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land is suitable to build on

HOW DO I KNOW IF A PIECE OF LAND IS SUITABLE TO BUILD ON?

So you're wanting to build a new home - congrats! - but you're looking at land and wondering how you ...
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footings cost extra

WHY WILL MY FOOTINGS COST EXTRA BECAUSE I’M NEAR TREES OR AN OLD HOUSE IS GETTING REMOVED?

No two building sites are the same - they always differ in some way or another. And because of this, ...
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septic system types

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT SEPTIC SYSTEM TYPES?

We've found that a lot of people's understanding of the different septic system types is murky to say the least, ...
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title peg

THE IMPORTANCE OF A TITLE PEG.

Your builder's jumping up and down about making sure all the title pegs (or boundary pegs) are in place before ...
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section 173 agreement

WHAT IS A SECTION 173 AGREEMENT?

It's a fairly common outcome for a council to ask for a section 173 agreement in a planning permit that's ...
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rock on my building site

HELP! WHAT HAPPENS IF THERES A LOT OF ROCK ON MY BUILDING SITE?

You may be looking at buying a block of land or you already own it, and you want a new ...
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gravel driveway

3 STEPS TO GETTING A GOOD SOLID GRAVEL DRIVEWAY UP TO YOUR NEW HOME

So what's the secret to getting a good gravel driveway into your new country property? Let's start from the beginning ...
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how big should my water tank be

HOW BIG SHOULD MY WATER TANK BE?

Just before we start, we want to point out that we've written this blog specifically for situations where a water ...
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house look small

WHY DOES MY NEW HOUSE LOOK SMALL WHEN ITS PEGGED OUT?

Help! Why does my new house look small! So, your builder has just been and banged some pegs into your ...
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building on a sloping block

BUILDING ON A SLOPING BLOCK

How to determine the slope when building on a sloping block. Let’s be honest: perfectly flat land isn’t too common ...
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section 32

THE SECTION 32 STATEMENT

The Section 32 Statement and why it's critical to get hold of it before buying land. Being in the building ...
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new home site

HOW SHOULD I PLAN MY NEW HOME SITE?

When it comes to planning your new home site, the choices are ultimately yours. There’s no rules, no ‘rights’ or ...
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