Re: Why don't alot of new houses have eaves??2
Dec 27, 2006 12:01 pm
I am not in the trade, but in my opinion as a consumer thay have largely dissapeared to cut costs. I think you are also correct too in that homes can be built closer to the perimiter. We are about to start building in Tarneit, Victoria and all the displays we looked at pretty much had none to very little eaves (just on the facade for example).
They do form a function in providing shade. It would be interesting to see if this trend applies in the northern states where you would probably really still want eaves on your house.
Re: Why don't alot of new houses have eaves??3
Dec 27, 2006 6:42 pm
Norbs, most of the time they have the boxed eaves because a home is almost larger then the land. So to keep within regulations, they do the boxed eaves.
You will notice some homes are built right up to the boundary line, thus no eaves.
Be warned though, I have heard some really nasty stories about the plumbing from the gutters with this style of eaves, if you get a heavy down pour the water can back up and flow internally into your wall cavity. Not good for paint work or anything else really.
The gutters need to be done right.
I hope this has helped.
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Re: Why don't alot of new houses have eaves??6
Dec 28, 2006 6:52 am
Speaking as a retired builder I agree with what has been said but personally I prefer homes to have eaves. My engineer in Brisbane made the statement not so long back that some people there are now sorry their homes do not have eaves to protect the walls from the sun.
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