If you want to build a house in Brisbane, you need the right land first. But building land in sought-after locations is in short supply and many risks are not obvious to laymen at first glance. Therefore, budding builders should be particularly well informed prior to the purchase and consult in case of doubt, a verifier.
The right location
The situation is the only thing that can not be changed later and should therefore be one of the most important decision criteria in the selection process. Future builders should think carefully about what kind of infrastructure they need and whether they prefer to live green or urban. The direct neighborhood also has a major impact on the future living environment. In addition, you should pay attention to what sources of noise could possibly disturb the idyll, for example, whether in the vicinity of railway lines, airports or highways lie. If the property is located directly on a river, the owner must allow floods and damp basements during heavy rain or snow melt. Even hillside locations can increase construction costs if the site needs to be secured by retaining walls, for example.
The optimal size
The required plot size and plot depends on the individual needs. The size of the property not only affects the garden design, but often also requires the size of the house. Due to the so-called border building, the house must be at least 3 meters from the property boundary. A detached house with a standard floor area of approx. 120 m² requires approx. 400 – 600 m² of land, taking into account the required border distances and depending on the desired garden size. A row house with a usual house floor area of approx. 80-100 m² needs approx. 150 – 300 m² depending on the desired garden size.
Soil is not equal to soil
When purchasing a piece of land, it depends on the type of soil that is to be cultivated. Obstructive are loamy, clayey and stony soils. Here, the builder has to reckon with considerable additional costs for the cellar excavation. In addition, the subsequent planting and cultivation, for example with vegetables or fruit trees is more difficult.
Contaminated Sites and “Mineral Resources”
If there are any contaminated sites such as sheds, garages or other masonry on the property, they must be demolished with certainty, which entails additional costs. Most annoying, however, are those contaminated sites that are not recognizable at first glance because they are underground. For example, if oil, asbestos or other pollutants have penetrated the soil, the current owner must bear the costs of remediation, even if the pollution occurred before the purchase. Therefore, you should always clarify the previous use of the property and in doubt, a soil survey can create.
Trees and other vegetation
For some trees are a good, for others a bad criterion for the choice of land. In any case, you should first clarify with the construction partners, if the trees are not in the way of the construction project. Under certain circumstances a felling permit must be applied for, since not every tree can be easily removed. Also, it is not possible to carry out extensive tree work in every season. In any case, builders should take this into account in their scheduling and construction costs.
A look into the future
A special attention should be paid to the future development of the construction area. A glance at the land use plan, which, for example, provides information on whether a bypass road will be planned near the property, erecting wind turbines or creating a new industrial park, will help. For a land for sale Brisbane, you need a reliable property company like Oxmar Properties to guide you in the purchase process.