Sjk

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  1. Sjk

    New build Basement

    Ha, I guess its relative, the initial ground survey I had done said it was high.
  2. Sjk

    New build Basement

    thanks for the replies, looks like there is a high water table, likely 3m below ground level.
  3. Sjk

    New build Basement

    I need to get a feasibility study done, if it costs 1.5 times and is worth 70% it will well worth doing.
  4. Sjk

    New build Basement

    Hello Building hasnt started yet, the idea of a basement is becoming more appealing by the moment. It would not extend beyond the walls of the house, but would give some extra space, and I assume this is the best time to do it. Anyone have any advice? I am worried about leakage but a subcontactor I have spoken to is very confident. I know, how long is a piece of string, how much extra is it likely to add on to the build? Thank you in advance
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    Plastic cellars

    As an update, the product is currently unavailable and is undergoing improvements.
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    Plastic cellars

    Has any seen these before? Not sure how I feel about them, I suppose they will be water tight. If there is a flood will the thing want to float and destroy the house.. Link to this online resources added later by a Mod (please delete if desired)
  7. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    good point dee j, I believe I could use automist to get around this, if I have understood correctly.
  8. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    It's good to have ideas i had not considered, easier to change things now than later, I wasn't that happy with the layout anyway but my mind was blank on how to improve.
  9. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    The house is 5.5m by 9.5m. 1.The gf loo is quite out there on its own, but not sure how else I could incorporate it? I don't think I can easily move the stairs as the floors above will have to be rejigged. Is the kitchen and bathroom so bad? 2. I could probably get away with smaller bedrooms and two ensuites, thanks something to think about. 3.Interesting, Ill have a play around.
  10. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    Sure Ferdinand. I don't have the second floor to hand, but there will be an additional bedroom and an en suite.
  11. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    Thanks for the replies! Gives me lots to think about. After seeing the open plan floor plan, that does make the whole space seem much larger and more versatile. I didn't really consider open plan before because years ago I lived in an open plan flat and the noise and smell from the kitchen would travel. The odour would be limited with the ventilation system I am looking to install, I assume. I could always get a good audio system for the living room :D. Newhome, honestly, quite often I think, after grocery shopping and often get home and either put the kettle on or start lunch dinner etc. Maybe it isnt much of a problem though.
  12. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    That's a fair point, the double doors are so the kitchen and living room can be better connected however would it not be strange to have to walk all the way around to get to the kitchen without the single door? Maybe a bigger rework is needed.
  13. Sjk

    Floor plan. Ideas?

    The front of the house points west.
  14. Hello, I have attached the floor plan for my house, space is at a premium so I want to make sure the space is used as best it can. There seems some dead area in the kitchen and I wonder if the hallway could be brought forward, which would add to the living room. Any thoughts? Thanks!