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3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Simonds Prague Willow Vale QLD

Should the boundary should line up with the rear part of the fence, basically where the little retaining wall is?? Get your fence up along the boundary NOW. They are…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Help me to choose facade

I'd go for 1.
2 is very busy with the windows and 3 has those different sized pillars for the balcony which do my head in and will most likely look…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Double storey house without eaves??

Eaves all the way. We have 600mm and they stop the sun hitting the north facing windows from around October to March, but don't stop the sun streaming in during…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
First Home Build - Carlisle Homes - Matisse 33 - Clyde Vic.

Nice floor plan. The guest suite and adding the shower is a great idea. Carlisle are pretty tight charging you for making the study a bedroom but not giving you…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

I love that door too! I've seen in on a couple of displays and it's beautiful.
I have a feeling I'll need to sit down when I hear the cost!…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Glendale 38 (Elara)

You'll need outdoor power points for water features, etc.
If they won't let you change your electrical plan without stinging you with a variation fee, wait til you're on site…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

It looks like a wire cut brick (I think?!), we have flush white mortar with a wire cut brick. I'm not at home to get a pic but will grab…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

I don't think I explained myself very well in the earlier comment. I meant still having the windows at the rear of the house facing the garden, but one vertice…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Is there a difference in ceiling height that accounts for one house being able to do it?
Also, could the windows be long slim vertical windows on the outer sides…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

Oh and if it makes you feel any better, we built 7 years ago on a two metre slope and our site costs were around 20k, so your 44 isn't…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

We will also upgrade to designer spec, definitely worth it.
Nice list of variations! Eaves, higher ceilings, extra shower (a must have downstairs in a double story IMO), double glazing. Great…

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3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

You get what you pay for with non-commercial spray guns. The cheap ones are usually so crappy they're not worth the time and money, the more expensive ones are great…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our Nolan

The dropped ceiling and then the bulkhead will bring the bulkhead down to the overhead cupboards at the standard height.
If you want to, in effect, remove the bulkhead so…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Alfresco slab with builder or after HO?

5k for the slab and tiling isn't outrageous. Expensive if it's just the concrete, not too bad for both.
I prefer the alfresco slab to be part of the main…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
KDR, Too much house?

Do a serious and realistic review of how you live and the space you need/want. What rooms do you really need? What rooms would you use enough to make having…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Custom house plans - any advice welcome

What you've come up with looks pretty good. Really easy to extend in the future if needed by removing wardrobes and extending the corridors on either end of the home.…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Considering a stone bench top

I love Alpine Mist but I know it will blow our budget. If you do go that way, or with any of the stones with the vein/marble effect through them,…

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3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP

I completely disagree with the above post.
The OP said they're doing their own stormwater to save money - sounds like that was their choice, not a decision made by…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Glendale 38 (Elara)

As said above its the cost to upgrade plus the margin. The margin in effect eats any credit from the original appliances.
Technika are rubbish and Smeg aren't much better,…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our First Build - GJ Gardener Bridgewater

Facades are hard, especially when you're basically starting from scratch as you are.
I'm sure she understands it's something you need to play around with until you're happy.

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our First Build - GJ Gardener Bridgewater

Has your builder suggested other window options?
With the portico, you could keep it wide, put a very slim line window between the pillar and the front door, brick behind…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Our First Build - GJ Gardener Bridgewater

An honest outsider's opinion, that facade doesn't look very good. The posts in front of the windows make the portico look like an afterthought as opposed to a well thought…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Activity room

We built 7 years ago. At that time the activity room was more a play/activity/games room for my son, now he's nearly 18 and it's more a living area for…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Pushing out start time of your build - Metricon

It's generally 270 days to start on site from deposit. You can stretch it out beyond that but they will charge you a certain amount per month. This usually works…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Land zoning - open space/Workshop

I understand your frustration, but I'd also be surprised if it was allowed, and if I was your neighbour, I'd be upset if it was.
If everyone in your neighbourhood…

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Building with Metricon

There's a display at Craigieburn. If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's crazily optioned up. I walked around it muttering about all the things I couldn't afford. Lol!

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Building with Metricon

That's design has been on the website since I started looking seriously around February/March.

3 years3 yearsFryeFrye posted:
Two garages built to the same boundary. Possible?

I've seen it done down here in Melbourne, garages butted up to each other, both with the guttering above the garage wall - the name for that escapes me at…

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