Building a House on a Sloping Block of Land

Have you ever considered building a house on a sloping piece of land? If you have, we have dozens of sloping block designs from builders around the country to give you inspiration and assist you in choosing the best layout. In addition, our builders will help you come up with a design that will maximize light and give you an awesome view for houses built on a sloping block of land. The following are some of the factors that you need to consider when building on a slanted block.

Make Sure Your Design Fits the Block The most common designs that fit a sloping block are split level or double story home designs. Coming up with a design that utilizes a slanted block to the maximum is a challenging task that needs experienced builders with the ability to design a house that best utilizes natural light while capitalizing on any views in the vicinity. All these factors should be taken into account while making sure that your home is useable and friendly for you and your family.

JODUN sloping block home design by Urbanedge JODUN sloping block home design by Urbanedge
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Lowering the Cost After identifying the best design for your block, the next important thing that the builder should consider is your budget. The budget is very critical especially when building a house on a slanted block because this type of construction normally comes with unpredictable costs in excavation and land works. For instance, earth works such as retaining walls, soil removal and disposal, and breaking and removal of rocks can increase your budget significantly. Most slanting sites will require rock removal, and you should opt for a design that needs minimal earthworks.

The Oscar sloping block home design by New Level Homes The Oscar sloping block home design by New Level Homes
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A few types of House Design Suitable For Slanting Blocks

Basic Stepped Design This type of design is mainly made up of two levels and is best suited for sloping blocks that have a maximum of 2 meters over the area to be occupied by the building. Basic stepped design buildings can either be stepped up to the front or stepped down in the back; the split level integrated into these buildings adds aesthetic appeal to your house.

Multi-Stepped Design The multi-stepped design resembles the basic stepped design, but the difference is that the multi-stepped design includes two or more steps in the building. This type of design is best suited for a sloping block with 2 to 2.5 meters of area to be covered by the building. You should opt for a multi-stepped design if you plan to build a bigger home because the house will be unique.

Split Level Home Designs Interiors Homes built using the split level design are made up of two separate levels. The front has a single storey while the back of the house is a double storey, and vice versa. Split level home designs interiors is best suited for slanting blocks with more than 3 meters of area to be covered by the building. Click here to view numerous designs that best suit any site.

Fitzgerald home design by Better Living Group The Oscar sloping block home design by New Level Homes
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The Advantages of Building a Home on a Sloping Site

Building a home on a sloping site enables you explore differnt and creative ways to design and layout your new house as you can consider light reflection, views, split level with high ceilings or multi levels. Constructing a home on a sloping block ensures that your house is designed to suit the nature of the land; this allows the use of all living spaces in an economical manner.

Building the right house on a sloping block also confers to the owner many lifestyle benefits that includes:

  • Potential views
  • Great natural light
  • Several options of affordable land in great locations
  • Getting the maximum value of your house in any type of site
  • Having a unique family house that blends with your personality and best suits your way of life

The benefits that come with sloping homes are endless, and they can be attained by building sloping homes in unique slopes.

The Factors to Take Into Account When Building on a Sloping Block

In order to make sure that your home design is efficient and suits your budget, you should consider the following key factors when designing a house that will suit your sloping site.

  • The size of the slope and angle of the sloping block
  • The point at which the slope begins and where it ends relative to where the home is located on the land
  • Consider the views or other factors that you would like to capitalize on
  • The position of the sloping block in relation to the sun as this enables you to maximize on the cool breeze during summer and retain heat during winter
  • Make sure natural light enters key areas in the home
  • Comply with the stipulated height restrictions
  • Have drainage to enable the flow of water during heavy rains and floods
  • Ensure enough privacy for your neighbors and yourself

Coming up with a house design that is best suited for your sloping block enables you to benefit from the practical and the unique qualities of your home, and allow you to construct modern and unique designs at a lower excavation costs. Other benefits that you are likely to obtain with effective sloping designs include abundant light, practical driveways, awesome views and natural ventilation.

Machu Picchu sloping block home design by Calm Living Homes Machu Picchu sloping block home design by Calm Living Homes
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