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10 months10 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
New Custom Build - Bayside Melb

What about a building designer? Cost wise will be in between a draftsman and an architect.

10 months10 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
House frame delivery time

Our friend owns a frame and truss company in Sydney, they are advising 8-12 weeks.
No point changing to steel as apparently there is a delay with steel too.

10 months10 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Internal Floor screeding

Definitely. Only people that would say that it’s not required are those trying to save money

10 months10 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Tile Selection

Kumz, you could also look at Manago tiles in McGraths Hill. We bought all our tiles there supply and laid. We got a pretty good price and they had a…

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10 months10 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Cavity Stacker Doors

We looked at it, it was an additional 10-12k

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11 months11 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Hills District Dwelling Width

This is our basic outline, you can see to the right where it sticks out.

Hills District Dwelling Width
11 months11 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Hills District Dwelling Width

We built in Hills council last year, although we have small acreage, we were allowed 50% of the width, our frontage was 63m, so its 31.5m at the building line,…

11 months11 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
Help with Floorplan

Swap the kitchen and games, then have the laundry off the butlers, much better access etc

11 months11 monthsgogo65gogo65 posted:
G J Gardener Sydney North West ( Dural )

We looked at GJ Gardner Dural, when we built our recent home. I found the upgrade costs to be very expensive and at the end of the day was paying…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Sorry Venkata, but your budget is unrealistic for a custom build that is also energy efficient. Stick with a project home, try and get a block that has good orientation…

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1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
First home build - Floor plan review request

My biggest pet hate is sliding external doors in laundries, you have a lot of wasted space in the laundry. Put a normal opening glass door, then you can run…

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1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
Engineered oak flooring

Weve also done engineered oak flooring, weve been in for 4 months and there isn’t a scratch (adult kids no pets), easy to clean, love it! We have noted it…

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1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
How much to build this French Modern home?

Probably $2500/sqm..

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

In our council they aren’t allowed too. Land must be fully registered, assume different rules for different councils.

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
Floor plan advice

You’ve posted the same plan twice...

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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...

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
Brisbane good roofers

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

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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
1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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
1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 posted:
Architect vs Custom Home Builder

Where are you building?

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

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1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

1 year1 yeargogo65gogo65 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…

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