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After 15 renos, we're about to build from scratch

Discussion in 'Development' started by Lizzie, 7th Jun, 2016.

  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Eco style home? Will there be pool and Doggy wad pool? :D
    Gonna be exciting @Lizzie
     
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    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Eco-style - passive and solar to a great extend ... no pool but two doggy dams :D
     
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    When do you want the project to start?
     
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    settlement on the land is 8-9 weeks, so want plans in council then ... talking to architect this week
     
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    Very exciting!
    Have you finalised the other place?
     
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    Settlement on existing property is early next year - which works in perfectly. Enables us to get new build nearly finished - garlic harvested, cured and practically sold, and soils prepped for next years crop on new property - all before we move.

    Nothing like a bridging loan for 6 months on new property - then every loan in our existence wiped out on settlement of old property
     
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    Good stuff.
    Sounds like it's all happening, well done.
     
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    Hubby prefers the "Kiwi Bach" with the vertical battens, so we'll probably go with something like that. I'm happy either way - as long as it's NOT a spec home.

    Appointment with the architect in two weeks,after site survey is done
     
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    Very cool! ! Both awesome houses and great designs.
    I think i like the interior of bach and exterior of the tarpaulin. ...I'll pack my bags and be ready to move in:D
     
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    What is a a New Zealand Bach house?
    I prefer the first one I think. But probably like Bob above.
     
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    A bach (pronounced batch) is the Kiwi name for a beach house ... traditionally like our fisherman's cottages but now, same as over here, they've become rather more flash and hence places of envy :D
     
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    I bet they come with a pretty big deck!
     
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    Was that deeck or d!ck :D
     
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    Yep, New Zealand accent. ;)
     
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    Well done,the 2nd layout cost wise when you look at the materials and the area spans maybe the less costly,but the New-Zealand design is also a standout just might be more costly to build..good luck..
     
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    I love them both but prefer the Bach if I had to choose. Seems more anchored, more permanent feel, less "tin shed".

    But I could happily live in either of them.
     
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    How exciting Lizzie :)
     
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    'tis exciting and we're both ready to take the build path.

    As I keep telling hubby - the houses attached are just to give the architect the "feel" we are after ... combined with my list of "must haves" ... then it's up to him to work out the detail.

    We do have a healthy budget, but know how quickly that can go with un-wise spending. Fortunately our architect is very good at designing cost effective builds - ie - sticking to off the shelf sizes and material - and there is no way I would be one of those silly people that buy the "must have" $2,000 kitchen tap - or a $300 cushion - that you often see on reno/build shows!

    I am looking forward to starting from scratch, instead of trying to rejig ... and am already building a file of ideas like the new composite stone out that looks like raw concrete benchtops ... and wire mesh panel inserts on a couple of my kitchen cupboard doors ... can't wait to have timber floor again either
     
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