Clearing way for your new home
So you've bought a property and you are ready to start building your dream house. Have you decided where your house will sit on the property? What's in the way? Trees, old buildings? What must be moved before construction of your new home begins?
You need to clear the area to make way for your new home. Do you just get a bulldozer in to smash everything down and clear it out the way of construction? Do you flatten the whole site?
Clearing space for your new home – not simply sending a bulldozer in
Clearing the construction site could involve:
Do not flatten the wrong things
It's easy to send a bulldozer in and clear everything on your property. But you will have additional costs to remove everything you smashed down on the property - stuff that could have, or should have remained in place. You could later regret the trees that were destroyed, or the good top soil that you paid to be carted from the project, top soil and trees that you wish you had to establish your new garden. Of course as we said in our previous article you definitely don't want to be building on top soil or vegetation, which won't provide a good foundation for your home.
Other Useful articles
Steps to constructing your new house. Part 1
Are You Building On Toxic Land?
Choosing Your Property – Where to Build
This is an extract from the author's book 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses: Volume 1 Hiring Contractors, Managing Construction and Finishing Your Home'.
© 2020 This article is not to be reproduced for commercial purposes without written permission from the author.
Want to learn more about designing, renovating and building houses?
Paul Netscher has written 2 easy to read books 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses - Volumes 1 and 2'. An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses Volume 1 deals with Hiring Contractors, Managing Construction and Finishing Your Home. and Designing your ideal home Volume 2 deals with Finding Your Ideal Property and Designing Your Dream Home.
("Great for those that DIY. Very helpful in home renovations!" said a Reader on Amazon.com 5*****)
These books are available from Amazon and other online bookstores in paper and ebook.
It's interesting to know that there are trees to be marked before you have land clearing services, especially when they are not supposed to be removed from the property. We definitely have to do that for the piece of land that I inherited from my parents. There are definitely trees that I don't want to be removed from the area to keep the natural touch in it when we have our dream home constructed there by next year.
19/10/2022 12:02:46 am
I want to clear out some old shrubbery from my property so that I can build a shed. It makes sense that I would want to work with a land clearing specialist to help me out with this. That seems like a good way to ensure that I handle things correctly.
15/12/2022 01:08:30 pm
It really helped when you said that we should have trees marked when they shouldn't be removed as well as protect the vegetation that you want to keep. I will mention this to my sister because she has bought a piece of land where she will get her dream house erected by next year. She will definitely need some land clearing services to remove some trees on some areas and get rid of weeds as well.
24/1/2023 08:02:26 am
I like how you mentioned that clearing the trees is part of a land clearing to obtain vacant land. My cousin informed me yesterday that he is looking for a trustworthy clearing service to efficiently clear their land for their business store property construction. He asked if I had thoughts on the best option for consultation. I appreciate this informative article, I'll tell him he should consult a trusted land clearing service as they can provide more details about the process.
Leave a Reply.
I’m a construction professional, author of several successful construction management books, and a home owner. I’ve made mistakes in construction management, I’ve seen others make mistakes, but importantly I’ve had multiple successful construction projects and I’ve learned from the mistakes. I want to share these lessons and my knowledge with you.
Also available from:
and 'An Introduction to Building Houses - Volume 2 Finding Your Ideal Property and Designing Your Dream Home'
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases