residential drafting designers with tips to consider when building on a sloping block
Our residential drafting designers explain that building on a sloping block definitely has its unique challenges, however if you keep the following few points in mind you will greatly improve your chances of a good outcome.
1. Choice of builder: Make sure the builders you are considering have experience building on sloping blocks, and have a look at their previous work and talk to their clients.
2. Orientation: Orientation is important with regards to taking advantage of solar efficiency as well as views. With a North-facing block main living areas can face north. Sometimes with a South-facing block, the views and the orientation can be in conflict, so you need to compromise. Work with your builder to maximise the attributes of your block and minimise the shortcomings.
3. Slope: Our new home designers in Penshurst explain that the ideal design of your home will be dictated by the slope. For instance, if the block slopes up from the road, more often than not the best solution will be to have the garage underneath the home, and have living areas open out at ground level in the back. Alternatively, if the block slopes down from the road, it might be more appropriate to build a split level that follows the slope dow.
4. Rock: Work with the block, not against it. To reduce unnecessary excavation, be aware that with a sloping block, soil depths are relatively shallow, so you are very likely to strike rock.
Contact our residential drafting services in Sydney for a complete range of drafting and design services for both sloping and flat blocks.