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23 h23 hLeona33Leona33 posted:
Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

On your daytime living areas have a different set of roof eg higher ceiling. And put clarestory. Windows facing north. A flat roof with different heghs.

23 h23 hLeona33Leona33 posted:
Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

On your daytime living areas have a different set of roof eg higher ceiling. And put clarestory. Windows facing north. A flat roof with different heghs.

2 d2 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Cost effective options for retaining wall

Hey leona33
Try post and concrete rail retaining
If you search google you will get varying costings from $400 to $800/m (pricey adverts?)
Material costs…

2 d2 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Cost effective options for retaining wall

Around 22 meters lenght and 1000mm high. Its on the longer side of the house. But it is not visible from the living spaces inside the house. I dont…

2 d2 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Rawson supplier/installer (Thynk) upgraded the floor waste to smart floor waste at no extra cost. Just ask their installer

3 d3 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Cost effective options for retaining wall

Our pre-construction administrator informed us that the they need to re-sit(e) the concrete slab due to overshadowing issues. It might be possible that we might have a retaining wall.
Any…

5 d5 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Charges for variations before signing contract?

In our experience building with Rawson Homes after we signed the tender, there were several stages. Like structural, external, internal , flooring, electrical. On each we were allowed to make…

7 d7 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

Thank you as well to the member here who hekped me do the computer modeling for window size, glazing upgrades , insulation upgrade.

7 d7 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

161.5 mj x 0.277778kw/mj x 105 sq meter / 365 days per year

7 d7 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

Our tender comes with 14k premium daikin ducted with 16.5kw rated heating capacity.
Original heat load as computed by aircon technician is 19kw based on day time living areas. …

8 d8 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
At what distance from the house is it safe to plant trees?

Engage a services of landscape designer/architect/ horticulturalist in your local area. It all depends what will be the purpose of the tree. For example a decidous tree can shade…

10 d10 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Best plants for landscaping (Victoria)

We’re doing the same thing. We just finishing the internal selections while waiting for the DA approval. We involved a landscape architect early so and we know whatnwe wanted.…

19 d19 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Simonds Sanctuary bricks

Ask for samples from suppliers

19 d19 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Simonds Sanctuary bricks

Ask for samples from suppliers

20 d20 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Simonds standard range selection

Most volume builders have a brochures of upgrades available. Just ask for it before coming to their selection centres. That would give you idea of whats available. Sometimes they dont…

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20 d20 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Why are alfresco's always on the side of the building?

Our original floor plan was a long skinny house with 8.5 meters wide. On the back corner was an alfresco of 3mX3m alfresco. In my opinion, thats a not so…

22 d22 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Block orientation and plan suggestions

For your front door either a glass door or a solid wooden door with sidelight

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24 d24 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

I made measurements on my block today. Ans this is what I found out
They hcut the eastern side of the boundary by at least 1000mm and put a 1000mm retaining…

25 d25 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

As per PCA/private certifier for CDC, inland Housing Code Clause 3D.25 which requires a window in a habitable room in the ground floor fronting the primary
Ours was a double storey…

25 d25 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (Inland Code) 2018
Is this code that prescribes the setbacks, building height, etc related to house building?
Just giving it a read…

25 d25 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

We went to Sydney (from Orange) to look at volume builders that builds in Orange to look for design floor plans that fit the contour of our block. We look…

25 d25 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

Actually, this is our second house plan. Second DA lodge.
The first one was a single storey. But we were misled by local builders. My uncle was a builder in…

26 d26 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

We received the report from council early today. Yeah mostly is privacy and shadowing. But looking I don’t think they give a thought on how far the slab will sit…

26 d26 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

DA application lodged over month ago and was in exhibition last August 11-25. Have 8 objections from neighbours.
1. Can I ask the council for the details of this objections…

27 d27 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Choosing a lot - Corner or rectangular

For me, i would swap the location garage to the corner so that the bedroom and other rooms will have more privacy. If would be good if the stairwell…

27 d27 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Choosing a lot - Corner or rectangular

In my opinion, i would prefer corner block if land area is small. More natural light, more access to breeze. And it a mini park across that’s less neighbour. We…

27 d27 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
TV Aerial

Thanks!

28 d28 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
TV Aerial

We’re building a new home. Builder recomended to do it ourselves as it would be cheaper. How does it work? Which one did you use? Any ideas well be much…

29 d29 dLeona33Leona33 posted:
Ignoring design guidelines for new estate?

Dark roof are discouraged in western sydney areas

https://www.smh.com.au/topic/climate-policy-1mpo

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