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1 d1 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Wrong orientation

Plant deciduous trees for shade outside the NW br windows.

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
A&L awning windows with very restricted opening

Yes, I was told the same for all our upstairs windows where the bottom ledge is lower than 1.7m (my windows are not awnings). To prevent kids falling out.…

22 d22 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

gablesrocks, are you stuck on framing? I know your windows have gone in, where’s the holdup? It’s sunny today!

22 d22 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

gogo65, our facade is all weatherboard, likely James Hardie Linea 180.
I posted a drawing of our front elevation at the start of the…

22 d22 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

gablesrocks gogo65 I think you’re right too re the cladding. I was just being hopeful, seeing…

23 d23 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Fence and boundary - Puzzled

I would get it independently checked.
30 yrs ago my parents built on our current site and left everything to the builder. Fast forward to now and we’ve since found…

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23 d23 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Driving to our site we saw this from a distance!

The white roof, not the letterbox . It’s like a beacon! We spotted it from a few other vantage points…

23 d23 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

BR1 downstairs - door that leads right off entry hall. Perhaps consider opening it the other way to block line of sight into the room and allow for more privacy.

27 d27 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Fantastic! I’d say you’re ahead of us now .
Great to hear a shout-out to a good supplier, makes a nice change from the usual complaints, valid as they are.

28 d28 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Boringly, we have roofing materials but no roofers.
The framers are not done yet on the lower parts of the house, as the scaffolding is in the way. But gutters…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Ohhhh, that’s going to be gorgeous! Do ponds need to be fenced off like pools?
We don’t have a pond, but there’s a handball square and trampoline incorporated in our landscape.…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Will be lovely looking out to the maples!

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

What style of windows have you got in your upstairs overlooking the courtyard if I may ask?

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
EcoStay building project

This is awesome! Why are you not on Grand Designs Australia?!

30 d30 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

How painful, glad it’s all sorted now! I should have guessed the windows were too big - if they were too small it would have been just a matter of…

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30 d30 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

gablesrocks, have the windows been manufactured already? Were they too big or too small?

30 d30 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

Found you again! So strange that I made a comment earlier but the “follow” wasn’t automatic.

30 d30 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

darb74, how frustrating, esp when you’ve put so much work into it. I’ll have to go look for your thread!
Touch wood but I…

30 d30 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Ah, speaking of windows, we finally approved our schedule today. The IGU (double glazing) issue was settled days ago but then we had to look at the costing of some…

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

No, just 150 LVL and yellow tongue flooring. It’s not habitable, and no windows.

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

amilelka, the attic cost has come in at approx $7.5k for flooring plus $1k for ladder incl installation. This is before builders margin…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Yes, the rain needs to go to the farmers and leave us builders be!

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Not yet. But soon! The roofers were in this week to meet the builder (to form a plan of attack maybe??) and were earnestly pointing at things when I left.

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Hey gablesrocks, where are you up to with your build? I think guttering might be starting this week for us.
No work today on…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
window size to ceiling height

If cost is an issue, you could go 2700 in the more public areas of the house and lower in the private/utility areas. Just make sure the two heights are…

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Knock down rebuild builders

I’m building near you in the Hills. gogo65 is right, custom build in Sydney starts at $2k, and unless you are very disciplined…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need feedback on our floor plan

Just based on the numbers in the plan,
20.030x7.990 + 14.870x7.990 + 60 (assuming this for gflat)
=338.85
Seems about right?

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need feedback on our floor plan

Do the downstairs powder room, flat bathroom and laundry not have windows? Is it a requirement? Even if not, could you put windows/skylights in, it would make those rooms more…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

If you can’t have a cavity slider, could you have one that’s on the outside of the wall, like a sliding barn door?

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