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3 d3 dboris594boris594 posted:
Cracking and Popping Noises from the roof

Oasiso, that is because steel expands in the heat just over twice as much as the wood in the trusses do.
Wood and clay tiles expand about the same, and…

10 d10 dboris594boris594 posted:
Pandemic influencing home design

We've moved towards a split level that prepandemic we were opposed to. The idea is, the split provides a natural partitioning from the chaos of the kids, so we can…

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10 d10 dboris594boris594 posted:
Advice picking a builder

The truth is, any depth of discussion on these topics with builders, before you have land, will be painfully fruitless. Homeworld visits for example, will be pointless at this stage…

30 d30 dboris594boris594 posted:
Knockdown rebuild, flat Sydney block - 220-250sqm home cost

Sounds about right to me. I remember in 2017 one of the big builders telling me that the last time they did a KDR in Sydney less than $500k all…

1 month1 monthboris594boris594 posted:
Build Experience

Probably the big thing at the moment is delays and cancellations - you want minimum time between build start and build finished, a decent penalty clause if they go over…

1 month1 monthboris594boris594 posted:
Build Experience

The builders are correct here, once the contract is signed it's the builders responsibility to get through all the approvals and compliance checks and everything else required to deliver a…

1 month1 monthboris594boris594 posted:
Extremely Shallow Block

Might have to do an attic-style thing to get two storeys with that sort of block.There are some volume builders who do livable attics and, I would think, be able…

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1 month1 monthboris594boris594 posted:
Building design contracts

Personally I wouldn't accept that. I would require that the digital files be shared and wholly owned by me at all times. But then, I'm not a fan of architects…

1 month1 monthboris594boris594 posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

Nice!
Is that a split level on both the ground floor and the 1st floor? I like it. I've been trying to get my favorite volume builder to do that…

2 months2 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Builder-subsidised plans & geotech - what's the catch?

I noticed it's become almost standard among the bigger builders that are not totally busy to offer architecture, tender prep, site analysis etc, for some low fixed cost amount.
If a…

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Where do you follow peoples builds?

Really appreciate your posts here (and a small handful of other regulars) - keeps me visiting this place.

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Where do you follow peoples builds?

It's a general problem, Homeone is not the only forum affected by a decline in popularity over the last several years.
I think the crux of the problem is that the…

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Land direction

I once lived in a rented apartment with bad blinds and the bedroom window facing east. I hated it - the glare from the sun crept into the bedroom every…

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Corner Block Truncation

I can't give a direct answer to your question - think you'd need to speak to a planner familiar with the queensland planning rules for that.
What I will say though,…

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Land Size / Granny Flat / FSR

I'd just call the council and ask, my council for example has a couple of guys who specialise in complying development.

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Land Size / Granny Flat / FSR

As I mentioned complying development overrides the council control, here's the link for you, this is all basic google-able https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view ... -0572#pt.3 .
It says 290m2 so…

6 months6 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Am I crazy if I want a south-facing floorplan?

SejaeD Thanks for the inputs, will keep that in mind. Yes, I need to find someone I can work with and be on…

7 months7 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Land Size / Granny Flat / FSR

Yes they are but if you are in NSW you might want to find out if complying development is an option that is available as that will allow a much…

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7 months7 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Land Size / Granny Flat / FSR

Is it worth getting a surveyor to re-assess the size of the land or is the DP generally spot on?
Interesting ... I'd just ask them directly whether they think that…

7 months7 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Am I crazy if I want a south-facing floorplan?

So a bit of background - we're in Sydney and years ago an architect did plans for an ex-owner, and he's tried to smuggle in every aspect of north-facing conceivable…

7 months7 monthsboris594boris594 posted:
Neighbours illegal building works - should I do anything?

I wanted to get opinions on this.
Our house offers an outlook to the rear. The neighbour to the rear, in a lower down lot , has erected an unapproved privacy…

1 year1 yearboris594boris594 posted:
Stormwater Help!

There are flooding issues in that council area because it is fairly flat but yet has clay soils and not a lot of remaining dirt. The council has spent money…

2 years2 yearsboris594boris594 posted:
using recycled reds in walls - with attic in roof

Good taste. I love our 100 yr old bricks in our equally old bungalow - it's as if they just dug out the local clay put it in a kiln…

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