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Joined 16 November 2016
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5 months5 monthsLee54Lee54 posted:
Soon to start; would appreciate advice

In mid-July, I will begin my shed to studio flat conversion.
I'm waiting for detailed drawings, so in the meantime have created a very basic floorplan and list of the order…

5 months5 monthsLee54Lee54 posted:
Has anyone bartered for trade services?

I'm almost set to start my shed to granny flat conversion as an owner-builder. I'm trying to keep my costs to an absolute minimum, because I'm paying for it out…

8 months8 monthsLee54Lee54 posted:
Shed to granny flat conversion

Thanks for the responses. I know it's an uphill march to get to class 1, but think I've done my research well in the past few years. I am aware…

8 months8 monthsLee54Lee54 posted:
Shed to granny flat conversion

The wide box on the patio side in the top sketch is the new front door. Even though the plan is simple, the idea was to maximise the living areas.…

8 months8 monthsLee54Lee54 posted:
Shed to granny flat conversion

So, my son, DIL and I are closing on our house in a few weeks' time. It's in northern Brisbane. There's an existing shed in the backyard, almost 36m2 with…

Shed to granny flat conversion
2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

I'm sketching out a few rough plans before I go to an architect. I've seen some designs where people put the European-style cupboard laundries in the bathrooms. I'm okay with…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

The other thing I've thought about is the placement of lights themselves. As I can't do ladders, I want some mid-height lighting such as sconces. That way, if the overheads…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

Post your mum's house!!! Would love to see it.

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

There's a min distance to the boundary that I know of. I plan to have a private outdoor space there, perhaps with a small greenhouse. Not sure if said greenhouse…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

Thanks for replying. Will be in Bris. Still checking out the council regs. I don't need a lot of space, but I do want what I get to be well-designed.…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Building a Granny Flat on a budget - QLD

PS I think it's a bad idea to have the bathroom as ensuite. Do you really want visitors tromping through your bedroom to go to the loo? I want mine…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Building a Granny Flat on a budget - QLD

Watching this. I am planning the same. Perhaps we'll be neighbours :-)

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

Yep. I don't really go for the tiny house stuff because of the whole loft thing. I have a dynamic hip screw, which is a titanium plate held in by…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Decided on a granny flat instead...

I've been sketching floor plans for my new house for a few years now; will be ready to build at the end of the year. However, I recently decided to…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Building a Clarendon parkhill 29 in Brisbane

The reason I don't like "combo" pantry/laundries like that is that a pantry is a place to store your dry foods and your veges which need cool, dark places. An…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

A friend lives in a hebel home. He says the insulation quality is far superior to any other home he's ever lived in.

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2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

Those doors are fantastic! Thanks for the link. I've bookmarked it.
On your question, I agree with others that it would be very difficult to fit a security door inside. Perhaps…

2 years2 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

How are you finding Plantation overall? I had originally looked at doing a kit home, but found it not cost-effective. I was looking at Plantation yesterday and found your thread…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Those dining chairs are awesome. Where from?

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

That is a gorgeous yard. However, I don't envy you having to do the pool-cleaning. I've lived in several properties with pools and will never do so again. So expensive…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Custom home design Sydney - narrow block: WE ARE IN!

I see plenty of space in that fridge... You need to learn the art of packing.
PS, I also have a Samsung. I love it.

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??

Super-Amart is pretty cool for bargains. I bought a dining/entertainment package from them about five years ago. I upgraded the dining setting from the 7-piece to the 9-piece. The whole…

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3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
First Home - Mango Hill, QLD

Moreton Bay area. Nice! My land is at Apple Tree Creek (up the coast a tad). We should see if there is a "fruit salad" among the building sites on…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

I'm happy (sort of) to wear larger costs to avoid paying for materials to a loathed company. A very close friend of mine was killed by materials produced by those…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
What is a good width for a dining verandah?

My chosen design has 2.6m verandahs all around the house. The dining area at the back opens to this with folding doors. However, I am thinking that 2.6m is not…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

I have a found a home design that really suits my needs. However, some of the lock-up stage materials are from a particular company I'd rather not give money to…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Building at Northlakes Estate- Cameron park

I worked at a newspaper for 30 years. There's an unwritten rule that if you deliberately or accidentally photograph yourself in a pic, it's your round. You owe us all…

3 years3 yearsLee54Lee54 posted:
Home Furniture & Design Concepts

I know, but I am now 55 and this will be my first and last home, so am willing to splash a bit. I am not going to be borrowing…

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