The Sustainability Guide To Challenging New Home Sites



A challenging site can bring out the best in design. Allaro Homes specialise in sloping, unconventional blocks and odd shapes sites. ​A challenging site can also have a set of constraints on the design of your home. A number of strategies and techniques are available to address the design challenges of sloping sites and achieving modern day sustainable outcomes

It may be challenging to build on a sloping site because of environmental impacts and additional costs. However, it is often possible to achieve good passive design and innovative solutions on challenging sites and they can be exciting places for creating a sustainable home.

An imaginative and flexible approach can find solutions that others might overlook.

The design and construction of a home for a challenging site raises three preliminary questions:

  • What are the characteristics of this type of site?
  • What difficulties does this type of site create for the homeowner, builder or designer?
  • What principles, tools and techniques can help solve these difficulties while reducing both the environmental impacts and the costs of achieving high performance?

The approach to dealing with difficult constraints while minimising environmental impacts, maximising positive design outcomes and ensuring value for money starts with consideration of:

  • structure — topography, natural and artificial structures
  • environment — climate, health, bushfire, flood, cyclone, visual and acoustic parameters
  • space — size, shape and volume
  • location — remoteness, proximity, servicing (i.e. access to infrastructure and services the occupants want)
  • ecology — ecological value, landscaping

In this guide we will detail each of these five considerations. Download the full article here...

The approach to dealing with difficult constraints while minimising environmental impacts, maximising positive design outcomes and ensuring value for money starts with consideration of:

  • structure — topography, natural and artificial structures
  • environment — climate, health, bushfire, flood, cyclone, visual and acoustic parameters
  • space — size, shape and volume
  • location — remoteness, proximity, servicing (i.e. access to infrastructure and services the occupants want)
  • ecology — ecological value, landscaping

In this guide we will detail each of these five considerations. Download the full article here...




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