Do you have a steep or difficult site?


We are a one-stop-shop where the client, builder, engineer and architect work together to streamline the process. This saves you time & money.

All the management is done by Westwood Family Homes, including dealing with councils, engineers and the like.

Talk to us about our exclusive estimated cost breakdowns.

Designing a house for a sloping block is a much more dynamic and multifaceted process, creating many possibilities for living spaces, cosy nooks & private spaces beyond that of a standard flat site.

These types of builds make for some very interesting spaces from both a design and a construction viewpoint - requiring a specific skillset, knowledge, experience and expertise to navigate when designing a home of this level.  

We specialise in steep sloped and difficult sites that many other building companies shy away from.

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The Challenge

Sloping blocks also come with their own unique set of challenges & opportunities.

With the slope of the block, height restrictions, engineering, overshadowing, drainage issues, maintenance, screening and compliance with council regulations. Each site is unique and therefore there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach when it comes to sloping block house designs.

The Westwood Family Homes Difference

Westwood Family Homes has a long history in designing, costing & constructing homes on steep & difficult blocks.

Our architects & engineers complete a rigorous and comprehensive process of investigation, including contour surveys & soil tests to understand the site prior to commencing the design process itself, these include but are not limited too:

  • Site feasibility;

  • Compliance with council regulations, any overlays;

  • Understanding the complexity of build site issues - e.g. retaining walls, site access, height restrictions, engineering, overshadowing, drainage issues, maintenance, modelling various scenarios, screening, services analysis and so on;

  • This initial scoping establishes and defines the parameters to enable the architect to create a design that responds to the opportunities of the site and also providing the client with a realistic project budget to work with.

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