Here’s some ideas about matching your house design with your new section. When it comes to building your new Christchurch home it’s not just about getting the house design right. While many sites on property developments are quite straightforward in terms of topography (slope and lay of the land), other sites can be tricky.

Matching the section to the right house design is critical and not getting this part right can cost you time and money.

Research the New Section

If possible, try to find the section first then design then seek help to fit the house design to the site. And if the land you are building on is not yet fully developed, you’ll need to do your research. This research involves engineering, geo technical, zoning, access to utilities and more.

new section christchurch build 7The good news is that when you work with a builder like Build 7 Christchurch, we’ll help you through the entire process. It costs no more.

Many parts of Christchurch that are flat and pre-developed are already set up for the new house build. But some aren’t. Factors to consider with the house design are obviously the allowable size and height of the property in relation to the boundary. Council regulations apply here. While your budget may play a part in the size of house you can build, it’s good to know that the dimensions of your new house work with the new section.

The aspect of the house is of course very important. Maximising the sun by ensuring a northerly aspect makes sense. Other factors include taking into account the slope of the land (if any). The layout of the home can compliment the natural topography of the section if it’s well considered.

Some stories we have heard about include people purchasing a section without the necessary research done to ensure its suitability for building. Imagine having to add $50,000 in unforeseen engineering and earthworks to the price of a section! It’s happened before and can scuttle the dreams of homeowners – especially if the budget really matters.

Design Options

When it comes to the design, the world is really your oyster! You have several options available. First, you can bring your own designs (you may already have bought land and had plans done). You can use existing house plans (like our house plans) and tweak them to fit your situation. You might decide a House and Land Package is the best way to go. This option can cut out a lot of time and expense. Finally, you might want to have a bespoke design developed just for you.  Custom design and build doesn’t have to be expensive!  With help, you’ll be able to incorporate clever design and lower-cost materials to achieve a quality look without the big price tag.

If you’ve been looking at our website or our Facebook Page, you’ll know that at Build 7 Christchurch, we don’t charge for our custom design service. This can save you thousands. You’ll get to work with our architects and designers to create exactly what works and what you want. Our ideas and your ideas – combined.

Sound interesting?

To find out more, you can check out some of our reviews from clients in Canterbury, or get in touch for a chat or to get some ideas.

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