Types of Sloping block builders
A Sloping block is a block of land that has uneven levels of elevation which in turn has a slope from one end to the other end of the block. A sloping block can rise or fall of up to 5 metres and there are a few different ways the builder can build on a sloping block.
In general it is more expensive to build a custom home on a sloping block rather than a flat piece of land. It requires more attention to detail as elevated newly built homes and as a result these properties have greater price increases over time.
Important factors when building on a sloping block
When building on an elevated block of land, preparation for the foundation and the site drainage is the most fundamental part of building on the slope. If either of these two are not plann out correctly the overall house may shift in the long term which may have major impacts over the years. It is crucial to get these steps correct. There are two different types of ways to build with a sloping block as outlined custom builders sloping block, you can cut directly into the block and create a ground floor flat surface or build out of the block known as split level builds.
Why choose sloping block builders
The custom builder usually is prepared to design and work with the block and its slope. They tend to build a home with the best living spaces in mind and will maximise the views of the sloping build. “If you choose a custom builder, they are prepared to work with the block and may be able save in build costs where possible. On the other hand, volume builders tend to build and design homes that are suitable for flat blocks and they would most likely go for the option of removing the slope rather than building within the sloping block. This method is more expensive in the short and long run.
When getting advice on the sloping block, you need to base the build cost on the rise or fall over the proposed building envelope. The key is to design a home that works best with the block and its composition of the slope to achieve the best outcome.