Already have a building site selected?
Still looking for a piece of property to build your Formworks home?
Your home design (configuration) will be, to a certain extent, dictated by your building site. We will take in consideration the topography of the land, the elevation that the drive will come into the garage or parking area, as well as any views you would like to enjoy from inside your new home.
A slightly sloping site will give you a bit more design flexibility. Ideally, we would like to match the amount of cut and fill. In other words, all the earth excavated out in preparation for the footings and slab will be reused to cover the structure once it is complete. This will eliminate the need and the associated costs of importing/exporting fill material to and from the site. A site that is large enough to stockpile the excavated earth during construction of the shell is ideal.
Does my home need to face South? Not necessarily. Although a south-facing site will give you the most solar gain, it is not a necessity. These homes are incredibly energy efficient. The direction your home faces plays a little role in the overall energy efficiency.
Keep us in mind while on the hunt for your piece of property. When you come across a site that you are interested in, please send us some information on it. We would be happy to take a look and offer some design possibilities for that particular site.