Nov 16, 2017 10:49 pm
I am new to purchasing land and we are looking at this block:
Can anybody tell me if it looks ok or is the slope too great? We don't want to buy a block that will cost us a fortune in site costs.
Or does this look ok?
Re: Feedback on Land Contours2
Nov 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forgot to mention, there is a building envelope on the block. The last 20 metres cannot be built on, nor can the 20 metres to the left. So that only leaves only 1400 sqm to build on (hence why it's for sale at a good price). Here is a rough drawing with the envelope:
Does that make a difference?
Re: Feedback on Land Contours4
Nov 17, 2017 11:06 pm
With that sort of slope you are going to need a Drop Edge Beam (see http://anewhouse.com.au/2013/07/drop-edge-beams/)
That's could add around $20,000 to the site costs.
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Re: Feedback on Land Contours6
Nov 18, 2017 9:22 am
[quote="Agent_009"]Sounds like a 2m fall would add too much cost to the build /quote]
That is an opinion and your decision needs to be based on Data, Facts and Proofs
Here's an example of 3m retaining Walls & Contours on a small lot (and every project may be different)
Get a rough sketch/design and consider retaining options. hth
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Re: Feedback on Land Contours7
Nov 18, 2017 9:59 am
Here is the only other lot we are interested in:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zl67ub3rdxjph ... s.PNG?dl=0
Looks to be around the same? Can build anywhere except back 20m.
If site costs will be around 30K, I could always offer 30K less for the land and hope for the best...
Re: Feedback on Land Contours8
Nov 21, 2017 11:17 pm
Thanks again to everyone who commented above.
We have officially ruled these blocks out. Probably for the best as we had our heart set on an acre block anyway.
We are now eyeing off another estate. It has 96 lots and we have narrowed it down to 11 of these lots.
Here is an image of the land with contours. The ones with black box are the 11 we are considering:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ofiwl6obhpiij ... 3.png?dl=0
And here is same image with fire ratings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yzfg83n1xn61m ... 4.png?dl=0
Out of lots 24, 25, 44, 45, 52, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42.....is there any that stand out to anyone?
This journey will be our "forever home" so we are really hoping to choose the correct block any any feedback would be appreciated.
Re: Feedback on Land Contours10
Nov 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Beautiful sized blocks but you are looking at 5-10 metres of fall on each of them which is going to make building costly...
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Re: Feedback on Land Contours11
Nov 23, 2017 5:38 pm
Thanks mate. I seem to get different info from different people haha. (I actually posted this on another thread also).
We would be looking to build an acreage home with a width of around 15m. The fall of the land in the lots we like is front to back.
Therefore on one of the blocks we like, the cut and fill would be 0.6m. On another one we like it would be 1m. I don't think that is significant? Do you think 0.6m or 1m would add a lot to site costs?
And lastly, this land is still being developed so it's hard to visually imagine it right now. One lot we like has a slope of 1:14 and the other one 1:25.
To the naked eye, would this look like a massive slop? Or just a gentle slope? Thanks
Re: Feedback on Land Contours12
Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Your biggest expense with that would be the retaining walls I think but I'm not an expert... We have 40cm and it was honestly barely noticeable!
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