Building A New House
Aug 18, 2012 7:28 pm
Hi everyone - I am building a house in Melbourne (owner build) and the number of choices is becoming quite a challenge!
Your help would be appreciated!
Does have any suggestions on a good render colour for the top storey to match the fascade?
The windows and gutters are woodland grey.
The fascia is dune.
I also have the option of either rendering the columns or just the top part above the columns (there are 7 rows of brick that might look ok rendered). Not sure what to do about that either - was thinking perhaps to leave it brick.
Any suggestions welcome.
Re: HELP! Please help with colours - photo of fascade inside2
Aug 18, 2012 8:34 pm
If you like the brick, keep it. But there is a lot of it. I'd be inclined to render the lot but that's just me.
Re: HELP! Please help with colours - photo of fascade inside3
Aug 19, 2012 4:37 pm
Here are my suggestions:
I would leave most bricks as they are, as it will make the house look more interesting due to the different textures. Once the bricks have been acid washed they should come up nicely.
My experiences with render over board have been often negative due to the boards separating and the render cracking.
Because of your “Dune” fascia your narrowed your colour selections.
Upstairs: Render or paint in “Dune”. This means your window frames will be more prominent.
Upstairs eaves: Paint the eaves in “Dune” ¼, ½ strength or full strength. One of my pet hates is looking up at white eaves.
Portico: Render in Woodland Grey
Garage Door: Woodland Grey
Here is another option:
Upstairs: same as above
Wall with the two small windows: Render in “Woodland Grey”
Garage Door Colour: “Headland”. You will need to check out if the brick and the Headland colorbond colour have the right toning.
Re: HELP! Please help with colours - photo of fascade inside5
Aug 21, 2012 9:05 pm
I have picked similar bricks as we were copying a Display home
but we are dropping the render now, so am having trouble deciding wether to stay with black roof/garage and windows - or need to do something else. Our facade doesn't have portico - just a blade wall.
I just thought you might like to see that pic as another idea for render colours - it is Solver White Cliffs 300%
diary of a Ventura Build in Baldivis
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Colors always make huge difference. Any shade of gray looks good with bright colors. And yes, I agree with the change of render color and external tiling.