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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

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How Bushland Gets Transformed Into Habitable Properties From Scratch

Land development is an important part of the construction process and it deals with everything that needs to happen before the main objective of creating the building can take place. Turning wild bushland into an organised and prepared plot of earth is not as simple as it may appear on the surface, and a lot more goes into it than you might think. Here are a few of the steps that a land development company has to follow when beginning this transition. With this review, you can see your future property will take shape from the original wild and untamed land it once was. 

Bush-Bashing

When beginning with a truly untouched piece of land the first thing that a developer has to do is create a blank canvas. However, that requires the removal of all the shrubbery in the area. From bushes and weeds to trees and boulders, all obstacles have to be removed. Before land development can even occur, you will be required to investigate whether there are any ecosystems that will be irreparably damaged by your appearance, but that shouldn't take too long. This work is normally carried out by skid-steer vehicles and grading equipment, so it may look like a hazardous zone for a few weeks at least.

Street Infrastructure

Having a house in the middle of nowhere might be an interesting project, but it is not one that will get approved by councils that have the final say on whether or not you can build your dream home. Instead, you have to start constructing a road to and from your property. That is why most land development will create entire neighbourhoods simply because it is cheaper. Doing all this work for one building is very expensive, and land development crews want a return on their investment in this project.

Installing Utilities

While your home isn't ready to be built just yet, after the streets have been mapped out and planned, the installation of your new communities utilities can begin. Water, sewerage, electricity, gas and internet lines need to be installed, whether that is below the earth or through power lines above it. You cannot begin the construction of your home before you have access to these basic utilities, and this usually is the final step in land development. At this point, these plots of land are ready for habitation and just need you to choose what style of home you want built.

To learn more, contact a land development service.