to get connected to the grid. Same with water and toilet ect. So will be pickng everyone's brains lol
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Apr 02, 2014 6:10 am
You are right that it is going to cost you a fortune to connect to the grid, same for other services too. But don't forget that it will also cost you quite a bit to be completely on your own as well. ie: solar power, rainwater tanks, septic treatment etc.. These things cost quite a bit too. It's a good idea to check to see if your council has anything specific requirements for these too.
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