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6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
How about this home design?

Wow! me786,
You have done a lot of work. You have also received some great comments and feedback from other HomeOne people here.
Your plan will need probably just as much…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Solar eaves without additional beam support?

Hi Phil,
How excited you must be to to be starting on your home building journey!
It's so great too, to see that you are thinking of using eaves to help shade…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Double glazed windows and window coverings

Hi row_007,
I am so excited to hear that you are going with double glazing. I think a lot of people could benefit from double glazing in their houses if…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
HELP! No access down left side of house. See pictures!

Hi EmmaW84,
What a bummer this is. How frustrating for you.
The thing is though that the HWS and the retaining wall was shown on this drawing so your builder may argue…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Laundry Placement

Hi First timers,
You just may want to check about the final finishing of the laundry in your garage. I have seen some that just provide a tub, taps and…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Building next to investment properties and fencing

Hi dav0j,
It really does depend on the builder. Some builders just install the fencing and include it in the turnkey price. They just want to get it done…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Kitchen reno

Hi Bearswan,
What a lovely job! This must have made a huge difference to how you live in your home. I especially like the full height wall cupboards. …

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Find me couches for this config

Hi deeps,
What a dilemma huh?
We have two couches facing each other with a TV down one end and it works well for us. It also means that you can…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
New 4 bedroom townhouse build - Subdivision

HI Michaela,
Wow, what an exciting project. I am sure that you will get heaps of feedback from the forum.
Just to put my 2 cents worth in. Here we…

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6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
What can I do with this space

Hi Kron,
This looks like a fun project. There are quite a few constraints here too. The main drivers for what could happen in this space in my view…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
50 + 10, No-one Will Give Us An Answer

Hi 1st-timers,
Do you need to get your plans approved by the developer before they go to Council or the Certifier? If so, then it's the person that issues that…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
No of rooms affecting house value ?

Hi annielee,
Yes as bpratt said it is ultimately up to you to make the call.
I would think though that it is not purely the number of rooms that would drive…

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6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Torn between low-end architectural vs volume builder

Hi marcoakis,
How exciting! Starting out on this journey is always fun. I think you ask a very interesting question and one that not too many other people think of.
Yes…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Pantry door to bench distance

Hi Beazley77,
Both 1100 and 1000 would work for your kitchen. Pantry doors are usually only open to put things in or get things out. If you need the…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Removing paint from red brick quoins

There is a product called Peel Away paint removal. I haven't used it myself but have seen it used many times including on some significant old buildings. It…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
How do you find out about future land releases?

It's tricky. People often say that they want big blocks but with the price of land these days, any larger blocks tend to take a really long time to…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Is this reasonable?

Most builders, whether they are large or small will have supply agreements with certain suppliers. They will then get discounted prices from those suppliers. You may not like…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
What's an 88b???

Hi there, I am surprised that no one has answered your question yet. An 88b refers to Section 88b of the Conveyancing Act. It is usually a…

6 years6 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
NEW BUILDING -ISSUE

I agree with bashworth on this that the standard of the display home is what you would expect. Whether to fight for it is up to you but I…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Building a home on the central coast

Hi leezo102,
Exciting times! Congrats on taking the plunge. With colours there are so many options. I assume that you have gone to a few display villages to have…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Fence typical measurements

Hi Trixee,
Do you mean that you are proposing a brick fence with slat infill? That's what it sounds like. Often people do brick piers at centres of 2.5…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Mimosa Homes Review

What a wonderful good news story. Glad to hear it has gone so well for you. I wasn't aware of Mimosa Homes so will definitely look them up.…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Construction on Zero boundary lot

Hi H4Harry,
Yes I know about this scenario because I used to work at Ropes Crossing and had these sorts of conversations all the time.
On a zero lot line lot you…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Thinking of purchasing land in Harrington Grove

Hi adbodnar,
Just as a starting point have you seen @bashworth's guides at his website http://www.anewhouse.com.au
He is overseas at the moment otherwise he probably would have jumped on your post as…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color

Hi askanaan,
The chipping isn't usually large enough to affect the structural performance of the brick. It is usually just an appearance thing. If the applied colour is quite…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Recommended Landscape Designer in Sydney (Hills District)

Hi ebanster,
I know that ecodesign is a good landscaping firm. (Just google them) They are located in Carlingford. When you say cheap it depends on how cheap you…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
First Floor window-can it be sliding one?

Hi tothsk,
Yes in this instance the builder is probably right. These windows may not be standard but they definitely are possible. They may cost a little extra. I…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Selecting Brick - Coated or Solid color

Hi askanaan,
Yes there is a difference between solid colour bricks and those that have an applied colour. The main issue with those that have the applied colour is with…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Melbourne: Any display homes suitable for empty nesters?

Hi PeterTrumpet,
Welcome to the forum. Rest assured that there will be plenty of people with some good advice here. Can I just say that it is refreshing to hear…

7 years7 yearsjenathomejenathome posted:
Sydneysiders - have you seen the CSR house at Schofields?

Thanks AvaG,
I didn't realise I was posting in the kitchen forum until it was up. oops! :oops:
I'm glad you were impressed too. I'll…

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