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Bushfire zone and wind ratings
While living in rural areas gives you an incredible lifestyle, there are certain risks involved that you won’t get in the city. Bushfires are one of those threats, and high winds are another. When you build an acreage home on a rural property, a Bushfire Attack Level assessment needs to be done first. This is to assess the likelihood of a bushfire encroaching onto your property and can inform the types of materials you use to build the home. Naturally, you should always use fireproofing materials wherever possible when building on a rural property.
You can also run into some issues if your home is to be built in a very open area, or on a high land level. This increases the amount of wind you’re likely to encounter, and again changes how you build the home. Additional bracing may be required, and while it’s never a bad idea to have a stronger home, it may increase the building costs.
Just as we mentioned that house orientation is important for natural light, you may also want to consider your outdoor dining area. Ideally, this should be shielded from the wind wherever possible. So, if you know that the majority of wind comes from one direction, try to have your outdoor entertaining area on the other side of the house. This blocks the wind from running your outdoor dinners.
You can also decide which side you want the alfresco dining area in terms of sunlight. Do you want more sun during the day, or would you prefer to get more late afternoon sun? Ultimately, the choice is yours!
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