Our sloping site specialist techniques have been applied to our brand new Whitehaven range to craft homes that caress an uphill sloping site. Our Whitehaven is a split tri-level design that provides two living areas, four bedrooms and a contemporary butlers pantry. With a stunning Hamptons facade on display at HomeWorld Box Hill – plus…
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The Sloping Site Specialists
If you are looking to build on a sloping site, you have found the ideal builder. Montgomery Homes dominates the market when it comes to building on a sloping block. We offer split-level home designs for almost any land type – whether your block slopes uphill, downhill, sideways, or is an unusual shape, we have creative solutions for you.
Montgomery Homes utilises both bearers and joists as well as split slab techniques to allow your home to caress the curve of the land. Building a split-level home design like this avoids excessive excavation and the need to dig deep into the land to place a flat, one level slab.
Our renowned split level technique can result in flatter driveways, more managable retaining walls, and will drastically improve your street appeal.
Why build a split-level home with Montgomery Homes?
Montgomery Homes is the go-to builder for split level homes. Our reputation as the sloping site specialists precedes us and we often find competitors referring clients to us when they aren’t able to meet the customer’s needs for a sloping block.
Our specialist techniques have been refined over more than 30 years of building on sloping blocks of land and allow us to adapt our designs to complement the natural gradient of your land.
This enables you to enjoy many benefits of building on a sloping site such as:
- Less cut and fill
- Abundant natural light and air-flow
- Separate living areas on different levels
- Preservation of natural drainage
- Enhanced outlooks and views
- Less excavation
- More manageable driveway
- More choice of affordable land in desirable locations
- Interesting designs
- Better outlooks and views
- Less retaining walls
- A more usable backyard
Building a split-level home enhances the slope of the land rather than working against it. The diagram below provides a visual explanation of the benefits of a stepped slab:
Building a new home is a big investment - by choosing a split-level home design, you will improve your odds of enhancing your return if you sell in the future. The cost of a stepped slab is approximately $10,000, but why not add this value to your home now when it will give you a much better return in the future?
The standard ‘cut and fill’ approach to home building is often the cheapest for the builder, but can be costly for you due to the resulting retaining walls, steep driveway, increased piering, drainage issues, and difficulty selling should you decide to move house in the future.
Keith and Cheryl were planning their retirement in the stunning Northern Beaches and wanted to be able to help their son and his family enjoy the same beautiful lifestyle near the beach. They seized the opportunity to secure a sloping block of land and built a split level home that easily accommodated them all. Discover how the two families were able to live independently in their brand new home.