Jul 13, 2020 10:18 pm
Hi all, I'm new here and new to the idea of building. Seems like there are some really great topics on here. I just have a (hopefully) easy question...
I'm looking at a block of land - 2200m2 with a reasonably level building pad but by the time we put a house on it, the land starts to slope away leaving little space for a garden or anything else. To the side of the site, the drop is approx 5m over a run of 18m. What I'm wondering is, is it a ridiculous idea to use the level area for the house, then fill in part of that slope to use as a garden area. Basically I'm trying to avoid expensive work using fill of the quality required to support a structure - would it be possible to use fill to create a level area for a garden and potentially a small shed?
A really rough contour map that I've been given is below
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Lisa06What does this cut/fill line mean, please?What does this cut/fill line mean, please?
The plan relating to sub-surface drainage is just a generic plan (it is not site-specific). I don't believe there is any sub-surface drainage around our house.
alexp79Is it fine to buy a lot which has engineered depth fill of 1Is it fine to buy a lot which has engineered depth fill of 1
so if can't prevent soil from moving, let the whole house moving together with it?
worldofmudRetaining wall / cut fill / council approvalRetaining wall / cut fill / council approval
Hi qldhome, No: Depending on site conditions and type of wall it may be preferable to excavate before, during or following excavation. Generally, if excavation is up…