Talinsmum, Fiona, has asked for some more pictures of our house so please find a selection below.
We designed and built the house in 2005, as owner builder. We organized all plans, permits and insurances etc, and used a registered builder to do site preparation, frame, roof and cladding. I organized the plumber, electrician, plasterer, cabinets and fitout and did all painting, most of the tiling and landscaping. Site prep involved the removal of 120 m3 of soil and the soil classification was P, which we knew before purchase. The slab was designed with deepened perimeter and internal beams and double layer mesh throughout. The internal beams were on a 4 m grid. Despite having to remove the soil and the beefed up slab, the additional cost was relatively small.
The house is 224 sq m plus 25 sq m deck. Only the front section is brick, the rest is ecoply. External wall height is 3.6m and roof is flat colourbond kliplock. Even though only the front section is brick, we still used over 6000 bricks due to the 3.6m wall height. Installing the ecoply was also a pain in the neck due to the wall height.
Ceiling height is 2.7m, with 2340 doors and windows. Timber floors are 130mm utility grade Blackbutt with a satin finish. Kitchen cabinets are Polytech Mountain Pepper and Benchtops are Bizazzastone Riflesso. Bathroom and Ensuite cabinets are Wenge, the wall and floor tiling is large format 600mm x 300mm, the feature tiles are glass mosaics. Paint colours are Astor White for walls and ceilings, the bedroom wall is Esprit, the front doors are Garnet and I can’t remember the two browns in the living room. Exterior ecoply is On The Rocks.
If you have any questions I am happy to answer them.