Geo tech reports and building site

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8 years 5 months ago #515044 by wal89
Hi , we took possession of our 6 acre block few weeks ago and have had a couple of guys in for quotes and checking out for driveway and building platform . We have an idea where we want our cottage or housebus but are wondering if we get a geo tech report will this help identify the best spot ? As the land is sloping and the council may ask for one although it's not compulsory they said . If not a geo report who else would you get to identify the spot to satisfy the council ? Thanks .

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8 years 5 months ago #515045 by tonic
When we went to build we discovered that there had been earthworks done on our site and there was only one place on the property with stable enough land to build on. Unfortunately the digger had been digging for a while before they worked out there was a problem and so we had to pay for that work, then a geotech report, then start again. So, I would suggest getting the report done before any earthworks start! B)

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8 years 5 months ago #515050 by muri
I would also get a geotech report done, the cost of that could well be recouped many times over if you reach the kind of conditions talked about above.
I am wondering why you wouldnt get one if you are uncertain
A geotech will cost, but will give you information you cannot gain yourself as to the stability of the site

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8 years 5 months ago #515060 by Denneaux
A geotech engineer will be able to tell you a lot about the land from the surface and previous mapping before even turning any soil. Definitely get one involved when chosing your site.

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8 years 5 months ago #515102 by tonybaker
talk to the seller of the land or neighbours and ask about land disturbance. It should be reasonably easy to tell if there have been excavations performed or slips nearby.
Find out from council what their slope rules are and work from there. Also consider water supply (don't trust seller re water supply) and ask council if any water rights apply.
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8 years 5 months ago #515108 by LongRidge
Have you checked with the Council Engineer? He probably knows already what you are thinking about site position and will be waiting to see how large a mansion you are applying for. Tasman Council staff need to get out to see what is going on, and do, so when we need their help they get out quickly.

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