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2 d2 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thanks Den45! I am very happy with it. It’s just easy to second guess my choices and think of improvements in hindsight. It’s…

2 d2 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

External lights at night. I should have planned for a couple of lights on the second storey

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
3 d3 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

I think she did some talks for the council about passive solar design. It’s something I was interested in for our build, so I contacted her.
You could get onto the…

3 d3 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

Yes, love the design my architect came up with and working with her. Unfortunately she doesn’t take on clients anymore, she now does internal designs for a large commercial entity.

3 d3 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

And here’s one! Helllloooo gogo65!
Oh, re builders, we found plenty around. Met some, got some quotes. Decided to go with our current builder…

3 d3 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

We’re hills shire as well. There’s a couple of people on here that are custom building in this council too.
I’d say Hills were ok - I’ve heard other councils are…

3 d3 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom builder

We are building a custom house currently. We used a local architect to design the house and get us to DA. Being local, the architect was familiar with our council’s…

7 d7 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Construction fence removed and picket fence is up, although mailbox still to be installed. Most landscaping is complete. This is the only grass on the site - we didn’t want…

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
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8 d8 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thanks ocean.
Insulation in the walls varies depending on what construction type of wall. So in the granny flat, all external walls are reverse…

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Ventilation with floor to ceiling windows in upstairs bedroo

With a stacker door you’d have to have a balustrade, something like this...

Ventilation with floor to ceiling windows in upstairs bedroo
12 d12 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Ventilation with floor to ceiling windows in upstairs bedroo

We have louvres in our upper level floor to ceiling windows . They do need to be special ones where the glass panels can’t easily be removed though to prevent…

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Floor plan feedback

MBR at rear is fine. Right off the kitchen, not so much.

21 d21 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom floor plan feedback

This is an interesting house, is it a terrace ? Is that a courtyard on the south boundary? That will be lovely.

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Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Clipsal Zen light switches. They have a lovely shadow line.

Larger switches for granny flat. This is part of our future-proofing.
Toilets!

External lights. Not my original choice, but Cv19 meant there would…

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Knockdown Rebuild - North West Sydney

Custom builds take longer than volume builds anyway I believe. Not counting the design phase and time for council approval, this will probably take us to just under two years…

22 d22 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Knockdown Rebuild - North West Sydney

It’s a custom build, and I would absolutely recommend them. We are at fitout stage and the quality/workmanship is excellent. They don’t do designs though, so you’ll have to get…

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Knockdown Rebuild - North West Sydney

We are doing a KDR in the Hills Shire. Our setback went from around 10m to the minimum 6m. New distance from back fence is also the min 4m
We did…

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Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Rendered retaining walls have been painted, and most of the plants put in for landscaping. A couple were incorrect, so the landscaper will have to change them. The rendered walls…

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Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

The utilities area. Rather unglamorous but very necessary, we wanted to keep all the machinery (pool, aircon, hot water) neatly out of sight. The timber framed door is from the…

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

The Crimsafe bifold doors have been installed in the pool area. I’m pleased with how the security mesh is invisible from the inside looking out.


Door frames are white under…

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

amilelka, oh no, will these issues push back handover significantly?
Facade has beautiful lines, it’s looking incredibly sleek and modern !

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Thanks edskii. White is definitely a contender! Was also considering a darker turquoise grout.
Landscaping is by Andrew Edwards Landscaping.

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Flooring is complete. Adds a lovely warmth to the rooms. First coat of paint on the walls too

Laundry splashback is in. I’ve now got to decide on grout colour. Anyone…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Kitchen help needed

Hi melissa.b I too did not want overheads, so I have a similar set up to yours. My single slab splashback also wasn’t…

Kitchen help needed
2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Garage door too. Nice to see the windvane is still there!

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

That will look beautiful. I think it’s a very versatile tile, and it comes in so many patterns to go with so many styles. There’s quite a few photos on…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

The pool is finished! Tiling around the coping still to be done. The builder plans on getting the crimsafe bifold door in first before the surrounding tiles go down. The…

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2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Hebel Power Floor

We have hebel floors in our build (currently at fitout stage). Feels nice and solid, the tradies who come by usually comment positively on it. Costs more to install of…

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