Why Queenslander Homes Are Perfect For Sloping Blocks
1. Have Your Builder Inspect Your Sloping Block First
2. Balancing Your Sloping Block Home Design With Your Budget
To ensure your dream home is within budget, we'll discuss factors that not only make the most of your sloping block to save you heating and cooling expenses in the long run, but also discuss modern options like ducted air-conditioning, under floor heating, modern lighting and the latest NBN internet options.
Understanding all of the inclusions you would like at the start of your project helps us determine the ideal home design to accommodate these modern features on your sloping block, and therefore budget.
If you like, you can read about the Shelton Homes 12-Step design and construction process here.
3. Use A Proven Sloping Block Building Builder
Sloping blocks of course, don’t all slope the same. For example, your block might slope down from the road, or rise up above it. Your block may have different slope gradients across the block or a main drainage line through it. For these reasons, designing your home for your unique block is a must.
An experienced builder will be able to quickly work out a few design suggestions too, like perhaps a garage under the front of your new home would work best, or perhaps a split level home with a rumpus room at the back and a large veranda on top to create a spectacular outdoor living area. Every sloping block is different, and using a proven builder makes all the difference.
You can see examples of Queenslander homes that are specifically designed for the client’s blocks of land here.
Planning properly is not just about how many bedrooms you need either, you need to be sure your builder has the foresight to see changes on your land such as new neighbours and privacy, or tree growth that could block your views, there’s a lot to consider!