Les our draftsman/designer completed his site inspection in an hour or so. Seeing all the measurements and details from site go into a set of drawings and 3d images is always amazing.
When thinking about a new design the most important thing for us is to maintain the true character of the home.
We also need to make sure that we can afford to do everything 100% – and not produce a half finished job.
We hope to include fences, a nice little Gatehouse, pathways landscaping and curtains.
Just don’t want to be left short and not be able to give house true finish that it deserves.
Also we want to keep options open for the ability for the house to be built in underneath at some date in the future. Building-in underneath would allow to have a guest area or much more space for a growing family.
When looking at the variation of heights we also want to ensure the correct positioning of the building on the block. We need to allow potentially, to split the block further down the track.
This involves calculating the width of the house etc with ground area so that by pushing the house as far forward as possible and over to the side would allow for a Battle-axe style block, provided council town planning would allow boundary realignments
To keep the street appeal was also a design requirement. At this stage the house is so far back on the block that great care in mathematical calculations of heights will need to be done to bring the house from the middle of the block to the front.
Les our draftsman/designer completed a sit down concept meeting this morning to talk about all of the above. Went really well, hope to see concept plans some time soon.
Also today hoping to arrange a time that suits the asbestos guy, for a quote to remove any asbestos from site including the asbestos backed vinal floor coverings.
Got the keys yesterday with a bottle of champers, which we plan on having when the renovations are complete.