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By JAC Homes 03 Jul, 2017
Do you know just how many houses a construction company is building at any given time?

Its all well and good to go to a big construction company because they have the numbers but have you asked them the question, how many houses do you have under construction? 50, 100 those numbers initially sound great "they have so many houses they must be a great company".

But then you do the numbers, the next question you need to ask is how many supervisors do they have? 1 for 30 homes maybe, now you got to use common sense here, 1 supervisor per 30 homes the houses maybe across 50km radius, that supervisor has to organise tradesmen for each of those houses, not only that the supervisor has to visit each house to ensure the tradesmen are doing what they are supposed to be doing, that supervisor has to get in their car and drive from site to site, now tell me how much time do you think that supervisor has to spend on each house.  This particular supervisor would struggle to get to a 1/3 of these houses in a day, alot can happen in a day.

A builder with low volume work can take the time necessary to inspect every house thoroughly to ensure everything is done correctly and that trades are where they should be, not only will you have a house that is built correctly but will be built on time.
By JAC Homes 28 Jul, 2016

Slope

Does the site need to be cut and if so how much cut and fill will you need will you need to remove soil or import soil and how much will this cost, if you cut will you need to install retaining walls. All of this can really add up and needs close consideration before purchasing your block.


Driveway access

where can you place your driveway, how close to the corner, are there trees in the way, do you need to cut the kerb, how will all of this affect the layout of your design.

 

Orientation of House

Ideally you will want your living areas facing North to get the best of energy efficiency, if you cannot then you will need to think of the design and how to make it work for passive solar heating. What are the council’s terms on setbacks these can differ vastly in certain areas.

 

Covenant requirements

Are there building envelopes to consider in regard to where exactly on the land your building can sit, some council also have requirements on this. Is there specific design requirements for that particular location, e.g. style of house, materials you can use, colours, design requirements, this list can be a very long one.

 

Soil quality

Anything from rock which will require a rock breaker to reactive soil that will need larger footings, the price can easily blow out and when building you will need to set aside funds for the inevitable, all of this cannot be determined until a soil sample is attained. Investigate what the land has been used for in the past as toxic soils can be an expensive issue to rectify.

 

Bushfire requirements

SA has strict bushfire requirements so you will need to check with your local council to see what classification your block comes under and what requirements you need to comply with that particular bushfire code.

 

Services and easements

Check to see if you have all the services and how far away they are, if you cannot find them then you will need to contact your local service provider to see if they are available for your land and if not how much it will cost to get them installed or what alternatives you can use, e.g. Water, power, phone, gas, sewer, NBN. Also are there easements on the land as you will not be able to build over that easement and is that easement only to service your needs or everyone else’s.

 

Land classification

Torrens title, the purchaser owns the land. Community or Strata Title You own land and house but any common property, e.g. driveways, services are maintained and handled by a community corporation. Other types are land classifications which may have special requirements, residential, rural residential, primary industry, commercial etc.

 

Other

Take a good look around at who your neighbours will be. If you are near the river you need to know where the flood levels are and where you can build. Shape of the land will you need a special design, are there height restrictions. Privacy.

 

Conveyancers, Council and JAC Homes can help you with this, it really does pay to do your homework.

By JAC Homes 03 Jul, 2017
Do you know just how many houses a construction company is building at any given time?

Its all well and good to go to a big construction company because they have the numbers but have you asked them the question, how many houses do you have under construction? 50, 100 those numbers initially sound great "they have so many houses they must be a great company".

But then you do the numbers, the next question you need to ask is how many supervisors do they have? 1 for 30 homes maybe, now you got to use common sense here, 1 supervisor per 30 homes the houses maybe across 50km radius, that supervisor has to organise tradesmen for each of those houses, not only that the supervisor has to visit each house to ensure the tradesmen are doing what they are supposed to be doing, that supervisor has to get in their car and drive from site to site, now tell me how much time do you think that supervisor has to spend on each house.  This particular supervisor would struggle to get to a 1/3 of these houses in a day, alot can happen in a day.

A builder with low volume work can take the time necessary to inspect every house thoroughly to ensure everything is done correctly and that trades are where they should be, not only will you have a house that is built correctly but will be built on time.
By JAC Homes 28 Jul, 2016

Slope

Does the site need to be cut and if so how much cut and fill will you need will you need to remove soil or import soil and how much will this cost, if you cut will you need to install retaining walls. All of this can really add up and needs close consideration before purchasing your block.


Driveway access

where can you place your driveway, how close to the corner, are there trees in the way, do you need to cut the kerb, how will all of this affect the layout of your design.

 

Orientation of House

Ideally you will want your living areas facing North to get the best of energy efficiency, if you cannot then you will need to think of the design and how to make it work for passive solar heating. What are the council’s terms on setbacks these can differ vastly in certain areas.

 

Covenant requirements

Are there building envelopes to consider in regard to where exactly on the land your building can sit, some council also have requirements on this. Is there specific design requirements for that particular location, e.g. style of house, materials you can use, colours, design requirements, this list can be a very long one.

 

Soil quality

Anything from rock which will require a rock breaker to reactive soil that will need larger footings, the price can easily blow out and when building you will need to set aside funds for the inevitable, all of this cannot be determined until a soil sample is attained. Investigate what the land has been used for in the past as toxic soils can be an expensive issue to rectify.

 

Bushfire requirements

SA has strict bushfire requirements so you will need to check with your local council to see what classification your block comes under and what requirements you need to comply with that particular bushfire code.

 

Services and easements

Check to see if you have all the services and how far away they are, if you cannot find them then you will need to contact your local service provider to see if they are available for your land and if not how much it will cost to get them installed or what alternatives you can use, e.g. Water, power, phone, gas, sewer, NBN. Also are there easements on the land as you will not be able to build over that easement and is that easement only to service your needs or everyone else’s.

 

Land classification

Torrens title, the purchaser owns the land. Community or Strata Title You own land and house but any common property, e.g. driveways, services are maintained and handled by a community corporation. Other types are land classifications which may have special requirements, residential, rural residential, primary industry, commercial etc.

 

Other

Take a good look around at who your neighbours will be. If you are near the river you need to know where the flood levels are and where you can build. Shape of the land will you need a special design, are there height restrictions. Privacy.

 

Conveyancers, Council and JAC Homes can help you with this, it really does pay to do your homework.


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