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9 d9 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Pros & Cons of Sydney blocks facing North West

Here’s my thread. The build has only just started, and this weather is not helping!
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=92728&p=1824089#p1824089

9 d9 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Pros & Cons of Sydney blocks facing North West

We have almost exactly the same orientation (without the rear views!). It can certainly be done, either through an architect or yourselves with some research. Our architect incorporated courtyards and…

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need advicesssss

It’s not a given that living areas get higher ceilings. Usually extra, unless it’s a build with a higher base price to start off with.

19 d19 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Need advicesssss

2.4m is standard, any higher would be extra cost I believe. Do you have a very tall family? So to get the extra ceiling height but at the same budget…

21 d21 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Coral Capri 25 - Gainsborough Greens Pimpama

Being a bedroom do you need that much sunlight? How about a skylight? Just make sure it has a blind. I would place it closer to the door of the…

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24 d24 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

The pool’s being put in atm. They were working yesterday despite the thunderstorm! Retaining wall after that, then hopefully the slab.

24 d24 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

gogo65, have you posted your plans? Can’t remember...

24 d24 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Sorry, weird double post!

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

I think the whole ground floor guest br and living area with deck makes more sense now, knowing your parents will be also living there. It’s almost a separate living…

25 d25 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

gogo65 - are the car spaces for your gogomobile collection?

26 d26 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Ah, I see.
I second having the garage door into the mud room/laundry as well rather than the hallway. It just seems more practical! We have a similar set up…

26 d26 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Did the architect say why he/she faced the utilities (garage, laundry, bathrooms, WIR) to the north? Usually living areas face this way to maximise energy efficiency. It’s very unusual, especially…

26 d26 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Review my floor plan please - Bardia NSW Build

Which way is north please?

26 d26 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
New build Brisbane 2018

We currently have an ensuite via WIR and it’s handy as my husband and I get ready at different times. So one of us gets up, shuts the door to…

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

3 months?! Is it a prefab or something different from the usual building methods?

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

arcadelt, well, who knows, my build may go way over the expected time. Then I’ll be on here moaning about it, for sure!

29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Building in Sydney Hills. The 12 months are from Demo. So we’re about 2 months in, land cleared, the pool has been excavated and formwork put in but not concreted…

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29 d29 dHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Our approx 400msq custom house has been quoted 12 months.

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

Pool excavated. This and the retaining wall have been swapped around due to scheduling issues. Luckily the weather’s dry.
Pool estimated to take 3 weeks to finish of concrete stage.

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

We have the same issue, with our understairs at the end of a corridor. I’m going to get the builder to make the door a hidden door (per

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Demolition - tree removal

Check your council website - ours has a list of what does and doesn’t need approval to remove.

1 month1 monthHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Void and/or increased ceiling heights

Why not make the void wider to the walls of BRs 3 and 4 (and shorter of course to the doors)? The walkways on either side seem to be a…

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

Thanks algernon. Hopefully we’ve used up all the delay time that the universe has allotted to our build and it’s smooth sailing from here.
Been following your build and the energy…

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

Demo completed. The demolition people brought their own portaloos - at one point there were three dotted around the house
Next step, retaining walls.

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

Don’t forget wall space in between windows and doors, and under windows for furniture placement.

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
KDR in Melbourne VIC

Nicely oriented! What do you plan to clad the upper floor with? The vertical lines bring to my mind colorbond, the Matt range that they’ve been advertising. I’d love to…

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
KDR in Melbourne VIC

Hello, what an amazing facade! Did you design this yourself, or with the help of a professional? Which way is north?

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Low ceiling and pendant lights

Good point!

2 months2 monthsHillsbuildsHillsbuilds posted:
Low ceiling and pendant lights

Surely OP means 2.4m.
If it’s above the island and has the prescribed distance between bench top and pendant I don’t see a problem with it, no one should be bumping…

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