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25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bathroom planning

Like this

Or this

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bathroom planning

Do you have enough room for one of those walk in showers with tiled walls instead? Voila! No glass, no problem!

26 d26 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Easements - thoughts?

Definitely costly. We potentially had to encase an easement that ran parallel to a boundary fence on our side, and the builder was predicting $30-40k. ( Our easement looks like…

28 d28 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Space Estimates

Our current space is about 12x5 with kitchen, meals and lounge in a line IYKWIM.
I think your 12m width as per drawing is a little short to include the laundry…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Too many windows?

Can you make the front upper windows two wider windows instead and have extra space in between for the tv? If the windows don’t line up with the lower ones…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Too many windows?

I don’t think it looks excessive. Having multiple windows especially on separate walls is great for ventilation and cross breezes.
A couple of things do come to mind though:
As pp has…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Ensuite layout advice

You have a nice window there, could you make it into a dressing table area? Great to have natural light for makeup!

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Advice on house plans

Bed2 sharing a wall with media may be a bit noisy - perhaps swap media and study?
South facing kitchen and dining will be dark and cold in winter. You could…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Definitely stick to the north to rear block! It’s more energy efficient.
We have an easement running along our back fence as well. Can’t build anything on it , can’t really…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Which side of block will receive more sunlight

Go for the block with the living areas facing north (is that block B?)

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

All other things being equal I prefer the updated option. Also, if the pool is right up against the house, you could have a large window to the ground looking…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

It’s not been built yet! I will put up photos when done

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom Builders (Sydney - French /Hamptons) under 500k

And I believe RBV itself is more costly than normal BV. Don’t know if it’s the process being more labour intensive (gyprock has to be attached to brick rather than…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

Hi Lee54
You are incredibly generous, your kids are very lucky!
I’m in Sydney, so cant help with builders, but as you have quite specific wants and needs in mind, have you…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom Builders (Sydney - French /Hamptons) under 500k

We are looking at a custom build in Sydney as well, and also Hamptons style. Our builder quotes have come in at least $2k/m2 (don’t know what that is…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Large windows - Fixed Glass and Louvre or Awning?

I think they’re pricier. Not certain though, worth checking up on price if you like it. One of their designs doubles as a pool safety fence and we were going…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help please!?!

Fantastic! Will follow if you decide to have a build thread

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Yes, it will be a butlers pantry, it's just not drawn as will be sorted during kitchen appt.
We could make the butlers pantry window to be one that opens…

Building with Wisdom Homes
2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Stevezau
What is that area between the kitchen and WIP? Is it a butlers pantry? Will there be storage there? I’m thinking if you have sufficient storage elsewhere, maybe you…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Our KDR Project - Canberra

I think it’s pretty good too. As algernon mentioned the BR4 facing west might be an issue but I see there is an existing tree that may provide some shade?…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons coastal front elevation

I think the round vents are a good nod to hamptons. I assume you don’t want to change your windows to sash windows . How about one of those garage…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help please!?!

That sounds like an amazing build with the reclaimed materials! So who has designed the building so far? Are you using an architect or coming up with the design yourself…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Help please!?!

Is this a single storey house? Are you concerned that north facing clerestory windows will still be overlooked by your neighbour’s second storey?
What about skylights?

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house design

Oh, just another thought- if you leave the laundry where it is, you could have an angled laundry chute from the upstairs linen!

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Feedback on house design

You’re very lucky to have a rear to north facing block! My 2 cents:
- swap pantry and laundry so you can put an extra window in the laundry for ventilation.…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom House Plan - Wanting Feedback and Suggestions

First thing would be to get the orientation right. I assume the front door is facing East? Try to have your living areas facing north, bedrooms facing south or east,…

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Large windows - Fixed Glass and Louvre or Awning?

I would think you’d get a better airflow with louvres, especially it there’s a second window opening in the same room.
One thing about awning windows if they are on…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Stuck on small bathroom design

Or have the glass partition with door in the middle. Kids tend to get water everywhere!

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Stuck on small bathroom design

The wet room would take up more space than the combined shower over bath which is why I suggested that instead. How about the wet room along the 1800 wall…

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