Sloping Site Specialists
Building on a sloping block can quickly blow your budget, but with careful planning and expert guidance, you can get a beautiful home that won’t break the bank.
At Mamet Homes, our sloping block builders know how to help you avoid the common pitfalls and challenges that regularly lead to budget blowouts on sloping site projects.
Working in consultation with you, our team will leverage their familiarity with sloping block logistics and best practices to minimise overheads and eliminate unexpected costs, offering you the peace of mind that comes from a set-price building contract.
We can also support you by collaborating with a designer who can recommend the right solutions to keep your costs down, while designing a home for your block you’re sure to love.
Why build with Mamet Homes?
Avoid unnecessary expenses
Sloping block homes can be costly to build due to complex site logistics. Our sloping block builders leverage their deep understanding of sloping site best practices to keep your costs down.
Design to your budget
To help you save, we can collaborate with a designer who understands sloping blocks and can design a custom home that’s tailored to your site, your needs, and your budget.
Build to suit your site
Some sloping blocks best suit a retaining wall and slab. Others need a home built off ground. We help you make the right choice for your site so you save money, time, and stress.
Enjoy a no-surprises build
We take the time to create a comprehensive, fixed-price contract for you, so you can experience the peace of mind that comes from a no-surprises, no-variations build.
Stay in control
With our commitment to continual communication, plus a personalised app that’s regularly updated to document progress on your project, you’ll feel in control of your build from day one.
Experience peace of mind
With a guaranteed timeline, fixed pricing, and our commitment to quality workmanship, you’ll experience complete confidence and peace of mind as we construct your dream home.
Building on a sloping block is never as straightforward as building on a flat block. The more complex your build, the more it will cost. That’s why many sloping blocks are sold for cheaper prices than comparable flat blocks – because the cost of building will almost certainly be higher.
If you want to mitigate the high cost of building on a sloping block, it’s worth talking to an experienced sloping block builder before you make your purchase, so you can receive professional advice on the likely costs and challenges of building on your chosen plot. It’s also important to get a fixed-price building quote, rather than a quote subject to variations, so you can move forward with confidence, knowing you won’t be on the hook for huge, unexpected bills later down the road.
Thanks to our years of experience building on sloping blocks, Mamet Homes is uniquely positioned to help you build your dream home while keeping costs in check. We stand by our expertise in this area by offering you an all-inclusive, fixed-price quote for construction.
The short answer to this question is “yes”.
Sloping blocks come with logistical challenges and challenges with site conditions that simply aren’t a problem when working on flatter blocks of land. Accessing the site, moving around the site, and moving materials around the site is more difficult and requires more careful planning. In turn, this slows everything down compared to standard builds.
Although building on a sloping block is more difficult that building on an even block, with careful planning and a greater initial time investment spent understanding the lay of the land, you can account for – and minimise – these challenges to keep your building budget in check. That’s why it pays to work with an experienced sloping block builder who knows what they’re doing.
Every sloping block is different. So, you won’t be surprised to learn that the ideal building solution for every sloping block is different, too.
When it comes to building on a sloping block, one common myth is the idea that you must have a retaining wall as part of your building envelope. However, this is simply not true. While some sloping block sites best suit a retaining wall and slab, others are far better suited to a home built off ground.
That’s why it’s important to work with a designer or architect who specialises in designing homes for sloping blocks (and who knows how to design to your budget, too). This is the best way to ensure you get a home that’s suited to the environment you’re building in – and that you can actually afford to build.
Unlike most building companies, we don’t get our builders to throw together quotes after working 10-hour days. Instead, your quote is compiled by a professional estimator and quantity surveyor. That way, we can ensure every variable is accounted for, every selection is included, and every budget blowout risk has been mitigated before we present you with a fixed-price quote. This is particularly important when working on a sloping block.
We reject the industry practice of quoting low and profiting from variations. The prices on our quotes may appear higher than quotes from other builders. However, with our quotes, what you see is precisely what you’ll get – you won’t be on the hook for any expensive variations down the road. (Variations on sloping block homes can get painfully pricey extremely quickly!)
Our fixed-price quotes are fair, reasonable, and realistic. Everything is documented, detailed, and agreed upon, so you can be confident there will be no nasty surprises during construction on your sloping block home. Once you agree to the quote, we provide you with a fixed-price contract.
In addition to taking the time to compile an accurate quote, we speak to all our suppliers and subcontractors to understand their lead times and deliverables before we begin work on your home. This allows us to confidently and accurately schedule your project and offer you a reliable timeline. And because our all-inclusive quote protects you from expensive variations, you don’t need to worry about any variation “spanners” in your timeline “works”.
Your personally-dedicated app (and online portal) lets you follow the progress on your home construction with a daily log that includes photos, continually updated scheduling, links to all the trades working on your home, a record of your financials, and details of all your selections.
This personalised app allows us to effectively communicate with you every day and puts you firmly in the driver’s seat of your project.
Led by our head builder, Adrien Mamet, your home will be built by our core Brisbane-based team of carpenters and apprentices. Work that needs to be done by other trades will be subcontracted to our fully-vetted and trusted contractors, all of whom meet our strict standards for experience, qualifications, reliability, and commitment to delivering high quality finishes on all our projects.
We oversee all the work on your home to ensure it meets our standards for quality.
Our clients regularly comment on the high calibre of the trades we work with, and always share how impressed they are by our own crew. They particularly appreciate our commitment to keeping your site clean and tidy from start to finish.
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