Saturday, May 31, 2008

Plans to Council

Here we go again plans were sent to council yesterday - 30.5/08. We went to check our a rental home in Padstow a stone's throw from our fills the bill so we're going to apply.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Exterior Colours

Rendering to front
Taubmans Manhattan
Taubmans Athena
Taubmans Moonglow

Windows: White
Garage: Surfmist
Roof Tile : Bristile Gunmetal Flat profile
Fascia / Guttering: Woodland Grey
Eaves: Surfmist
Balcony and Railings: Aluminium
External Upright Posts: Taubmans Moonglow
Driveway: Dark Grey small and large rectangular pattern with border

Interior Colours

Walls: Taubmans white smoke
Kitchen Units: Poly White - Alabaster
Benchtop: Caesarstone Ice Snow 20mm and waterfall edge
Bench front to lounge: New Graphite Laminex
Vanity Unit - New Graphite
Silica Mist Squareform Benchtop
Home Theatre: Taubmans Manhattan

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Photos of the plot

Couple of photos.
Top - showing our neighbours drive and our plot at the rear.

Bottom - Google earth pic showing our plot under those trees near our neighbour's swimming pools. The diagonal feature is a stream that we have just learnt is hopefully going to be covered by the plot next door so they can build on there. Good news for us.

To brick or not to brick

The back of the house upstairs was going to be concrete panelling because the downstairs wall wasn't directly underneath supporting the weight. However we have decided to stump up the extra cash and build in brick at the back depsite noone being able to see it. Concrete cladding at the back is just not going to be a good look. We have also change the window size from those think 60cm high ones, to full height, hoping that the neighbours don't complain about us overlooking their plot.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The floorplan

We made a few changes to the basic plan, extending the back wall out in a line to give more space downstairs, adding a bath to the ensuite, and enclosing the rumpus as a 5th bedroom. We also added an understairs cupboard (you can't have enough storage). We are having wall dividers inbetween the showers and baths so that the bath doesn't butt up against the glass shower screen.

We don't have gas on site so we are having a gas top with bottles out back, and solar power to heat the water.

In order to allow for the higher quality finish at Wisdom. We had to make savings on the bathrooms which are not fully tiled, and the doors which will be standard flush panel, but on the other hand we get alot of inclusions we weren't expecting.

At the moment we just have one issue to sort out, that the upper floor at the back in in concrete panelling not brick because there is no brick supporting wall underneath - presumably because we extended the ground floor out from under it.