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How to Design, Knock Down & Build on a Sloping Block of Land

You’ve probably heard all kinds of things about sloping blocks. They’re known for creating the best views and the most unique home designs. That said, there’s also a lot of stigma designed around sloping blocks. They’re considered to be more of a hassle and more expensive than alternatives.

Of course, this isn’t necessarily true, and it’s definitely worth the extra work. Below, you can read about how to design, knock down and building on sloping blocks.

Designing

Let’s start with designing. Sloping blocks allow you to have the most unique home designs out there. That’s why you might be wondering exactly how to design your home on sloping blocks. The first thing you should pay attention to is important land markers. If you have a large boulder on your property, for example, you might want to consider how you’ll either build around it or how you’ll excavate it.

If, on the other hand, you have a beautiful view that you want to pay attention to, you’ll have to build your home so that your windows are facing it. Not only this, but you’ll want to make sure that your home is designed to protect your walls from strong winds.

Rebuild – Knock Down & Rebuild

The benefit about knocking down and rebuilding on a sloping block is that you don’t have to worry as much about the outdoor surroundings; instead, you have to pay attention to the overall structure of your home.

Building

Now, we can move on to building on sloping blocks.
There are many decisions that you’ll have to make regarding building on a sloping block. For one thing, you have to decide whether you want your sloping block elevated above the ground or dug in the ground.

Depending on your needs, each one has its benefits. If you want a home that provides you with a better view, you might want to build your sloping block so that it’s elevated above the ground.

Not only this, but you have to decide whether you want your home to flow with the natural shape of the land or whether you want to excavate the site to renovate or build the home. If you decide not to excavate, you should be aware that your home will look more like a split home.

If you’re building on a sloping block from scratch, you should be aware of the surrounding property. That’s because any large boulders are high slopes can affect the integrity of your home, and you can either incorporate these markers into it or you can decide to excavate and have the ground flattened.

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