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11 d11 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Have been buying things for the house as they go on sale! So far,
Kitchen tap
Kitchen island pendants x 3. Got these from the Laura Ashley closing down sales. RRP…

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17 d17 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Steel is pretty much complete, and frames started. So excited to see the shapes of the house. The three steel triangles are two of the gable windows (we have a…

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
18 d18 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Steel was a bit delayed due to riggers running behind on a school project. But they started last Friday and today we arrived on site to see A Very Big…

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
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29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Ah, you’ve overtaken us!
Exciting for you, looks good!

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Best block orientation for forever home

I’d say the right side, as your living areas and alfresco would get it too. And then the back will be west facing, being a shorter side less shading from…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Building a new home with Rammed Earth - Experiences

gablesrocks is building a design that includes a rammed earth wall (think in NSW though).

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Hey gablesrocks, Grand Designs Australia on ABC tonight featured a house with a series of rammed earth walls. Theirs were a sandstone colour,…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

The budget is...high (for us)! Mainly because of the “H” shape of the building and the large glass curtain walls and steel required to support it all. But this is…

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Yes, we are with a small builder, Capital One. I know exactly what you mean by having spoken to so many builders and just knowing when you’ve found the right…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

gablesrocks yes I think we are in similar situations. We are also doing a custom build, designed with energy efficiency/Passive solar in mind.…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

That wall looks amazing, like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey! Did you include it for its thermal properties or simply as a feature?
As for the design fitting in…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Yes! It seems finally the weather is working in our favour!

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

So October was pretty much a write off as it was either raining or the ground too boggy to bring in the machinery.
November was spent building the Great Wall…

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
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3 months3 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Unpleasent Experience with signature kitchen

Malaysian Ringgit?

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build

Hello, I do like the plans! It seems to cover all your requirements while being simple (so hopefully less costly to build!). I think a lot of it has to…

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Pros & Cons of Sydney blocks facing North West

Here’s my thread. The build has only just started, and this weather is not helping!
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92728&p=1824089#p1824089

4 months4 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Pros & Cons of Sydney blocks facing North West

We have almost exactly the same orientation (without the rear views!). It can certainly be done, either through an architect or yourselves with some research. Our architect incorporated courtyards and…

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need advicesssss

It’s not a given that living areas get higher ceilings. Usually extra, unless it’s a build with a higher base price to start off with.

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need advicesssss

2.4m is standard, any higher would be extra cost I believe. Do you have a very tall family? So to get the extra ceiling height but at the same budget…

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Coral Capri 25 - Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

Being a bedroom do you need that much sunlight? How about a skylight? Just make sure it has a blind. I would place it closer to the door of the…

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5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

The pool’s being put in atm. They were working yesterday despite the thunderstorm! Retaining wall after that, then hopefully the slab.

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

gogo65, have you posted your plans? Can’t remember...

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Sorry, weird double post!

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

I think the whole ground floor guest br and living area with deck makes more sense now, knowing your parents will be also living there. It’s almost a separate living…

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

gogo65 - are the car spaces for your gogomobile collection?

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Ah, I see.
I second having the garage door into the mud room/laundry as well rather than the hallway. It just seems more practical! We have a similar set up…

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Did the architect say why he/she faced the utilities (garage, laundry, bathrooms, WIR) to the north? Usually living areas face this way to maximise energy efficiency. It’s very unusual, especially…

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Which way is north please?

5 months5 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New build Brisbane 2018

We currently have an ensuite via WIR and it’s handy as my husband and I get ready at different times. So one of us gets up, shuts the door to…

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