Nov 18, 2016 5:32 pm
<<NOTE: we changed the plans below, look on page 2. >>
Here is the start of our journey.
We have completed colour and planning phase.
Waiting for our start. I will post selections soon.
Please feel free to comment on our plan or make suggestions.
Our major problem has been with the block / sun layout. Our backyard is the best view but where the west sun hits our outdoor living. We had to move windows and dampen our view a bit.
Since this plan we have had to move the hot water service to behind the family room (annoying) and the 8m - 111,500L water tank will be on the north side of the block.
Re: Our Cavalier Home 38.5sq on an Acre3
Nov 18, 2016 7:03 pm
South is the top of the image (where the linen / laundry is).
West facing the rumpus / dining and outdoor area.
Debating whether to go back to having a bigger window in the family room even though advised against it because of the sun.
Re: Our Cavalier Home 38.5sq on an Acre9
Nov 18, 2016 8:05 pm
I think we will remove the north side brick wall on the outdoor area as we feel it may be too restrictive of our views. We will also make the family room window a bit bigger and remove the window to the north.
Re: Our Cavalier Home 38.5sq on an Acre10
Nov 18, 2016 8:28 pm
I would be cautious about opening up the western walls too much. That said the family room does seem very enclosed. Some additional natural light wouldn't hurt. Make sure its something that can easily be covered with an external blind/awning if you need some protection from the sun in warmer months. Raises the question, where is your build? In the southern states you might welcome a bit more afternoon sunlight during the cooler months. If you're in the tropics then there's no such thing as cooler months.
Re: Our Cavalier Home 38.5sq on an Acre14
May 03, 2017 10:39 pm
Never seen these rails in my last house. Ceiling rails?
Work looks good. There was one wooden ceiling beam that didn't reach a joist and they added another bit of wood on the end , it's not weight baring though . I hope that's ok.
Bricks delayed. Shortage of brickies .
Waiting for tank pad to be done so 115,000l tank is delivered.
Bought a shipping container as I can't afford a shed.
Bloody all electric our bills are going to kill us.
Re: Our Cavalier Home 38.5sq on an Acre15
May 03, 2017 10:41 pm
Here is our all niche. It's a bi bigger than I wanted.
Plaster nearly done.
Power, plumbing done.
We wired our own speaker wires for in ceiling speakers in theatre. Going to cut my own holes soon.
We also put our own sound proofing in many rooms. Although our theatre room has a cavity which was a bad choice.
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May 03, 2017 10:46 pm
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