Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 24 - Check Plans

I received my check plans today. I knew there were things that needed to be changed, but I didn't think there were going to be so many changes.

You will have to excuse the photos, they were taken on my phone from the computer.

Front Elevation

Here we need to change the front sliding window on the ground floor. This room is going to be our home theatre room, so we want to reduce the light in there. This to be replaced with two full height windows, but narrow.

We were also unaware from the facade pictures that we had seen what the detail was above the door. We thought it might be brick, but it turns out it is textured matrix that is to be painted.  That is another colour we need to think of.

Back elevation.  Hopefully the windows at the back of the house can be moved so that they are internally central in the bedrooms. At the moment they are not and I know that that will drive Mat nuts for the whole time we live there.

Also on the ground floor on the right hand side of the house there is a full height window. We want to change this to be a sliding door - to match the one that is on the other side. Wanting them to move the sliding door from the front of the house to the rear.

Ground floor, quite a few small changes here. One of the main things is that they have neglected to add the additional 900mm cupboard for the back bench of the kitchen. The island bench has been extended by 900mm as requested, but they forgot about the back bench. This also means that the kitchen splashback window is also too short.  At the moment it is 3850mm, but it needs to be 4750mm long. It is currently drawn with transoms (glazing bars) (you will see this on the side elevation picture) we don't want this and are getting it priced to have a single non-opening window.

Window heights and placement to be changed on the first floor. Also they forgot to remove the square set opening from the ensuite to the WIR. We want this closed off and have another shelf with hanging rail installed.

Side elevation that shows the kitchen splashback window. It means that it will extend to the watertank, which means the tank will have to be moved. I am thinking of moving it to the garage wall. Not sure the implications (if any) of this.

Other side elevation. I want to change the three windows on the ground floor.  The one on the left - this is the study and I don't want a full height window.  The other two that are currently half height (sorry, don't know the correct name for them) I want them same width, but full height, as these are the living areas and I want as much light as I can get.

In all there are 24 changes that I want made.  I am going back to the Waterford County sales office to go through the plans and work out if there are any other changes that need to be made.

Hopefully the changes don't take too long to draw up and don;t add too much extra to the price.

1 comment:

  1. Love what you've done with the plans! It looks lovely and open downstairs. The additional sliding door on the back will look great too.