What Things Do I Need To Consider?
When looking to build a prefabricated modular, cabin or granny flat home on a sloping block you need to consider a few things.
Placement & Solar Panels
Do you want a northern, southern, eastern or western facing home?
If you would love to go a little more environmentally friendly and save money on your electricity bill, then solar panels are an excellent idea. When planning a home, that you know will eventually have solar panels, it is crucial to consider which way the home faces to get the most direct sun exposure as possible throughout the day. Talk to your local solar specialist to get the best advice for you.
If you home backs onto a hill, how will the water escape down the hill and around your home? You definitely don’t want water going through your home. Often is a good idea to have a raised home for lots that back onto a hill. This method of home building enables storm water to run underneath and around your home during heavy downpours.
Decks, Carports, Patios & Maximising Views
Consider what direction you would love your deck and windows to face to make the most of the view. Do you want a deck, a patio, verandah, carport, etc? Really plan out whether you prefer to perhaps sit on your deck sipping your cup of coffee/tea of a morning or afternoon, requiring an either eastern or western facing deck. Would you double your carport as an entertaining area or would you consider installing a swimming pool later on down the track and thus would need an entertaining area closer to the pool?