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The choice of land to build your house is a crucial step in any construction project. To choose a construction site, it is best to follow certain tips to avoid pitfalls.

Choosing a building site: the pitfalls to avoid

Choosing a building site: the pitfalls to avoid

Important criteria for choosing a building site

The launch ofA construction project starts with the search for a plot to buy to build his property. This step is truly decisive because it largely determines the success of the project as a whole.
To choose a construction site, it is necessary to take a lot of precautions, to avoid unpleasant surprises afterwards.

Before choosing a site, you must first make sure that it is a building plot. In France, many lands prove to be non-buildable, particularly because of a risk of flooding too high, or when the nature of the soil is not suitable (example of marshy soil).

In order to choose a land to build, other criteria are important, namely:

  • the location;
  • area;
  • soil composition
  • town planning rules of the municipality;
  • the sale price.

To make the right choice, keep in mind that the architecture of a house is conditioned by the characteristics of the land chosen construction.

How to avoid the pitfalls when choosing a land?

Choosing a building plot is not easy, especially when you do not know what criteria to use in making your decision.
The main pitfalls to be avoided in the context of the acquisition of a building plot often relate to the nature of the soil. Indeed, you must first check the buildability of the land before considering investing.
The major risks relate mainly to problems of flood, marsh and clay soil, or land pollution.

To limit risk taking and avoid pitfalls when choosing a site, a soil study is strongly recommended. Once you think you have found the ideal terrain to build your house, apply the intervention of a geotechnician, in order to know the possible constraints relating to the geological nature of the terrain.

A demarcation can also be done by a surveyor, in order to allow you to know the exact surface of the ground that you covet and to protect you against possible disputes with the neighborhood.

Before you decide to buy land and to avoid pitfalls or unpleasant surprises, also inquire about local planning rules (PLU and POS), the possible existence of easements, the limits and distances to be respected, the accessibility, as well as the viabilisation of the ground (connections to the various networks).


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