Modern waterfront home designs on the Gold Coast are hugely popular thanks to the city’s many stunning beaches and over 400km of scenic canals that provide the perfect location for a home by the water. However, this type of home requires a specialised set of skills by experts who are familiar with the complex needs of beachfront and canal homes. Before you jump in to planning and building your luxurious waterfront abode on the Gold Coast, consider these important factors.
Codes and Regulations
There are strict guidelines you will need to follow when building a Gold Coast waterside home, including revetment walls and flood compensation. Building a swimming pool and deck area on the property is a great way to add a required revetment wall and minimise the risk of rising water levels causing flood damage to your home. This outdoor area doubles as a fantastic entertainment setting and can also be used to store jet skis, surf boards, and other water sport essentials.
Location of the Property
Before you start building, you’ll need to make sure the property is suitable for building a waterfront home which will require research. The best way to do this is to get a professional home builder to review your land and advise you with accurate and up-to-date information on factors such as soil, stability, and legal requirements.
Size of the Home
Stay in-the-know with any zoning restrictions on your waterfront lot. Even though the entire lot may seem as though it is available for building on, certain laws can restrict the amount of land you are actually allowed to use.
You’ll need to choose the right materials that are strong and durable enough to accommodate a marine environment. It’s best to select raw materials that are easy to clean and can hold up against rust to keep your home looking in top shape for many years to come. Both exterior and interior materials will also need to withstand hot temperatures, sea air, and mould.
Rebuilding Existing Waterfront Homes
Empty waterfront sites are hot property on the Gold Coast and can be difficult to get your hands on. Another option to consider is purchasing an existing old waterfront home and knocking it down to rebuild your own waterfront home. This can be much less time-consuming than building on a vacant lot. If you choose to go this route, it is considered a renovation, rather than a new construction. This means that different Gold Coast regulations will apply that you will need to keep in mind.
Call in the Expert Gold Coast Waterfront Home Builders
Nikal Construction are Gold Coast luxury home builders with over 30 years’ experience in building beautiful Gold Coast waterfront homes that exceed client expectations. Our talented team of engineers, architects, and construction experts can help you design and build your dream waterfront home from scratch, working closely with you from start to finish to bring your unique vision to life.
We’re able to review your project and provide tailored recommendations that take into account everything you will need to build a forever home fit for you and your family. Call the local specialists in modern waterfront home designs today for a competitive quote and let’s discuss your needs.