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5 years5 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Decisions, Decisions.

I would hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you will not be able to build that house on that block.
Firstly the house would need to be…

9 years9 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Basement drainage requirement in Victoria

You say there is no discharge point in your property ? You can't use neighbour's land, and council have to provide you with a point of discharge. Or…

12 years12 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

Ok, I did it again. This time I changed the house to a more "streamlined" plan. I liked the u shape house, but it may have cut off…

12 years12 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

I've been tinkering with the plans the past few days, and have come up with an alternative which we like better, and I think works a little better. The…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Does anyone have a ramp in their garden?

Here is a pic of my old house:

Does anyone have a ramp in their garden?
13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

Revised the lower floor plan.
Took up space under what is called the "deck/pergola" behind the kitchen. It will either be a balcony still, or maybe a roof over downstairs.
This…

About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!
13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

I will be building it myself. It helps that i work as a commercial builder. I don't build houses in my daily job, but they aren't overly difficult.
I've…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

I'm sure this plan will change ever so slightly about 100 times before finalising ;)
Thanks for the input, a couple of suggestions answered:
Personally, I liked the…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

Made a couple of changes.
I reconfigured the kids areas to allow a seperate WC and linen. I shaved off about 100mm from a bedroom or two to do it,…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

Front looks terrific.
IIWMY (as HappyCamper almost wrote) -
I'd scrap the door from study/BR5 to bathroom - or make it a cavity slider, too.
It was kind of an ensuite door for…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

Thanks for the comments.
The only other thing I would like (if it was my house...and it's not!!) would be a cavity slider on the back garage/foyer wall mainly because I…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

Oh, and any opinions, constructive critisism, suggestions welcome !

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

I'm doing the opposite - going from a-side-of-the-hill block, which like your new block slopes side to side and front to back - no flat land here! My new block…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

I enjoy tinkering with design more than building I must say :)
Here are the preliminary plans I sketched up. A few alterations will take place…

13 years13 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
About to do it all again...this time with a slope. New plan!

So I moved into my current home early last year (as seen in this thread), and have lived there for just over 19 months.
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=20360
Last week myself and the wife went…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Masonite Packers on Studs - Anyone seen this?

My only thoughts are that the builder has noticed that the studs are bowed and that they need to add these packers to straighten them out before the plaster goes…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
cost of plans

Form memory, mine were about $1200 (35 square home). I had a sketch ready, and made a few changes along the way. The engineering then cost about $1100,…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Does anyone know when the Xmas shutdown starts this year?

THe last day on the Builder's calendar is 17th December, but as other have said, many builders work through the break, or change the break up date to later.

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Does anyone have a super quiet dishwasher?

I'm also a happy Bosch owner. Half the time I also have to check that it's still on as it's so quiet.

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
walk in showers

We have one and we love it. I like the clean look of the shower, and there are no doors and "nooks and crannies" for grime to build up…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Reverse Cycle AC too good!

The first thing I would think of is where is the thermostat located ?
For example, if it's in a drafty spot, then in winter the temperature probably isn't getting to…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Dee's House plans

Hi Dee, love the concept but a couple of things: you might want to check the regulations for doors opening onto pool areas, looks like you have 3 which could…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Dee's House plans

I don't mind the plan - it's a bit different. I think you'll need to look at the entry to give it a bit more "flair". The space…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Timber Floor laid after handover?

We are laying hard wood timber flooring after handover. Builder refused to allow us to organise a tradie to do the flooring while construction to avoid having quads.
When laying on…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
problem with builder over shower floor

. My builder (very good but old fashioned) wants to build up the shower so I will have a slight raise to the showers. This is not what I want,…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Redesigned Floor Plan ....Suggestions Pls

As somewoman mentioned, I would be removing the hallway entry from the family room. It cuts off the wall space (and affects furniture layout), and it's not required.
YOu may…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Building Inspectors- A YES OR NO?

Just had my house inspected by an independant inspector at frame stage and guess what? Total 19 major items to be fixed including missing bracing, wrong bracing fixing, moved termite…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Butlers pantry - sink in there?

I wanted one, but didn't quite have the space for it. Butler's pantrys with sinks are great when you are preparing food, especially when guests come around, as all…

14 years14 yearsjbdavejbdave posted:
Building Inspectors- A YES OR NO?

4) Your building company legally has to have a verified independant inspection anyway. This is already included in the cost of your home.
This is perhaps the most valid point. …

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