Mastering the ascent: a comprehensive guide to building on a hill

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30 January 2024

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Building on a hill presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities that demand careful consideration and expertise. To demystify the process, we spoke to DJ Hewitt Builders’ Daryl Hewitt for expert insights into the distinctive aspects of hillside building, from site preparation and foundation design to regulatory considerations and innovative design solutions.
Split level landscaping and a cantilevered gable form showcase the beauty of using steep topography as a way of enhancing a home, in this DJ Hewitt new build.
Split level landscaping and a cantilevered gable form showcase the beauty of using steep topography as a way of enhancing a home, in this DJ Hewitt new build.
Stone walls  make a feature out of the extensive retaining required for this hillside build.
Stone walls make a feature out of the extensive retaining required for this hillside build.
An elevated position is levelled using extensive retaining, allowing this hillside home perfect indoor/outdoor flow to a flat lawn.
An elevated position is levelled using extensive retaining, allowing this hillside home perfect indoor/outdoor flow to a flat lawn.
A combination of box forms and layered retaining allow this hillside home by DJ Hewitt Builders a beautiful rural view, whilst maximising the space for living.
A combination of box forms and layered retaining allow this hillside home by DJ Hewitt Builders a beautiful rural view, whilst maximising the space for living.