Urban in-fill. To build or not to build?

Urban in-fill. To build or not to build?


Across the country and especially here in Perth, WA, urban blocks are few and far between. Perth’s urban sprawl stretches over 150 kilometres along our coastline, with couples and families opting to build in new land estates in order to get into the market at an affordable price.  At first glance this may appear to be the only option available, however, on closer inspection you will find there are many other options available to get you into the market without having to compromise on location and proximity to the CBD. Infill blocks are becoming more popular and have a number of advantages from lifestyle choices, financial benefits and less impact on the environment for those who chose to go down this path.

Infill blocks allow more people to reside within closer proximity to our already established urban areas and reinforce the land and housing opportunities closer to the CBD. A great proportion of infill blocks are rear strata lots, sometimes called a “Battleaxe Block”.  The Rear Strata has come a long way in its time, designs are just as functional and stylish as those that fit traditional block sizes.  It is all about using the available land to help you achieve the best outcome.

The increased interest in these kinds of building project may be soaring, however the process can seem complicated and more intricate than that of your traditional house and land packages offered in new estates. Though governments are loosening the reins on developments and allowing for more infill development to take place, there are still some red tape to be overcome during the process.

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How can we help? Ventura Homes is very proud to be able to boast the exceptional services of Dave Tims – our Development Specialist. With over 25 years of knowledge and experience under his belt in infill and development projects, Dave has guided hundreds of clients through the building process and is excited to help you every step of the way through yours.

Whether you are looking to downsize, stay within a certain area, or maximise your blocks potential, Ventura has all the resources to help you on your way.  Don’t get lost in the technicalities and the process, instead get lost for words in our showroom. Uncover what you could achieve today.




With over 25 years in the building industry, there is very little Dave Tims can’t help you with. Having a degree in Quantity Surveying, working in building developments and sub-divisions, and now Design and Development consulting, Dave will help you every step of the way and make the whole process easy and enjoyable.

From Design, Approvals and Construction, through to Subdivision and Sales, you need not look any further for the support and resources to build you next infill home.


Find Dave here: http://www.ventura-homes.com.au/dave-tims-consultant/
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