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12 months12 monthsFredescuFredescu posted:
Custom builds vs bank valuations - Your experience?

A 2 bedroom house sounds unusual. Are they common in the area you're building? If not, the bank will struggle to value it, and they'll have doubts about it's ability…

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1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
facade design software/app?

Most of the links in that old thread seem to be dead. What I've been doing is picking a house with similar elements on the Austral Bricks visualiser

1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
Hills District Dwelling Width

I believe that. I'm just saying, the 75-80% mentioned in the rule in the OP isn't referring to the width of the portion of the house that is closest to…

1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
Hills District Dwelling Width

I don't believe the articulation interpretation is correct. I've always assumed it was, but looking at a number of DA applications, I can see where they have calculated the requirement…

Hills District Dwelling Width
1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
New house design and void suggestions please

I don't know to be honest. I think in theory it should be good for light into your kitchen. I would do everything I can to shade at least the…

1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
New house design and void suggestions please

What is your climate/location? The void windows will get a lot of western sun.

1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
New house design and void suggestions please

Which way is north?

1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
Colorbond Roof

What kind of anti-con blanket do people have where they can hear the rain and cracking sounds? Many years ago we had our tiled roof replaced with colorbond and an…

1 year1 yearFredescuFredescu posted:
Floor plan feedback please 🙏

Beds 2-4 face west. Unless you've got a mountain or something on that side, they're going to cook. Even with that verandah.
What kind of block is it? I assume…

2 years2 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Minimum energy standards rise from 5.5 to 7

I wonder if volume builders will have to start giving a toss about orientation now.

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2 years2 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Floor plan critique

As others have pointed out already, critiquing a floor plan without knowing the orientation is very difficult. Which way is north?
For example, if north is roughly up on your plans,…

2 years2 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
West window

Double glazing won't help against direct sunlight. Tint or low-e glass will. External window covering is better still.

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7 years7 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Any experiences with Firstyle homes

I only have an estimate, not a tender, so I don't know all the details. If I get a tender I can let you know. Every block is going to…

7 years7 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Ignore these specific numbers because I'm doing a KDR, but just to give you an idea, Braeside 33 Distinct is on the pricelist for $275k. Their estimate is roughly 420k…

7 years7 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Any experiences with Firstyle homes

I wouldn't base anything off price lists. Ask someone from both companies to give you a rough estimate to build on your lot. If the inclusions are roughly the same,…

7 years7 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Any experiences with Firstyle homes

Are you basing this on an estimate they gave you, or their price list? The prices on their price list are missing a lot of necessary items like basix and…

12 years12 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Do you obtain multiple tenders before building?

Is that including site costs and such, or just the building?

12 years12 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Anyoneconsidered the impact ofthe CarbonTax on building cost

Wisdom just sent me a new price list today, with increases mostly around 5k. They cited the carbon tax in their email, but I'm sure at least some of the…

12 years12 yearsFredescuFredescu posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Out of interest, what changes are you making to the Dalkeith 29? I've been thinking about that one myself.

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