Benefits of Constructing Your Home on Sloping Land

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There is no ignoring the fact that opting to build on a slope would be more expensive than constructing on flat land. However, this should not deter you from choosing this type of location. Before making this decision, you should ask yourself what the additional costs would be.

These costs could include hiring the services of professionals such as custom home builders, land surveyors and structural engineers who can determine the best design as well as the mode of construction for your residence. Once you have an idea of how much more expensive it would be, you could try to establish whether the extra cost would be worth the investment.

If your land is located on prime property, more often than not you will find that the benefits of having your structure on a slope will outweigh the initial costs of construction. This article highlights some of the reasons why you should consider building on a slope.

Sweeping views

One of the main benefits of building on a sloping block of land is the views that you will be afforded on the property. Being at a higher elevation than everything else will give you panoramic vistas of your environment, regardless of where you are in your home. In addition to this, you can enhance your views by incorporating glass into the design elements of your structure. Opting for glass balustrading, French doors and bifold windows will make your space seem more open to the outdoors. These views are definitely something that money will not be able to buy.

Natural ventilation

Another reason to consider building on a slope is the enhanced ventilation that your home will receive. Professional home builders will take measures to ensure that the structure is appropriately designed to make the most of the prevailing breezes that are abundant at high elevations. This natural ventilation is not simply a source of fresh air, though. It is also a great way of decreasing the energy bills of your home. With enhanced ventilation, you will rely less on artificial cooling. This would be a great way to conserve the energy consumed by your air conditioning during the hotter summer months.

Increased resale value

Professionals who flip houses by seeking out fixer-uppers tend to go out of their way to locate homes built on a slope. This is because they tend to be in short supply, making them a lucrative option when it comes to return on investment. As such, opting to build your house on a slope will significantly enhance its resale value. In the event that you are considering putting the house on the market after a while, a sloping area would be an ideal location for your construction.


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Finding the Best Contractors for the Job

Welcome to my blog, my name is Blake and from now on, I will be writing a series of blogs which will deal with the process of finding and working with contractors when constructing a new building. I am not a construction specialist but last summer I gained a lot of experience in this area when I hired a team of 32 contractors to build a holiday home. When hiring contractors, it is important that you understand how to communicate with them and their ways of working. Below are a series of blogs which will help you to find the best contractors.