Is Building A Home On A Sloped Hill Possible?
Have you often admired homes on a hill, for the sake of their views, but always worried about their safety, especially the homes on stilts? There are definitely pros and cons to building on a sloped hill, let’s have a look at some.
Sloped Hill Home Pros
Some home builders and architects may suggest that sloping homes offer the possibility of great views and give the feeling of living in a tree house. Mountains, oceans, lakes, meadows and forest views can be a daily meditation. Likewise, building your home on a slope offers more privacy since less people will opt to build on a slope.
Creating a retaining wall and placing plants can be an art and science. If the retaining walls exceed 2 feet in height, extra reinforcement is definitely needed and walls need to be anchored for the world of possibilities in design.
Contemporary exterior walls have a strong presence from outside. A low building, with sloped roof, puts the chimney on display. This creates an exterior wall to have a strong presence.
Sloping grass, wide enough for a bench seat, along with sloping gardening can be best suited for entertaining or playing and perfect for sitting and relaxing. Brick walls and terracing on a slope with garden with walls can afford the completion of outdoor beauty
Sloped Hill Home Cons
Building a home on a sloped hill is possible but caution should be considered with each detail and a qualified and experienced builder is paramount. This is definitely a no DIY job and you will need a licenced professional builder to oversee every detail of this project.
For instance, accessibility and drainage can cause potential drawbacks along with anguish for both yourself and the builder. Access of heavy equipment can be difficult along with the extra time needed to build your foundation. Extra cost is also a concern, considering the drainage challenges. Building codes are stricter with sloping homes.
Considerations should also be given in reference to time allowance for project completion because accessibility and road conditions may not be as easy compared to regular homes being built on regular lands.
Should it be your desire to build a home on a sloped hill, remember that sloping land has the advantage of increasing the value of your property, because a home on a slope can be beautifully impressive and unique, that will definitely exude a dynamic appeal. Sloping houses have more access to natural light and large openings to surrounding areas, matched with great views.
If you are looking for a qualified builder who has the necessary qualifications, know-how and resources to build your dream home on a slope, hill or cliff, then you should consult with Pinnacle Builders who is an expert in new home building and renovation.