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3 d3 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Floor plan advice

You’ve posted the same plan twice...

4 d4 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
onsite stormwater detention system

Newhousebuilder, if you’re going to drive by Tuckwell road, have a look on Darcy road (the corner of Darcy and crane-we used to live off Darcy road), there is quite…

5 d5 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Wanted: Roofer tradesman - Bellbird Park (QLD)

Your builder is not paying the trades enough. I’m sure there are roofers about, you just have to pay market rates...

6 d6 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Contour Survey design stage help.

Yep get your own, we did and then gave it to builders when looking at our options. A much cheaper alternative. Whether or not the builders you have listed will…

13 d13 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Brisbane good roofers

Mindoro, how much is to much? How big a roof?

15 d15 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Need advice about black kitchen colour

Thanks Stewie, I’m also not a white hamptons type of gal. Our facade is more mid century modern, we are on acreage in Sydney’s north west, i wanted warm, easy…

15 d15 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Need advice about black kitchen colour

The paneling was custom made by our cabinet maker 😊

Hey gogo65, thanks a lot for your reply and the photo. Yes, that's the…

20 d20 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Need advice about black kitchen colour

We did dulux domino a very dark grey with notaio walnut to break it up a little. We are very happy with the colour

Need advice about black kitchen colour
20 d20 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Our house is different, has some beautiful features, a different facade (for an acreage home), has been designed to take advantage of the northerly aspect and contours but isn’t over…

Architect vs Custom Home Builder
20 d20 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Just to put it in perspective, I’m also a health professional and also not very creative.
Maybe due to my age and this being our 5th house and 4th build, I…

20 d20 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Where are you building?

20 d20 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

The problem not owning your own plan, is you put blood sweat and tears into it, to make it yours, then you cant take it anywhere else for a quote.
If…

21 d21 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

The biggest piece of advice i can give you is make sure you ‘own the plans’, soil and contour survey.
We have just built a custom home, we first approached a…

21 d21 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Please give me feedback on my floorplan

I’d cut 500mm out of the front of the theatre, to allow the small extension to side of laundry and pantry, it would also allow for a little set back…

22 d22 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Please give me feedback on my floorplan

Great plan,
Your laundry space is large but the space isn’t very functional, could you extend the laundry/pantry in line with the small garage extension and then that would allow a…

24 d24 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

I’d just do one WIR as you walk in, accessible through the bedroom, and leave ensuite as you have it OKL.
I think chippy just means having both smaller bedrooms off…

25 d25 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

As usual ok Louise hits the brief. In regards to the WIR, you could have the access directly from the bedroom rather than the hallway, which you mentioned you didn’t…

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25 d25 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
New Build Pricing: 230m² Double Story

Most people allow approx 8-10k for electrical upgrades
We had a quote for tiling when we considered .......homes (10 years ago!) and it came in above 25K
You may need to…

25 d25 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
New Build Pricing: 230m² Double Story

Are the site costs fixed?
I think you would probably still spend more in upgrades, especially electrical, tiling (standard will be very basic) and kitchen upgrades. Would probably allow 40-50k
Not sure…

25 d25 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

I’d make the study narrower and add a mud room/linen in the hallway.
You dont need a study that big.
I also dont like the ensuite without a window.

28 d28 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Review my floor plan please

Swap study nook and powder?

28 d28 dgogo65gogo65 posted:
Review my floor plan please

I’d be changing the direction of the stairs.then the toilet can fit down the corridor rather than at the entry (really what wa the designer thinking?)
I would also be trying…

1 month1 monthgogo65gogo65 posted:
Where do you follow peoples builds?

Noname, when i built 8 years ago, Homeone members met up for coffee did walkthroughs of houses etc, there was a lot of banter, that social side is definitely missing…

1 month1 monthgogo65gogo65 posted:
Cost plus contract

We have just completed a cost plus build.
We had similar where we received three quotes and we could choose which quote (for most things)
We did however have an hourly rate…

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1 month1 monthgogo65gogo65 posted:
Where do you follow peoples builds?

My insta is @sydneycustomacreagebuild I only follow builds and house related inspiration type pages

1 month1 monthgogo65gogo65 posted:
Where do you follow peoples builds?

I built 8 years ago, and home one was amazing, a real commmunity, now i find people just come ask a question and leave. Ive just built again and follow…

1 month1 monthgogo65gogo65 posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

We installed a gas fireplace in our last build and have just installed another in our recent build because we loved it so much, our recent build is all electric…

1 month1 monthgogo65gogo65 posted:
$150K SITE COSTS??? PLEASE HELP!

Being a custom design I’m absolutely gobsmacked that the architect/draftsmen didn’t suggest a split level or at least a step down somewhere in the house with those contours, you will…

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2 months2 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
All electric home

We have solar powered heat pump, and find it pretty good, we previously had instantaneous gas. I do find it takes a little while for the hot water to come…

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