Sloping block steel frame home builder – new home in Lake Macquarie

This amazing new home maximises the use of this sloping block and displays gorgeous leafy views from all directions.  The end result is stunning both inside and out!

There were a few little challenges along the way when it came to meeting bushfire regulations and dealing with the natural slope of the land, but we worked closely with the home owners to incorporate the natural assets of the land to produce a striking, yet very functional new home. It was a smart decision to choose a steel frame builder for this project – these lucky home owners can sit back and enjoy the beautiful bushland surroundings without the worry of termites invading their home.

This home is a split level design to suit the sloping block.  Large expanses of windows throughout allow plenty of natural light to fill the spaces, with the option to open the windows to maximise air flow when needed. A generous tiled entry leads down into the large open plan living area, with the hero in this room being the built-in fireplace, with its convenient wood storage area – perfect for those cosy winter nights.


High ceilings and light coloured walls throughout, enhance the feeling of space, whilst the clever introduction of the timber tones in the kitchen add a touch of warmth. The awning windows overhead in this area of the home flood the home with natural light and can be opened to let the heat escape in the summer months. There is also ducted air conditioning for year-round climate control.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and this modern functional design is just perfect with the large island bench complete with stone benchtop to allow plenty of space for preparation and serving.

Storage space is a premium requirement for most home owners and there is plenty of overhead cupboards, large drawers and a generous size pantry in this new home. Appliances are conveniently hidden away in the benchtop utility cupboard and the large fridge space and double sink add to the functionality of this modern kitchen.


We really love the inclusion of the bifold window that opens onto the alfresco area in this new home. The window can act as a servery area to the outdoor space, whilst also ensuring that the chef of the family is always included in social gatherings.


We also love how the large format floor tiles continue from the indoor living areas right through to the spacious alfresco area creating a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. Large stacker doors connecting the living area with the outdoor space can be opened right up to make a huge walkway space, perfect for entertaining.


In keeping with the rest of the home, the master suite is also very light filled and spacious with neutral colours, plush carpet underfoot, raked ceilings and a generous walk in robe and ensuite bathroom.

To find out more about this custom built steel frame home, you can contact us on (02) 49648400 or click here to listen to what the home owners had to say about choosing Freedom Homes as their preferred Newcastle builder.

If you have an existing set of plans you would like to discuss, or you have found a block of land you want to build your new steel frame home on, contact our team to book in a free consultation.

Adrian Callaghan – General Manager, Freedom Homes.



What are the benefits of building a Steel Frame Home?

There are many benefits to using steel – the question you should ask yourself is why wouldn’t you build with steel. Read on to find out why you should consider a steel frame home for your next building project.

Lightness, Strength and Durability

Steel frames are lighter and stronger than steel and they offer greater flexibility than timber in construction and design. Steel is easier to erect than timber and it is more consistent to work with. Your home is your greatest investment and it’s reassuring to know that a steel frame won’t buckle or bow – that it will be straight and true for a very, very long time. Each piece of timber you use in a frame is different from another, due to exposure to the elements and natural variances. And later timber can become damp or rot. With steel you know every piece used in the frame will be the same. No bowing. No cupping. No warping.



One of the main reasons people look to build a steel frame home is because it is totally resistant to termite attack. The costs involved in repairing termite damage can be astronomical. On that basis alone it is hard to see why you wouldn’t choose steel framing for your house.

Fire Resistant

Using steel frames removes a proportion of combustible material in case of a house fire, providing peace of mind for home owners. There are other considerations when it comes to building on bush fire prone blocks – smart design, good product choice and selecting a builder who is experienced in building homes to suit these conditions will give you the best result.


Freedom Homes uses steel framing in all our construction. We know that a home built with one of our steel frames won’t sag, warp, twist or rot. The structural integrity of our frames means a stronger home for the entire life of the building, and peace of mind for home owners.

We welcome you to visit our website to find out more about building a Freedom Homes steel frame home. Don’t forget to take a look at our extensive photo gallery of recently completed homes and check out the client testimonial videos.

If you would like more information don’t hesitate to contact our office on (02) 49 648400.

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Choosing a style for your new home

Have you decided that you want to build a new home, but just can’t find what you are after? Or maybe you are confused after looking through countless number of display homes. Freedom Homes have over 25 years experience building new custom designed homes in Newcastle, Port Stephens & the Hunter Region, so we can look after the design and construction of your home for you.

Our team can help you incorporate the ideas you have gathered along the way and help you design whatever style of home you want . Being a custom home builder, we can build you anything you like. Below are some ideas and a few images to get you started.

Country Style Homes

Freedom homes can build you a traditional country style cottage on a smaller block of land, or we can build you a large homestead if you have an acreage property. Country style homes are generally more suited to semi-rural and rural areas, however you can still create a new home with a country cottage feel in a well-established area if you are willing to knock down an existing home and rebuild.

Contemporary Homes

Contemporary style homes are always very popular.  A contemporary modern home is a smart choice if you are considering re-selling the home at a later date. The simple clean lines and neutral tones will appeal to a broader market. With a contemporary home you can easily update the home to add some extra character if need be.

We have designed many gorgeous contemporary modern homes for home owners throughout the Hunter Region.


Traditional Homes

Many home owners still love the traditional homes with sandstock bricks, timber windows, gable roof design and the addition of feature fretwork. This style of home is still popular in areas like Cessnock, Morpeth and East Maitland as it fits in with the existing homes in the area.

Ultra Modern Homes

Home owners in Port Stephens and beach side suburbs such as Merewether often want a unique modern design to suit their waterside location.  Modern designs are also very popular in new land estates throughout the Hunter Region.

Design & Selection Process

Whether you have every detail etched in your mind of what your new home will look like, or have no idea at all, it doesn’t matter. Our experienced design team will help you design your new home and can assist you with any product and colour selections.

We can design your home using a mix of light weight construction products as seen on many modern homes such as boards and cladding with an iron roof, or we can design you a traditional home constructed of brick and tile – the choice is yours.


We would love the opportunity to chat with you about your vision for your new home. Before you sign with another builder, talk to Freedom Homes first and find out how we are different to other custom home builders in the region. Phone 0409 648 400.

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Ways to add character to a brand new home

When designing a home don’t forget to consider ways that you can personalise or add character to your new home.  If you want to create a home with lovely character and charm you will need to choose a custom design home builder who will allow you to incorporate different items in your home design.

A custom designed home builder will allow you the flexibility to select products and features that are important to you. Choosing the right builder is particularly important when it comes to country style homes or knock down and rebuild projects in well established older suburbs.

Features such as custom designed lead light windows, custom made front doors, marble sinks, antique re-purposed items can all look amazing in the right home.

Take a look at one of our recently completed new build projects below, featuring traditional lead light windows and timber flooring.


If you want to add some extra character to a modern contemporary style home you could consider using recycled hardwood timber for decking, or perhaps choose a unique custom made front door to personalise your home.

For a more traditional look you could consider staining timber architraves and skirting throughout your home rather than painting. Timber windows are another way to introduce a different style – they can be stained or painted depending on the look you are after.


Another way to add interest to your outdoor spaces is to use feature privacy screening or you could include an outdoor fan to suit the style of your home in the outdoor living area.  Carefully chosen lighting can also make a big impact on both the inside and outside of the home.

Our friendly team can help you navigate through your new home selections to help you achieve your dream home.  Visit or you can call us on 02 4964 8400.

Freedom Homes build custom designed homes throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter Valley including areas such as Maitland, Cessnock, Port Stephens, Dungog & Singleton.

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