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20 h20 hHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Rawson Chifley 37 MKII Metro Facade Build

I love your white roof! Is it surfmist? We have a surfmist roof and it’s lovely. Was pristine until a heap of black solar panels went on!

2 d2 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Distance between House and Pool

I think the space will be fine.

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11 d11 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
floor plan dimensions question

Our plans show measurements of plastered wall thickness and room dimensions from plaster to plaster.
Unless we have unusually thick frames

11 d11 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

That games room will be a lovely space, with the light coming in from both sides.

13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Kitchen design advice please

Personally don’t think you’d need to have the wall there. It’ll also mean you lose 100mm of bench space too.

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13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Kitchen design advice please

I prefer the new design, it’s quite similar to mine, and I did it that way because I didn’t want corner cupboards in the kitchen. The extra shelf space in…

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Design and Orientation (Pic attached) - any advice welcome!

Given the parameters of your block I think the design you posted is pretty good. You’ve got your living areas to the north, garage to the west to take the…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Looking good. And your site looks so tidy!

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

darb74, you know, that’s an interesting question re have we been “fussy” - I had to think about it for a bit!
I didn’t…

20 d20 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thanks amilelka and darb74, I’m really happy with how it’s turning out.

20 d20 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Second meeting with joiner today to go through the drawings and make final changes.
We got to go upstairs after all, climbing a ladder. Most of the gyprock has been…

30 d30 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Scaffolding over the pool area has come down, and it’s lovely to be able to experience that space uninterrupted! The ceiling is panelled at the highest point, as will be…

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Restrictive Covenant Roofing Question

We are building on land that, when newly released 35 yrs ago had a covenant of no metal roofs. Our current design has a Colorbond roof (very visible, pitch is…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the real thing!

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Shame, it’s so frustrating when they stop during good weather!

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

Additionally, bean1969, getting a map of any easements, services etc is certainly a good idea. As you probably know, you can’t build over…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

So true. Respectful discussion benefits everyone. To be fair though, the orientation topic comes up all the time - see all the threads re “feedback on house plan” . Plenty…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

Sure. But assuming bean1969 is looking at a typical volume build design, think of what rooms are at the front of the house.…

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

Just your own garage.

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

Yeah, unfortunately worst direction for energy efficiency.

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Buying land - what to watch out for

Which way does it face?

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New house - Interior colors suggestion

Grey on grey on grey (GoGoG). A bit of white. Then more grey.
Black tapware.

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1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Insulation upstairs going in. It’s amazing how much it dampens sound, and even more when the gyprock goes on.

Space has to be taken out of one of the kids’ bedrooms…

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Please help convincing me we didn’t make our house too big!

We have a huge roof cavity in our design that we converted into 80m2 of useable attic space. Not because we plan on using it, but for resale value. We…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Floor Layout help

I was referring to the amount of circulation space in the kitchen. So yes, 1200 is big enough to open the freezer drawer, but when you’re kneeling there rummaging around…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Floor Layout help

Will there be more than one person working in the kitchen at any time? Going down to 1200 may be a little narrow if someone else is trying to get…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Wood Plastic Composite decking

Has anyone used this? Any pros and cons?
I like the sustainability aspect but worry it will look like...plastic!

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Walk in Robe size - Opinions please

Circulation width of WIR is 1.2m (assuming joinery 60cm deep) which I would think is plenty. Makes a difference if it’s one person getting dressed at a time or two?…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need Suggestions for under 350k for 40+ Double Storey Homes

Have you spoken to real estate agents to get their opinions on what will or will not sell on that street? If all the houses being built are beautiful, high…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need Suggestions for under 350k for 40+ Double Storey Homes

Look at single storey designs instead. They are at least cheaper per sqm to build. They’re fine on a 700 block too, plenty around where I am, they don’t look…

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