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1stMay2020

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Sloping Block of Land

  • Article by: Sally Wood

Sloping blocks of land can be attractive for several reasons: they often allow for incredible views and are often located in less built-up areas. However, there are some things you should keep in mind before committing to buying a sloping block of land.

 

Cost

Buying a sloping block of land is fraught with extra costs that flat blocks of land don’t rack up. This is due to the engineering and design required, excavation, foundation works, and landscaping. While a home on a sloping block can be incredible, just make sure the investment is worth it.

 

The Right Builder

Choose a builder who has experience with sloping sites by reviewing their portfolio. A professional with expertise in building on a slope should be able to offer advice and ideas about layout that will increase functionality and reduce costs.



Source: Affordable Family Homes SA

 

Orientation

Houses on slope blocks can become more exposed to the elements. So, make sure to take into consideration things like stormwater flow and prevailing winds when designing your home.

 

Rockiness

Oftentimes, sloping blocks are also quite rocky. So, it’s important to keep in mind that if your block is particularly rocky, it may require additional excavation and foundation works, increasing the cost of your build.

A Split Level Home

A split-level home is a cost-effective way to make the most of your sloping block, not only adding architecturally interesting levels, but also enhancing your views and increasing the natural light exposure. 


 
Published: 01/05/2020
Author: Sally Wood
Company: homeshelf.com.au
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