Q&A: What's the standard degree of fall in terms of the slope of the land that doesn't require additional costing? I have a large block that slopes quite a bit, but hoping its not too bad.

Maria asks:  Hi, What's the general/standard degree of fall in terms of the slope of the land that will not require additional costing? I have a large block of land but unfortunately it slopes quite a bit, however the length of the land is 50 metres by 16 metres, I am hoping it is not too bad. 

 Hi Maria, thanks for your question.  This is a bit of a tricky one without knowing some finer details about your block.  In general terms, anything more than about 1m of fall can start acquiring additional costs.  In addition, there are many other things to also consider when building a new home including the condition of the block, what kind of ground you would be building on, easements plus many other factors that can come in to play.   However, there are sometimes ways to reduce the costs and the fall such as where the house is actually positioned on the block. 

Best thing to do is to organise a site inspection.  Porter Davis does these at no cost to you and are obligation free.  If you'd like to contact us on 1800 PORTER (767 837) we can put you in touch with the right person to start the process in building your new home.   Hope this helps!