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Sep 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Scaffolding over the pool area has come down, and it’s lovely to be able to experience that space uninterrupted! The ceiling is panelled at the highest point, as will be all the other raked ceilings. Painted white, the amount of light reflected and brought in is phenomenal. https://uploads.tapatalk-...
Scaffolding over the pool area has come down, and it’s lovely to be able to experience that space uninterrupted! The cei...
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Hillsbuilds
15 September
2
Sep 15, 2019 10:48 am
We are building on land that, when newly released 35 yrs ago had a covenant of no metal roofs. Our current design has a Colorbond roof (very visible, pitch is 33degrees). If other houses in the area have metal roofs/walls, I’d say you’d be fine!
We are building on land that, when newly released 35 yrs ago had a covenant of no metal roofs. Our current design has a ...
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Hillsbuilds
10 September
3
Sep 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the real thing!
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the real thing!
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Hillsbuilds
7 September
86
Sep 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Shame, it’s so frustrating when they stop during good weather!
Shame, it’s so frustrating when they stop during good weather!
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Hillsbuilds
5 September
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Sep 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Additionally, @bean1969, getting a map of any easements, services etc is certainly a good idea. As you probably know, you can’t build over easements, and services you may have to spend extra to protect them (can’t remember the technical term for this!)
Additionally, @bean1969, getting a map of any easements, services etc is certainly a good idea. As you probably know, yo...
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Hillsbuilds
5 September
11
Sep 05, 2019 12:15 pm
So true. Respectful discussion benefits everyone. To be fair though, the orientation topic comes up all the time - see all the threads re “feedback on house plan” [emoji1]. Plenty of people have posted long detailed answers (@Bashworth is def one). And sometimes the OP doesn’t come back to respond. ...
So true. Respectful discussion benefits everyone. To be fair though, the orientation topic comes up all the time - see a...
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Hillsbuilds
5 September
9
Sep 05, 2019 8:55 am
Sure. But assuming @bean1969 is looking at a typical volume build design, think of what rooms are at the front of the house. Bedrooms and maybe secondary living spaces. The main living areas where most of the daylight time will be spent (open plan kitchen, living, meals) are usually at the back of t...
Sure. But assuming @bean1969 is looking at a typical volume build design, think of what rooms are at the front of the ho...
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Hillsbuilds
4 September
7
Sep 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Facing north. Nothing is going to block your sun at the front. Just your own garage.
Just your own garage.
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Hillsbuilds
4 September
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Sep 04, 2019 9:14 pm
It faces north Yeah, unfortunately worst direction for energy efficiency.
Yeah, unfortunately worst direction for energy efficiency.
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Hillsbuilds
4 September
2
Sep 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Which way does it face?
Which way does it face?
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Hillsbuilds
4 September
5
Sep 04, 2019 10:18 am
Grey on grey on grey (GoGoG). A bit of white. Then more grey. Black tapware.
Grey on grey on grey (GoGoG). A bit of white. Then more grey. Black tapware.
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Hillsbuilds
2 September
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Sep 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Insulation upstairs going in. It’s amazing how much it dampens sound, and even more when the gyprock goes on. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190902/4b29b1f9659b8a1b52513ad0865c7a0e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190902/ab8cb4d1b7db75e65e4cb890275a75f5.jpg Space has to be taken out of one...
Insulation upstairs going in. It’s amazing how much it dampens sound, and even more when the gyprock goes on. Space has ...
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31 August
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Aug 31, 2019 8:12 am
We have a huge roof cavity in our design that we converted into 80m2 of useable attic space. Not because we plan on using it, but for resale value. We hummed and hawed about it, but everyone said we’d be crazy not to do it, and do it while building as it would cost more later on.
We have a huge roof cavity in our design that we converted into 80m2 of useable attic space. Not because we plan on usin...
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Hillsbuilds
29 August
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Aug 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Will there be more than one person working in the kitchen at any time? Going down to 1200 may be a little narrow if someone else is trying to get past. Esp since the fridge is going to protrude into the entrance of the kitchen. When you say a double door fridge do you mean a French door or a side b...
I am referring French door. but 1.2m is not enough space to pull the draws or open the freezer door? we are, 2 adult + ...
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Hillsbuilds
29 August
4
Aug 29, 2019 8:54 am
Will there be more than one person working in the kitchen at any time? Going down to 1200 may be a little narrow if someone else is trying to get past. Esp since the fridge is going to protrude into the entrance of the kitchen. When you say a double door fridge do you mean a French door or a side by...
Will there be more than one person working in the kitchen at any time? Going down to 1200 may be a little narrow if some...
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Hillsbuilds
27 August
1
Aug 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Has anyone used this? Any pros and cons? I like the sustainability aspect but worry it will look like...plastic!
Has anyone used this? Any pros and cons? I like the sustainability aspect but worry it will look like...plastic!
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Hillsbuilds
25 August
2
Aug 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Circulation width of WIR is 1.2m (assuming joinery 60cm deep) which I would think is plenty. Makes a difference if it’s one person getting dressed at a time or two? Our current width betweeen shelves is 90cm, fine for one person but a bit squashy if a second person is trying to get past!
Circulation width of WIR is 1.2m (assuming joinery 60cm deep) which I would think is plenty. Makes a difference if it’s ...
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Hillsbuilds
24 August
14
Aug 24, 2019 11:09 am
Have you spoken to real estate agents to get their opinions on what will or will not sell on that street? If all the houses being built are beautiful, high end double storeys, will building a basic double storey to sell be enough? Maybe it will be not fancy enough for buyers who can afford it, but b...
Have you spoken to real estate agents to get their opinions on what will or will not sell on that street? If all the hou...
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Hillsbuilds
24 August
7
Aug 24, 2019 7:50 am
Look at single storey designs instead. They are at least cheaper per sqm to build. They’re fine on a 700 block too, plenty around where I am, they don’t look odd. Agree with PPs that going only the most basic finishes can leave you with a very dreary end product! Better to go smaller (3br? One livin...
Look at single storey designs instead. They are at least cheaper per sqm to build. They’re fine on a 700 block too, plen...
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Hillsbuilds
22 August
4
Aug 22, 2019 8:21 pm
For what it’s worth, we didn’t select our external paint colours until a couple of months ago - and we got CC last year.
For what it’s worth, we didn’t select our external paint colours until a couple of months ago - and we got CC last year.
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