Are you looking at building in the Warragul/Drouin area? We understand that a lot of the blocks around this area can have steep fall across the land. At Virtue Homes we offer obligation free advice on purchasing blocks to help you get the best possible block for your budget and lifestyle. We will also estimate any potential site costs that you may need to allow for.
We have over 400 floor plans to choose from that we can change to fit your block. If you can’t decide or don’t see anything that appeals to you than we can create a custom home from a blank canvas. Tell us what’s important to you and our team of talented draftsmen will assist you in designing your dream home.
As seen on our facebook page, we are able to build extensive retaining walls that allow us to cut deep into the site allowing us to build on our thermally efficient 300mm waffle pods. This not only helps to significantly improve the star rating of the home, it will also save you money in the long run on heating and cooling costs.
So if you’re thinking about building in the Warragul/Drouin area come in and see the custom home specialists to discuss our House and Land Packages!
Out with the Old, in with the New
Have you got the perfect block, but maybe not the most perfect existing home? Virtue Homes now offers complete demolitions on existing homes! We are a one stop shop for demolishing your old home and building your brand new one. Contact us to discuss tearing down your old home and replacing it with an updated model.
Grey Street Netball Club
We are happy to announce that we are a proud sponsor of the Grey Street Netball Club. We supplied the girls with new uniforms this season and they will continue to wear them throughout the twilight season over this spring/summer. The dresses have given the girls a great sense of ownership to the Grey Street Netball Club, and has taught them responsibility as well as giving them more confidence when they hit the court.
The girls had some success this year winning four games for the year as well as developing some great skills and making great friendships along the way.
Congratulations to the Grey Street Netball Club on a great season, and good luck for the upcoming twilight season!
When selecting your block there are a few things that you should consider before you buy. We offer free consultation for choosing the right block that suits your needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind before buying.
Orientation – The orientation of your block will play the biggest role in helping design your new home. You should aim to have all open living on the north side of your home to make the most of the natural light.
Fall – The greater the fall across your block, the higher the cost will be to build on it. For concrete slabs we need to cut into the block to flatten out the site so that we can pour the slab. If there is too much fall a concrete slab may not be possible and you will need to build on stumps. High levels of fall could result in extras costs for a site cut or possible engineering if required.
Soil Test – We recommend getting a soil test completed on your block to see how strong your foundation is. A soil test will determine how much fill there is across your block. A lot of fill will require extras works to your slab to ensure that your new home doesn’t move on your block.
Easements – It is common for a block to have an easement around 2-3m wide on it. Easements are mostly located along the rear boundary or down the sides of a block along the fence line. Owners of the block are restricted from building on top of an easement.
Obstacles – At the front of your property there may be things such as light poles, stormwater pits, NBN pits, fire hydrants, etc. These can all be very costly to move and often aren’t thought of until late in the building process. When designing the front of your home (including the driveway), make sure to take these into consideration or it could potentially set you back thousands of dollars.
BAL – Victoria has mapped bushfire prone areas. Any new homes in these bushfire prone areas require certain building materials and processes to help protect the home against possible bushfires. When building in a bushfire prone area make sure to allow for extra costs associated with the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) zoning.