Choosing a block of land is the first all-important step in building the new home of your dreams! So, it is oh so important to ensure your block is perfect for you in every way.

When choosing your block of land, there are a few key factors to keep in mind throughout the land buying process…

Location, Location, Location

Building a home will most likely be one of the most significant investments you will ever make, so it’s important to find a location just right for you and your lifestyle. Key surrounding infrastructure, as well as the planned amenities for a community, should be paramount considerations when selecting a block of land in the community you wish to live in.

For many buyers, the most important amenities to have nearby are shops, parks and playgrounds, transport routes, medical centres and schools. But, you decide what is most essential for you.

On your search, don’t just investigate what already exists within the surrounding community, but also what is planned or in development. For instance, where transport links or shopping may be lacking, if plans exist for such key amenities then the community is only going to get better with time.

Size, Shape and Orientation

Much like people, blocks of land come in all shapes and sizes, and all are beautiful in their own way. Speaking of land specifically, the size and shape of a block will have the most impact on your floor plan and which home designs you can choose from. These factors will also influence the cost and maintenance associated with your home. If certain features like guest rooms, outdoor entertaining areas or a spacious garage are a must for you, consider opting for a larger block size and choosing a home design to suit.

It is also important to consider the orientation of the block. A north facing orientation is always highly sought after because it maximises natural sunlight throughout all seasons.


Now, in true Goldilocks fashion, it is time to consider what would make a location just right for you. Keep in mind you’re not only investing in your home but the entire community too. Choosing a location to complement your lifestyle will allow you to instantly feel at home once your house is built. Think about the kind of things that are important and that your family like to do. If going for walks, playing in the park with the kids or your dog and having a great café nearby are important, ensure you will be able to enjoy these things in the place you choose to call home. All possible at Riverfield, might we add.

If you’d like to know more about the land currently available at Riverfield, register your interest today or contact our sales team on 1800 001 895.