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Building on a Sloping Block

Sloping block

Hotondo Homes builders understand that land comes in many shapes and sizes, and that often land can have quite a slope on it, making it more challenging to build on. Rather than seeing a sloping block as a negative feature of the land, our builders aim to make the most out of your land by taking advantage of its orientation to maximise as much as they can when building your dream home.

Enjoy the View

Sloping block
Whether your block slopes from front to back, side to side, or is simply an awkward shape, our builders work with the orientation of the block to maximise sunlight and take advantage of sweeping views. Finding a home design that not only suits the land to emphasise the views as well as having a floor plan that suits your family’s lifestyle is something our builders specialise in to ensure you can enjoy your home for years to come.

Maximising Space

Sloping block
Our builders see sloping blocks as a welcome challenge to create a home you truly love as well as an opportunity to maximise the space in your home. They will work closely with you to build a home that incorporates your individual needs, while highlighting the block’s view and aspect. They can include clever design features such as additional storage, a second living area, teenager’s retreat or a perfectly placed car port that utilises the slope.

Solid Foundations


Our builders will ensure the structural integrity and longevity of your home by offering a number of different foundation options, including split level concrete and stump options to accommodate varying degrees of upslope and downslope blocks. They will also inspect your block to ensure they are making the best use of the shape and the fall of the land, as well as assessing whether there are any problems that need addressing. This enables them to provide you with a solution that is within your budget so that you get the best out of your land. Our builders will also facilitate the entire building process, from site inspection to obtaining the appropriate council plans and permits.

Home Design Solutions

Sloping Block
As well as assisting you with finding a suitable home design, our builders can modify the design to suit the sloping land. Our builders will work to design a home that maximises the space available on both the flat and sloping aspects of the land. Building a home with a reverse living floorplan to create the central living areas on one level to enhance the views of the landscape, while positioning the bedrooms and main bathroom on the ground floor, along with an additional living area or rumpus room is one solution for sloping blocks. Alternatively, you may choose a split level design, which has the kitchen and open-plan areas situated on a different level to the bedrooms, master suite and living areas, which also works well with land that slopes.

Building your new home on a sloping block is a welcome challenge our builders are ready to assist you with by finding a cost-effective solution that works with your budget and suits your lifestyle. With experience in finding a sloping block’s potential, our team of builders have a range of flexible floorplans to suit even the most challenging block of land for you to choose from to build your dream home. For sloping block home design ideas, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.

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