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Land orientation x House Floor Plan

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by EN710, 16th Nov, 2015.

  1. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'm overthinking this.

    PChatters - with land slightly facing South West (backyard slightly North east), Where do you think the living room should be?

    Location - Tarneit, VIC

    First house plan we like
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    Second one we like
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    Suggestions? Input?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Option 1 provides more solar access though I would flip the garage & front half of the house.

    It's a rear to north block, make use of the sunshine in the living areas
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    That sewer line (??) really cramps the best idea which is to put the pool along the back fence and have the living face North

    If I had to choose I would go the second choice to minimise everything looking to the West and getting a lot of afternoon heat.

    My preference would be for something more like this but flipped the other way

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  4. EN710

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    So more like Option 2 flipped? i.e. living room and main bedroom on the same side?
     
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    Yea :-/
    It is a 16 x 32 block, with 2m easement at the back and 4m setback at the front.

    First option the size is 12.85 x 24.14m, second option 12.47 x 21.5 (my preferred size due to more backyard for the dog).

    Damn. Your house plan is really nice! I can only afford volume builder unfortunately and hubby need to like the plan (he has this strong preference fro 'secluded' grand piano room) :-/

    P.S. I manually plug the floorplan, that's not really to scale
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    My plan is from a Perth volume builder. I suspect you could find something similar with a grand piano room :)

    If you go with yours I would add an alfresco area to the first one to minimise the sun coming in the west.
     
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  7. EN710

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    May I know the builder name? Maybe they build in VIC too ;)

    His wants:
    • Theater room
    • Place to put Grand Piano where he can feel the seclusion but not feeling cramped :confused:

    My wants:
    • Within budget please so
    • Can we add a pool
    • Get the best of our land orientation :confused:
    So far it's very hard to do!

    Alfresco - $5800 more for Option 1, which is ok. It makes Option 1 on par with other builders
     
  8. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    I agree with @Westminster - you want to get your main living areas on the NE corner, and your garage on the SW corner.
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I edited my post to add that one as I thought it had potential at a decent price. Great minds think alike :)
     
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    On side note, anyone can tell me in plain English how to 'read' the site slope/ land fall?

    Builder inclusions - "Site costs and connections are based on an allotment of up to 650 square metres. There is a maximum six metre setback to house and 300mm fall over the building platform etc. etc."

    My land.... can see no reference to actual fall :confused:

    As I read it
    1. Minimum front setback - 4m
    2. Minimum back setback - 3m (including 2m easement?)
    3. Side setback either 0m or 1m???
    4. Slope max. 2.5 degrees which is.... xxxx mm?

    Mine is marked as A1

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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    You won't see slope or fall until a proper survey is done.

    That paragraph sounds like a standard builder paragraph which just means " the amount we have quoted will be more if you set your house back further than 6m (they only allow for 6m of trenching from road to house for services), will be more if it's more than 650sqm and will be more if there is more than 300mm slope (as we will need to do retaining)"
     
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