5 Tips for Building on a Sloping Site
When building a home, a slope on the site can create some interesting challenges you wouldn’t face with a flat site. However, when everything is done correctly with some clever problem-solving skills, the outcome can be well worth the extra effort.
If you’ve found your dream block of land and the only thing holding you back is a slope, put your worries aside and go for it!
The most common factor that scares homebuyers away from a sloping site is the idea that construction costs will increase as the builder struggles to work with the hill(s). While this is sometimes the case, these expenses are usually balanced out by the fact that sloping sites are often sold at a lower price than their flat counterparts. Overall, you may even find that building on a sloping block ends up costing you less than doing so on a flat block!
How To Choose A Local Expert Builder
When it comes to constructing a home for you and your family, there are several advantages a local builder has. If you live in Brisbane, Toowoomba or the Sunshine Coast, a Queensland builder would typically provide a more personalised service. They are also more likely to have an in-depth knowledge of what works well in this part of the world, as well as being easier to reach and communicate with. Plus, there’s certainly a nice feeling that comes from supporting your local economy.
However, not all builders are made equal. Whilst one Brisbane builder could exceed your expectations, another could disappoint you.
Since a house is such a significant investment, it’s crucial that you make this decision with care.
Here are our top three tips for choosing a local builder who won’t let you down.
Building A Home With Real Street Appeal
When people consider the value of a house, there are three key elements that influence their opinion the most:
- The kitchen
- The bathroom
- The street appeal
Street appeal refers to the outward appearance of the property; it’s what neighbours, guests and people driving past can see, and it creates the first impression for anyone who visits your home.
The external aesthetics of a house are an important factor in any street, suburb or town. So when you’re planning to build a new home, it’s a great idea to consider what kind of design will have the best street appeal. In this blog post, we look at why a Queensland house is almost always the best choice.
The Perfect Property for Your Family (and Your Horses!)
Being a horse owner presents a unique problem when you’re looking for a new home. You want to find a house that perfectly suits your family, but – at the same time – you also need a property that will make a great home for your beloved equine companions. The team at Shelton Homes can help you find this balance.
Just imagine it: Living in a spacious and welcoming homestead nestled amongst sprawling fields of green grass. Checking on the horses is as easy as looking out the bedroom window to see them grazing, or stepping out into the fresh air and walking a few metres to the stable. You don’t need to drive to the agistment every time you want to go for a horse ride; you can saddle up right in your own backyard. Maybe there’s even a local riding trail that runs right by your driveway!