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Plans for a sloping block - any improvements?

Discussion in 'Development' started by Bran, 13th Mar, 2016.

  1. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I've got plans for a sloping block, they are about 7 years old and there has been some changes in small lot zoning. I don't know the old details, but it should allow more building/smaller setbacks rather than less. In any case, I will have to revise the plans in lieu of these changes.

    But the plans basically emulate what I want in general terms. Can anyone suggest any problems/improvements with the layout?

    I've been given a ballpark of 1500-1700m2, including demolition of the existing property, excavations and 'modest' inclusions

    I've never done anything like this, I'd be grateful for any input. Fortunately the property is rented so I can take my time to get it right.


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    Just copy /paste @Leo2413 bris dev! Looks similar :p
     
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    Once Leo reports his annual profit.

    Seriously though, makes no sense to reinvent the wheel.
     
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    Yeah wheel looks good as is! (we'll find something though :))

    Will you get out checked over to double check its up to code etc etc before lodging or is the DA still alive?? At the least put a few red pen changes to make it look like you got it updated ;) that should throw council off!

    Is the void where the retaining wall is necessary you can get another 1m+ there potentially, plus use the step as storage level

    Edit. Put the Ac and train water tank outside
     
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    hehe.. lets hope there IS profit at the end lol

    What's the internal living area size and external?
     
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    I'm sure Bran will set the bar higher :p
     
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    maybe there already is one, just I cant tell.
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    Come on Leo! You got to add stuff in the $thousands!!
    ...where's the spa! And observatory!
     
  9. Bran

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    It was never submitted for approval as far as I know.

    I'm not too worried about the details at the minute, as I likely have to take these plans back to scratch (or do I?)

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    He is trying to make a profit!! :p
     
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    I think a spa is mandatory in the parents retreat. I'm chasing 1.1 as well, which is a big ask in the area at present.
     
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    Ppor?

    Spa,could work. Re jig upstairs so the whole floor is the master bedroom, put the spa/ensuite where the retreat currently is and spa stepped up to look out the window
     
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    No, probably to sell
     
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    Ah ok. Rejig anyway :)
    Also can you bring the entry forward with the garage rather than tucked away? Plus make it a bit wider for grandiose?
     
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    Indeed. I'm pretty sure we can build to the boundary (across the street new builds overlap each other!) It will lose side access is all - only 9m frontage.
     
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    Do you need to separate the toilet? I would swap them, frameless glass shower screen, and no door just walk in to shower. Also some nice stainless steel fittings. You can put the towel rail across the shower on that side of the wall so they just turn the water off, walk 3 steps and grab a towel. Also if you can have a nice niche recessed in the wall on the shower side would be good. This is what I have done and it works well but I would always check with a few REAs in the area for what the demographic wants and what sells well and also keeping the build cost in mind.

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    Is this PPOR or IP?
    How far is the rear boundary from the house?

    That's a very modern plan for 7yrs old @Bran. There is nothing much I'd change except that I would consider:
    - having side outside stairs from the living room balcony down to the garden.
    - running the pantry/scullery almost all the way through and just having a double door broom/linen cupboard off the hallway.
    - maybe dropping the middle and lower floor a little more so that it doesn't need a deck but a terraced area, ie put some retaining in the garden area not a balcony
    - make sure the living/dining actually is adequate area. If that is only 6m wide (can't tell) then it's really not big enough for them to be side by side. Side by side needs around 7m+ (3 for dining, 4 for living)
    - maybe a living area on the lower level with access to the deck/terrace. This would make it more expensive if you increased the size to add this room unless you turn one of the bedrooms into a multi purpose room.
     
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    I think your sizes seem to be spot on, but again I would check with REAs.
     
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    IP (mind you I always say that, and we end up moving in).
    I may have made an error - the dates on it are July 2012. I don't know why I thought they were older.
    Ill have to go through your points - thanks!
     
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    Consider making the bench a Grand Island Bench. Basically double the width of a normal bench. It also allows room for a second set of cupboards on the family room side of the bench. The extra storage space is a big plus, as is the huge amount of bench space when entertaining.

    Ensure you have powerpoints on the ends of the bench or otherwise readily accessible.

    Don't forget to have plumbing added for a tap to supply the fridge.

    With such a wide access for the balcony, definitely go with stacker doors. You may also want a suitable solution for fly screens. No sure how you would do it. Whilst you are at it ideally have the balcony deck at exactly the same floor level as the family room floor, with a flush / hidden track for the stacker doors. May need extra drainage.

    Garage:
    - ideally make the depth a minimum of 6m ( if not already ). 5.5m is the norm these days and it is a bit tight
    - use wide sliding doors for access to the storage from the garage
     
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