What is a site appraisal?

A site appraisal is the evaluation of a site or section from a building perspective. It helps to provide an understanding of your site, the constraints and the opportunities. Watch our video below to experience our site appraisal process.


Urban Homes builds quality homes in the Waikato, Coromandel and South Auckland regions.

Whether you are looking at buying a section, sub-dividing a property, or building on a site you already own in these regions, we offer free, no-obligation site appraisals and initial design discussions to help you make smart building decisions.

Contact our New Home Consultants to book your free session in today.

What does a site appraisal contain?

On site, we will help you assess the following as all may incur hidden building costs if not reviewed from the start.

  • What access is like to the site.
  • If the section has any slope, contour or obstacle issues.
  • If there are services connected to the site or if these need to be installed.
  • How the site captures the sun and the best position for your house.
  • If any excavations, ground-works or consents are required.
  • How you could bring your design ideas and dreams to life.

When is the right time to get a site appraisal?

Before buying land

If you are looking to buy land, you need a site appraisal BEFORE making an offer, to avoid making any decisions that could cost you down the track.

Building on a section you already own

We recommend seeking a site appraisal before you start looking at house plans. Our New Home Consultants can help you explore possibilities and identify any challenges unique to your site.

Subdividing an existing property

A site appraisal can guide you on making the most of your section and building your dream home within your budget.

Request a free site appraisal and design discussion

A site appraisal helps you make smarter building decisions.
To request your free, no-obligation site appraisal, phone us
on 0800 MYURBAN or fill in this form.

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