While building on agricultural land does share similarities to building on other types of property, it is important to keep in mind that there are a few aspects of building on agricultural land that you will need to take into consideration beforehand. If you are unsure about how to build on agricultural land or how building on agricultural land differs from building elsewhere, consulting with an expert like the ones at Twin Maple Construction will ensure that all of your questions are answered properly.
Things to Consider When Building on Agricultural Land
Some of the things that you will need to take into consideration before building on agricultural land include:
1. Zoning Requirements
When purchasing a piece of property on agricultural land, it is extremely important to find out exactly what can and cannot be done with the property in terms of livestock, fencing, and gardening, as this will determine what kind of buildings can be erected on the property. It is also a good idea to think about the future to ensure that you are buying the right property because certain agricultural land may only be zoned for specific uses.
2. Water Supply Options
Whether you are building a home, a barn, or an outbuilding on the property, chances are that you will want the building to have a water supply. If the property is far from the city or rural water supply, digging a well or setting up a rainwater harvesting system might be the best option. Make sure to consult with your agricultural building contractor to determine the right water supply system for your unique situation.
3. Cost of Utilities
Similar to ensuring that the buildings on your property have running water, you will also have to find out how much it will cost to install electrical lines, phone lines, and other utilities. A reputable agricultural contractor will be able to help you measure the distance from the road to the proposed building site in order to estimate the overall cost of installing utilities.
4. Building Permits
If you are planning on building a house on agricultural land, it is important to keep in mind that there may be additional building permit requirements. In some cases, additional information will need to be provided for the permits, such as soil tests, runoff control, and erosion control measures.
If you would like to learn more information about how to build on agricultural land, or if you are interested in our agricultural building services, please contact Twin Maple Construction at 604-854-6790 or by filling out a contact form on our website.