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Building on a Sloping Block

Building on a sloping block need not have its challenges when working with a professional new home designer. Once a design brief has been received and considered, options on how to achieve this design will become clear.

Sloping Block

Options available

The amount of fall and the soil conditions on your land will define what choices are available as far as design, liveability, buildability and overall form and footprint of the building you may wish to select for your building project.

Each block is unique, and should be assessed individually by a professional new home designer with your design brief in mind. Each block offers unique design opportunities for various floor plans with levels and site access also carefully considered.

The individual land will offer opportunities to design using various methods which may include: adding a few steps to a split level, or progress as far as adding a second or basement style space. The choice is yours.

Split Level Floor Plan

Internal floor levels

Different floor plates are considered as part of the initial design response to the site contours and the clients design brief. Your building designer will consider the practical options for efficiently designing these floor plates into your homes design. Staircases connect the different floor plates and can be either a few steps or longer depending on the change in levels that is being introduced to the design.

Stepped slab

Start a design journey

The first step on your journey is to obtain some accurate site levels, foundation investigation and survey which will measure the exact site fall and site conditions. This will clarify what design options are available on your land. Your new home designer will obtain these on your behalf and will be able to discuss with you how best to achieve your design aspirations. An initial design outcome will enable preliminary costings, which will add some degree of certainty to your budget considerations.

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