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Build a pole home on a sloping or tiered block.

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

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Why Choose A Pole Home?

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. 

There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

1) Sloping Or Uneven Land

Typically constructed using timber framed methods, pole homes are growing in popularity and offer a cost-effective solution to building on sloping, uneven or less stable sites, which can be perceived to be a little tricky.

Poles are fixed at the required heights to create a level floor, which creates the support and framework to then build the remainder of the house.

2) An Economical Choice

Building a traditional style home on a sloping or uneven block can be expensive, whereas a pole home can be built with much less ground preparation. It avoids the hassle and cost of major earthworks to create a level foundation.

You can also possibly save on buying the land in the first place, since sloping ground is often less desirable and therefore cheaper.

3) More Environmentally Friendly

Given that many pole homes are wood-based, this means that local and other environmentally-friendly materials can be used during the construction. These materials can be incorporated into a design that will blend into the local landscape, enhancing its natural beauty.

The land will also suffer less of an impact from a pole home than a conventional one with the potential to maintain more of the existing flora.

And finally, in terms of energy conservation, a pole home can easily be designed to maximise the heating and cooling potential of any site.

4) Faster To Build

A pole home is quicker to build, because it needs very little site preparation. It can also be built in stages to accommodate different timescales and budgets, allowing you to move in sooner rather than later.

5) Flexible Designs

Depending on the site, the design can actually step down with the slope, creating a unique character to your home. The design itself can also be as unique and innovative as you want it, with the bonus that it can be later modified and easily added to (design permitting).

A pole home is a truly flexible living space, opening up options for open-plan living or split levels.

6) More Storage Space

Pole homes offer numerous design options and allow for additional space underneath your home. Depending on the site, that space can be utilised for storage, car parking and so on.

7) Wonderful Views

Another important advantage of a pole home is the views you can enjoy. Of course, this will depend on the block you purchase but as pole homes are elevated, you will always enjoy more of a view than a home built on the ground.

Ensuring that you have an experienced builder and designer on board will help the maximise the effectiveness of the block and design.

8) Pole Homes Are Gaining Popularity In Perth

Pole homes aren’t as well known in Perth but are very popular in other states and countries. As they are starting to gain more popularity, the local real estate market is responding positively to this style of building.

Your wallet, piece of mind and even your local environment can benefit from this method of construction, which creates stunning homes.

IQ Construction Perth

To build a customised pole home to suit your block in or around Perth, speak with the team here at IQ. We’re waiting to talk about your options.

For intelligent design and a quality build speak with a trusted, locally owned and operated builder – IQ Construction.

You found a block! What next? You need a plan.

Whether you need an initial site survey, help to visualise your ideas or someone to guide you through the whole process, that’s where we can ease the way. We provide complete contour surveys, concept plans and 3D walk-through's. We also have interior designers who can help you add the finishing touches. Too easy.

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