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How to: Choose a block of land to build your dream home

Choosing a block of land may seem a tad mundane, like you’re shopping for a patch of dirt, but it’s so much more than that! The piece of land you choose will soon transform into the site of your dream home – so it’s important to ensure your block is perfect for you in every way.

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

Size, Shape and Orientation

The size and shape of a block of land 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 wide driveways 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.


Building a home will most likely be one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make, so it’s important to find a location that just right for you and your lifestyle. Key surrounding infrastructure, as well as the planned amenities for an estate, 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.

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.


man and dog walking through field at sunset

It’s time to consider everything that would make a location perfect for you. After all, you’re not only investing in your home but the entire community too. Matching a location to 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, make sure you’ll be able to enjoy these things in the place you choose to call home. All possible at Riverhills, might we add.

If you’d like to know more about the land currently available at Riverhills, register your interest today. Our expert sales team is also available 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have. Either visit our Sales Centre at 150 Bindts Road, Wollert between 11am and 5pm or give them a call on 0437 197 404.