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2 h2 hstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Building with Dechellis homes

What are they adding up to and can you share the plans?

5 d5 dstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

I don't get why Passivhaus advocates get so worked up about the whole 'passive solar' thing. There are now loads of companies out there who are achieving high performance homes…

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9 d9 dstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Nice open space. What's the average block size? Hope there will be some decent tree coverage.

16 d16 dstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

Just ask them again what the turn key cost would be i.e. with flooring and all those extras that they have excluded. I've been told around $250,000 for a 170m2…

1 month1 monthstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Our first build! Mirage Homes SA

Hi there,
Just checking to see if you're still on here and how you went with your build with Mirage in the end?

1 month1 monthstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Has anyone here built with King Homes NSW?

Can you post a floor plan and what is included in that price please?

1 month1 monthstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Building new home

How about you provide some sort of evidence to back up your claims?

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2 months2 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
How to buy Land?

It's the same as an established house.
If you think you know what it's worth and are willing to make an offer, just ask the agent for a letter of…

2 months2 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
How to buy Land?

When looking for a block to build I think you have a great opportunity to plan for a passive solar design. I would highly recommend looking into ddarroch's post and…

2 months2 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

Should I consult a permaculture or gardening specialist to see any soil impacts on fibres in the garden?
We currently manually collect buckets each was cycle and run them out to…

2 months2 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

What are the implications of sending laundry grey water out to fruit tree mulch basins?
Can these particles be captured by filters?

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
West facing corner block . Please advise

Direct light or ambient light? If you're getting direct light with an undercover outdoor area you've done really well!

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3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Reputation and reliability of cheaper builders

I've been looking around adelaide for 3bdr, 2 bath, 1 living and am finding turn key options around your budget from budget volume builders. I can't imagine getting to 4…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Troubles of a North Facing Block

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM-2rRzuKGs
Watch this. Jenny is a wealth of knowledge. She has compromised with a single carport and it's obviously a bespoke design, however it should give you…

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3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

We just won't make the thresholds for value.
We were going to build anyway so it's not stopping us. The only issue is if the scheme is pushing up prices for…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Homebuilder Grant Scheme - Shocking outcome!!

State treasuries have to be careful with adminstering applications for a policy that will be prone to issues. They will be the ones held accountable for a scheme designed by…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
West facing corner block . Please advise

I haven't used a volume builder, but when I talked to a few of them they said they'd modify or even create a new plan. I wouldn't stick to what…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Wall and Ceiling insulation upgrade

I think 4 to 6 there is still a decent amount of gain but beyond that there is no need. Most high performing non-passivehaus (still reasonably affordable) houses I've seen…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Site Costs

There are obviously many variables, but if prices are raised by the amount of the grant, then consumer demand should not increase (in theory) and then the construction industry is…

5 months5 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
West facing corner block . Please advise

I think you've got a great opportunity on a small allotment to get a very decent performing house if you select the right plan.
Not sure of your situation exactly, but…

West facing corner block . Please advise
6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Costs of adding complexity to a building design

Hi all,
My partner and I are beginning the process of coming up some rough sketches for our new block. We are going to build a passive solar house and will…

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
House Orientation and Passive Heating

I've seen a high performance house with a west feature window to capture the views. They had to limit the size somewhat and designed the room so that it was…

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
House Orientation and Passive Heating

I would say the only way you get any passive solar heating is if you orientate the living and kitchen North and do away with a solid veranda and alfresco.…

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
House Orientation and Passive Heating

So the floor plan and orientation are fixed?

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Tips for 1st new home building

This is a great reference for starting out.
The irony is that there are some great sources of knowledge like this on the forum, yet you go and look at the…

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6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Building with Dechellis homes

Search in the SA threads. I think there's quite a bit on them.

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Steps and timeline before construction (HomeBuilder)

Nice one. Who did you get to do all the drawings and documentation etc.?
Yeah we are budgeting more for double glazing and a higher performing building envelope. I'm more so…

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Steps and timeline before construction (HomeBuilder)

How far along are you? Why did you decide on them?
I've made a couple of phone calls - one with Bradford.
Also spoken to Goodhouse a bit about their methods…

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Steps and timeline before construction (HomeBuilder)

Hi Juan, thanks for that.
Seems like a fairly straight forward process for you (relative to some others on here). Do you mind telling me who you're building with? We'll be…

Steps and timeline before construction (HomeBuilder)
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