Plan for the future
When positioning your new home on the block, it’s important to consider your future plans for features such as outdoor play areas, sheds, pools, tennis courts, sprinkler systems and the like. An experienced acreage builder will always look for this information to ensure that the onsite sewerage facility is located in a spot that won’t impact on future amenities. A lack of planning can result in compromises and extra costs. No one wants to downsize their shed or spend thousands more on subsurface irrigation, just because they didn’t think ahead.
Practical points to consider
Some acreage properties don’t have immediate access to services and may be located in high wind or bushfire zones. So make sure you ask the builders you are considering if they are experienced with these special requirements that are just too important to overlook. This experience is a prominent reason why it’s important to work with builders specialising in acreage homes when building on a large block, especially in semi-rural locations.
Access to services
Firstly, you need to know whether your acreage block has access to power, water and sewerage, and if you need to arrange connection. If you have to extend power a long way from the road or organise installation, it’s important to budget for these costs. Secondly, if your site doesn’t have a sewerage system, you may need to allow for a septic tank.
Bushfire zones & wind ratings
If you’re building on acreage in a registered Bushfire Prone Area (BPA), your build will require special management and build specifications. You may have to use specific fireproofing materials such as fire-rated glass, metal and timbers. Also, if your acreage property is positioned high on a ridge or in an exposed area, your home will be subject to a higher wind rating, which means it will require additional engineering.
Beautiful home designs that won’t break the budget
With over 38 years’ experience, Hallmark Homes are your trusted acreage home builder in South East Queensland. Offering a fabulous selection of stylish facades and thoughtful floorplans for you to choose from, Hallmark’s acreage home designs offer the perfect combination of quality, value and style. Starting at just $160,990 for a spacious four bedroom home with two bathrooms, multiple living spaces and a two car garage, why not check them out today, either online or in person?
Acreage display homes near Brisbane
Whether you’re building on an acreage block or the suburbs, it’s always wise to visit a display home before choosing your home builder. Hallmark Homes has stylish acreage homes on display near Brisbane – including the Retreat 305 and the Retreat 353.
One of our most spacious four bedroom homes, the Retreat 353 is perfect for growing families. The oversized master suite features a generous walk-in robe and luxurious ensuite with its own bath – a private sanctuary tucked away in a separate wing. The open plan kitchen flows onto the dining and family room, with a spacious alfresco for effortless indoor/outdoor living. Starting from just $276,995, you can take a virtual tour of the Retreat 353 display home which is located at Plainland on the Brisbane Southside. Or, you can come and see it for yourself during opening hours.
The popular Retreat 305 features four large bedrooms, a study, a separate media room and a huge kitchen/living area. The impressive master suite boasts a beautifully appointed ensuite and large walk-in robe. Starting at just $216,990, you can take a virtual tour of the Retreat 305 from the comfort of your sofa and experience the spacious open plan design that’s perfect for big block lifestyles wherever you choose to build in South East Queensland.
If these acreage display homes aren’t quite what you’re looking for, our sales consultants can talk you through our extensive range of acreage home plans. We’re confident you’ll find a home design that suits your lifestyle, your budget and your block!
Contact Hallmark Homes today!
If you’re thinking of building a new home on an acreage block in South East Queensland, the friendly team at Hallmark Homes is ready to help you with your home building journey. If you have any questions about our acreage home designs, house and land packages or our experience building on acreage blocks, please contact us today.