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13 d13 dJS87JS87 posted:
Building on very sloping land, is it worth it?

Something like this is always going to come down to price. It's going to need to be custom and it's not going to be cheap.
If you think the view is…

20 d20 dJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

There's two particular areas where we have gone bigger than standard.
1. Garage:
This will be used as part workshop, part gym, part garage, so big as possible is the brief.
2.…

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20 d20 dJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

All bathrooms will have exhaust fans which are ducted externally.
I may also put in a skylight.
Also, to answer the above regarding climate I am in Victoria.
I have tried…

20 d20 dJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Hi oklouise and thanks for the detailed suggestions.
Just curious do you do this for a living?
Our block is 18x47m (1 metre setbacks on sides and 5 metres from front to…

25 d25 dJS87JS87 posted:
Who has flexibility for Owner supplied items?

Highly doubt the likes of metricon or Porter Davis would do it, but it's a fairly common and standard request for a builder with a bit of flexibility who aren't…

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27 d27 dJS87JS87 posted:
Review my floor plan please

You say the house is north facing, yet the entire living area is south facing. Have you given any though to the solar orientation and what rooms will benefit?

1 month1 monthJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

We will also be fitting out all robes ourselves after handover so we've left them out.

1 month1 monthJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

We've never really been too concerned with having a separate room for the toilet in the ensuite, a bit more separation from the bath perhaps, but not really sure how…

1 month1 monthJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Okay so we've had a bit of back and forth with the draftsman and here is the latest concept floorplan.
I've marked a few things up in red which I plan…

Please review our first custom floorplan
1 month1 monthJS87JS87 posted:
Fireplace - yay or nay

Tacking onto this...does anybody have an electric fireplace and has a positive opinion on them?
We are planning our build which has a gas feature fireplace in a period style home.
Issue…

1 month1 monthJS87JS87 posted:
Budget for good custom home builders in ACT

I couldn't fathom paying in excess of 1 million for that size home... regardless of quality or location.

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2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Rawson - Daikin from 14kw upgrade to 20kw cost

If you need full control and proper individual zoning then you really can't go past a high end Actron unit. The Daikins just can't match them.

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Transporting soil from a nearby lot

Jump on Gumtree and find someone with a tipper ute or small truck. Agree on a price to do the job. Gumtree is great for little odd jobs.

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Would 3 phase power be necessary

Are you planning on getting solar panels in the future? I'll be getting 3 phase simply because it greatly increases the amount you can feed back into the grid.
It's overkill…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

The cost doesn't seem unreasonable considering your level of finish as well as the issues you had with your site.
I love the basketball court by the way!

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2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

What a beautiful home! You have very similar taste to us :)
We have just purchased land and are beginning the daunting journey of designing a home.
Just…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
What is a decent sized bedroom?

I grew up with a 3*3 and had a double bed and desk. I think you'll be fine with 3.6*3.6.
If you can make it bigger go for it, but you'll…

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2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
What is a decent sized bedroom?

I personally wouldn't go much less than 3*3m

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Nifty idea! Although I do like the large study nook.
I'll have a play with the floorplan and see how it looks. At the end of the day it's not…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Okay so we've left our plan with the draftsman at Keogh Homes and will see what they come up with.
However in the meantime I'm still making my own tweaks…

Please review our first custom floorplan
2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Double Storey Evaporative Cooling

Have to agree with the above. My parents have evap and it feels disgusting. For 12 squares get a decent split system and enjoy the benefits of nice clean dry…

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2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Builder selection: Hallbury, Carter Grange, PD, LBLiving

Have you had any build estimates?
Porter davis would be cheaper a but are too restrictive for my liking.
I've seen a Hallbury home built in my street which looks quite…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Both things I've considered however I'm struggling to see how I can make it work in the current floorplan. I'll have a play with it and see what I can…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Great info thanks :)
I definitely agree that the Guest WIR can be reduced quite a lot to extend the ensuite. And I'll see what I can…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
$400k enough to build 5brm home in Brisbane?

Buying established normally works out cheaper (depending on a few variables).
Covid-19 has also increased build costs a bit.
Even if you could find a builder who could lock in a 400k…

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2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
$400k enough to build 5brm home in Brisbane?

I'm not from Brisbane, but I'd be very sceptical of any builder who could pull of a home that size without some serious shortcuts and the most basic fit-out.

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2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Yes the laundry is between the garage and the pantry. The idea being we can enter the house from the garage, take shoes off in the laundry, and take shopping…

2 months2 monthsJS87JS87 posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

That might be a bit more help. We plan to take our rough floorplan to a draftsman to get properly drawn up, so none of the measurements are set in…

Please review our first custom floorplan
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