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A different kind of build thread …


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Yesterday afternoon (when I woke up - because I’m on night shift presently!!) the final preliminary sketch plans arrived for the house I intend to build …

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To date I have selected the block of land - which was a mission!! … and FINALLY engaged a builder who was willing to provide the closest possible outcome to what I wanted. After several sketches and a bit of back and forth, this is where we are up to!

Rog :)

 

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Rog, I fail to see anything listed as “model building suite” or “Man cave” or “Hobby room”?   
Back to the drawing board??  
 

Looks good!  Good luck with everything and I hope it transitions smoothly.  

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Right on Rog !!!  NOW the fun begins.......... I just went through the permit processes etc, and as they were somewhat painful, the final results were spectacular..... now that you have a 'build thread' started, I hope for regular updates... so exciting for you.....

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8 hours ago, ScottsGT said:

Rog, I fail to see anything listed as “model building suite” or “Man cave” or “Hobby room”?   
Back to the drawing board??  
 

Looks good!  Good luck with everything and I hope it transitions smoothly.  

 

8 hours ago, ScottsGT said:

And who is Al Fresco and why does he get his own area?  
 

:rofl:

There’s always a smart arse or two in the room! :D …

To answer Scotts questions on my priorities … there are a couple of things to be considered here - bank valuation is one of them. Regardless of fit out and inclusions (detailing and AM In modeling parlance!) the bank wants to know how many bedrooms, bathrooms, square metre-age of living space etc etc an so forth before agreeing to finance the damn thing!! … Airbrushing (and anything creating fumes) will be conducted in the oversized garage - There is enough space for shelving and a VERY generous workbench! … primary assemblies will be conducted in what is now titled “Living Room” (the Theatre being the lounge room with TV) … you will note the high window on the RHS wall - allowing for me to build a lovely sized display cabinet there …

so build, paint, display  

Al fresco is an old friend of mine … we've shared many a cappuccino, pasta, dolcetto or bourbon together … holds a special place in my heart and so is allocated an appropriate outdoor area to share a sunset and muse over the days.

8 hours ago, Jeff said:

Right on Rog !!!  NOW the fun begins.......... I just went through the permit processes etc, and as they were somewhat painful, the final results were spectacular..... now that you have a 'build thread' started, I hope for regular updates... so exciting for you.....

Engineering reports just about done … awaiting on some documentation so I can apply for finance (which is a “slam dunk” I believe!) … as soon as that’s approved we’ll be moving to pre-start where all the colours and styles are picked out.

There is a lot I have elected to do in parallel with the builder but will save me money doing separately … more on that later … and yes this will be the build thread, so I will provide plenty of updates and photos as they happen.

Rog :)

 

 

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11 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Rog, that looks great. 

A house like that in my part of Canada would be well over $1Million, closer to $1.4 I suspect. 

Can't wait to see the in progress shots. 

Carl

Had to move out of even the outer-burbs to get this sized block - 17m wide and 25m deep … $148K AUD about an hour south of Perth City and 10 mins from Mandurah … the build will cost about the $305K mark and has a few inclusions besides the slab, bricks, windows and roof. More to come buddy!

Rog :)

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We built our own house about 15 years back with a local builder and it's by far the best way to get exactly what you want. BUT there's so many damn things to choose! I forget who many hours of our lives we spent traipsing round showrooms and builder's merchants looking at everything. Worth it in the end though

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1 hour ago, Bomber_County said:

Dare I say, where is the stash located, is that on an adjacent double plot…….remember with interiors and lighting the devil is in the detail, one good example is indirect lighting, are floor boxes required etc etc…….

Good question!

Firstly … I currently rent a 3x2 unit. There is a master bedroom with an ensuite, a second bedroom that is almost the same size as the master … and a third bedroom that is smaller.

currently I use the master bedroom as my bedroom, the second bedroom as the stash room and the third bedroom as my study / office.

in the new place the bedroom without robes or doors is the office (bedroom 4) and one of the rear bedrooms will become the stash room - leaving the other as a “guest room” 

Later, I will install a drop stair ladder and some MDF boards into the roof space and some insulated cladding for a storage space where I can probably leave the stash.

the front of the house faces ESE … so the RHS of the building will catch most of the sun.

Rog :)

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Cool project Rog.

I went through this process during the Covid, in 2020. 
Then we decided the area was too much  exposed to humid and fresh oceanic winds …

After one year, we put up the house for sale, sold it in less than 6 months, with a VERY good profit - which explains why I now have a nice car, but not the garage to park it into 😉.

The idea was to start a new building project 120 Kim’s South-East of the first house. 
We bought a nice plot … but then « small details » like a war in the Eastern confines of Europe, an inflation shock, the lack of building materials in Portugal, manpower shortages in the construction sector, and the protracted authorization process in the new area had us change our mind this summer…

So now we are buying a ready-built house, albeit with transformation works which will last a few months. 10 kms from where the plot was…The good news is we have resold the plot very well.

Wishing you the best on this one Rog.

Hubert

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4 hours ago, HubertB said:

Cool project Rog.

I went through this process during the Covid, in 2020. 
Then we decided the area was too much  exposed to humid and fresh oceanic winds …

After one year, we put up the house for sale, sold it in less than 6 months, with a VERY good profit - which explains why I now have a nice car, but not the garage to park it into 😉.

The idea was to start a new building project 120 Kim’s South-East of the first house. 
We bought a nice plot … but then « small details » like a war in the Eastern confines of Europe, an inflation shock, the lack of building materials in Portugal, manpower shortages in the construction sector, and the protracted authorization process in the new area had us change our mind this summer…

So now we are buying a ready-built house, albeit with transformation works which will last a few months. 10 kms from where the plot was…The good news is we have resold the plot very well.

Wishing you the best on this one Rog.

Hubert

It seems like fairly complex story! At least you made some money along the way ...

The mining construction boom in Western Australia lasted a fair few years ... beginning to thin out around mid 2015 ... In the 15 years or so of growth (early 2000's onwards) property values skyrocketed!! I was basically priced out of the market.

The property market went into a period of recession from about 2016 onward. It was JUST getting to the point where a house and land was within my affordability while working a Pest Technician, when the Federal and State Governments decided to "Stimulate" the economy during the early stages of the COVID debacle. Throwing taxpayers money at the housing market, without any real thought as to how to apply the funding in a fiduciary manner, meant builders took the absolute mick' and prices skyrocketed again overnight. Furthermore there wasn't enough land to feed the instant demand growth and ... the end result was that I was priced out of the market again - and I was not happy. I was almost at the point of getting some building contracts made up too.

I gave it about another 6-12 months and then decided that I just needed to go find more income - which I did - in my current FIFO role! Banks look at 12 months in FIFO roles as being the minimum acceptable ... so that hurdle is overcome. Because of the size of the income increase I can fund something better than I was originally getting too - despite recent rate rises.

It seems things worked out decently for both of us!

Rog :)

 

 

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