Unfortunately we are only at the start of the process so can't help with you questions re maintenance and termite. However we are planning on building the Wembley next year. Are you happy with your house? Anything you would do differently, now after living in it for a year? We love the design for us. We plan to change the lounge to a guest suite and have the grand alfresco out the back. Would love any feedback.
Yes, the Wembley is an awesome design, I specially love couple of things of it, such as, the Master Bed room at the front of the house, spacious living area, the kitchen & the pantry.
We didn't go with the alfresco option, but now we do regret for it & have poured a concreate to build an alfreso in couple of months time. It would be better to go with a grand alfresco.
By the way how do you change the lounge to a guest suite?
Good Luck with your building...
The Guest Suite is one of the changes that they have to choose from. The front loungeroom near the front door is altered to have a door on the room, BIR added and a small ensuite added. On their plans they have the powder room converted to include a shower. The laundry then runs from the outside wall to the hallway. We have made our own slight change in having a separate powder room from the hallway, then the ensuite for guest room has a shower and basin only. Big seller for us as if we have someone staying who can't climb the stairs, they can just stay downstairs.
I would love to see any photos you have, I will PM you.