I saw this curious looking house one rainy day.
It looks like it’s one house short of a semi-detached pair.
I can only assume the owner saw an example of the house and liked the layout so much they thought they would copy it.
A problem that is not so apparent from the photo [read more...]
During your Selection or Pre-Start meeting It isn’t just Picking a Brick. You also have to pick a mortar colour and a type of mortar joint.
If you have been to a Brick Display Centre check what colour mortar they use in the test wall of the brick you like. This will probably [read more...]
If you want brick you really need to go and visit one of the brick manufacturers display centres where they have display walls built with the various bricks.
Make sure you look at the bricks in the builders standard range first. If you are happy with a brick from this range you will save [read more...]
Pitched Tile Roof……
This House looks like it’s in a competition to get as many different materials in the Facade.
It’s a display home……….another attempt to make it look different…………To me it just look a confused mess!
For more Fails, and Unusual houses go [read more...]
When thinking about a flat roof for your new home my advice is….. roof can be:
Flat. Inexpensive. Have a long leak free life.
PICK ANY TWO!
Sounds harsh but my experience, and others I have talked to confirms this opinion.
The first experience I had with a flat roof was [read more...]
When most people look at a house they look at two things:
The Floor Plan. The Front Elevation. (the Facade)
Sometimes that works fine when all the houses are in a line, and the same size…….but what about when the side of the house is on show?
Houses on corner blocks. Double [read more...]
Originally garages doors were hinged doors, then tilt and lift doors came in. More recently the main choice for garage doors is between roller doors or sectional panels.
Fairly common as its the most used door in commercial applications.
Has the advantage in that its a fairly compact unit although it [read more...]
If you go back 20 years most houses had proper eaves but now they are less common. As I travel around I sometimes see new houses with eaves on the front facade but non elsewhere which I think looks weird.
If you are thinking about Eaves on your new house here are some advantages [read more...]