Sloping Sites

"A sloping site is an opportunity to design a homes that works with the lay of the land."

Work with the slope

A downward sloping site is an opportunity to design a homes that works with the lay of the land. Depending on your slope a number of different methods may be employed including, split levelling, multi levelling, or any combination of. Leneeva homes has extensive experience working on some of the steepest sites in Melbourne to achieve a great result.

After surveying the site and understanding levels, our partner Building Designers or Architects will make a recommendation in line with your design brief. Leneeva Homes offers a free project brief meeting to better help you understand your design options.

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This tri-level split home in Croydon North is a great example of a home integrating and working with the slope of the site. Sloping both front  to back and right to left this site causes challenges on two planes.

Custom sloping site design for Melbourne land

If your site has slope then you have the potential to choose a construction solution that works in conjunction with the lay of the land, rather than against it. These sites, also called steep sites, have a gradient that exceeds one metre or rise or fall over the building envelope.

Essentially, this means that traditional, flat, slabs on the ground don’t work well on this kind of site. But just because the conditions are more challenging than usual, it doesn’t mean you can’t build the dream home you’ve always envisioned.

How a downward sloping block house design can benefit your vision

If you have found a piece of land with a slope in a prime location for a good price, it is advised to snap it up. Because of the fact that you cannot just put a flat slab, pre-designed and pre-fabricated home on there actually means you are more likely to end up with a more satisfying result, in most instances.

Time and care will need to be put into the design process to ensure the property is structurally sound, while also looking the part. But by the end of the journey, you’ll have a truly unique house to call your own.

Leneeva Homes has vast experience in this area, designing and constructing stunning homes on sloping blocks across South East Melbourne and Victoria regions.

How we work

Depending on the angle we’re dealing with, there are a number of methods that can be employed for your construction project. This includes split levelling, multi levelling, or a combination of both.

Split level properties are when the floor levels are staggered and connected by short flights of stairs and can be arranged in a wide range of styles. This compensates for the downward slope of the land on which the property is built. There are a number of benefits for going down this path, including having dedicated, separated family or entertainment spaces.

There is also the option to choose a multi-level, raised property. This means two levels are connected by a single entrance. You can separate both spaces to your liking, and with the elevation from the slope, you can also include decking and other spaces to enjoy the view.

Sloping block house designs also present a great opportunity to consider sustainable options like earth-sheltered homes – where the land can be used to completely cover parts of the property. This means they are completely sheltered from the environment and have natural insulation that will drive your heating and cooling bills down.

Why choose us?

Leneeva Homes has extensive experience working on some of the steepest sites in Melbourne. We’ve been able to achieve individualised results of the highest standards for all of our clients.

Our process begins with a site survey, allowing us to understand the slopes and levels we are dealing with. From there, our partner designers or architects will make a recommendation in line with your brief.

We also offer a free project brief meeting to better help you understand the options open to you and your budget.

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