Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
First_Timer_Ray
916 Posts
Gold Member

Follow
916Posts1LikeMost Active Topics

First_Timer_Ray

West of Melbourne
Joined 5 February 2007
Gold Member
1 month1 monthFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Dishwasher height and maybe integrated?

I am finalising the kitchen layout and design for our new build. Originally I thought I'd include the upgrade to integrated dishwasher through the builder, but it seems quite expensive…

1 month1 monthFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Feedback on new house plan?

I much prefer the adjusted layout. Also with the dining/living consider where you will use each space and what furniture you will have and where it will fit. It makes…

1 month1 monthFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
First home, house plan. What do you think? Awkward block sha

First thing is the orientation. I'm assuming the arrow is north, in which case the garage has the prime position unless you live in far north of the country where…

1 month1 monthFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Building the Spotswood 284 by Burbank

We finally received an update from the land developer this week, saying our land title will be delayed and they are now expecting Feb-April 2018 due to a drainage strategy…

2 months2 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Island bench location

Is there any chance you could just swap the Family and Kitchen/Pantry/Laundry? You could rotate the kitchen 90 degrees so it faces the outside alfresco(?) or wraps around with an…

3 months3 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Colour of eaves?...

The reason I heard most eaves are a light colour is to reflect more light into the rooms. I imagine dark eaves will darken the internal rooms.

3 months3 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
New house floor plan advice please.

My main concerns would be:
It is always a preference for me to have a toilet on an external wall if at all possible for natural ventilation - if it were…

3 months3 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Land Jargon - what do these terms on the plans mean?

Thanks for your explanation.
So at the front if the FS19.95 and FR20.31, is the FS the footpath height of 19.95 and the height of the land at the top of…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Land Jargon - what do these terms on the plans mean?

On looking at our land plans it has some measurements - e.g. FS20.70 which according to the legend means the Finished Building Line Level, and FR20.25 which according to the…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Tried and tested exterior colour combinations

I'd love to see more of these. I think we will have Monument windows and sliding doors, and I'm leaning towards Basalt for roof and garage door but unsure of…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
HELP! Triple or six stacker sliding door in dining room?

I considered the width of each panel too, and if we went bi-fold we could have a 4 and 3 panel at 900mm each, so all the same width, but…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
HELP! Triple or six stacker sliding door in dining room?

We've added a 3.6m wide triple stacker aluminium sliding door to the far side of our dining room (open plan) that will open to the side of the house with…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?

I see on TV the other day that Vax now has a Dyson look-alike. Not sure of the price difference but would be interested to see the 2 compared. I…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Taubmans Grey Dusk

This is the samples opposite the west facing window, out of direct sunlight in the mid afternoon.

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Taubmans Grey Dusk

I decided to get 2 sample pots and paint up the colours Sidewalk Grey and a darker shade called Silvertone Grey. I moved the plasterboard around the house so it…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
What height shower rose?

If you increase the height of the shower head you might want to see that the screen height and tiling is also raised. On our standard plans the wall…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

If it were me, I'd try stripping the colour from the deck, and then try staining it a darkish brown colour like the "knot" colour in your laminate. If you…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Building the Spotswood 284 by Burbank

So we are still playing the waiting game. I contacted our sales consultant because we hadn't heard any more from admin, and was told that because we still had…

4 months4 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?

I think personally, higher ceilings go well with higher doors, but also it can depend on the width too. The wider the door, the higher it should be IMO.…

5 months5 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?

There are a lot of variables to landscaping. A lot depends on the neighbouring properties and also the market value of the property. If you were talking a…

6 months6 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Difference between freestanding 90cm oven and built in 90cm

As was mentioned, capacity seems to be determined on individual make/model more than type.
We had a freestanding 900mm stove in our last house. The gap on each side was minimal…

6 months6 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Electrical Appointment - What Would You Do?

I'd be adding more powerpoints, lighting aside. One double powerpoint in the kitchen is not enough. Add a double to the other end of the rear bench and a…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Opinions on floor tiles please

I think they are both lovely tiles but not too sure about mixing them with white. The dark chocolate one would go ok because of the contrast but the other…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
List of Things You Can't Do Later

Brick infills above windows and doors. Sarking under roof. Correct house orientation (maximise North aspect). Ensure adequate backyard access (can you get a wheelbarrow through?). Sizes of external windows and…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Bedroom Feature Wall Colour Help

Just had a look at your new linen - it has quite bold colours in it, and I noticed in their photo the bed has a crisp white wall behind…

  ⋅  1
7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Taubmans Grey Dusk

I've come up with a few more and I think it will be out of these - I'll decide when I see them in person and put them against our…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Waratah Estate (Mickleham). Modified Burbank Macleod 299.

All the best with your build. We have signed with Burbank to build the Spotswood which is similar to the Macleod. I'll be following your build with interest as our…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Porcelain Tiles - Gloss vs Matt

I agree bank, I ideally want matt but not textured - a smooth matt finish that doesn't trap dirt. I will have to ask again, but we were told what…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Building the Spotswood 284 by Burbank

So, we haven't heard anything more from Burbank so far except for an automatically generated welcome email saying they had received our paperwork at the office and we would receive…

7 months7 monthsFirst_Timer_RayFirst_Timer_Ray posted:
Question about obscure windows?

Unfortunately it's the price you pay for building a big home on a small block. When land sizes were much larger, it wan't an issue. When you build 1.2m from…

Most Active Topics

More
Joined homeone
5 February 2007

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017