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Helyn

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Joined 26 December 2007
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3 years3 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
upgrade to high ceiling?

I am a great fan of higher ceilings and we upgraded ours to 2.7m.
However you dont have to get higher doors or windows with this - I have seen many…

3 years3 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
DON'T BUILD TIMBER HOUSES! PERIOD!

This thread now seems to be doing just what OP did re timber frame houses but hyperbole has shifted to steel frame houses.
I have nothing against timber frame houses, so…

4 years4 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Need some opions on my floorplan

The first design seems fine to me - although I can see PP's point about the guest toilet needing a basin as there isn't ready access to hand washing…

4 years4 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
What to plant in frontyard

PS my house is North facing - far more sun and heat than an east facing house in Melbourne

4 years4 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
What to plant in frontyard

I have real reservations about placing plants into white/light colored pebbles as the poor things just get fried on hot days (having heat coming from above AND reflecting up from…

4 years4 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Bedroom windows

I know they are not the 'in thing' but I really think you cant go past netting curtains - window can be big and let lots of light/air/ventilation in…

4 years4 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Single or Double... that's the question...

We have single - the plan had single and we didn't change it - not sure if double would of fit - bench is 1.2m long.
But we have no problems…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Pet door options

Is your house built yet?
you can buy screen doors with pet flap already installed - we had one in our old house.
Perhaps if you talk to the builder you…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Walking through Ensuite past toilet to WIR - who has it?

because I like having private time in the bathroom - going to the toilet alone or shaving my legs alone etc - and then what happens if your partner wants…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Walking through Ensuite past toilet to WIR - who has it?

I have seen plans in which entry to ensuite is via WIR, I dont mind that and sometimes I think is good thing when wardrobe is a buffer between bathroom…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Roller shutters vs double glazing

I guess it depends on what you want them to acheive - I will say that our roller shutters do a brilliant job of keeping room cool and glare out.
Keeping…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Natural light in garage

Yes I have a window in back wall of my garage - about the size of a large kitchen window.
I like haveing natural light and garage not being too…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
New neighbours and the eyesore...

Must admit that satellite dish would not worry me - it only stands out atm because there is nothing in your own yard - once you have a garden and…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Whats your Biggest hate in New building plans

bit off topic now - but if I had young kids whose internet access I wanted to supervise, they wouldnt be having their own smart phones, ipads etc.

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Whats your Biggest hate in New building plans

I would like an open study- if I had a separate study - I dont use my computer for serious studying or work or anything that needs quiet and…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Adelaide builder McCracken Homes ceases all projects, stops

We built with them 4 years ago - sad to hear they have gone under now. :(

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
DIY Pantry / Study / Linen / Laundry / ANYTHING Fitout

but how many people fit 2 cars in their garage... 20%?
Really??
I would of thought most people with a double garage use it for 2 cars (we certainly do) -…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Whats your Biggest hate in New building plans

that design doesnt strike me as too terrible - just put a sliding door on the ensuite and problem solved.
Is then no different to many other ensuites in which toilet…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Tiled Roof vs Colourbond - pros/cons (and noise question)

I have read that with a CB roof, it can greatly reduce your mobile phone reception (whilst you are in the house)
Really???
have never noticed any difference whatsoever…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Whats your Biggest hate in New building plans

What's wrong with colour bond fences??
Nearly everyone here has colour bond fences (newer houses) - except old areas of town which have old tin fences.
I do agree about…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Whats your Biggest hate in New building plans

WC with no basin.
Gross.
Poo on the handle....just saying.
If people still build like that, then you deserve dysentery
No excuse for not finding room in your huge 300 sq met…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Access to backyard...

HHCIB - I think the likelihood of you needing heavy machinery these days to come through to the back of your house is probably very slim.
This may well be…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Vertical blind for sliding doors

I do hope you meant fairly thick like yours. ::wornout::
you are saying my door frames are thick, aren't you, not I am thick …

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Vertical blind for sliding doors

Lex, there is a very small gap at the bottom, underneath the blinds, perhaps 3mm. Otherwise blinds would scrape along the floor/window frame when you opened or shut them …

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Vertical blind for sliding doors

The slats sit pretty close together when closed. I think the ones with a bottom chain might have a bit more of a gap.

Ours have the chain bottoms…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Rude real estate agents

Umm, this is a very old thread - juzzy73 posted 2 posts back in 2006, unlikely he/she will be reading your reply now.
However I do agree with you -…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
house facing north ?

Mr chook I have a house very similar to yours with garage, main bedroom, one liveing room faceing front, casual liveing areas down one side and my block is…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Synthetic Grass?

Lots of bowling greens are synthetic turf too - thats not a new thing.
I dont have any myself but I think it can have a place in home gardens…

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
What type of " flooring" you have under the clothesline?

ours is concrete - we have clothesline attached to back wall of house and just made perimeter path wider across the back so it covers width of pulled out clothesline.

5 years5 yearsHelynHelyn posted:
Lining a storage trunk

We have a blanket box and we didnt line the inside with anything - it is smooth polished wood inside, blankets just go straight in it - not sure why…

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