Key tips when deciding on a section
What is the site access like?
All new builds need good site access. Matrix Homes needs a minimum width of 5-6 meters to be able to deliver a house. Also watch for excess foliage and power-lines blocking road or site access, check with one of our sales team to see if this may be a problem. We offer a transport check for $250 and this will tell you whether the site is accessible by house truck. In some cases craning your home may be possibility.
Where are the services located?
The further the services are from the proposed house location the more they will cost to install. Off-grid options may be a good alternative.
Does the section have covenants?
Developers institute covenants to maintain the quality and aesthetics of a sub-division. Some covenants have clauses specifying against transportable or relocatable homes. However, in many cases a developer may sign off a new Matrix home provided they approve the proposed house design and landscaping.
Does your proposed dwelling meet council and developer covenant requirements?
This might include: building height, boundaries/setbacks, building materials, and site coverage. A full list can be obtained from your local council, the real estate agent, or the site developer.
Does the site have a geotechnical report?
A geo-tech report will tell you what the ground conditions are like and the recommended foundations. If not, Matrix Homes can organise a pre-purchase report for you.
Why is the section cheaper than others?
Some sections are cheaper than others for a reason. For example, it may be steep and therefore more cost to develop. A Quantity Surveyor can calculate the costs relating to your new build .
What is the sites position on the street? How much sun/wind will it get? What is the existing value of the surrounding homes?