When it comes to selecting a site for your new home build, and especially if you have more than one property or scenario to compare, contacting us early can come with valuable insights and expertise to help you choose the right location for your new home, including:
Novell can assess the suitability of a potential building site by evaluating various factors such as, topography, drainage, access to utilities, and zoning restrictions. We can determine if the site is suitable for building a home based on these factors, and identify some of the potential challenges or issues that may arise during construction.
Novell can help identify the opportunities and constraints of a site based on its location, orientation, views, and surroundings. We can provide insights on how many and what combination of dwellings is possible. The site's features can be leveraged to enhance the impact and functionality of the home, with designs that maximize natural light, optimize views, and create outdoor living spaces. We can also identify any constraints that may impact the design or construction process, such as setback requirements and the maximum size of development.
Novell can guide considerations for the long-term implications of site selection. For example, we can help you to navigate the potential for future development, changes to your neighbourhood, aging in home, and flexibility to house generations to come. Novell is well experienced in heritage home restorations, where renovating to meet current code requirements and future considerations may be challenging. We can provide both historical context to your property, and highlight opportunities and constraints involved with a major renovation, restoration or character home redevelopment.
Novell can provide input on how site selection may impact your budget. For example, a site that requires extensive site preparation, utility connections, or other improvements may result in additional costs that need to be factored into the overall budget for the home construction. We can help you understand these potential costs and work with you to develop an early ballpark budget that aligns with your financial goals.
Novell is familiar with local building codes and regulations across Metro Vancouver and can provide guidance on how site selection may impact compliance with these requirements. For example, we can advise on setback requirements, height restrictions, and other local regulations that may affect the design and construction of your home.
By involving Novell Design Build as your Design Build firm early in the site selection process, you can benefit from our experience and insights and choose a suitable site that aligns with your needs, budget, and long-term goals. Our expertise can help you avoid potential issues or challenges during construction and ensure a successful outcome for your custom home project.
We look forward to hearing your vision for your home at a complimentary consultation.