Knowledge Is Power – Important Information About Your Small Block

Just because the block is small, it doesn’t mean you still can’t build an incredible home that you will cherish for years to come. Size doesn’t always matter…

Here are some important things to know, when you are building on a small block.

Many of our clients are not aware of these things, so we wanted to share them with you as well. Knowledge is power!

The size that the council deem as being a ‘small block’, is in fact 450sqm.

With this size of land, there are some things you will need to be aware of, for example:

  • There are some extra permits required
  • Your driveway size needs to be smaller
  • You can only build on a certain percentage of the land
  • The height restrictions for your house have now been raised and due to the fact that your land size is smaller, this is a great thing!
  • You need to consider flood zones

Your local council are very helpful, but we do find that their website has all the information you need to get started. Make sure you consider all factors, before you make the decision to buy your land.

If you already own the land, or are considering doing a ‘knock down – rebuild’, then make sure you understand the process, certification, permits and approvals needed to make this project a memorable experience for you.

It does pay sometimes, to engage the services of someone who does this everyday, ensuring that you can just focus on the fun things, like designing your new home, choosing the inclusions and getting excited about how great it will be when you can move in!

Remember, building your new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life, or the most stressful. Do your research, engage the services of a trusted builder who knows what they are doing and has their own licenses and insurances and you can relax and enjoy the ride.

If you get it right the first time, you can enjoy your home for years to come and love where you live.