While Sydney has undergone significant development in the past few decades, there are still loads of fantastic lots available when choosing the location for your new home build.
As experienced new house builders in Sydney, we have in-depth experience helping our clients choose the right plot for their preferred house design. Here are some of the most important things that you should think about when choosing the right plot.
Location is probably one of the most important factors of consideration. You want to choose a neighbourhood that you feel comfortable in and that is perhaps close to your place of work and amenities such as shops, entertainment, healthcare, etc. The location is very personal to the homeowner. Some people may want to live in a peaceful setting, while others like being close to the hustle and bustle, so decide what is important to you.
The size of the plot plays a significant role in the type of house designs that you’ll be able to build on it. If you are interested in acreage home designs in NSW, you will have to look for quite a large plot. But bigger is not always better. Bigger plots are more expensive and can require a lot of maintenance. If you are looking to build a small one or two-bedroom home, there is no need to buy a huge plot unless you want a large garden.
Not only is the size important, but the shape is too. Most homeowners prefer a square or slightly rectangular lot as they are the easiest to work with. A long, skinny lot can be challenging, but the right home builders will be able to offer you options for a variety of lot shapes.
While flat lots are preferred, they are not always readily available, and most lots do have some sort of slope to them. When it comes to slopes, it can be quite easy to work around them through split level home designs in Sydney. There are many options available, and split level homes can offer various advantages!
Another thing you should look for is orientation and climate suitability. This means looking at how much sunlight the lot gets (which will be especially important if you plan to use solar), as well as the average breeze it gets. If the lot is very cold or very warm, you may find that you’ll need to pay more for temperature regulation solutions.
It’s definitely a good idea to have a look at surrounding lots as these may prove to be your neighbours ‒ and neighbours can be a source of joy or a source of contempt. Are surrounding lots able to see into your lot? Is there enough privacy? Do any empty lots have plans for development in the near future? It is good to consider every option!
Have a good look at the vegetation when visiting potential lots. Lots that already come with trees and natural vegetation can be great as they can offer you shade, a noise barrier, clean air, and other benefits. But removing trees from lots in order to build can be quite a headache, especially if there are native or endangered species.
Whether a plot has good drainage or not will depend on a variety of factors such as topography, slope, soil composition, and more. If the plot sits at the bottom of a valley, you may need to ensure that extra care when your stormwater runoff is being designed.
All of the factors that we have already mentioned in this article play into the overall cost of the plot. If you want to buy the ‘perfect’ lot, you may have to fork out quite a lot of money, and you may have to compromise on certain factors to stay within your budget.
Speak to Professional Home Builders in Sydney
If you need advice about which type of plot will be right for your preferred home design, budget and lifestyle needs, you may want to speak to your home builders in Sydney. They’ll be able to tell you what to look out for and perhaps even help you secure the right plot, as many home builders offer home and land packages.
Are you looking to build a new home? Here at Kurmond Homes, we are experienced new house builders in Sydney and provide you with comprehensive home building services. Whether you are looking for acreage home designs in NSW, or split level home designs in Sydney, we have a wide range of designs for you to choose from. We can also help you choose the ideal lot. Feel free to get in touch with us today on 1300 764 761!