Jun 29, 2020 3:55 pm
we have started this process.. and straight off the bat we are thrown off by Squares vs sqm.
After figuring that one out.. and now looking at floor plans.. i am stuck with deciding how many squares to look for?
I am assuming the answer would be "what ever fits on the block of land?" or the more the better?
but say you are working with a 400sqm block..
is it then a discussion with the builder or project home builder on what can fit ?
Assuming also that the frontage also part of the discussion.
Thanks in advance.
Re: deciding on how many squares?3
Jun 29, 2020 4:31 pm
this is a uk site but may help
Re: deciding on how many squares?4
Jun 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Like already mentioned start with maximum coverage. let's say your council allows up to 60% coverage you could built about 25sq single storey house. Then it comes down to how big of a yard do you want, do you want a big alfresco.
Above all, comes down to your budget, a single storey would be approx. 10-12K/sq, a double around 12-14K/sq. You can work backwards if you've fixed budget.
Re: deciding on how many squares?6
Jun 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Build small & smart (with ample storage). Better for your bank balance, much better for the environment. Less cleaning, less maintenance, less money spent on heating & cooling.
Spend the money on quality, not quantity. Especially quality design.
Australia builds the largest homes in the world. It's not necessary, it's certainly not smart. Don't try to keep up with the Jones, build smart, designing rooms for multipurposes.
A second living room that also accommodates guests, or the study that does the same thing. Maybe bathroom/laundry? Home theatre, second living, guest room?
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