Work with your sloping block!

Purchasing a block for your dream home is all about location, location, location. But finding the right location at the right cost can sometimes lead to disappointment. Thankfully there are ways to make the most of your sloping block and get your dream home planning back on track. While there are positives and negative towards a sloping block, with the right experienced builder and the right plan, we think the positives out way the negatives. 

Work with your Sloping Block

Positives

N

Working with the slope that already exists by designing your home to fit will reduce the need for excavation and retaining wall costs.

N

Sloping Blocks have a better view – GENERALLY giving the block a higher value when it comes time to sell.

N

Elevated homes with timber flooring means a cool breeze will flow through house keeping IT cool – ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COOLING!

N

Garage can be underneath the house – saving you space.

N

Better drainage than level blocks

Negatives

K

Sloping blocks may require retaining walls and/or excavation if a plan that does not suit is used.

K

Generally building on a sloping block will cost more than building on a flat block.

K

Excavation of a block can cause problems with the drainage, exacerbate erosion, and instability – Builder will therefore have to use sediment control measures to protect the block’s integrity.

K

Masonry homes are generally too heavy for sloping sites.

Search for blog post

Recent Post

5 Trending Exterior House Colour

Colours play a major role in the world of decoration and design, especially when planning for your house’s exterior colours. However, choosing the right colour combination may be daunting. So we have listed some of the popular colour choices you may consider for your...

Why Choose a Corner Block for Your New Build

Are you thinking of buying a corner block for your new build? Do you want to know more about the advantages it will bring you? In this blog, we’ll give several advantages a corner block will bring to you and your family. Read on so you can start planning, sketching,...

What Should You Do First: Buy the Land or Choose the House Design?

Should I buy the land first before designing my house or should I plan the design and find a convenient block of land? When you think about it, both choices are reasonable. This is one of the dilemmas future house owners are facing. So in this blog, we will explain to...

7 Benefits of a Stump Home in QLD

If you are a first time homeowner planning to build your own house, you might be wondering if you should consider a stump home. In this blog, we will share with you some of the benefits of having a stump home in Queensland.   Great view A stump home can have...

7 Popular Custom Built Homes by TJS Building

Are you planning to have a custom-built home of your own? Are you a first homeowner and new to things regarding house building? Take a look at our 7 most popular custom-built homes and see how TJS Building can help you build your new home. The Hendon If you have a...

How to Choose the Perfect Weatherboard for Your Home Cladding

Weatherboard has always been an important part of any Australian home. Aside from the aesthetic quality it adds to the exterior, weatherboard also protects the walls from the harsh climate conditions. For this reason, it is crucial to find the right weatherboard for...

6 Common House Styles in Australia

Here we listed the 6 most common house styles in Australia and why they become ever-popular.   The Classic Queenslander This house style is very common, of course, in Queensland and among the Northern New South Wales area. The stumps, floor system and deck is...

A Closer Look at the 3 Most Popular Roof Types in Australia

Does shape and design matter for roofs? It definitely does. It might go unnoticed but your roof serves as shields from the harsh weather conditions outdoors. These include: Long summer Humidity Heavy rainfall Cyclones Therefore, innovations on roof styles were...

Timber or Composite: Which suits your deck better?

Are you planning on adding a deck to your new home? Which material will suit your deck better, the classic timber or a more modern composite? If you find yourself stuck with these choices, we happened to list down a comparative guide to help you come up with the right...