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1 d1 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Cooktop on breakfast bar. Am i Crazy?

It will make a bit of a splattery mess every time you cook. Your bench top also doesn’t look that big, will you have enough prep space? That said, I…

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Design and orientation - advice appreciated

Don’t know how feasible it is in your design, but in our custom build, one of the most useful things I’ve found is the laundry chute from upstairs! Our main…

21 d21 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Troubles of a North Facing Block

We have this orientation. Our solution was to have a courtyard to get the sun into the back living areas. This was a custom build though, are you looking only…

22 d22 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Ventilating storage room under the stairs

Just wondering if you actually need ventilation? We have a similar set up in our understairs and I had the same concerns. My electrician said ventilation wasn’t an issue (same…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Belga white tiles

We have 600 Belga white as internal and external tiles and I really like them. They have a very slight grey but its not uniform, and helps to hide dirt…

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Great update!

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Handover Clean

Another custom build here. I was pleasantly surprised, we didn’t have to do a thing, just moved straight in.

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help - increased ceiling height (doors/windows)

I would definitely go with the higher ceilings, it makes such a big difference to the spaciousness of the house.
Re windows I would also align them with the doors if…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
reverse brick veneer build sydney

We have RBV in some areas of our ground floor. None on the upper storey, for thermal mass there we used PCM.

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

jsmi here are the pics.
Top cabinet has strip along the top front, baking cabinet has two strips on each side towards the front.

This…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Thanks. Our French doors have the sort of seal you mentioned I think. They do work really well.

The front doors, laundry, garage, flat backdoor have...nothing.

I’ll check out the…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Hey darb74, quick question. I know you spent time insulating and plugging air leaks during the build. What did you do for the…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thank you Den45.
The main door is a Hume Regency door with sidelights painted in Dulux Monument Gloss.

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thank you! The lights are a strip along the top towards the front. Glass shelves. I’ll take a photo with the light on next time. I have another kitchen cabinet…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thanks edskii! I’ll put more pics up when I have time to take more.

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

HANDOVER TODAY!!
The house has been thoroughly washed and looks lovely and clean. Got our keys this morning, removalists booked for Monday.
There’s still things to do though - last…

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Builder has staged parts of the house for promotional photos. They will also be used for entry into next year’s Master Builder Awards (just missed this year’s cut-off in May).…

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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hey darb74, handover is this Friday! Very excited, it’s been a long time coming. It’s great that you’ve discovered unintentional perks at your…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
House Orientation and Passive Heating

You need some sort of vertical external shading, like hinged fins or shutters. This would allow you to enjoy the view but adjust the angle of the shade to block…

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Oh no . Have you moved in yet? Hope these issues are not stopping you from enjoying your beautiful new house.

3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Is it odd to be excited by a laundry door? A ridiculous amount of thought went into this door! TLDR : we finally worked out a combination of features that…

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
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4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thanks Den45! I am very happy with it. It’s just easy to second guess my choices and think of improvements in hindsight. It’s…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

External lights at night. I should have planned for a couple of lights on the second storey

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

I think she did some talks for the council about passive solar design. It’s something I was interested in for our build, so I contacted her.
You could get onto the…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

Yes, love the design my architect came up with and working with her. Unfortunately she doesn’t take on clients anymore, she now does internal designs for a large commercial entity.

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

And here’s one! Helllloooo gogo65!
Oh, re builders, we found plenty around. Met some, got some quotes. Decided to go with our current builder…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

We’re hills shire as well. There’s a couple of people on here that are custom building in this council too.
I’d say Hills were ok - I’ve heard other councils are…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

We are building a custom house currently. We used a local architect to design the house and get us to DA. Being local, the architect was familiar with our council’s…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Construction fence removed and picket fence is up, although mailbox still to be installed. Most landscaping is complete. This is the only grass on the site - we didn’t want…

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
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