Like its residents, Newcastle’s suburbs are an eclectic bunch, offering something for everyone who chooses to call this great city home. If building a new house in Newcastle is your dream, there’s so much scope to find just the right spot.
Consider the choices
You might have your heart set on a particular suburb, or perhaps you’ve got a particular house design you’d like to see come to life, but before you let your dreams run away from you, there are some important considerations:
What sort of lifestyle are you looking for? Perhaps you have a young family and you’re after a quieter way of life. Newcastle’s outer suburbs such as Fletcher and Maryland are a great choice, however, if you’re dependent on public transport, they might not be ideal.
If you’re someone who loves the hustle and bustle of the CBD, vacant land still comes up in suburbs such as Merewether and Hamilton, while the growing inner city suburbs of Tighes Hill, Carrington and Mayfield offer great scope for a knockdown rebuild.
Once you’ve decided on a suburb, it’s time to consider the right type of block for your new home. If you’ve got your heart set on an inner city Newcastle location, your choices might be limited, but it’s still important to know the possibilities and constraints of different blocks. Size is the most obvious consideration with the width and depth affecting the type of house you can build. Another consideration is slope, while many builders are adept at working with sloping sites, it can add to your costs. Soil type can also determine the scope of your build.
You’ll also need to know what the flood and fire risks are for the block and how these might affect the type of house you can build. For a more in-depth consideration of finding the ideal land, check out this great article: How to choose the right block of land.
3. The build
Once you’ve found a block of land you love, how do you get your new house underway? This can be a stressful time, as you have to find and decide on a designer, surveyor, builder and planner. If the thought of co-ordinating all of this amongst your already busy life is daunting, a fantastic solution is a custom design service like that offered by Jones Homes. You’ll have the confidence of knowing that the planning and construction are all taken care of by Newcastle’s best businesses and contractors, yet you’ll still feel involved throughout the process.
What’s more, with a custom design, you can make the most of whatever block of land you choose, so you’ll maximise the location, environment and your individual needs. Contact Jones Homes to find out more about the advantages of choosing a custom design.