It is recommended to take into account the location of the plot in space. In the northern region is optimal to have a site with entrance from the north or north-east side, so all areas of the house, requiring no natural light or south orientation (the main entrance, hallway, garage, stairs), usually located by the entrance, so a house built on this site will be oriented living on the south side. Location of the section for the southern regions may be more arbitrary. Absolutely necessary to know the prospects for further development in this particular area, ie there on master plan will be put in the future. It so happens that place, master planned as a resting place, for example, with a spectacular view from the window, could lose all its charm and become a public place, because opposite line up another cottage, or felled trees, or closed view of the lake, etc.
But all this can be avoided if the landlord know in advance about the prospects of local development. Today, such mistakes often lead to serious conflicts and litigation that do not bring happiness to either party. Step 2. In geological engineering and topographical survey of Engineering-geological survey to determine the carrying produce the characteristics of soils and composition and the groundwater level in the work included drilling and sampling of soil and water (in a country house from 2 to 6 wells of varying depths depending on the size of the buildings and grounds), laboratory tests and of a report with recommendations on the type of foundations and measures for their protection. It should be noted that the force has only the conclusion of the licensed organizations registered and officially work authorization for a specific site. No studies of geological features of a specific site territory can not be dispensed. For example, if the soil were found "quicksand" (this is generally very dangerous for construction of property), then there can only build on pile foundations.