House design – Site selection: Size of land

House design – Site selection: Size of land


Hello everybody it’s Anton from inFORM design studio. This form part of a series of posts on site selection. Today I want to address this super important aspect of size of the block of land. Why I say super important is we need to fit your house on the block of land This might result in it being a single two or three storey building which has a impact on design, documentation, budget and Town Planning. What I suggest is you make a list of the spaces you want in your house. Add a rough square meterage to each space. Allow some space for circulation. although in my designs I always try to limit circulation space as much as possible because I think by clever design you can minimise circulation space. Do add some space for storage. Add all these up. Add 10 percent on top of that, which should give you a rough idea of what you the area of your house would be. Then go back to the site plan; Determine the area of your site deduct the easements, if any. Deduct the setbacks both from the Queensland development code and from your estate. Look at coverage. What is the maximum coverage you are allowed on your block of land and look at any significant vegetations, and be careful not all trees can necessarily be cut down Then take the area you’ve determined from your list of spaces and areas and see how and if it can fit on the block of land? Preferably. You also want to leave a little bit of green space the family or the kids. If this does not fit on the site. You might have to look at a double story or a three story. But most probably if you go even to a three story it triggers someTown planning applications If this does not suit, you might have to look at another block This is enough for the size of the block for now. Thanks for listening. Goodbye


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