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Joined 26 June 2021
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8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Energy report...need darker roof?

Which state are you in? A warm climate should have a lighter colored roof - if you're in a cold climate then maybe a darker roof might be more energy…

8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Where to put alfresco north facing rear

What type of climate are you in?
In warm climates you will probably want the house shaded. In cold climates you might not.

8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Feedback on floor plan for new home

Any chance of moving the garage to the western side? It's basically going to block all of the morning sun in its present position.
It doesn't look like there will…

8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Custom Floorplan comments and review

I feel like if you're got a good view from the front of the house then you should consider maybe moving more of the living areas or the master there.
Few…

8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Feedback on floor plan for new home

What area/state is this in? Makes a big difference to what is acceptable design.

8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
House orientation

You'll want to flip that floorplan so the garage is to the south-west corner.
That will let gentle morning sunlight into the living areas and keep out the harsh afternoon sun.

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8 months8 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Yes, I think the original floor plan isn't going to work well for that block in either orientation and OP would be better off looking at a different design, a…

10 months10 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Building design contracts

Hi, I'm looking at engaging an independent Building Designer. I've received a couple of fee proposals, and they both include the same clauses:
"Y COPYRIGHT & ELECTRONIC FILES
Y.1 The ownership…

10 months10 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
How much to rebuild?

It can vary by hundreds of thousands depending on the block restrictions, foundation requirements, and what you want (design complexity/level of finish).
I think building here in Brisbane is cheaper, but…

10 months10 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Build cost increases - Brisbane

Yeah, I know the prices have risen and there's a lot of delays, but there's a lot of different sources giving different numbers.
MBQld says around 10% (

11 months11 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Build cost increases - Brisbane

All good insight. Thanks.

11 months11 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Build cost increases - Brisbane

Well, $1500 seemed reasonable, but $1750 seems high. I had expected $1660 at most.
With regards to engineering etc, it should be a fixed price when contract is signed but…

11 months11 monthsBlazedSpanielBlazedSpaniel posted:
Build cost increases - Brisbane

I know build prices have gone up, but I'm just trying to work out what is reasonable.
Late last year we were told by a builder that a 300 sqm house…

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