When choosing a block of land to build your dream home on, there are a huge amount of choices available to you. Size, unique features, orientation, these are just some of the aspects that are vital to consider.
A particularly important decision to make is whether you would like to build on a flat or sloping site. Sloping sites are fantastic opportunities for you to create a beautifully unique home. While working with the gradient can present its own challenges, the benefits of these blocks are sizeable.
At Serenity Homes, we are Adelaide sloping site specialists, and our team of Adelaide building experts are regularly involved with building on this type of block. To help you make your decision, here are 6 benefits of building on a sloping site.
Sloping site blocks can give you access to magnificent views. While a flat block in a prime location can also give you great prospects, the way the sloping site block positions your home will often mean that you are looking up and over any obstacles in the way, giving you a better view.
Due to the nature of these blocks, your home will be well placed to incorporate some really unique features. Outdoor pools, rooftop balconies, mezzanine levels, layered gardens - these are just some of the options available for your home’s design.
Capture Natural Light
With a sloping site, you are able to effectively capture natural light.
By incorporating large windows, your home will be able to make efficient use of the sun, especially if your home is positioned higher up on the block.
Separate Living Areas
By building on a sloped block, you have the ability to design your home to maximise your comfort through separate living areas. By splitting your home over multiple levels, you can make it so your living space is far away from your bedrooms. This way, you will be protected from the noise that comes with a high-traffic communal area.
Designing and building your own custom home means that you can create it for maximum energy efficiency.
On a sloping site block, your energy options are vast, including better access to natural light and natural cross-flow ventilation, as well as other environmentally sustainable products such as double glazed windows, solar panels, Hebel panelling and much more.
One of the best things about deciding to build on a sloping site is the increased land options available to you. Some people tend to shy away from these types of blocks, however, their missed opportunity is your gain!
Our Adelaide sloping site experts are very experienced in building on sloping sites, and as such, we can rise to meet any challenge or gradient. To learn more about our sloping sites, click here, or feel free to give our friendly team of Adelaide custom home builders a call.