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14 d14 dPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Floorplan Critique

Thanks ; so much awesome advice. You are such an asset to this forum!
The overshadowing is a tough one. The neighbors to our north (the block is subdivided straight down…

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14 d14 dPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Floorplan Critique

I have seen a few others ask for a critique of their floor plans on here so I thought I would join them...
This is for a narrow block (8.5…

Floorplan Critique
4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Building Contract and Upgrades

Hi all,
Does anybody have experience with when upgrades are priced in terms of a building contract?
We have done a preliminary agreement with the builder and the drafting has all been…

4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Overshadowing

Thanks
If it was a bit over the regulated amount of overshadowing then of course I would let it slide, but as it stands it is more than double.

4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Overshadowing

I've had a bit of a chat to them but they are careful not to give too much away. I wanted to go in and talk to them and show…

4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Overshadowing

Thanks for the comment but this is not practical.

4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Overshadowing

Thanks for your reply. I'm in WA. I know the codes do vary a bit from state to state.

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4 months4 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Overshadowing

Is a house likely to just get refused planning permission if the overshadowing is more than double the allowed area?

9 months9 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Building in Cowaramup

Hi,
I am wondering if you have any feedback about the Polaris flooring? My builder is recommending it but I have read some stuff about gaps appearing between the planks due…

9 months9 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Nice. Must be exciting that it is almost done. It's a long way off for me sadly. Where is your place? My block is in Scarborough.
Yeah, I am trying to…

9 months9 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Thanks again for your reply and tips! It is much appreciated.
We bought the block and we are designing a house now.
The setbacks etc. make it kind of challenging to…

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10 months10 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Tiling after handover - new

No, tiles go over plaster. Better if it's not painted though.

You can tile up to the cornice but it depends on the thickness of your tiles. If you have…

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Thanks so much for your comments.
I have found some designs which I think would work well on the block and are around the $350k mark which is within budget for…

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11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

It's west/east facing.
It was a block which has been split down the middle and the one immediately to the north sold first sadly. I can see overshadowing could be…

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

It's west/easy oriented.

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Awesome. I had a quick look. It certainly makes like easier if you're allowed to build parts of your house and garage up to the boundary. Looks like your house…

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Thanks for your reply.
It seems it just depends who assesses your plan and a bit of luck?
Were you allowed to build up to the boundary?

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

No worries. Apparently it can be 60% if there is a second story above so maybe I can get away with it.

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

This is what I am confused about as that is what the R-codes seem to state but obviously plenty of people find ways around it, such as in these places…

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Perth, City of Stirling

11 months11 monthsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Narrow block worthwhile?

Hi all,
I am considering a narrow block which is pretty long but quite skinny. About 8.5 metes by 42 metres.
The size is perfect for my needs, great location and the…

3 years3 yearsPhilstaPhilsta posted:
Replace skirting?

How feasible is it to replace skirting boards?
When I bought my place I had the shirting boards taken off to put down a wooden floor (I wanted it to look…

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