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yvonneh

St George area, Sydney, NSW
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2 d2 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Sounds like it was a very productive day!
One thing we didn't realise till we were well into the build is that the cavity sliding doors that we have…

3 d3 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

I think they wear whatever is clean
Yay to big doors!
And OMG those lights look gorgeous! I have no idea which ones work better but like the first of…

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3 d3 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Need help choosing a house design

Agree that plan A works better from a passive solar design. If you have need to have the main bedroom to the front then that's the only key benefit of…

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7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

you went down 400mm? or you got them to cut 400mm down? Isn't that 'just" 40cm? I suppose that can make a bit difference. It's like standing…

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

I don't think so but then I'm partial to gable rooflines too!
the 'wall' opposite our courtyard (actually their alfresco) I think has a window. Not sure what that rectangle…

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

here's the site plan too (we're the one in the bottom in the yellow outline)

The left hashed rectangle is actually the lower height so they have already allowed for a…

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

wow you all are fantastic at research!
Yeah Hurstville council.
Both should apply. Probably why they can't do CDC. They are almost 9m above "NGL" from how I read their…

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Good suggestion. I had other suggestions but not the cut option! Yes I'll add that to my list for the submission.
I'm not sure what actually works but I…

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Thanks Shazaw! I'm concerned about the
"Exemptions will be considered for developments that comply with all other requirements but are located on sites with an east-west orientation. "
It's pretty much…

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Devil's Ivy is super easy. I put mine in water which makes it even easier to maintain!

7 d7 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Newcastle landscape journey

OMG craziness re the certifier situation. Can't wait to see your patio up!! What did you end up for the actual roof material?
As for the pool,…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Newcastle landscape journey

Hey cat_dunc, I can't believe I haven't been getting notifications to your thread!!
I LOVE what you have done and you are amazing having dug all those trenches all…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

You are wonderful. Any advice/help gratefully received.
Yep have your email and will email you the docs.

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

any help is appreciated!
I have till 29 March to respond by. It's probably good that it came now as we are away for two weeks from the…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Electrical Appointment - What Would You Do?

for a single level home I wouldn't stress too much. Most of that can be altered later even if it's for more $$. If there are part you…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

It's not approved yet, and is just being assessed. It came to us yesterday as a notice to neighbours.
The 'balcony' on their side is on the high…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home

I'm voting for the smaller tiles with London grey.
A friend of mine has done their bench in the supernatural marble with a contoured edge (ogee) and has blue grey…

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8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home

I use Houzz so pics are from the app.

This is what we have at home (yes we have "finished" building and are almost done decorating... ) In my almost…

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8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Our deck is done!
And an update on the raspberry plant... Just because it's growing a lot

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Eeeeekkkkk!!! *Danger Danger Warning Warning*

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

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BUT.. we didn't want a house full of downlights as it's too modern a look for us! and more buts... we also don't have high enough…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

We ended up with one downlight with the 3 pendants over our peninsula -- mainly because there was a batten not quite where we wanted the pendant so had a…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

I am coming to my thread to have a rant and rave because... well because this forum understands the dramas and stresses which really are first world problems but still…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Thanks everyone. I LOVE the deck. It still needs to be oiled (planned for a couple of weekends from now) and I'm hoping the oil we have chosen…

8 d8 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home

I have also found 1825 interiors and Early Settler to be worth a look. We have also found a few pieces at ozdesign that work.

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9 d9 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR with Sekisui House: post handover

Ok decking was completed last week

Other photos will be on the blog sometime soon!

9 d9 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
List of Things You Can't Do Later

A couple more
Shower niche
Underfloor heating
Level floors (bathroom to living)
Un-obscuring glazing (you can always add a film but hard to go back)

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9 d9 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home

Loving it all. Love love love the stairs. Will you do wainscoting inside?
I love the floors too. Are you going oak?
I had similar inspiration on the floors and ended up…

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9 d9 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Nice! We have friends who has something similar. Looks nice and neat!

9 d9 dyvonnehyvonneh posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

I think for a two story you need to have the holes at very least.
I think pendants for both should be ok? We have something similar with our…

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