Plumbing and drainage approval was a lot simpler in the good old days. The main requirements were location, location, location – preferably downwind from the house. Thankfully, this method has long since been buried in the history books and sewer and septic systems have taken their place. Of course, along with these modern systems came new legislations and requirements. Here is The Oil Stone’s simple break down of what you need to know.
As most of us all know, easements come in all shapes and sizes, and varying categories. But what do they mean for your property? If your land is affected by an easement, you are generally restricted with what you can do. This often means you can be prevented from building in or over the land in the area. So, what should you do?
You are just days away from turning the dirt on your block of land, ready to start building your dream home, then your building certifier contacts you with the bad news – “there is a sewer line on your lot and your building is too close”. This is one of the most common problems in the building industry, and it can be a costly and time-consuming issue to fix.
Building where to start? Any good builder will tell you that, to have a successful building project, you have to be able to see the project completed before you start. If you haven’t work through the details of the project in your mind and solved and documented all the problems first, you are heading for some unexpected surprises as well as costs.
In building, as with real estate, it is all about “location, location, location!” Unfortunately, this means something entirely different for our industry, mostly related to a lot of extra leg and ‘head’ work.
Everyone is looking for building cost savings no matter how large or small the building project.
We all love surprises – except when it comes to spending money, and even less when it is your own. In the development industry hidden costs are often unavoidable, however, the surprise doesn’t have to be.