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7 h7 hHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

External colours, tossing up between Sapless Green (top) and Spanish Olive. Trims are Lexicon Quarter, roof is Surfmist.

7 h7 hHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Orientation of lot

All other things being equal, definitely the South facing on quiet street. Then you can have your living out back as is typical, and it will capture the north light…

2 d2 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

A requirement in the design of our granny flat and some ground floor areas of the main house has been to be future proofed, for eg restricted mobility. This weekend…

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
12 d12 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Stairwell window
Upstairs hallway window overlooking the pool. You can just see the pool roof dormer window in the top right corner of the photo. This has louvres to allow…

13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Hey gogo65, where are you at with your build? Have you found a builder yet?

13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Eating plastic?

Sadly this isn’t surprising, with the amount of plastic floating around in the oceans. Even if we don’t ingest the plastic itself, the toxins work their way up the food…

13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

Then I would def go for the courtyard! I’m very happy with how mine is turning out!

13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

Will the west sun be shaded by the building itself?

13 d13 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

I have a similar design to your first drawing in my current build, in that we are facing the same direction and have used a courtyard to bring in the…

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Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Three of the 4 French doors installed.

14 d14 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

That’s a good response darb74. Fingers crossed for you for a good fix!

14 d14 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

darb74 here are the photos of our awning windows. I took pics of the two that I could reach.
In this first one, I…

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

Hi darb74, I must admit the solar panels I have left to my husband, but I will try to answer your questions as…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Squeeeeeee! Gable windows have arrived, although one still MIA. Can’t wait to see them up!
And the French doors (x4) and bifolds (x2) for the “glass corridor”

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

Some of our solar panels are being installed today. We have 40 going in, in total, facing North, East and West.

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Lovely! You really are chugging on nicely!

26 d26 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Tried to get a photo of a completed cladded wall. It’s turned out rather ethereal, but it was really just the sun glare in my eyes!
This photo includes the orange…

28 d28 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

darb74, a blower door test would be amazing, the results on your house especially would be so interesting. If I ever get…

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Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Windows again. I’m pleased with the sight lines of most of the windows, especially the high ones. After all, the reason they were used was to provide privacy without having…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

More of the upstairs windows are being put in today, and this was the easiest one for me to get to, to inspect. This isn’t a particularly big window, but…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

darb74, from what I could see the window frames looked fine. Then again I’ve not been able to inspect them thoroughly yet as…

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

Well spotted darb74, yes they are! They are for a couple of the bathrooms.
That’s painful re your doors. Are the manufacturers arguing the…

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

Thinking a bit more about it, SMH I should have just gone for normal sliders with one fixed pane and one moving pane. These ones we’ve got, with two moving…

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

First window up. And they’ve also started on the weatherboard cladding around it.

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

Finally, Most of our windows arrived this week. Loving the louvres! Carpenters were around to install. I’m curious to know how they get the larger windows upstairs.

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

I’ll have to check it out!

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

I don’t see why it can’t be rendered - just a matter of preference I’d say. You could also just leave the bricks exposed too.

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

Hi gogo65, RBV means the brick is on the inside with cladding on the outside (in our case, weatherboard). Only one layer of…

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

Had a chat with the brickies, who are Irish (wonderful accents, hard to understand ) and one of the builder’s guys who’s French. All say that reverse brick veneer, pvc…

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