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Sloping Sites

Don’t let Builders tell you that it’s far too expensive to build on sloping sites. There is no doubt that it will be somewhat dearer however the developers realise this and generally it will be reflected in the price of the land. This is why all the flat parcels are generally sold first. Well don’t despair this may be the beginning of your win.

Sloping sites lend themselves to split level construction whereby creating a part two and part single storey home.

No matter which way the site falls the grouping of rooms will always function and possibly better by creating different zones.

A sloping site can assist in giving your front elevation more definition or in most cases better articulation. Nonetheless greater street presence as remember it is always this that creates the first and lasting impression. The icing on the cake is how well it functions beyond that facade. This is what will excite your visitors and guests.

Sure there are earthworks associated with sites to create working platforms so a little more in this scenario won’t break the bank. What does break the bank is the creation of wasted floor space in conventional design. This is generally associated with pedestrian traffic as one moves
through the house. Space costs series money so don’t waste it.

We here at Cairns Quality Homes specialise in designing and constructing new homes to brief and budget on any site.

What may in your opinion be considered difficult or steep may in fact be the ultimate site given your brief and they way you live.

The real secret is clever planning and space saving whilst addressing all the other key elements of design with views, shading of windows and walls, orientation, cross ventilation, living and alfresco areas.

So if you are considering a sloping site please by all means give me a call and I’d be more than happy to assess those on offer for you and recommend accordingly.

This is a no obligation free advice and design service performed by an In House Designer and see whether we at Cairns Quality Homes can complete your dream.
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