CUSTOM HOMES DESIGNED FOR STEEP OR ANGLED LOTS

Sloping Blocks Builder
Perth, WA

The Expert Builders For Sloping Blocks

The landscape of Perth’s suburbs is full of beautiful sloping blocks – both with long-standing homes and empty lots ripe for development.

When it comes to building on a sloping lot, trying to adapt a standardised home design is a recipe for disaster. Instead, turn to the experts in building on non-traditional blocks – Central Avenue Homes designs exceptional homes not just in spite of a sloping block, but to maximise the functionality of your new home.

What do we consider a sloping lot? A steep site generally descends by at least 30°, but any block with a gentler slope can still experience many of the disruptive factors that make a sloping lot challenging to build on. Irregular terrain or diagonal slopes can also make designing and constructing a home more complex.

Challenges Involved In Sloping Blocks

Greater exposure to the elements – many sloping blocks and hillside properties face heightened exposure to wind, rain, hail and other weather conditions. In the midst of worsening climatic conditions, it’s essential to ensure your new home can stand up to the elements. When it comes to construction, weather-proofing is future-proofing, ensuring your new home stands the test of time.

Stormwater runoff and drainage – failing to consider and fully integrate drainage when building on sloping ground is one of the biggest liabilities in the building industry. Uncontrolled rainwater runoff can easily sabotage the structural integrity of the home, leading to unsafe conditions and environmental issues. The financial costs of improper drainage can also be disastrous for property owners.

Physical access for construction – the nature of the block may pose challenges for typical construction machinery. At Central Avenue Homes, we’ve completed residential building projects under an enormous range of conditions, ensuring we have plenty of solutions to see things through to completion.

Environmentally-friendly solutions – in many cases, rugged or sloping lots cannot simply be levelled for development purposes. Whether due to legal restrictions or the desire to keep natural landscapes intact, building on angled blocks involves adapting the design to the terrain, not the other way around.

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Other Considerations For Sloping Blocks

✓ Environmentally responsive design (eg. guiding stormwater runoff)

✓ Physical accessibility and safety on the block (including for children and the mobility impaired)

✓ Ensuring the home still receives sufficient sunlight and airflow

✓ Long term structural integrity and flexibility of the structure

✓ Creation of functional and secure outdoor spaces

✓ Appropriate landscaping for rugged or exposed yards

Other Considerations For Sloping Blocks

✓ Environmentally responsive design (eg. guiding stormwater runoff)

✓ Physical accessibility and safety on the block (including for children and the mobility impaired)

✓ Ensuring the home still receives sufficient sunlight and airflow

✓ Long term structural integrity and flexibility of the structure

✓ Creation of functional and secure outdoor spaces

✓ Appropriate landscaping for rugged or exposed yards

Site Assessments For Sloping Blocks

A comprehensive site assessment is an absolutely essential stage of our planning and design process. We tap into every resource available to gather as much information as possible on the proposed build site, including council records, topography studies and previous planning documents.

Not all Perth builders take the time to tick all the boxes when it comes to site assessment. But failure to fully understand and plan for the site is a disaster waiting to happen – both financially and structurally. And later adaptations to the plan of your home could generate large and unexpected expenses.

At Central Avenue Homes, we put in the effort up front to ensure we’re informed about the building site’s conditions. This helps us provide an extremely accurate quote and incredibly detailed costing to our clients, even on sloping or uneven blocks.

If you plan on developing a sloping lot, you need to work with the builders who understand and respect the nature of the site. Central Avenue Homes takes a responsible approach by gathering all the available information right at the beginning, so that we can provide a trustworthy estimate to the customer.

Site Assessments For Sloping Blocks

A comprehensive site assessment is an absolutely essential stage of our planning and design process. We tap into every resource available to gather as much information as possible on the proposed build site, including council records, topography studies and previous planning documents.

Not all Perth builders take the time to tick all the boxes when it comes to site assessment. But failure to fully understand and plan for the site is a disaster waiting to happen – both financially and structurally. And later adaptations to the plan of your home could generate large and unexpected expenses.

At Central Avenue Homes, we put in the effort up front to ensure we’re informed about the building site’s conditions. This helps us provide an extremely accurate quote and incredibly detailed costing to our clients, even on sloping or uneven blocks.

If you plan on developing a sloping lot, you need to work with the builders who understand and respect the nature of the site. Central Avenue Homes takes a responsible approach by gathering all the available information right at the beginning, so that we can provide a trustworthy estimate to the customer.

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Our experience in numbers.

500+

Custom Homes Built

682+

Happy Clients

4,650,000+

Bricks Laid

13,000m3+

Of Concrete Poured

Why Choose Central Avenue Homes To Build On My Sloping Lot?

As Perth’s premier custom home builder, individuality and personalised solutions are at the heart of what we do. This makes us exceptional collaborators, problem-solvers and out-of-the-box thinkers, not constrained to a traditional way of thinking about home design.

After 22 years building custom homes in Perth – almost 500 residential properties constructed – we bring a wealth of experience into each and every new project. It’s hard to find a Perth builder more experienced at dealing with unusual and challenging home designs.

So you’re looking for a trusted builder to bring out the best in your sloping lot, you can be confident we have what it takes to achieve a spectacular result, even under the most difficult conditions.

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