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4 d4 dForgForg posted:
Built in robes

For the bulkhead size, find a cabinet-maker (or whatever the correct term is for people who make the WIR's) and ask what they can do. Some can only do…

Built in robes
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Block Size

You need to trawl through the sites of all the project home builders for your area, and find designs which are as close to square at the front as possible…

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Building on a sloping block

How much higher are you intending to raise the house?
Our garage is ~600mm lower than the house, for similar reasons. It can be useful, we've installed some shelving above the…

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Moving driveway entrance?

What sort of kerb is it? That may affect the answer someone gives you.
If you have a layback in the kerb, hence need to re-concrete the kerb…

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Advice on customised floor plan

You have to turn right once you go through the master bedroom door, and from the meals area you can only see that wall which is making you turn right…

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Shelf in shower

I didn't do it myself so unsure, but I assume they make sure there's some wooden frame at the correct height behind the waterproof gyprock, then when tiling is done…

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Shelf in shower

We had PomD'or Metric "soap dishes" installed, available in several sizes:

Googling for info shows something .
Chosen partially because the shelf lifts out for cleaning, and the rail stops things falling…

Shelf in shower
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Rainwater tank - is it worth in Brisbane

Dunno about Brissy … how consistent is the rainfall?
In Sydney it can be dry for a looong time, and while of course you can get water from the mains for…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

This is nothing new … we wanted to build with them in 2014, and they walked from us after 6 months of back-and-forth every couple of days because they couldn't…

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Lot orientation for future house E/W vs N/S

For sure, but given how far south Sydney isn't, the sun is still surprisingly (to me) low to the north in winter.
The sun comes around to that side of our…

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Feature Timber Partition in En-suite - Help!

I can't answer your specific question from experience, sorry - hopefully there will be others who know what the cost of getting custom things like that built normally is. …

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Lot orientation for future house E/W vs N/S

It's my belief that it's possible to design a good house for any suburban block … however, I do think that it's probably easiest if the rear faces north because…

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Home design 9m wide northwest SYD NSW

I don't recall ever having come across a single-storey as narrow as that.
Because you'll be pushing the limit of what's allowed on the land, I think you'll struggle to find…

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Rescheduling colour and electrical appointment

I think it would vary between builders, probably depends on yours.

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Colorbond roof

Did you ask where the extra costs came from for the Colorbond?
I'm intrigued to know - I thought Colorbond costing more than tiles was only a project-builder thing!

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Colorbond roof

Do you mean that basic concrete tiles are normally part of the price, and they are charging an extra $8k for Colourbond?
I asked around when we were building 5 years…

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Hot water system below brick level.

I'm not sure on that one, should the water & aircon slab be under the main slab, so water runs away from the slab? We had ours poured as…

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Skillion

The cost of doing anything else is pretty prohibitive!

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Project home builder in NSW

Did this start happening 19-24 years ago, which is why the vast majority of homes aren't falling down yet?

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Rangehood duct outlet under eave?

The more holes you have poking through your roof, the more chance of developing a leak in future … in my opinion (and experience!) at least.

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Project home builder in NSW

I don't think you could list all relevant issue in the project vs custom debate/decision in a single post … however, don't forget that a lot of the project builders…

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Floorplan feedback/recommendations please

That main bedroom … it's huge, yet the wardrobe isn't.
Will you actually use all the extra non-bed space in that bedroom? I mean some people do, but if you'd…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

This definitely ain't a topic that's limited to a single builder! :)
But yeah, as Joker said, it doesn't need to be sanded right down to being…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Conduits in single leaf brick wall

Sorry that this is a bit off topic, but what do "chased" and "single leaf" mean in this context?

3 months3 monthsForgForg posted:
Insurance while building?

We didn't do anything at all.
There might have been something bundled with the construction loan (was a KDR); but nothing I recall.

3 months3 monthsForgForg posted:
Gas Hot Water System

The only way non-solar electric is as efficient as gas is if you're using a heat-pump electric system.
If you don't use gas for anything else, then yeah you might consider…

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Feedback on the plans

While I can see the sense in making those other areas larger, "taking space away from the garage" is a mistake too many people make. In the context of…

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Feedback on the plans

How about replacing the atrium window with full-height, too-narrow-to-get-between pillars? You could probably make an interesting feature.
Ah, rear to south, yeah I re-read that after I typed the question.…

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Feedback on the plans

Couple of things that occur to me:
can the two wardrobes downstairs be fitted with sliders, preferably cavity sliders? Should allow more room than having to worry about swinging doors not…

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