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An contemporary 5 bedroom split level home design, perfectly suited to your uphill sloping block. Discover the benefits of building with Montgomery Homes today.
The Riviera design is one of our stand-out split level designs and is the perfect home to complement an uphill sloping site. Inside the home, a stunning entry awaits. With elegance and space surrounding you, you’ll find the kitchen and primary living rooms on the mid floor. This central family area opens up to a large optional alfresco for covered backyard play and entertaining.
The largest of our Riviera 1 designs, this home features a separate home theatre, rumpus room, butlers pantry and space for a workshop in the garage, plus five sizeable bedrooms – or convert the 5th to a study. The upper floor provides a casual retreat for the kids, which also opens to an enchanting deck to overlook your potential views. Consider a stunning open riser staircase to achieve a grand entry with higher ceilings.
Available in Metro, Retro, Executive and Hamptons facades.
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A collection to cater to your individual lifestyle and budget
The Diamond Collection has been exclusively curated to add a touch of luxury to your kitchen, bathroom, facade and more.
This collection provides you with the most stylish and high-quality inclusions available. It pairs leading design elements with the practical and enduring style you need to create an oasis where you can entertain, unwind, and create beautiful memories with your family.
The allure of the Sapphire Collection is found in the beautifully appointed features throughout the interior and across the exterior of your dream home.
The inclusions in this collection have been hand-selected by our expert interior design team to allow you to complete your home at an achievable price point while upholding the quality and style that is synonymous with a Montgomery Home.
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Building on a sloping site
For more than 30 years, Montgomery Homes has built a strong reputation in the market as the sloping site specialists.
Designing to the slope, Montgomery Homes maximise the practical and aesthetic qualities of designs on any block, creating unique and beautiful homes with manageable driveways, abundant light,natural ventilation, great storage, minimal excavation and wonderful views and outlooks.
So whether your block slopes downhill, uphill, sideways or diagonal, Montgomery Homes has a tried and tested architectural designs to maximise the value of your new home.
Your Building FAQs answered
Everything you wanted to know about building answered here
The time frame will depend greatly on the size and type of house you’re building as well as the local council approval process which can vary between locations. However, your home will take approximately 26 to 38 weeks to build from when excavation commences on your new home.
Yes, Montgomery Homes have extensive experience with building in flood affected areas. Many of our designs can be modified to be suitable for flood prone areas.
We will take the building materials, the foundation, and the flood clearance level into account to mitigate any damage to the house in the unfortunate event of a flood. Read more about building in a flood zone in our short blog.
Yes, Montgomery Homes can build from BAL 12.5 (low risk areas) through to flame zones.
If you’ve been dreaming of beautiful leafy surrounds, you may be aware that this area could be classified as a bushfire zone. If that’s the case, there are a few things you will need to consider, for example, the slope of the land and the materials used to build your home.
We are fully equipped with the knowledge and experience to protect your home in the event of a bushfire and ensure you’re your new home build meets the necessary complying requirements.
We utilise the same sub-contractors on every Montgomery Home to ensure we deliver the same high quality construction on every home.
Yes! Our experienced interior designer will guide you through your colour selection appointment during the design process. The decisions you make on colours, materials, and components for your new home will be made with confidence in a relaxed and well-resourced design space.
Plus, you can start styling the exterior of your home from the comfort of your own home using our Online Visualiser! Choose from 11 popular Montgomery Homes' facades and get creative by mixing and matching colours, materials, and much more.
Whether you’re looking for a single, two-storey, or split level home, we can offer flexible home designs and construction for almost any site. While some builders limit you to certain designs and parameters, we offer the freedom to build the kind of house dreams are made of through a broad range of customisable, architectural home designs to suit your lifestyle and design goals.
At Montgomery Homes, we include essential items like flyscreens, sarking, and appliances as standard inclusions. Most builders call these “extras” but our standard inclusions will go into your new home build as an absolute minimum.
Download our standard inclusions brochure and discover the true potential for your new home.
Before choosing a home builder, it is important to understand what pre-construction processes they have in place to avoid any potential redesigns and re-lodgement fees, which could result in delays and more costs to you.
Some builders can take more than six months to submit plans to your local council, whereas Montgomery Homes have in-house drafting and planning teams that regularly monitor the progress of your submission in an effort to have your plans approved as soon as possible.
We find we are often the first builders to start construction in just about every new estate, which means you’ll be in your new home a lot quicker!
Yes! Montgomery Homes has a strong reputation for being the go-to builder for sloping blocks and difficult sites.
When approaching a sloping site, our team of experts work with the natural gradient of the land to maximise potential views, breezes, and natural light. Explore the benefits of a split level home.
Of course! With block sizes on the decline, we have expanded our range of home designs to suit narrow blocks. We have home designs ranging from 5.7 metres all the way to 29.27 metres.
Explore our range of narrow home designs.
Double glazed windows have two sheets of glass which are separated by a small gap. Double glazed windows can be used to improve energy efficiency as the double glazing will make your home more comfortable in both the warmer and cooler months while also reducing your energy costs.
Double glazed windows can also reduce outdoor noise.
Once your contract has been signed, we require a number of additional documents before construction can start. This includes proof of funds from your financial institute, the clearance certificate for demolition (if applicable), and a construction certificate from a private certifier.
Once we have the documents listed above, your home design can be sent to construction.
From here, it will take approximately three weeks to cut the site. In that time, we will assign your site supervisor, book trades, order materials, complete a set-out survey, complete a PCA (Principal Certifying Authority) inspection, and finally, a temporary toilet and fencing will be erected on-site.
Waffle pod slabs are rectangular pieces of foam spaced out in a grid pattern with 100mm between each pod, forming a waffle. Reinforcement is placed between the pods by laying mesh over the top. Concrete is then poured, forming a waffle pod to provide incredible strength and durability to your concrete slab.
External dropped edge beams form part of the main slab and runs down adjacently to retain fill under the slab. This also reduces the need for expensive landscaping and large retaining walls by the owner after handover. Read more about dropped edge beams.
Site excavation is required to create the foundation for your new home. This process can include cut and fill, battered banks, and soil importation or soil removal from the site. Excavation must strictly comply with the approved plans and levels.
The process must also be meticulous when cutting or filling next to adjacent properties.
Site excavation for a split level slab can be a complex and very time consuming process. Excavation needs to be accurate in setting out exact dimensions of length, width and height of differing foundation levels.
Footings are trenches in the ground with cages of reinforcement which are filled with concrete, creating a beam that supports your brickwork floor and roof loads.
A bulkhead is a section of the ceiling which has been dropped and used to enclose services like wiring and pipes, or to conceal the space above your kitchen cupboards.
Kitchen bulkheads can also serve as a decorative feature.
Screw piers are an alternative to using traditional concrete board piers. The piers are long steel tubes with a screw head at one end which is screwed into the ground until they meet a certain bearing capacity.
When cutting into a slope or hillside, a cut is made into the soil and used to fill out a flatter area to prepare for the foundation of your home to be laid – the concrete slab.
BASIX stands for the Building Sustainability Index. It is the NSW Government planning centre where each new home is measured against specific energy and water targets.
The objective of BASIX is to reduce household electricity and water, but BASIX also takes into account a number of other elements like the size of the house, the location, the orientation, the placement of windows, design features, fixtures, insulation, and hot water systems.
Site costs are associated with what’s needed to get your block ready for building. These costs can vary depending on your block’s location, the soil type, accessibility, council regulations, and more.
After we have completed our free on-site assessment, site costs will be itemised in your Montgomery Homes tender. We will include costs like earthworks, site preparation, any bushfire levies, and the engineering requirements.
Yes, we provide full split configurations which are best suited for a block with a steep slope. In this scenario, we will use our specialist bearers and joist construction technique to accommodate the slope of the land.