Think before you build

By Darren Standish

Standish tnSite conditions can affect the price of building and the layout or design of the house that will be possible to build and so you need to be looking at them carefully.

Blogger: Darren Standish, Property Prosperity

Site conditions will have an impact on the cost of building as it affects the amount of preparation required to lay the footings for the house.

This means it's very important for you to plan ahead and be clear on what can be achieved and for how much with the site before you consider a build.

Site conditions include:

- The type of soil

- How the soil is distributed across the block

- How high the water table is 

- Whether there are any trees or rocks contained within the soil

Some of these factors can be assessed before you build however it may be a good idea to employ an expert who can assist you to determine whether the block you are thinking of buying will involve a lot of site works.

Make sure you enter into these projects knowing what the site conditions are, otherwise you could be in for a surprise.

About Darren Standish

Darren Standish established Property Prosperity in 2004 initially as a property development company, however after repeated requests for assistance the business evolved into a development consulting business.

Property Prosperity was initially focused on assisting clients with subdivisions and negotiating with councils to ensure that clients maximized their return on investment. Over the years additional services were gradually added to ensure the development process was as seamless as possible for its clients. We expanded into offering individually tailored finance solutions and then added Property Development Analysis, Property Sales and a Builder Broker Services.

Darren is the overachiever of the team and has more qualifications than your average university graduate. As well as completing a Bachelor in Economics, Bachelor in Commerce and post graduate in Accounting he subsequently went on to complete a Diploma in Financial Service, Diploma in Real Estate and Certificate IV in Building. He is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), a licensed Real Estate Agent, licensed Mortgage Broker and holds a Builders License.

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