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First Edition......August,    1946

Second Edition......August,    1947

Third Edition......October,    1948

Fourth Edition......August,    1949

Fifth Edition........March,    1950

Sixth Edition......August,    1950

Seventh Edition........May, 1951

Eighth Edition . . September,    1952

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¦ , OSTS in fhis book are average costs for Australia at the time of going to press. Vy In spite of two recent basic wage rises, we do not believe there will be any substantial increases for some time, as reduced demand has forced a levelling off. Also, many small home builders have found that they can save upwards of 20% in the cost of their home by "building” it themselves—not necessarily by doing the actual labour, but by doing the work of a builder in planning and supervising each stage in the building operations.

"Be Your Own Builder," a newly-published sister publication of "Sixty Home Plans," is already proving a best-seller among these owner-builders.

Its fully illustrated step-by-step instructions can tell you how to build any of the homes in this book, even if you have no previous building experience.

We offer it in service to home-seekers as a certain way to save them from the high level at which building costs have stabilised today.

Associated General Publications Pty. Ltd Sydney, Australia

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The Australian Home

"|"HERE are more houses being built at the present time than at any other time in Australia's history and never has the cost of home building been higher. The feverish bid to overcome the great housing lag, coupled with the high cost, however, has made the home-builder much more conscious of the necessity for economical planning.

People no longer eye an attractive facade and say "That is exactly what I want." They are awake to the fact that the floor plan to suit their requirements must come first.

The result of these high costs and the planning thought which they have encouraged has altered the typical Australian home.

The modern trend is towards the smaller home, much more efficiently planned than the home of a decade or two ago.

The home-builder has asked for a house that gives the impression of being spacious yet covers only a small area. Living rooms have become larger, mainly by the practice of combining the Lounge and Dining rooms.

Economy in space has been effected in halls, which tend to become eliminated, in bedrooms which are smaller, and in verandahs, which are fast disappearing. Houses no longer have several 12 x 16 bedrooms. 110 to 120 square feet is now the average area. Verandahs all around the house are now replaced by an open terrace in the front or back, often added by the occupant himself.

With the verandahs has gone the old-established sleepout. It is a paradox in the quest for housing that what was consi dered the "stand by," that "extra bedroom," has all but disappeared* The reason may have an obscure psychological effect on the home-builder towards discarding make-shift arrangements and in preferring to build as much as possible into his completed house. It may also be that with building materials in such short supply, the available materials may just as well be used to build complete rooms instead of make-shift-ones.

Be that as it may, the sleeping area is now given more attention and where possible is separated from the living area. In this way greater privacy has been attained especially as the majority of plans show the bathroom placed between the living and bedroom areas. Guests therefore need not enter the bedroom area of the house, a fact of some importance where there are young families.

The built-in furniture craze which hit Australia in a great postwar wave has abated; the home-builder having found that one can be committed to too many built-in items. A combination of built-in and unit furniture produces the convenience of the "old" built-in systems, yet gives a more flexible home for general living comfort.

So much for the trends in the ground plan of Australia's home today—now for the elevation.

Evolutions in Elevation

It is a healthy sign that home hysteria has not driven us in Australia to the lengths it has in countries such as

/) ong lines of the timber home (left) typify the Australian ot- home to day in its charm of simplicity. Simple roof line, absence of extraneous decoration but ample evidence of careful thought in the placing of windows, doors and focal features on the frontage, combine with suitable colour contrasts to provide a pleasing facade and suggest an interior that spells comfort for the dwellers. Trend to blend outdoor and indoor living is indicated by the stone-flagged terrace and the

group of door-windows giving access to the lounge.

(Architect: F. M. Cowper)

America, where external appearances have altered radically, and not altogether for the better.

So far there have been very few ugly, flat-roofed boxes similar to what one sees abroad, though the trend in Australia's home appearances has been towards much greater simplicity than was fashionable say fifteen years ago.

Extraneous decoration has disappeared; lines are now clean. Cost has a great influence on the simplification of the facade, but there is strong evidence also that modern taste has hastened this trend.

Broader over-hang of the eaves is evidenced as the home-planner is becoming more conscious of the shade it gives to the outer walls and the subsequent coolness it imparts to the room.

More attention is being given to windows now, as a greater variety of pre-fabricated window-frames is

Today...

available, and at last the home-builder has realised that it is unwise and uneconomical to stick a series of small box-1 ike openings round the home, without rhyme or reason. Instead, wherever privacy permits, full-length floor to ceiling windows are being used at focal points on the facade, while ordinary waist high sill windows are oeing grouped more judiciously to allow of better natural light and cross ventilation, together with a pleasing balanced external appearance. Also, window glass being more plentiful than bricks, the use of more windows means less demand for bricks.

Materials the Same—Popularity Differs

The greatest change in the materials used for housing is the increase in the number of timber-framed homes being built—the reasons, of course, being shortage of bricks and economy. The full-cavity brick home is still considered the ideal, though today's costs have placed it beyond those in the lower income and even many in the middle income groups.

Brick veneer, though popular in Victoria and South Australia is still not favored to any larqe extent in New South Wales.

Timber-framed homes built in weather-board or asbestos cement sheeting have zoomed to unprecedented popularity, and while cost must have played a large part in this, one cannot help feeling that the improvements in design have also had a lot to do with this popularity.

The post-war period has not produced any radically new exterior materials for home building. Many patents nave been registered but it will be some years before these have the opportunity to prove themselves, and it is safe to say that no material yet put forward can compete in appearance, cost and lasting qualities with brick and tile, timber-framed weather-board1, and/or fibrous cement and tile roofs*

Jnteriors such as this inviting setting are the reason for the popularity of fibrous ¦plaster interiors in the greater number of timber-frame homes. The clean sweep of the wall surfaces shows this lounge-dining room, a composite room in the new tradition, to best advantage. Natural wood floors sanded and polished with scatter-rugs laid in strategic positions are popular, economical floor treatments. Wood, carpet, cane and natural stone provide a variety of texture •contrasts, yet none look out of place in this typical Interior of Today ....

This floor plan illustrates many of the developments in the Australian home today; the articulated lounge-dining room, the separation of the living from the sleeping rooms (this could be made more complete by opening the master bedroom into the same passage as the smaller bedroom) centralised plumbing which allows the kitchen easy access to the dining room, and bathroom placed conveniently for access from bedrooms. Built-in cupboard space is ample yet enough wall is left for interesting furniture arrangement. Lounge allows access to outdoor living terrace—in all the plan is compact with much thought devoted to the art of living . . . for pleasant living. . .

Many new interior building materials are now on the market, however, and these various wall boards, etc. owe a lot of their popularity to their convenience for the handy man who wishes to make extensions himself.

The "Owner-builder" Takes Over

The most sensational development in Australian housing is the trend among the general public to build their own homes with their own labour.

Co-operative Building Societies estimate that 70% of the loans they grant for home building purposes today are made to people building their own homes — sometimes with the help of hired tradesmen, sometimes, merely with the necessary minimum assistance of the licensed trades. The Rural Bank, the other large financing institution which handles this type of home building finance, reports a similar percentage for their loans below £2000.

How are these home-builders faring, you may ask, "Very well," is the answer. When the butcher, baker or candlestick-maker sets out to build his own home, he is naturally not so ambitious as the practising builder, but if he concentrates on a simple design, using technical assistance wherever his handyman powers fail him, it can safely be said that these "owner-builders," as they are called, are contributing greatly to solving their own and Australia's housing problem.

So great is this army of owner-builders that many timber mills and building suppliers are producing ready-packaged homes, commonly known as "ready-cuts."

Owner-builders build their own ready-cut home in this manner. First they buy their land; they approach the ready-cut supplier and order a home, whereupon the supplier gives them the plans and specifications to submit to the local Council*

These are duly passed and the owner-builder then arranges his finance with a lending body. Working on a fairly small capital he buys the first instalment of materials for his ready-cut. These come with complete working instructions (almost like a child's Meccano set), and when a certain stage of the construction is reached, the lending body financing his project gives him an advance on the work done.

This enables him to buy the next lot of materials, and so on until the house is finally completed.

Many excellent ready-cuts are on the market promising reasonable delivery, and complete down to the last nail and coat of paint.

When building most of his home himself, the owner-builder in many cases budgets also to cover his own labour, and in some cases finds he has a credit balance when finished, as well as a completed home.

These owner-builders, who are showing much of the original pioneering spirit which has made Australia the nation it is today, have earned and deserve the community's praise.

Impact of Imported Prefabs.

Much has been said in the daily papers about the importation of large quantities of pre-fabricated homes from European countries.

It can safely be said that for financial reasons alone (the cost of freight puts pre-fabricated homes almost £300 dearer than a comparable home "ready-cut" in Australia, and this only if whole shiploads of pre-fab-ricateds are ordered at a time,) pre-fabs will not affect the individual home builder for some considerable time.

The imported pre-fabricated home will have its greatest effect on the Australian home shortage in construction sites such as the Snowy River Scheme, etc., and Government Settlements such as Railway and Mining projects in outlying parts, where building materials are not readily available, but finance is*

Home—the Lasting Value

Th is then, is a picture of Australian home-planning, today. We see more houses being built at a higher cost, but with greater care and individual interest by the homebuilder. The changes mentioned are being affected by evolution rather than by revolution, which is as it should be in a field of such prime importance as home planning and ownership.

SIXTY HOME PIANS

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The Australian Home To-day

An up-to-the-minute review of planning trends in typically Australian homes.

Basic Planning    ,

Your A.B.C. of "how to get the home you want"; how to choose your site, purchase land, obtain your plans; what to watch in contracts, are fully dealt with in This all-embracing article which leaves nothing to chance.

'A' A Dream Home For You — in Brick

An entirely new section of the latest streamlined designs in one-storey brick homes.

?    Building on a Wider Scale

Featuring two-storey and storey-and-a-half homes for the larger family.

At Timber — for Easy Living

A full range of timber homes providinq informal comfort in attractive surroundings.

?    Simplicity in Fibro

Compactness on clear-cut lines from reasonably-priced fibro homes.

?    Brick on a Low Budget

Smal.er brick homes especially designed for the low budget planner.

Home Finance

by A. B. Sheldon, LL.B., Dip. Pub. Ad.

A Solicitor Talks to a Home Builder

by H. Morrissey.

Sixty Home Plans" Exclusive Plans & Specifications Service

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List What You Want

IT is important to find out what you want, and what you need. Knowing these, and proceeding with expert advice, there is no reason why your home should not be the home of your dreams.

Start with caution, for too ambitious a list of requirements may mean disappointment and, possibly, no home at all. The inadequate house will cramp your style later on; whilst lack of foresight may result in an inconvenient, unsaleable dwelling.

it is important to approach the problem in terms of utility rather than of rooms. Instead of jotting down "Living Room" and "Dining Room," think of how and where you will entertain and dine; appraise possibilities of two functions being in the same room. Analyse the family's habits. Jot down what you would like, but can get along without.    ,

Get Technical Help

Most people seek expert advice in the case of an ache, a clock, or a carburettor. Yet the same people will proceed with important planning and building problems on their own initiative. Merely to have lived in a house gives one no more knowledge of how best to build one than does steering a car instil information on how to assemble the carburettor.

Get good technical help, therefore, in the building of your home and take sufficient time in making the choice so that you will have such confidence in the decisions arrived at, that they may be relied upon implicitly.

Seek quotations only from contractors who enjoy a reputation for integrity and good workmanship. To accept a price from an irresponsible builder is to invite • trouble throughout the life of the house.

Investigate Finance

No building project can be considered until it has been decided how much money you can provide, and how much can be borrowed within the domestic budget. Such factors are the basis upon which all plans are built.

Fortunately, there are many methods by which a loan may be raised to build a house. All need investigaron, because individual requirements vary so much that it is not possible to say which particular source of finance is in all the circumstances superior to the others. (See our article, "Home Finance--Where to qo for a Buildinq Loan".)

When it is ascertained what money is available for the home, a comprehensive budget should be compiled. This will take into account such items as cost of land and its transfer, cost of house, including plans and specifications, fencing, sewerage, water, electricity or gas, paths, garage, built-in furniture and other special fitments. Hot water service and refrigeration and telephone are likely soon to be normal and not exceptional fittings. You may be able to spare something in having the grounds laid out by an expert with crazy paving, rockeries, fish-pond, &c. It is a good iaea to get as much as possible done in the original outlay, provided that it does not result in fhe periodic repayment becominq too burdensome. Page 8

Site Selection

Before deciding to purchase a site, obtain as much information as possible about it. Find out the terms of purchase, its title, i.e., whether Old System, Torrens, Leasehold, &c., and if there are any restrictive covenants or easements on the land, or encroachments by adjoining properties.

The area of the lot will be estimated by reference to its boundary lines, preferably from a survey. Ascertain whether any stormwater channels or sewer, water or gas pipes cross the property. Their position should be located.

Check if there is any mortgage on the land, or any outstanding amounts for fencing, kerbing, guttering, footpaths or oiher improvements; whether there are any arrears of rates or taxes. Annual assessments for municipal and water and sewer rates, and land tax (if any) should be ascertained ¡n order to see exactly what you are up for. It you employ a solicitor he will look after these matters, but most contracts for the purchase of the home site are signed before a solicitor is contacted.

It is vital to find out whether the site is in a brick area if a timber home is in contemplation. Finally comes the question of availability of transport, existing or contemplated, proximity to shopping centres, schools, churches, picture shows, &c., especially in the new areas where they may not be actually in existence. But local inquiry may disclose where land has been reserved or set aside for these and other amenities. Land in a well-developed area is usually much more expensive than in undeveloped areas, and the shrewd buyer with limited means will assess the prospects of future development in selecting a site.

The Site

In inspecting the site it should be remembered that valuable information may be had by approaching local property owners in the neighborhood. Many will volunteer information on favourable and unfavourable features of the locality, the values of adjoining land and other interesting information.

Study the aspect. A north-easterly or easterly outlook on the front is considered best in most localities, especially If a view is obtainable. Such an aspect admits the morning sun to the front main rooms, and the home can be designed to take advantage of this in the general layout. The southerly and westerly aspects are less desirable on account of prevailing winds unless sheltered and having special attractions, e.g., view. In such cases the doors and windows should be protected as far as possible with verandahs.

Watch that the site will not be built out by homes later on nearby allotments. Lack of foresight in building a home with the expectation of a view or light being permanent has led to many a heartburn.

Land on the high side is always better than land on the lower side of the street as, in the majority of cases, the site is more easily drained, and is thus drier in winter. The motor car may also be started downhill—a factor on a cold day.

Check the services to see whether gas, water, electric light and sewerage are available.

Finally, pay particular attention to the fall and contours of the land, as these have a very considerable bearing on the cost of the home. Trees to be removed and the nature of the subsoil are factors, but one cannot, of course, have everything. Virgin soil or rock over the whole of the foundations is ideal. Good shale gives no worry. Loamy and clayey soils require special footings, as also is the case where the footings rest partly on rock and partly on something else. Where the rock is not continuous floaters may be expected, i.e., a rock in clay or other bed.

Relate Building to Site

Cost of building and cost of site should be in proportion to each other. It would be unwise to build a house costing £800 on a piece of land bought at £400, or to build a £2000 house on a poor site, even though it was cheap.

In the same way, a large house should not be built on a small site, as it can never look its best without adequate grounds. The converse does not hold good, particularly where the original structure is of good standard and lends itself to enlargement. It is wise to build the home to one side of a big frontage where a tennis court can be built on the unoccupied area, or where it can be subdivided.

An important point to watch, in relating the building to the site, is to make sure that the overall width of the heme is so much less than the frontage of the land, to enable sufficient space on each side to be left. It would be an advantage to have at least ten feet on one side and four feet on the other—whatever the Local Government requirements may be. The ten feet will allow a garage to be built at the side, or the rear, of the home. This is not vital, as an attractive design is possible incorporating the garage in the main building; though this may increase the fire insurance premium. A separate garage, in front of the home, is rarely sightly; unless there is a sharp fall to the street, and the flat roof of the garage is level with, or below the foundation level. If you are sold on a particular layout for the home and have not acquired a site, the above matters should be kept in view.

Another point is that, if the front line is sloping, the effective building frontage should be measured up. The site may be described as having a frontage of so many feet, but being measured on the slope the effective frontage will be substantially less.

An important point for consideration is how far back from the front fence should the front building line be. The factors that will influence a decision on this are too numerous to discuss here. Commonsense will greatly assist a determination, though it is often a matter of opinion.

Proportions are something for individual judgment, but some idea will be obtained from the following table covering a site of 6000 square feet, which could have dimensions of 60 x 100, 50 x 120, or 40 x 150.

ALLOCATION OF SITE

Coverage.........

Free Land.........

1 ROD cn ft

24.1 % 25 % 16.6% 25 % 9.3%

Area of Allotment .. . ; «

Play Area or Drying Ground.......

Vegetable or Garden Area........

Outbuildings and Side Pathways.....

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an / urcnciAe your interests, y0u 5(^1^ f,ave a

solicitor to put through the transaction.

Once the site is located, the usual procedure is that you pay the agent a small deposit, and he makes out two contracts which the seller (Vendor) signs as well as yourself. One copy is retained by each party. The purchaser will take his copy along to his solicitor to see the whole transaction through.

In course of time a transfer will be signed and the balance of the purchase money paid.

Vendor is responsible for all rates and taxes on the land to date of purchase, together with the agent's commission. The purchaser pays the legal costs, Stamp Duty, Search and Registration Fees, and is liable for rates and taxes for the balance of the year. If the vendor has paid the rates and taxes an adjustment is made on the settlement.    *

Eventually you will receive the title deeds, known as the Certificate of Title, if it's Torrens, or the Conveyance if Old System. That document shows that the land is legally yours. If you are borrowing, the transfer from fhe vendor and the mortgage to the lender may all be dealt with at the same time, especially if the borrowed money, or portion of it, is to be used to pay for the purchase of the land.

Ground Plan

Ftere is the foundation of the whole project, and you must live in your house, on paper, as you plan, and have regard to appearance, durability, comfort, convenience and economy.

After completing a list of actual needs and consulting technical aid, the plan must command all the study it can be given. Remember, the simpler the better, as every special feature costs money.

Plan to meet anticipated living conditions in the home, and, if later extensions are contemplated, plan the house so that the most important requirements can be included in the first unit. Then make such provision that growing needs of the family can be incorporated in the additions, and that they can be made with the minimum of demolition and expense, e.g., that old window openings may become new doors, the original main roof may not reauire re-modelling, that chimneys and verandahs may remain untouched, drainage and sewerage readily extended to the additions, &c., &c.

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On paper, live through every conceivable circumstance and activity as your plans take shape. Ask yourself what happens when there is a tea-party, or the children come home from a swim, or when someone is ill.

Get your ideas on paper to scale, as guesswork will only mean disappointment, since results look very different in a scale drawing. Some idea of workable room sizes are given below. Of course, they will be varied to meet individual requirements.

Workable Room Sizes.

Feet

Hall and Passage........ 3 wide

Lounge............12x13

Dining Room..........10x11

Kitchen............ 9x11

First Bedroom........12x13

Second Bedroom........12x10

Third Bedroom........11x10

Bathroom............ 7x6

Laundry..... 7x6

W.C. (separate)........ 5x3

Verandahs............6 wide

Suit Site, Budget and Yourself

Make sure the house is designed around the family life. Take furniture into account if some is already in your possession, but whether new or old, plan it with our home. Modern home planners advise that the ome be planned around the furniture rather than that the furniture be adapted to the home. Harmonise the plan with the site upon which it is to be erected. See that the basic proportions and elements of the dwelling are right, for no ornamentation added later can offer compensation. Simplicity, sincerity, perspective and a good sense of proportion are the qualities which make a home.

Changes cannot readily be made, as with a garment, for the house is expected to last ten, twenty, or fifty years from now. If carefully planned and constructed/ as happened with a good proportion of ancient Pompeiian houses which portrayed these qualities on excavation, the home will not rapidly lose its value from obsolescence. Colonial houses of the eighteenth century are still in good taste.

So be wary of extremes and excesses of all sorts.

Have what you want, but keep your eye always on the budget. Cost may preclude some features, but the basic elements are the keynote in the planning.

Test the Plans

Final test of any plan is whether the structure is going to provide the type of accommodation required by family life, but a basis of comparison can be used by having regard to the percentage of space allotted each function of the house.

For this purpose the gross area can be broken down into subdivisions, as has been done with each plan. The percentage relationship of these areas should not vary substantially in the well-balanced plan. Some figures for comparison worked out by War-time housing will give a basis for working.

Builder's Contract

Standardised forms of contract are available from various sources, but, like all contracts, good faith on both sides is of greater value than the most elaborate contract, so that it is best to obtain estimates for the building from reputable builders only. That is the best insurance of good workmanship and reasonable cost. It will save many worries arising out of constant supervision of details. Irresponsible builders surely invite trouble for you during construction and throughout the life of the house.

Two-bedroom House Analysis.

Percentage Percent-

Sq.Ft.

Gross Area

age.

Living Space ..

Hall........

50

5.3

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Passage ......

30

3.1

Living Room . . .

165

17.4

Kitchen......

135

14.2

40

Steeping .. . .

Main Bedroom . .

150

15.8

Second Bedroom .

120

12.6

28.4

Other Spaces .

Bathroom.....

40

3.6

W.C. (separate) .

20

2.1

Laundry ......

50

5.3

11.6

Porches . . . .

Front .......

15

1.6

Rear........

20

2.1

3.7

* Wall Space .

155

16.3

16.3

950

100

*    Wall space percentage given here is for brick. Timberframed dwellings require less; about two-thirds of above

•    figure.

Three-bedroom House Analysis.

Percentage Percent-

Sq.Ft.

Gross Area

age.

Living Space . .

Hall........

40

3.5

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) Passage......

55

4.9

Living Room ....

170

15.0

Kitchen......

150

13.3

36.7

Steeping .. ..

Main Bedroom . .

150

13.3

Second Bedroom

120

10.6

Third Bedroom . .

120

10.6

34.5

Other Spaces .

Bathroom.....

40

4.2

W.C. (separate) .

20

1.8

Laundry ......

50

4.4

9.8

Porches .....

Front ........

15

1.3

Rear........

20

1.8

3.1

* Wall Space .

180

15.9

15.9

1130

100

* Wall space percentage given here is for brick. Timberframed dwellings require less; about two-thirds of above

figure.

Quotes only cn Complete Plans and Specifications

Secure accurate quotations on all work before beginning. Have complete specifications, drawings and contracts covering all work, so that there will be no additions after the work has been completed.

Make all necessary changes in materials, sizes and other details before letting the contract, and be sure that every item needed has been included. To play safe, and at the same time cover any unforeseen emergencies, keep ten per cent, of the budget in hand.

While construction is in progress, resist temptations, and admonitions of friends, to make changes. ' Extras" cost more than you think, and have been the downfall of countless owners.

Know what you want before you begin, and after starting the construction keep to the plan. Kill any afterthoughts. Do not disturb the programme unless provision has been made for such expensive changes.

If any alterations, however, are made, have them carefully itemised and quoted for, and secure ihe consent of all relevant authorities for the changes, or you may well find yourself in trouble from several quarters.

Maintenance Costs

In reality, there are two budgets to be prepared before building—one covering the period up to the day when the house is ready for occupation, and the other from that day on, covering maintenance costs.

To a great extent, the first will influence the second. If the house is soundly built and good quality materials used throughout, repairs and upkeep will be comparatively light. Make all calculations of costs and related periodic repayments accurately, for owners have found sometimes that they have built themselves a home which they cannot afford to occupy—a veritable Frankenstein monster. You can fairly accurately estimate what repayments, rates and taxes, lighting and heating will run you into. Then set aside a fixed amount annually for the periodical painting and other maintenance which will commence at the end of about five years.

But never cut costs by reducing the quality of materials if estimates come above budget allowances, because the initial saving will be more than lost in maintenance.

Home Ownership Benefit

More persons have started on the road to independence through home ownership than in any other way. It gives a feeling of security in times of stress, as there is always the home to fall back on.

Home ownership immediately establishes financial and credit rating in the business world, because it is recognised as a fundamental principle of stability.

Responsibility is developed, a background given to the cnildren, and they have a place of their own where they can play without interference. So the home-owner can live as he pleases, and order his own way of life with full opportunity for individual expression.

Building Costs

Building costs to-day are very different from those of pre-war days, and opinions vary on the actual increase. Any reputable builder, however, will give an estimate on completed plans where the type of structure is indicated, together with all measurements.

Some idea can be quickly ascertained from the external squarage, for costs are worked out on so much per square, or, in other words, 100 square feet. For instance, a house of 1000 square feet would be said to have 10 squares, and average costs to-day are £300 per square in brick, so that an idea of the cost would be £3000 to erect a brick h ome. In the case of fibro or timber, the cost ranges around £220, so that the cost would then be £2200. The squarage cost, however, varies according to the size of the home and to other factors, nof-ably peculiarities of the site, such as its fall in any direction, and to the nature of the subsoil. Additionally the costs of internal fittings vary, especially where built-in fitments have been included in the plan. So final cost can only be obtained from the completed plans.

f^eadu-l^ec boner    .^s'n(3    ble the horizontal head line represents the area of the building measured externally,

*    .    while the perpendicular side line gives different amounts per 100 square feet. All that is

necessary is to measure the structure externally and the cost per square will give the approximate cost of the building.

r ocr>r 'ns^anc?' a house of 950 square feet at £240 per square would be £2280, found by going down the column

0r,    'ee^ anc^ across ^or £240. In a case of 1125 square feet, it would be between I 100 and I 150 with

cost at £240 per square, the result would be between £2640 and £2760.

Price per 100 Square Feet

800

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850

Sq. Ft.

900

Sq. Ft.

950

Sq. Ft.

1000 Sq. Ft.

1050 Sq. Ft.

1100 Sq. Ft.

1150 Sq. Ft.

1200 Sq. Ft.

1250 Sq. Ft.

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

200

1600

1700

1800

1900

2000

2100

2200

2300

2400

2500

220

1760

1870

1980

2090

2200

2310

2420

2530

2640

2750

240

1920

2040

2160

2280

2400

2520

2640

2760

2880

3000

250

2000

2125

2250

2375

2500

2625

2750

2875

3000

3125

260

2080

2210

2340

2470

2600

2730

2860

2990

3120

3250

280

2240

2380

2520

2660

2800

2940

3080

3220

3360

3500

300

2400

2550

2700

2850

3000

3150

3300

3450

3600

3750

320

2560

2720

2880

3040

3200

3360

3520

3680

3840

4000

340

2720

2890

3060

3230

3400

3570

3740

3910

4080

4250

350

2800

2975

3150

3325

3500

3675

3850

4025

4200

4375

360

2880

3060

3240

3420

3600

3780

3960

4140

4320

4500

380

3040

3230

3420

3610

3800

3990

4180

4370

4560

4750

400

3200

3400

3600

3800

4000

4200

4400

4600

4800

5000

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C7HE simple construction of this well planned home in no way detracts from its pleasant appearance. Some out-wJ standing features are the separate dining room with large opening into the lounge which in turn opens on to deck -pleasant for living and easy for entertaining. Delightful, too, would be the cosy winter atmosphere


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Living Space


Lounge .......... 264    sq.    feet

Dining Room ......136

Kitchen.......... 96    "

Sleeping.

Bedroom I........180    sq.    feet

Bedroom 2........132    “    "


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Brick ..    ............. 1270 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard........ 1150 "    "


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Brick............. £3900

Fibro............... £2700

Weatherboard.................. £2815


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Overall width of building.

' . Timber.................. 44    4"

Brick ............ 45    7"

Minimum width of building block, (allowing for I’ 6" eaves).

Timber.................. 52    ’    10"

Brick .................. 54’    I"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber....... 56’    10"

Brick .................. 58    l‘


Other Spaces.

Bathroom ........ 60    sq.    Teet

Hall & Passage .. .. 150    ’

Laundry ........ 42    1

Porch & Deck......164

Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

* ’ Bricks .......................... 3500

Roof Tiles .................... 16 squares

Weatherboards .............. 1350 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement .............. 115 sq. yards

Floodng Boards .............. 1150 sup. feet


Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ........ .. 114 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings ........ 225 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ........................ 33,000

Roof Tiles .................... 17 squares

Flooring Boards............ .. ..    1150 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .......... 114 sq. yards


C1IIIS is a big home catering for big entertaining.

lounge onto the terrace and the spaciousness of the cost of building this home is economical owing to room, side by side. I his plan can be sited in either rooms facing the street.

With this in view, note the doors opening from the the combined lounge-dining room. In spite of its size the practical arrangement of kitchen, laundry and bath-of two directions with either the lounge or the bed-

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Lounge........ 352    sq.    feel

Dining Room...... 130    "

Kitchen........ 130    "    "


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Timber........44' £ "

Brick........45' 84

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(Excluding scantlings)

Bricks............ 5000

Roof Tiles........ 2 I £ squares

Weatherboards .    .    1700 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement ..    140 sq. yards

Flooring Boards ..    1500 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings 147 sq. yards

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Linings...... 300 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.............. 38.000

Roof Tiles .. ...... 22^ squares

Flooring Boards .    1500 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings 147 sq. yards

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Lounge .. .... ..    247 sq. feet

Dining Room ..    ..    132

Kitchen........ 109 sq. feet


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Bathroom...... 59 sq. feet

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Bricks.......................... 3d00

Roof Tiles.................... 17 squares

Weatherboards ..    ............ 1500 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement................ 122    sq.    yards

Flooring Boards........ MOO    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster    Ceilings.......... 108    sq.    yards

Fibrous Plaster    Wall    Linings........ 250    sq.    yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.......................... 31,000

Roof Tiles.................. 18 squares

Flooring Boards .. ............ MOO sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings........ ••    108 sq. yards


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•    Lounge ...... 270    sq.    feet

Dining Room ...... 70    "    "

Kitchen ........ 120    "    ”


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Minimum width of Building Block (allowing for I' 6' eaves).

1 imber .. .. ..    51' I O '

Brick ...... 53' I”

Overall width of building.

Timber .. .. ..    43' 4"

3rick ...... 44' 7 '

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excludinq scantlings).

Bricks.......................... 4000

Roof Til es.................. 17 squares

Weatherboards .. .. v ........ 1650 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement............ 135 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ 1100 sup. feet

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Bedroom I ...... 195 sq. feet

Bedroom 2...... 132

Oih er Spaces.

Bathroom........ 67    sq.    foot

Hall & Passage .. ..    110    "    "

Laundry ........ 49    "    "

Terrace ........ 216    "    "

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Br ioIc f ' • • * • • •• • • f « • • • f 1240 sq. feet Pibro or Weatherboard........ 1130 sq. feet

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£2760

£2870

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Timber...... 55'    10"

Brick ...... 57'    I"

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.......... NO sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings ....    -. 230 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 28,000

Roof Til es • .................. 18 squares

Flooring Boards................ 1100 sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings.......... 110 sq. yards

C“7 IMS is another example of planning for simplified building to keep construction costs at a minimum..Free use of glass gives an interesting facade at the same time making the cottage airy, light and easy to live in. Note, too, how the centrally placed fire-place warms the whole of the living area. An ideal small-family house or holiday home.

Living Space.

Lounge and Alcove ..    280 sq. feet

Dining Room .. ..    103 "

Kitchen........ 108 "    "


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Bedroom I ...... 168 sq. feet

Bedroom 2    ...... 140 "    "


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Fibro or Weatherboard ..    1120 sq. feet


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Brick...............£3700

Fibro.......... ..    •.    £2565

Weatherboard ..........£2685

Other Spaces.

Bathroom ......

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Hall & Passage .. ..

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Porch ........

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Laundry ........

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Overall width of building.

Timber........

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Brick ........

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Minimum width of building

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Timber........

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Brick ........

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Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber........

.. .. 56' 2"

Brick ........

.. .. 57’ 6"

Quantities

Approx, main material quantities for Timber

Framed Building on a level

site (excluding

scantlings).

Bricks...........

Roof Tiles.........

. 14^ squares

Weatherboards ......

1 300 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement......

120 sq. yards

Flooring Boards......

1050 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ..

103 sq. yards

Fibrous Flas. Wall Linings

220 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick

Building on a level site.

Bricks...........*

Roof Tiles.........

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Flooring Boards......

1050 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings

103 sq. yards


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Lounge ........ 195    sq.    feet

Dining Room    ....    90    "

Kitchen ........ 90    "


Sleeping.

Bedroom I ...... 195 sq. feet

Bedroom 2...... 120 "


Brick.................. 1143 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard...... 1034    "

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Brick...................... £3660

Fibro...................... £2530

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Overall width of building.

Timber ..    31 0” or 44' 2"

Brick ..    ..    32' 3 or 45' 5f

Minimum width of building block. Minimum width with car entrance, (allowing I' 6" eaves)    Timber    .. 43' 6" or 56' 8 '

Timber    .. 39 6" or 52' 8"    Brick .. .. 44' 9" or 57' I 15'*

Brick ....    40' 9” or 53’ I If


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks............................ 3000

Roof Tiles.............*..........15 squares

Weatherboards....................1700 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement................140 sq. yards

Flooring Boards....................1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings................98 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings............210 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks............................ 32,000

Roof Tiles......................16^ squares

Flooring Boards..................1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings................98 sq yards

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Lounge . • *

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Sleeping.

Bedroom 1 ..

1 75 sq. feet

Other Spaces.

Bathroom.....

63

Dining Room .

96 " "

Bedroom 2 ..

154 " "

Hal! & Passage

150

Kitchen .. ..

112 " "

Bedroom 3 ..

126 "

Rear Po'ch ..

28

Laundry ..

36


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Brick........................ 1420 s9- f?tef

Fibro or Weatherboard............ 1340



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Overall width of building.

Timber ..    ..    36’ 6'    Brick    -    37’ 9”

Minimum width of building block, (allowing for I' 6" eaves).

Timber *    •    45 0    Brick • •    • •    46 3

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber ..    • •    49 0    Bride • •    • •    50 3


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Approx, main    materials for Timber    Framed    Building    on a

level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks................ ••    ••    5000

Roof Tiles................ 19 squares

Weatherboards............ 1750    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement............ 150    sq. yards

Flooring Boards ........... 1300    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings........ 135    sq. yards

Fibrous P.aster Wall    Linings...... 775    sq. yards

Approx, main    material quantities    for Brick    Building    on a

level site.

Brick •    •• •• •• •• ••    • •    •• ••    ••    ••    40,000

Roof Tiles............... 20 squares

Flooring Boards........ •• ••    1300 sup. feet

Fibrous    Plaster Ceilings...... 135 sq.    yards


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C7 HE wide verandah under the main roof of this charming house gives an impression of old world graciousness and easy living. The covered verandah is an improvement on an open terrace for our climate. In spite of its old world look, the plan of the house incorporates every modern convenience. Note the good kitchen lay-out especially, and economical drainage arrangements. Another point of interest is that this is a plan which can be made to face either direction on a block of land.

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Living Space.

Lounge    ..    ..    304    sq.    feet

Dining    Room    81    "    "

Kitchen    .. ••    108    "    "


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Brick............ 1600    sq. feef

Fibro    or Weatherboard    1490    " "

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Brick............ • •    £4660

Fibro    .............£3215

Weatherboard.......... £3375


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Overall width of building.

Timber    ..    ..    28’    0”    or    60’    8M

Brick    ..    ..    29*    2f    or    62’    O’*

Minimum width of building block (allowing I’ 6" eaves).

Timber .. ..    36' 6" or 69’ 2 '

Brick ....    37* 8$" or 70’ 6"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber    ..    ..    40‘    6"    or    73'    2”

Brick    ..    ..    41*    84"    or    74’    6


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks........................ 5000

Roof Tiles.................... 214 squares

Weatherboards................ 1900 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. 155 sq. yards

Flooring Boards.............. 1400 sup. feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings.......... 155    sq.    yards

Fibrous    Plaster    Wall Linings........ 290    sq.    yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 38,000

Roof Tiles.................. 224 squares

Flooring    Boards................ 1400    sup. feet

Fibrous    Piaster    Ceilings.......... 155    sq.    yards

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Living Space.

Lounge .. •< Dining Room Kitchen .. .

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber............ 57’2U

Brick.............. 58’6"


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255 sq. feet 90 "    "

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Sleeping.

Bedroom I ••    210 sq. feet

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Bedroom 2 ..    140

Other Spaces.

Bathroom............ 72 sq. feet

Hall and Passage........138    "

Laundry.............. 66    "

Water Closet.......... 21    "

Terrace.............. 90    "

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(Excluding Terrace and Garage under.)

Brick.............. 1300    sq,    feet

Fibro or Weatherboard    ..    1184    "

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Brick •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• • •    £40j0

Fibro.................. £2800

Weatherboard............ £2920

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Overall width of building.

Timber ................ 44'8"

Brick.................. 46'0"

Minimum width of building block. (Allowing for 16' eaves).

Timber............ 53'2'

Brick.............. 54'6'

Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks............................ 3500

Roof Tiles...................... 16^ squares

Weatherboards ................ 1750 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.................. 135 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ I 100 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ 115 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings.......... 270 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks............................ 36000

Roof Tiles .................... I7£ squares

Flooring Boards.................. 1100 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ I 15 sq. yards

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C~J\\E beauty of this house owes much to its white brick walls with raked joints. These, together with its sheer gables, give a facade ideally suitable to a bushlands scene. The home features large entertainment area with dining and lounge rooms opening onto an elevated terrace, while bedrooms are nicely grouped around the bathroom away from the living area.


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132 "    "    Bedroom 2    168    "    11

116 "    "    Bedroom 3    120    "


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Bathroom ...... 75 sq. feet

Ha I i and Passage ..    156 "    11

Laundry........ 36


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Brick............1580    sq. feet

Fibro or    Weatherboard .. 1465    sq. feet

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Brick................£4680

Fibro................£3230

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Timber........48’    I I"

Brick.......... 50'    6"

Minimum width of building (allowing I' 6" eaves).

Timber.......... 57’    5"

Brick.......... 59'    0"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber.......... 61'    5"

Brick.......... 63'    0"

Quantified

Approx, main material quantities    for

Timber Framed Building on a level siie (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.......................... 4500

Roof Tiles.................... 21^ squares

Weatherboards................ 1850 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. 152 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ 1450 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings    ..    .. ...... 145 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings........ 290 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site. Br.cks •• •• •. •• •• «. .. .. o. •. •• •• •. 3/,500

Roof Tiles.................... 22? squares

Flooring Boards .............. 1450 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.......... 145 sq. yards


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fpY the use of this type of roof the maximum advantage can be obtained from what might otherwise have been J5 waste space under roof rafters. The plan shown occupies a very small ground area, possesses considerable floor space and yet is reasonably cheap of construction. I his plan could be Quite nicely adapted to some of the i at her rugged sites adjoining water frontages where it is imperative to coniine the lloor plan space to the smallest possible

area.

Oultin. of PL.

Living Space.

Lounge........ 240 sq. feet

Dinette........

Kitchen........ 80


Sleeping.

Bedroom I Bedroom 2


194 sq. feet 126 " ”


Other Spaces.

Bathroom........ 40    sq.    foot

Stairs, Hall    & Passage    173    "    "

Laundry........ 49    "    "


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Brick...... 1273 sq. feet

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BRICK ONLY

Brick.......... £4000


~Speciflication

Overall width of building.

Brick ...... 34' 2^"

Minimum width of building block (allowing    for I'    6"

eaves overhanging).

Brick...... 42'    8^ '

Minimum    width    with    car    en*

trance.

Brick...... 46'    8^ '


Approx, main material quantities tor Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 32,000

Roof Tiies.................... 15 squares

Flooring Boards........ ••    •• ••    1050 sup. teet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........^9 sq. yards


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Bricic Only . • ...............G round floor 1700 sq. feet

Upper floor 1200    "


^dpprox. Cost

Brick Only..........................£6850


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pecifi ca t i on

Overall width of building

Brick......................35* 6" or 511 0‘

Minimum width of building block

Brick....................41* 6” or 5/’ 0’


Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 37,000

Roof Tiles....................25 squares

Flooring Boards................2150 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings................216 sq. yards


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

UPPER FLOOR PLAN


and Steep Roof

^JHE rather stark severity of this residence gives distinction to a corner site, hut it could command as much attention if placed in mid-block. The outside dimensions allow the residence to he sited on a wide frontage without alteration to the position of the garage.

Alternately, site the house on a narrower block when the sun-room and portion of the dining room could represent the position of the garage and the layout of other rooms could be altered to suit individual needs.

The rooms on the 1st Floor are formed with timber stud walls and although in this plan there seems to be a considerable amount of unused space, it must be remembered this is being put to better use, even if only as breathing space, than if it was wasted under the rafters.

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The scope for room arrangement on this floor is


rather wide and perhaps this part of the plan could be more suitably planned for your own requirements. Provision of a bedroom on the ground floor is rather a good idea, particularly if some member of the family is adversely affected by climbing stairs.

The generous proportions of the lounge with wide opening into the sunroom would make entertainment far a few or many, a delight. Separate dining room is located next to the kitchen for practicability and in the kitchen itself is an ingle nook—ideal for those quick snacks. This is a modern plan with all the features of a modern house but with the spaciousness of an old fashioned home.


Living With a View—

OutL. of Plan


Living Space.

Lounge .. .. Dining Room Kitchen .. . Recreation ..



Sleeping.

Bedroom I Bedroom Bedroom 3


...... 186    sq.    feet

...... 160 ” "

...... 146    "    "


Other Spaces.

Bathroom...................... 80 sq.    feet

Stairs, Entry, Hail    and Passage .. ........ 311    "

Porch........................ 26    "

Laundry...................... 72    "

Water Closets    each................ 16    "

Car Port.................... 190    "    "

Verandah.................. 231    "

Deck...................... 190    "    "

-Approx. C. ost

Br'ck..........................£6850

-S pecifi ca f ion

Overall width of building.

Br5cl<........................ 33’ 10”

Minimum width of building block. (Allowing |'.6" eaves overhang). Brick ..    ..    ......................42’ 4"

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direct

(Including Deck)

B.ick........................ 2900 sq. feef

(Quantities

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks..... .................... 50,000

Flooring Boards.................. 2000 sup. feef

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.............. 216 sq. yards.


Through Glass

IIIS plan, featuring a flat roof and free use of glass, illustrates the latest in domestic architecture and is ideal holiday home for the family. On the upper floor, the sun-deck and the lounge, with its plate-glass windows, are planned for relaxation and enjoyment of a magnificent view;    recreation room

and verandah downstairs encourage the more energetic activities of growing children.

Though the house is designed for easy, informal sleep-out in the case of extra guests, living, entertaining would be simple. The recreation    Another advantage of the plan is the excellent

room is ideal for dancing and could also be used as a    arrangement of the car port for wet weather convenience.

UPPER FLOOR PLAN


LOWER FLOOR PLAN


Upper Floor Plan, shown above, houses all the living amenities on one level which combines cottage convenience and two storey spaciousness.


Below: Lower Floor Plan showing entrance to house from car port through the verandah. Note the handiness of an extra bedroom on this floor.


C7 HIS is the plan for the man who must ^ have maximum space and is governed by the size of his

'block, so that he has to build upwards instead of outwards. At the same time he can achieve both a considerable saving in cost and a charming appearance. The plan above shows a nice grouping of rooms, by confining all sleeping accommodation to the upper floor and living rooms on ground level. In appearance, the severity of brick work is relieved by the use of weather-boards on the gables and a further touch of lightness is achieved by the use

of the trellised supports on the front porch. The guest room, complete with shower recess, shown in the above plan, is a nice arrangement for the unexpected visitor; or perhaps might be used as servant's quarters. The plumbing and drainage arrangements are specially grouped for low cost of instal-

.._r __    ,    lation. Altogether, this

UPPER FLOOR PLAN    &

is both a roomy plan

and a practical one.

GROUND FLOOR PLAN


With a Difference

Outline PLn

Sleeping.

Bedroom I Bedroom Bedroom 3


213 sq. feet 150 "    "

Ì38 ”    **


Living Space.

Lounge.................... 216    sq.    feet

Dining Room................ 104    "

Kitchen.................... 99    "    ”

Sunroom.................. 132    "    "

Other Spaces.

Bathroom .................. 72    sq.    feet

Stairs, Entry* Hall and Passage...... 286    11

Porches ...... 91    "

Laundry .................. 65    "

Water Closet .............. 15    "

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Slpprox. dost


Brick .................... 2200 sq. feet


Brick


£6000


Specifi ca tion

407’


Overall width of building.

Brick ........

Minimum width with car entrance.

Brick ..........


53'


Minimum width of building block. (Allowing l'6” eaves overhang).

Brick ......................49* I ’*


(Quantities

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on level site.


Bricks ...................... 34000

Roof Tiles ••    ................ 16 squares

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ............ 180 sq. yards

Flooring Boards .............. 1800 sup. feet

STOREY and a HALF

LKB is a Scandinavian type of architecture over a rendered-timber appearance to match. It is a new, two-storey type in which considerable wastage is aftected in the lover and stairway. Living space is well arranged, and the featured guest-room is certainly unusual. I he two built-in wardrobes should be ample both for clothes and for those trunks which are such a nuisance to the traveller and to those who have to keep his room in order.

The storey-and-a-halt, or attic house, uses what would otherwise be waste-space in the roof, and, in

some cases, it is found that at least two bedrooms and a bathroom can be built into the roof with only a slight risk to the pitch. Mere is economy in foundation, olfset by the cost of floor-strengthening and stairway erection. I he factors of roof temperature and coolness in summer have to be carefully considered, and it is imperative to both sark and insulate the space between outer roof and inner ceiling. This cost, as may be well imagined, will again make taste rather than economics a deciding factor when you erect the bungalow of a storey-and-a-half house.

UPPL2- " -FLcPPQ. ' PLAN


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Ground Floor

Entry and Stair Well........105

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Lounge..............,. 252

Dining Room..............116

Kitchen ..     90

Breakfast Nook.......... 42

Guest Room..............130

Laundry.............. 42

First Floor

Main Bedroom............154

Second Bedroom........ .. 138

Third Bedroom............115

Foyer.............. 105

Bathroom .. .. .......... 74

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(Excluding garage)

Brick — Ground Floor —..........1045 sq. ft.

Brick — Upper Floor —.......... 805 sq. ft.

Total Area................1850 sq. ft.

S^pprox. (^oôt <£3620

BRICK ONLY

•Specification .

(Note: Brick Only).

Overall width of building

Brick................37' T

Minimum width of building block

Brick..............45‘ 6

Minimum width with car entrance

Brick............. .. 49’ 6,%

(Quantities

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Build ing on a level site.

Bricks............... 34,000

Roof Tiles..........18^ squares

Flooring Boards......1600 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. 155 sq. yards

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J4 ERE is a two-storey home on a grand scale which is complete with car-port, sun-deck and study. The upper and lower sun-

rooms permit maximum flexibility for gracious living.

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and the sun-balcony, convenient to Bedrooms 1 and 2, make an ideal sleeping space for children, whether visiting, or one’s own. The large linen facility should store ample for all bedrooms, while the possibilities of the sun-deck are too numerous to mention.

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C"7 HE car-port adjoining the porch is an excellent surprise for welcoming your

guests, as well as a much appreciated feature for yourself in inclement weather. The door-space in the study is a kind thought for those burning the candle; while the dining and lounge room, opening on to the sun-room make the most of the living-space. We would suggest that in a house of this size, which would obviously be used for a certain amount of entertaining, the cloak-cupboard be removed from such proximity to the kitchen, and that some W.C. facility be made on the ground floor.


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The French window in the study would provide a popular means of access, when garaging the car, saving a trip round the front to the car-port which the professional man would appreciate.


Main Bedroom . Second Bedroom Third Bedroom . Sun Balcony .. Bathroom .. ..

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226 156 156 I 16 84 18 150


Ground floor..................1251    sq.    ft.

(Excluding car-port and porches)

First floor..................1197    sq.    ft.

(Excluding Sun deck)

Total Area.................... 2448    sq.    ft.


Approx, main material quantities Brick Building on a level site

Roof Tiles......18 squares

Bricks.......... 52,000

Flooring Boards 2100 sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceilings

.. 200 sq. yards


A


pprox.


(Note: Brick only.)


£7350


(Note: Brick only.)

Overall width of building

(Including car-port.)

Brick............50’ 5^'


Minimum widtfi of building block

Brick..........570


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II ERE again is the storey-and-a-half. The porch and entrance through the dining room will be much appreciated by the person who has to garage the car.

The upstairs boxroom, with slightly more window than indicated here, has the makings of an excellent nursery. Note the roomy bathroom.

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^pecißica tion

Overall width of building

Brick.....................45'    I If

Minimum width of building block

Brick......................54'    O'*

Minimum width with car entrance

Brick......................58'    0"

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Ground Floor, including porches..........1477 sq. ft.

Upper Floor Overall.................. 963 sq. ft.

2440 sq. ft.


First Floor

Main Bedroom Second Bedroom Box Room .. ..

Bath ......

Foyer ......


175

156

70

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80


(Quantities


Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.......................... 34000

Roof Tiles........................ 224 squares

Flooring Boards.................... 1800 sup feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..............180 sq. yards


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cy HOUGH a small house, this two-storey timber home with its natural stone foundations gives a large-house ^ appearance and extremely efficient living space. Designed for its sloping site it overlooks the pleasant surrounding greenery. Colour plays an important part in home appearance where walls have such a large area and colourful trim and tiles add much to the attractive effect here.

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Sleeping space

Entry & Passage

Main bedroom .

• • •

156

(not including stairs)

. 45

2nd bedroom .

• « • • •

144

Lounge room . .

. 156

Other spaces

Dininq room......

. 144

Bathroom .. ..

80

Kitchen........ .

. 80

Laundry .....

35

Dinette........ .

. 70

Terrace.....

62

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(Excluding Terraced Brick    .... 1366 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board . .. 1196 sq. if.

Brick . , .. Fibro

Weatherboards

. £4300 £2980 .. £3100


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Overall v/icth of building

Timber.........

Brick..........


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Minimum width of building block


35'    4"

36’    7”


Timber.........

Brick..........

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber..........................47

Brick..........................48' 2”


42'    7"


43‘ 10”


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Approx, main material quantifies for Timber Framed Building on a level £i!e (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ........- *• 4000

Roof Tiles ...... 8^ sqjares

Weatherboards -. 2200 sup. leet Asbestos Cement .. I 80 sq. yards Flooring Boards 1900 Sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceiiings 178 sq. yds


Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings

.. 260 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ....... 38,000

Roof Tiles...... 9^ squares

Flooring Boards 1900 sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceilings 178 sq. yds.


Photo: Courtesy of Timber Development Association.

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INDOORS meets outdoors in this “designed for ^ living“ timber dad home. The effective screening of the W.C. and bathroom from the living room provides a private path to and from bedrooms two and three while extra amenities in the garage-laundry will be appreciated on gardening days.


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Brick . .    . .    ..    1311 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/Board 1220 sq. ft.


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^Approx. Cosi

Brick.......... £4130

Fibro ...... .. £2950

Weatherboards . • .. £2970


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Living space

Sleeping space

Entry........

Main bedroom

Terrace......

2nd bedroom

Kitchen......

3rd bedroom

Living room .. . -

. .. 380


Overall width of building

Timber .. .. 48'    4"

Brick......49' 7"

Minimum width of building    Minimum width with car

block    entrance

Timber .. ..55’ 7"    Timber •• ..60’

Brick......56' 10"    Brick......61' 2


Other spaces

Bathroom (incl. W.C.) . 80

W.C. & Shower......50

Laundry & Garage •• .• 318


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks .. ............................ 4500

Roof Tiles........................16^ squares

Weatherboards..................1400    sup. teet

Asbestos Cement..................I 15 sq. yards

Flooring Boards..................1200    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..............125    sq. yards

Fibrous Piaster Wall    Linings.......... 228    sq. yards

Approx. main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.................. 34,000

Roof Tiles............17^ squares

Flooring Boards......1200 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. .. 125 sq. yards


LOWER FLOOR PLAN


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IT) LANNED for economy of construction firstly, and yet this house maintains a luxurious appearance. Th.....

/ achieved by the very wide use of glass amounting to half the outside wall areas and by the roof being extended over a full length verandah. This plan can also be placed differently on the individual block. Depending on the block and its aspect, the dwelling can be sited in one of several positions. The widths given here are those applicable when sited as shown. That is, the wall of the living room parallel to the side line of the block and with a car drive parallel thereto.


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Living Space.

Living Room...... 340 sq. feet

Kitchen........ 96 "    "

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(Level Block Excluding Garage) Brick......1584 sq. feet

Brick ••    ••    .    ..    ..    £4650 Fibro or

Fibr°.............£3200    Weatherboard 1466 "    "

Weatherboards.......£3280

•Specification

Overall width of building.

T'mber........................ 65'    6"

... . Bric.lc ......................... 67’ 0"

Minimum width ot Duilding block (allowing for I' 6" eaves overhang).

Timber........................ 74'    0"

Brick ........................ 75'    6

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber........................ 78'    0"

Brick ........................ 79'    6"

of Plan

Other Spaces.

Ifw ,    ,    Bathroom ...... 66 sq. feet

" •* S,T feet    Hall & Passage ....    72 "    "

** **    Concrete Verandahs 520 "    '*

Quantities

Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks .......................4000

Roof Tiles.................. 20^ squares

Weatherboards................ 700    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. 78    sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ 1000    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ 98    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings........ 136    sq. yards

Asbestos Cement Ceilings    (Verandahs)    ....    58    sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities    for    Brick    Building    on a    level site.

Bricks........................ 21,000

Roof Tiles.................... 2l£ squares

Flooring Boards................ 1000    sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings........... 98    sq. yards

Asbestos Cement Ceilings (Verandahs) ....    58 sq. yards

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^71 IIS cottage can he placed equally well on a wide or narrow frontage. As shown we see the appearance if used on a wide block; but the result could be quite as pleasing if the porch were to become a side entrance with the two bedrooms facing the street. The plan satisfactorily provides for three spacious bedrooms and a very worthwhile arrangement of the living portion. The fireplace in the lounge would be the centre of cheerful interest in colder weather.

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154

132


Living Space.

Lounge........ 234 sq. feet

Dining Room...... 122


Outline


Sleeping.

Bedroom I .. .. ..    226 sq. feet


Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3



Kitchen

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1400 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard

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Brirk ........ .. ..

.. .. £4245

Fibro •• •» •• •• •• ••

.. .. £2930

Weatherboard ......

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Overall width of buildino

Brick .....53' 2£" or 28' 2i" |

Timber    - 51' 5" or 27' 0*‘

Minimum width of Building Block (allowing 16' eaves overhang).    ,

Brick ......61' 8^" or 36' 8V’

Timber .    .... 59 I I or 35 6

Minimum width with car entrance

Brick    .. .. 65 8^ or 40 8^

Timber ........63 II or 39 6

Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a levei site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks* . .........„............. .. 5000

Roof" Tijes ...................19 squares

Weatherboards .. .. ..............1750 sup. feet.

Asbestos .Cement................-    145 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................1300 sup. feet


Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .......... 126 sq. yard* y

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings -    ......    283 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantifies for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks    ........................ * 38,000

Roof Tiles....................... 20 squares

Flooring Boards.............. *•    1300 sup. fee.

Fibrous Placer Ceiiings............126 sq. yards


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inch of space has been used to best advantage in this well-planned and low-priced house. Note the extia bedioom, the way bathioom, laundry and kitchen are placed side by side for cheaper plumbing, and separate dining and lounge rooms. Glamour points of the house are the sundeck opening from the dining-room —ideal lor outdoor eating—and the bay window in the first bedroom making it a haven for all-day sun.

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Lounge.............. 132    sq.    feet

Dining Room............ I 10    "    "

Kitchen.............. 100    ”    "


Sleeping.

Bedroom


182


Bedroom 2............ 155


Bedroom 3

Other Spaces.

Bathroom


96


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Hall & Passage.......... 130 "

Laundry    .......

Deck & Terrace .......


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(excluding Deck & Entrance).

Brick    ........... 1235 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard........ 1116 "    "

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(Level Block excluding Garage under,)

Brick............ £3900

Fibro     £2690

Weatherboard ................ £2800


Overall widtn of building.

Timber............ 43' 6"

Br»ck ............ 44' 10"


jjecifi ca t ion


Minimum width of building block allowing I’ 6" eaves).

7 Imber    ....... .,    52' 0"

Brick ..    .......... 53' 4 '


Minimum width with car

I imber ..    » ,    ..    .

Brick .......


entrance.


56’ O' 57’ 4'


Approx, main materials for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Briclcrs _....................... 3500

Roc. Ties.................. 17 squares

Wea herboards.............. 1600 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement •,    .    ..    ..    13 0 sq. yards

Flooring Boards.............. | 150 sup. feet


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Fibrous Plaster Ce’ings..........

Fibrous Plaste- Wail Linings -    ..    .

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building

Brick .............. ..

Roof Tiles.................

Flooring Boards    -. .. ........

Fibrous Flasler Ceilings .........


I 10 sq. yards 264 sq. yards on a level site.

.. .    34,000

18 squares I I 50 sup. feet 110 sq. yards


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:RH is everything you could want tor that small-priced and beautifully planned seaside house. Note the * labour-saving arrangement of the rooms; especially useful is the kitchen ingle-nook for informal eating and what a space saver! 1 he lounge with its double sets of doors, giving easy access to a sheltered terrace for outdoor living on one side, takes lull advantage of the magnificent seascape on the other.

Outline of Plan

Other spaces

Bathroom........ 54 sq. feet

Hall & Passage ..    . •    52 "    "

Terrace..........340 "    "


Living space

Lounge ......... 208 sq. feet

Dining Room...... 63

Kitchen & Ingle ..    .. 107 "    "


Sleeping

Bedroom I .. .. •• •• 156 sq. feet Bedroom 2........ 99 "    "

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(excluding terrace)    Brick .......... £3150

Brick ..    - 894 sq. feet Fibro........ •• £2175

Fîbro or W'board 802 "    " Wboard •• •• ••    •• £2255

Specification

Overall width of building

Timber .. 33' 0" (Excluding side terrace) or 39' 8" Brick .. 34' 2*"    "    M    " or 41' 0"

Minimum width of building blocV. (Allowing I 6' eaves).

Timber................41' 6 or 48 2

Brick ................42' 8iM or 49’ 6"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber................45' 6 ' or 52 2

Brick ................46' 8*” or 53" 6"

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Approx, main materials for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ........,.............* •• ••    3000

Roof Tiles...................... II squares

Weatherboards.............. 1400    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement................ 113    sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ 850    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.......... 82    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall    Linings ........ 174    sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.......................... 26.000    Flooring Boards................ 850 sup. fee

Roof Tiles...................... 12 squares    Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ 82 sq. yards

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^7    ^    ^ small place economical of construction and designed to suit the average man. The kitchen 'adjoining

the front door is unusual but is not a disadvantage. I he doors leading from hall to terrace provide that extra loom required on certain occasions. I he gabled roof helps to achieve cheapness in construction costs., while the front terrace adds that touch of glamour to the whole facade.

Living Space.

Lounge ........ 175 sq. feet


Dining Room Kitchen


72

60


Outline of PLn

Sleeping.

Bedroom I ...... 175 sq. feet

Bedroom 2 ...... 153 "    "


Other Spaces.


Bathroom......

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Hall & Passage ..

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Laundry......

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Car Port .. ..

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Terrace ......

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on e level site (excluding scantlings).

Br'Cks .......................... 4000

Roof Tiles.................. ..    16^ squares

Weatherboards................ 1650 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement...... •• >• •• «• ..    133 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ 900 sup. feet


Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ 87    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings........ 196    sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Bric\ Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 32.000

Roof Tiles.................. 17£ squares

Flooring Boards................ 900 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ 87 sq. yards


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C~l hI\$ T-shaped house planned lor both pleasant outside appearance and practical inside living incorporates all t.he good features of a much larger dwelling. The extra large lounge room opening through I Tench doors e tt trace gives ample scope for entertainment and the position ot the kitchen placed next to the lounge mu ws : and energy saving and less walking distance. An ideal plan for that holiday home or small family house.


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Sleeping.

Bedroom 1........210 sq. feet

Bed 00m 2........130


Living Space.

Lounge.......... 308 sq. feet

Kitchen ........112 '    '

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(Excluding Terrace).    .

Brick.......................... 1200 SCL

.    1090 "    "

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£2650

£2760

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Overall width of building

Timber .. 52* 2" or 38' 4" Brick .... 53’ 6" or 39' 7"

Minimum width of building block.

(allowing I    6    eaves).

Timber    ••    60'    8    or 46    10

Crick ... 62' 0" or 48' I"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber    .    64' 8"    or 50’    10"

Brick    ..    66 ’    or 52    I

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

B icks    * .. ................... 3500

Roof Tiles    ................ 16 squares

Weatherboards................ 1900    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. 160    sq. yards

Flooring Boards    ............ 1050    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .......... 103    sq. yards

Fibrous F'.aster Wail Linings.......... 215    sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ..................... 34,500

Roof Tiles.................. 17 squares

Flooring Boards    ............ 1050 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.......... 1^3    sq. yar^s

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C“7 11 IS is a home built for easy living. Note the compact dining-room arrangement near the kitchen with its built-in ingle-nook for -snack eating. Plenty of space has been devoted to living room by inclusion of a sizeable lounge opening through triple glass doors onto a pleasant front terrace.

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Overall width of building.

Timber.......

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Living Space.

Lounge........ 304    sq.    feet

Dining Room...... 123

Kitchen........ 145    "    "


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(Excluding Terrace and Garage under).

Brick.............. 1330 sq. feet

Fibro or W'board...... I 190 "    "


Outline of Plan

Sleeping.

Bedroom I ...... 195 sq. feet

Bedroom 2    ..    ..    ..    132    "

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(Level Block—Excluding Garage)

Bric’k...... £4140

Fibro...... £2860

Weatherboard    £2995


Other Spaces.

Bathroom ...... 63    sq.    feet

Hal! & Passage .. ..    130

Laundry...... 40

Terrace........ 162


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Minimum width of building block, (allowing for l‘    6

eaves).

Timber.................. 50'    8"

Brick .................. 52’    1“

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber....... 54'    8 '

Brick .................. 56'    I"

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a levsl site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.................... 3500

Roof Tiles .    ............ 18 squares

Weatherboards ..     1400    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.......... 120    sq. yards

Flooring Boards .......... 1200    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings...... 124    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wah Linings .. ..    250    sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.................. 32.000

Roof Tiles.............. 19 squares

Flooring Boards.......... 1200    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings...... 124    sq. yards

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___ There is no waste space in this plan. Note the compactness overall and the handiness of the kitchen

to lounge and bathroom. The facade is made interesting by the handsome stone fireplace and by the free use of glass allowing the enjoyment of a magnificent view.

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Lounge........ 240 sq.'feet

Kitchen........ 135 "    “

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OutL. of Plan

Sleeping.

Bedroom I...... 144 sq. feet

Bedroom 2...... 144

Other Spaces.

Bathroom ........ 38    sq.    feet

Hall and Passage    ....    31    "

Porch .......... 36    "

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Brick.......................... 895 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard •• ............ ••    795

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Brick................ ..    ........ £3050

Fibro................*........... £2080

Weatherboards........................ £2160

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Overall width of build'ng.

Timber.......................... 30    2

Brick..........- • • • - • • ........ ••    31    7

Minimum width of building block. (Allowing for I 6 eaves).

Timber........................ 38;    8

Brick.......................... 40    I

Minimum width with car entrance.

.............................. 42*    8

Brick.........................

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ............... 2500

Roof Tiles............ II squares

Weatherboards...... 1300    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement...... 105    sq. yards

Flooring Boards...... 850    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ....    82 sq yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings 160 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.............. 26,000

Roofing Tiles -......... 12 squares

Flooring Boards........ 850 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ....    82 sq. yards


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HIS is a small cottage of pleasing modern design with large living area. The house also features laboursaving arrangement of kitchen and bathroom and offers maximum living-space at small cost. I he terrace running the length of the house in front extends the entertainment area and is perfect for outdoor living.


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Living Space

Living .. « Kitchen .. Sunroom . Sleeping

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• Other Spaces 312 sq. feet    Bathroom

99    "    "    HaH &    Passage

142 "    "    Porch......

Laundry    ..    ..

168    "    "    Water    Closet

42    "    "    Terraco

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Brick...... 1110 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard

1020 " "


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£3650

£2520

£2630


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Approx, main materials for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks................... •    * •    3000

Roof Tiles.............. •• •• I4^r sqs.

Weatherboards.............. 1450    sup. ft.

Asbestos Cement............ 115    sq. yds.

Flooring Boards............ 1000    sup. ft.

• Fibrous Plaster Ceilings........ 95 sq. yds.

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings...... 210 sq. yds.

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks...................... 30,000

Roof Tiles................ 15^    squares

Flooring Boards .............. 1000 sup. ft.

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.......... 95    sq. yds.


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Living Space.

Lounge .. .. 216 sq. feet Dining Room • 122 " Kitchen .. .. 132 "    "

Sleeping.

Bedroom I Bedroom 2

180 sq. feet 108 " ”

Fibro or W'board

1000

Overall width of building.

Timber...... 38' 7"

Brick ...... 39' 10"


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Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 25,000

Roof Tiles.................. 14^ squares

Flooring Boards................ 1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.......... 100 sq. yards






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Minimum width of building block (allowing for I' 6" eaves).

Timber......47’ I"

Brick ..    ..    ..    48' 4"


Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber .. .................. 51' I"

Brick .................... 52' 4"


Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks........................ 3000

Roof Tiles.................. I3£ squares

Weatherboards................ 1350    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. 115    sq. yards

Flooring Boards................ 1000    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings...... ».    ..    100 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster    Wall Linings........ 210    sq. yards


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JN this plan there is a nice grouping of bedrooms away from the living quarters. The entrance hall makes a pleasant division between the two and is a handy size. On the economy side, the placing of all utility rooms, including the laundry, under the main roof, makes for a substantial cash saving.

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Lounge .. Kitchen .. Sunroom ..


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Brick ..    -.    ..    ......... 1255 sq. ft.

Fibro or Weatherboard.......... 1150 sq. ft.


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Fibro .    -.

Weatherboard


£4000

£2775

£2900


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Over.al width of building

Timber.............. 38' 4'

Brick .............. 39 7


Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber.............. 5C’ 10

Brick .............. 52’ I"


Minimum width of building block, (allowing for I' 6" eaves).

Timber............ 46' 10"

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks........................ 3000

Roof Tiles................ 17 squares

Weatherboards.............. 1600 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. .. 130 sq. yards

Flooring Boa*ds .. .. ............1050 sup. feet


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Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings............I 10    sq.    yards

Fibrous    Flaster    Wail Linings.......... 225    sq,    yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bracks .......................... 34,000

Roof Tiles......................18 squares

Flooring Boards..................1050 sup. feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings............110    sq.    yards


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C7HIS is a compact and cosy cottage in which living space is at a maximum; thus the front door opens —J directly into the lounge, eliminating the need for an entrance lobby. I he position of the bathroom next to bedrooms gives a good grouping of that section of the house, while the outside appearance is enhanced by colourful treatment of the windows and doors to contrast with the dark-stained timber.

Outline of Plan

Sleeping.

Bedroom !•••••.••    168 sq. feet

Bedroom 2........ 140 "


Spaces.

Bathroom........

54 sq. feet

Hall and Passage ....

78 " "

Porch........ ..

60 *’ "

Laundry..........

47 " "

Water Closet......

16 " "

Tools..........

21 " "

Terrace........

358 " "


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Living Space.

Lounge.......... 224    sq.    feet

Dining Room...... 132    "

Kitchen.......... 105    "


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(Excluding Terrace)

Brick.............*............ 1260 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard................ 1160 "


Specification


Overall width of building.

Timber.................... 41'    0"

Brick.................... 42'    4"

Minimum width of building block. (Allowing I’-6" eaves).

Timber.................... 49' 6'

Brick.................... 50' 10"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber .................... 53’    6"

Brick .................... 54'    10"


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Approx, main materials for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.................. 3500

Roof Tiles................ 17    squares

Weatherboards............ 1600    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement........ 130    sq. yards

Flooring Boards............ 1050    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings........ 102    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings .. ..    216 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.................. ••    32,000

Roof Tiles................ 18    squares

Flooring Boards............ 1050 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings • • •• ..    102 sq. yards



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Other spaces

Shower & bathroom .. . ...... 36

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Brick .. . ,    ...............1090 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board............. 977 sq. ft.

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Overall width of building

Timber.......................... 38'    4"

Brick...........................39*    7"

Minimum width of building block

Timber..........................45'    7"

Brick •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• . • 46 10 Minimum width with car entrance

Timber....... 46'

Brick................ 48'

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a lovel site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.............................. 3500

Roof Tiles........................14;jr squares

Weatherboards ..................1750    sup.    feet

Asbestos Cement..................145    sq. yards

Flooring Boards ................... 900    sup    feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..............90    sq.    yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall    Linings............176    sq.    yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ............................. 30,000

Roof Tiles......................15i squares

Flooring Boards.................... 900 sup. foet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings................90 sq. yards

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Cl illS is a roomy plan in which cupboards built into walls do away with some furniture items. l:ree use _J of glass in the doors opening on to the terrace enhances the appearance, while the long dining room window makes the interior of the house light and airy. Construction costs are kept to a minimum by the economical drainage arrangements of bathroom, W.C. and kitchen placed side by side.

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Sleeping.

Bedroom    I........ 175    sq.    feet

Bedroom    2........ 114    '

Bedroom    3........ 102    "


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Living Space.

Lounge .......... 266    sq.    feet

Dining Room ...... 102

Kitchen.......... 112    "

Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks............................ 3500

Roof Tiles........................ 16 squares

Weatherboards ............ .. ..    1250 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement................NO sq. feet

Flooring Boards................ MOO sup. feet

Other Spaces.

Bathroom    ........ 63    sq.    feet-

Hall and    Passage ....    64

Water Closet ...... 21    "

Te? race ..........231    "    *'

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(Excluding Terrace and Garage, etc., under.)

Brick......1225 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboards

......    1122 sq. feet

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(Level Block—Excluding Garage, etc.)

Brick.......... £3960

Fibro.......... £2735

Weatherboard    .. ..    £2855

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Overall width of building.

Timber.......... 448

Brick *. . • .. .. ••    46 4

Minimum width of building block. (Allowing for 16" eaves).

Timber .. .. .. ..    53 2"

Brick.......... 54’ 10"

Minimum width with car entrance.

Timber ........ 57 2"

Brick.......... 58* 10*’

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ........... 105 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings.......... 270 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks .......................31,000

Roof Tiles.................... 17 squares

Flooring Boards................ MOO sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceungs .. .......... 270 sq. yards

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C*7I IREE bedrooms are almost a necessity for any family home, but it is sometimes difficult to have them, as the building has to be brought within a specified cost. Cuts can be made in other directions, however, and the result is shown in the accompanying plan, which has three bedrooms in space normally used for two. Living rooms call for some ingenuity. A corner can be set aside for the dining table, when a useful idea would be to have a servery direct into the kitchen. Then the balance of the space could be furnished as a living room. And there are many other ideas available.    /O /. D lOf

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Living space

Lobby and    Passage ..    90

Lounge..........120

Dining Room......145

Kitchen.......... 95

(excluding front porch)

Brick........I 140 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/boardl040 sq. ft.


Sleeping

Main Bedroom Second Bedroom Third Bedroom .


Other space

168    Bathroom .. .. .    .. ..    51

I 10    Laundry.......... 42

90    Water Closet .. .... 18


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Brick..........£3570


Fibro.....

Weatherboards

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£2465

£2570


Overall width of building

Timber................30' 10"

Brick ..................32'    I"

Minimum width of building block

Timber............... 39'    O’*

Brick .    ..    ........40’ 0"

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber..................43'    0"

Brick...................44’    0"


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber    Framed

Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks    ....................... 4500

Loo? files................. - • 15^ squares

Weatherboards ...........1300    sup. feet

Asbes+os Cement..............105    sq. yards

Flooring Boards -     1000    sup. feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings *.......97 sq. yards

Fibrous    P!aster    Wall Linings    •.    .    .    224 sq. yards

Approx, main    material quantities for    Brick    Building on a

level site.

Bricks......................31,000

Poof files •• • • •• •• •• •• •• •» •. 16 y squares Flooring Boards..............1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........97 sq. yards


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/LCURVED PORCH and verandah lift this fibro home into the unusual class, but the room arrangement —offering three bedrooms and a sunroom which could double as guest or extra bedroom is extremely practical and makes good use of every foot of floor space. With some greenery around the front verandah this could become an ideally sheltered nook. Note the centralised plumbing, the convenience of bath to bedrooms and the practical placing of the cloak cupboard. The linen closet is handy to bedrooms, while lounge-dining room complete with verandah offer living space de luxe.

Overall width of building

Timber....................42’

Brick....................43'

Minimum width of building block

Timber.................. .. 49'

Brick ....................50'

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber.......................

Brick.......................


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I 4"


(Excluding porch and including verandah)

Brick....................1425 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board............1348 sq. ft.


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ........


Roof Tiles


4500 18 squares


Weatherboards..............1550 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement............125 sq. yards

Flooring Boards............1300    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........127    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall    Linings........ 290 sq. yards


Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building level site.


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Bricks........................ 34 500

Roof Tiles.......................19 squares

Roonng Boards............1300 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........127 sq. yards


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Brick..........£4510

Fibro..........£3120

Living space

Hall ...........

........... 76

Sleeping space

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Weatherboards .. .. £3250

Lounge ..........

2nd bedroom .. .. TT f, ,

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Dining room .. .. .. .

3rd bedroom .. .. Tt Tt tt ,

170

Sun room .. •• •• •• ..

............ 102

Other spaces

Bathroom ......, , tt tt

Kitchen ..........

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flN this plan 3 bedrooms have been provided for in a minimum of space. The garage under the main roof —' increases the appearance of the house and is conveniently located for wet weather under the verandah. The open casement doors onto the verandah from the two front bedrooms combine all the benefits of both doors and windows with none of their disadvantages.

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Brick............... 1820 sq. feet

Fibro or Woathorboard .. ..    1680 "    "

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Brick.................. £4850

Fibro     £3350

Weatherboard............£3530

Overall width of building, (including Garage).

Timber.............. 54‘ 2"

Brick .............. 55' 10"

Minimum width of building block (allowing for l'6" eaves overhang).

Timber •• •• •• •• •• •• ••    &2 8

Brick .............. 641 4f*


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Living Space.

Lounge.......... 288    sq.    feel

Dining Room...... 123

Kitchen.......... 85


Outline of Plan

Sleeping.

Bedroom I ...... 186    sq.    feet

Bedroom 2     132

Bedroom 3     108



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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks........................ 5000

Roof Tiles.................. 22^ squares

Weatherboards.......... *• •• ••    1650 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.......... •• •• ••    133 sq. yards

Flooring Boards.............. ••    1500 sup. feet


Fibrous Plaster Ceilings...... ..    ..    125 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster    Wall Linings..... ..    290    sq. yards

Approx, main material    quantities for    Brick    Building    on a    level site.

Bricks........................ 38,000

Roof Tiles...................... 24 squares

Flooring Boards ................ 1500 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster    Ceilings.......... 125    sq. yards


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home lighting

for the home builder

CLOSE WORK,


such as reading, writing, sewing, etc., is the foremost lighting problem in the home and is also the most easily solved. An I.E.S. "Better Light—Better Sight” "study” or "standard” lamp is ideal, so long as you use a Philips Pearl lamp of not less than 100 Watts in the study lamp and not less than 150 Watts in the standard.


FOOD PREPARATION.

Most household accidents happen in the kitchen and many of them through insu.Ii-cient light, and, of course, good light is vitally necessary where food is being prepared, cooked and served.

1 he solution to the problem here is a high level of general illumination (fluorescent is excellent) plus localised lighting over working spots such as the sink, stove, etc., as required.


DRESSING.


In the bathroom and bedroom have good general illumination (Philips fluorescent or 100 Watt lamp in diffusing unit centrally on the ceiling).

I or the bathroom mirror and for the dressing table mirror in the bedroom it is essential to have light from 2 directions directed on to the face or figure, either irom both sides or from above and below. PHILIPS "Philinea” lamps are ideal.


ENTERTAINING.

Light in an entrance hall should provide a warm welcoming atmosphere. It is generally accepted that amber is an ideal "welcoming colour.” The main requirement in living rooms is flexibility. When listening to music or for (juiet conversation the lights should be subdued. When playing cards, have light directly over the table. For parlies or gay gatherings, have good general illumination.


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Here your lights should concentrate attention on the dining table, ibis can be done iii several ways. A standard lamp placed alongside the table is pleasant— or a table lamp actually on the table. Again you may prefer a spotlight effect from above, using a recessed lamp behind louvres in the ceiling, with subdued light els< 'where in the room.


UTILITY.

rI his embraces passages, stairs, cupboards, lavatories, laundry, workshop, etc., and good general illumination is necessary. Place fittings so that light shines into linen cupboards, kitchen cupboards, wardrobes, etc.— always specify PHILIPS lamps.


DECORATIVE EFFECTS.


Many pleasing decorative effects can be gained by careful use of lights. For instance, the curtains in the living room can be illuminated by fluorescent tubes concealed behind pelmets, while general illumination is provided indirectly from the same tubes.

Murals and pictures can be featured by spotlighting or the careful placing of wail lamps. A light under a vase of flowers placed on a ground glass panel is particularly effective.


OUTSIDE LIGHTING.

I bis is an important part of home lighting too often neglected. Obviously, first and foremost it is essential to provide light outside every entrance, whether it be front, back or side.

Secondly, there are also many outdoor activities which could be continued after dark if light were provided, such as mowing lawns and cutting hedges. Open-air terraces and verandahs can become extended living-rooms in summer


when properly lighted.

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y WIN rows of windows ranging along the dining room and lounge assure a cheering view for this attractive home. Blight llowei boxes on the small lront terrace bring the colour of the garden to the doorstep and will help to make the house look more as though it "belongs” to the block. This keying of the house to the block is moie difficult in an asbestos cement home than in a brick or even timber cottage, and devices such as ilower boxes, clinging greenery, etc., can be used with great success.


Outline of Plan



Sleeping space

Main bedroom 2nd bedroom . 3rd bedroom .


68

3?

20


Other spaces

Bathroom .. W.C.....


............. 51

............... 15

Laundry................. 36


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(Excluding terrace, including laundry)

Brick .. - •«    ...........1157 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board........I 104 sq. ft.


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Overall width of building

Timber.............. 43'

Brick................ 44'    4"


Minimum width of building block

Timber.............. 49'

Brick................ 50'


6"

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Minimum width wHh car entrance

Timber.............. 54'

Brick................ 56'


Quantities


Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 4000

Roof Tiles....................15 squares

Asbestos Coment............132    sq. yards

Weatherboards..............1600    sup. feet

Flooring Boards..............1050    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........102    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall    Linings...... 248    sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks...................... 33,000

Roof Tiles............ *.......16 squares

Flooring Boards ...........1050 sup. feet

Fibrpus Plaster Ceilings..........102 sq. /ards


'Wrought 3ron belief

HH matching of the wrought-iron gatework with the trellis on the porch lends the distinctive relief to this otherwise severe lrontage. Full marks are awarded to the internal layout, featuring maximum loungedining and kitchen space and facility. 1 he compact dinette in the kitchen will be appreciated, and the archway in tlie hall, if draped with a cuitain, will provide complete privacv lor bedrooms and bathrooms


(excluding porch)

Brick ..    .1322 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/boardl226 sq. ft.

Overall width of building


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Hall and Passageway................133

Lounge...........................

Dining Room.......................

Kitchen........................ 95

Sleeping space

Main Bedroom ..


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Timber.................... 50'

Brick...................... 5|’


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.......................... 4000

Roof Tiles .. ............ ..........17^ squares

Weatherboards....................1450 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement..............121 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................1150 sup. feet


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Hall and passage 68

Lounge......181

Dining room •• 120 Sun room ••    ..    80

Kitchen......131

Sleeping space

Mai> bedroom .. 165 2nd bedroom .. 108

Other spaces

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ................. 3000

Roof Tiles............14^ squares

Weatherboards........1350 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement......Ill sq. >ards

Flooring Boards .    .. 1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. .. 100 sq. yards Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings 204 sq. yards Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks . .. .. ............ 30,000

Roof Tiles.......... 15^ squares

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. .. 100 sq. yards


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£2480

£2590



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<zn HE bold, bright chimney flanking the front, flower-boxed, porch, completes the point of interest --A around the entrance of this neat cottage. Greenery and well-developed gardens, together with tot


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around the entrance of this neat cottage. Greenery and well-developed gardens, together with touches of ¦colour in the flower- boxes will work wonders on this facade and will do much to make the house look part of the building block and lend the necessary softening touches to the strong angular lines of the frontage


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Livina space

Hall &'    Passage..... 90

Lounge    • * ......240

Dining room.......¡20

Kitchen.......... °o

Sleeping space

Main bedrjom.....188

2nd bedroom....... 120

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Brick    . 1128 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board 1040 sq. ft.

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Overall width of building

Timber......39‘

Brick........40'    4"

Minimum width of building block

Timber......45'    6"

Brick......46’    10”

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber......50'    10”

Brick........51'    10”


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Apfiro*. main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level <;ite (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.......... 3500

Roof Tiles......15 squares

Weatherboards 1400 sup. feet Asbertos Cement 115 sq. yds. Flooring Boards 1050 sup. feet Fibrous Plas+er Ceilings

100 sq. yds

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings

.. 250 sq. yds.


£3550    _

£2450    fT O' l K2- i' V>OOCL-

£2560


Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks .........................

Roof Tiles..........................16 squares

Flooring Boards * ..................1050 sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings..............100 sq. yards


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<-l I I b economy ol entry and passage space should not be missed in studying the plan of this neat home The *~/ entry is generous and provides ample storage space for clothes and linen. It also allows easy access to the kitchen, the bathroom and the lounge room without tramping through other parts of the house. Bedrooms, too, ha\e access to the bathroom without interfering with tratiic to the living rooms. I his point of privacy of passage can be much appreciated when entertaining in the small home. Lounge-dining room space is on ample lines for

a house of this size while the proximity of the kitchen, and dining room will be found convenient by the hostess housewife.    f) f .

KJutline of ¡-^fan

Uving space    Kitchen................ 89*    2nd bedroom..............119

Entry & Passage........... 92    ..... .7

Lounge................192    Sleeping space    Other spaces

Dining space............. 90    Main bedroom............169    Bathroom................ 51

$fjprox. Cost

Brick........£3120

Fibro........£2150

Weatherboards .. £2250


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(Excluding Porch)

Brick................ 989 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board.......... 897 sq. ft.



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Bricks .............

Roof Tiles..............

Weatherboards..........

Asbestos Cement.........

Flooring Boards ..........

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.....

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings . Approx, main material quantities for on a level site.

Bricks..............

Roof Tiles..............

Flooring Boards ..........

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings.....


..... 3000

• • 12 squares 1500 sup. feet 126 sq. yards . 900 sup. feet . 90 sq. yards . 2 10 sq. yards Brick Building

.. .. 28000 .. 13 squares . 900 sup. feet . 90 sq. yards


HERE are many interesting points to be noted in the design, which has exploited planning in width to good purpose. Living rooms are neatly grouped on one side of the entrance hall, and the manner ot using the dining room as an alcove off the lounge is one to be recommended. I he kitchen is in a handy position for all purposes. Bedrooms have been grouped on the other section ol the house, and all three have good access to the bathroom.


Outline of PI


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Living space

Hall and Passage............ 94

Lounge ................ 168

Dining Room............ 80

Kitchen ................ 88

Sleeping

Main Bedroom.............. 168

Second Bedroom........... 104

Third Bedroom..................104

Other spaces

Bathroom................ 39

Laundry ................

Water Closet.............. 15

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Brick............£3770    (exclud ing front porch)

Fibro . , ,. ........£2600 Brick    . I 178 sq. ft.

Weatherboards......£2720 Fibro or W/board 1077 sq. ft.


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Overall width of building

Timber ..    .    .....

Brick...........

Minimum width of building block

Timber............

Brick............

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber..........

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.............. 5500

Roof Tiles........ 16 squares

Weatherboards .. .. 1650 sup. feet Asbestos Cement .. .. 124 sq. yards Flooring Boards * •• 1000 sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceilings 94 sq. yards


Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings


Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.............. 34,000

Roof Tiles........17 squares

Flooring Boards - -- 1000 sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceilings 94 sq. yards


.. 250 sq. yards


For Bath and Shower with stay and stand support—

£15/18/2

Corner of Bathroom showing shower arm reversed ovo* recess wal., with switch on wall edge and heater on bath hob.

(Subject £5 price fluctuations)

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/} LI HOUGH this house is reasonably small, the feeling of space one gets from inside, thanks to the “L" —shaped lay-out, the French windows, and the other numerous windows, is almost unbelievable. The comparatively large lounge, opening on to the terrace, makes the most of out-door living, while the servery to the kitchen provides what must be the acme of cooking-dining facilities.

Outline of Plan


Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks .............

Roof Tiles ........... I4£ squares

Weatherboards .......1600 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement........132 sq. yards

Flooring Boards .. .. .. .. 900 sup. feet


Living space

Sleeping

Hall and Passage.....

80

Main Bedroom

Lounqe ...........

280

Second Bodroom

Kitchen....... .. ..

1 10

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Bathroom Laundry ..


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(excluding terrace)

Brick    108? sq. ft

Fibro or W/board •    985 sq. ft,


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39


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Overall width of building

Timber........................3 I ' O'

Brick........................32’    2f*

Minimum width of building block

Timber ?........................... 39    0"

Brick............................ 40    6'

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber.......................... 43    0"

Rrick .. •. ...................« .. ». 44 6


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I brous Plaster Ceilings ....    90 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings 212 sq. yards Approx, main ma'erial quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ............... . 30,000

Poof Tiles............. 15^ squares

Flooring Boards ....... 900 sup. feet

fibrous Plaster Ceilings......90 sq. yards


VOUR H0ÌÌÌ

DI/lGNl No. 2

DESIGN No. 1

A. LETCHFORD & CO

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C"7HIS cosy cottage with its sparkling white walls would present an attractive picture on the hottest of summer days. Not only would it look well, but all rooms are of such generous size that a high degree of comfortable living could be obtained. The tiny ingle in the kitchen is ideal for those quick family informal meals, without interfering with any dining arrangements made in the lounge alcove.

Outfit


Alcove

Kitchen

Living Space.

Lounge........ 280 sq. feet

Other Spaces.

Bathroom .. ..    63 sq. feet

Hall & Passage 106 "    "


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Bedroom I ...... 196 sq. feet'

Bedroom 2    ...... 115”    "


Terrace

Garage


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200 “ "


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rea

(Excluding Garage & Terrace).

Brick...................... 1110 sq. feet

Fibro or Weatherboard............ 1020 sq. feet

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(Excluding Garage).

Brick........................£3600

Fibro........................ £2485

Weatherboard..................£2600


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.................. 3000;

Roof Tiles....... 15    squares.

Weatherboards........ 1500    sup.    feet

Asbestos Cement........ 124    sq. yards

Flooring Boards........ 1050    sup.    feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings ..    ..    103    sq.    yards

Fibrous    Plaster    Wall Linings    ..    226    sq.    yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick    Building

on a level site.

Bricks.............. ••    30,000'

Roof Tiles............ 16    squares

Flooring Boards........ 1050    sup,    feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings ..    ..    103    sq.    yards


//OMES today must grow out of the demands of living so that plans come first in the arrangement of rooms, alter which the external appearance develops naturally from the basic purpose of the structure. Appearance is essential, but it must always play a secondary part to the type of life to be lived in the home. In this plan it will be seen that the rooms have first been grouped for convenience in living. Bedrooms are cut off from the living-rooms, with the bathroom suitably placed. Living-rooms are inter-communicating, yel there is no necessity to go through one room all the time, making a passageway of it.

Other spaces

Bathroom........ 64

Laundry ........ 39

GAR-AGE. UNDER


Outline of Plan

Sieepi i'.g

Main Bedroom . Second Bedroom Third Bedroom .


143 252

144 i 20

88


195

126

162


Living space

Hall and Passage Lounge    .. .

Dining Room .. .

Kitchen......

Porch .......

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(excluding rear porch) 8nck    . . 1594 sq ft.

Fibro or W/board 1472 sq. tt.


-Approx. Cost

Brick.......... £5000

Fibro .. .. ...... £3470

Weatherboards . . ..    £3620

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34' 0” 35’ 2jM

42' 0” 43' 0"


Timber..........

Brick.......... ,

Minimum width of building block

Timber..........

Brick............

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber........................47* q’*

Brick............................. o"

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

^ ickrs T.......................... 5500

Roof T,les.................... 21 squares

V/eatherboards.................. 1850 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. 153    sq.    yards

Flooring Boards .............. 1400 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster    Ceilings............ 144    sq<    yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings............ 310 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Brlcks........................ 36000

Roof Ti!<?s.................... 22 squares

F'oor.ng Boards................ 1400 sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster    Ceilings............ 144    sq.    yards

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WHAT could be more pleasant than the appearance of this'cosy cottage with its sheer white walls protected by wide eaves. By carrying the windows right up to the eaves the maximum of winter sunlight is assured. Although this is such an economical house to build, there is ample living space with three bedrooms and a large lounge and dining room combined.

Outline of PLn

Living Space.    Sleeping.

Lounge...... 196 sq^f.Qst, . Bedroom I .. ..    168 sq. feet

Dining Room .. 112'    "    Bedroom 2 .. ..    132 "

Kitchen ....    99 '    "    Bedroom 3 .. .. 121 "


Other Spaces.

Bathroom


54 sq. foot


Hall and Passage 130 "

Porch ......

Laundry .. ..

Water Closet ..


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Fibro or Weatherboard ...... 1164 "


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Overall width of building.

Timber............ 45’0”

Brick -........... 46'6"

Minimum width of Building Block. (Allowing for I ’6" eaves).

Timber .......... 53'6"

Brick .. •• • # •• •• • •    5 ) 0

Minimum width with car entrance.

limber .......... 57'6"

Brick ............ 59'0"


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ...................... 3500

Roof Tiles................... I6£ squares

Weathe'boards .............. 1350    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement ............ 115    sq. yards

Flooring Boards .............. 1200    sup. feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings     ......... 112    sq.    yards

Fibrous    Plaster    Wai: Linings........ 260    sq.    yards

Approx, main    material    quantities    for Brick Building on a    level site.

Bricks ....................... 32,600

Roof Tiles ...................... 18 squares

Flooring Boards .............. f200 sup. feet

Fibrous    Plaster    Ceilings    .......... 112    sq.    yards

FOR HARDWARE OF DISTINCTION

BROOMFIELDS LIMITED

152 SUSSEX STREET. SYDNEY BX 5801.


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your own!

Here you see a few of the many thousands of homes that have been built from bricks and blocks made on Rapid' machines. The 'Rapid' brick and blockmalcing machine is easy to operate and you can produce all the bricks required during your spare time or at weekends.

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HALL & PYNE PTY. LTD.


Write now for an interesting FREE booklet, 'The Rapid Way’ which gives all the details you require.

63a WARREN ROAD, MARRICKVILLE, N.S.W. TELEPHONE, LL244I.

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HIS well-finished brick home takes full marks for making the most of a site with a difficult slope. Garage and work-shop “under’’ raise the home. Deep windows in the lounge allow the view to be enjoyed,



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Outline of Plan


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outdoor living.

Other spaces

168

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Brick .. . ^ ..II90 sq. ft. Fibro or W/bd. 1048 sq. ft.


Brick..........£3760

Fibro..........£2595

Weatherboards .. .. £2710


Specified ti

Overall width of building


Minimum width of building block

Timber..............

Brick..............

Minimum width with car entrance


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ..... ..................... 4500

Roof Tiles...................... .. 15^r squares

Weatherboards..................1500    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement..................122    sq. yards

Flooring Boards..................1000    sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings..............96 sq. yards

Fibrous P'aster Wall Linings............214 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ..........................31,500

Roof Tiles......................16^ squares

Flooring Boards .. ................1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..............96 sq. yards


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f* ONG attractive lines punctuated by decorated pergola aver the outdoor terrace give this brick home a mark of well-planned distinction. Flower-boxes flanking the terrace make a wonderful focal point on this facade and could well be copied in other home planning designs. The pergola does not obstruct the light from the double doors of the lounge but presents a broken shadow pattern which combats the full glare of the sun.


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£4380

Fibro

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Overall width of building

Timber........49'    6"

Brick.......... 50'    10'*

Minimum width of building block

Timber........56'

Brick..........57'    4"

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber........61'    I”

Brick..........62'    5"


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(Quantities


Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks............ 5000

Roof Tiles -«    ... 17^ squares

Weatherboards 1600 sup. feet Asbestos Cement 128 sq. yards Flooring Boards 1300 sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceilings

127 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings

.. 243 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks .................... 35,000

Roof Tiles..................I 8^ squares

Flooring Boards.......... .. 1300 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings........127 sq. yards


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7 HE combination of cement rendered front fence, natural stone terrace steps and light coloured asbestos ^ cement clad walls are used in an unusual blend in building materials here. The effect is pleasing because, in spite of the texture differences, each material has been kept light in tone producing a harmony which makes this home look just right. The pencil pines will soften the severe lines of the facade when they reach top spot level, and together with the neat front lawn and tree tubs, will provide the colour contrast to make the picture complete.

Other spaces

W.C................... 15

Bathroom................ 51



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Sleeping space

Main Bedroon ....... ......168

2nd Bedroom........» .. .. 140


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excuding scantlings).

Bricks........................ ..    .. 3500

Roof Tiles........................15^    squares

Weatherboards..................1450 sup. feet

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Asbestos Cement..................120    sq. yards

Flooring Boards ..................1050    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..............105    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings.......... 250    sq. vards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a    level site.

Bricks............................ 29.000

Roof Tiles........................165    squares

Flooring Boards..................1050    sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings..............105    sq. yards


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Fibro or W/board......1100 sq. ft.

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with Australia’s greatest pre-cast units

Modern architecture is relying more and more on the use of large prefabricated units, and the most modern of this type of unit available to Australian home-builders is Monocrete.

The savings produced by the use of large units are manifold. The major saving is, of course, in labour. Consider the labour required to raise a 21ft wall of thousands of separate bricks, as opposed to the simplicity of raising and locking in place three 7ft. wide Monocrete units. The steel window and door frames pre-cast into the units mean that bricklayers’ and carpenters' work is reduced to a minimum. With the walls erected by our building service in three to four days, construction work is simplified enormously for the man who builds his own home, and in addition to time and labour savings there is a very substantial reduction in overall costs—a Monocrete home can be built for at least 15 per cent, below the cost of a similar home in brick.

Moreover, the home builder has the added advantage of being able to secure most of his building requirements from tlie one centralised source.

Moreover, the unit method of construction allows a considerable saving in floor space compared to that of a brick-built house. A 4-inch Monocrete wall is actually two and a half times as strong as an 11-inch brick cavity wall, yet gives the homebuilder at least 10 per cent, more area inside.

The units are designed for absolute simplicity of construction, with steel door and window frames (complete except for glazing) ready cast in the units, and electric conduit and light-box switches incorporated in every door unit. Central airspaces run vertically through all units to lighten the structure and increase its insulation properties, an important consideration in the Australian climate.

Monocrete itself is practically imperishable, is fire and termite proof, and it is a scientifically established fact that it actually grows stronger with age. It resists all signs of weather-wear and keeps the ever-new look that most home-owners try so hard to retain. Later additions to a home—verandahs, extra rooms, garages and gardening sheds—can be undertaken without the risk that their comparative newness will make them look like afterthoughts. A Monocrete home can continue growing throughout your lifetime and yet always look as if it were designed and built as a complete unit.

The versatility of Monocrete is surprising. The variety of different-size units, and Monocrete’s special finishes — hard-wearing “Tyrolean” for the outside and attractive “Wall-tex” for inside lining— give a wide range of colour and almost unlimited range of design. Two standard plans (two-bedroom and three-bedroom) are available from the Monocrete Company, but this in no way represents the variety possible.    Your own plans can

readily be built in Monocrete.

Monocrete homes are approved for all suburban areas    and are acceptable

mediums for finance with all loan organisations.

How To Build Your Ow n Home In Monocrete

The Monocrete home-builder lays his own foundations—just the piers is enough —and the Monocrete Company lays the foundation beams and erects * the * walls, in three to four days. A dampeourse is required but is actually laid bv Monocrete when erecting the walls. The only restriction is that the mobile crane used necessitates sites being reasonably accessible.

The roof plate is attached by means of threaded ¿-inch steel rods cast into the wall units. Timbers are simply drilled and bolted into position, the roof is pitched in the normal way, and roof plumbing such as guttering and valleys added.

Joists and bearers, suitably treated, are then laid and the floor is cut in. Pre-cast concrete floor-beams, obtainable from the Monocrete Company, can be used for laundry and bathroom floors and terraces, reducing work on the job to a minimum.

At this early stage, if the windows are glazed and the outside doors hung, the job can be safely locked up for storage of materials, etc.

Drainage, plumbing and electrical work proceed as in any other form of construction, the insulating holes in wall and flooring units enabling pipes and electrical conduit to be simply and invisibly installed.

When cupboards and ceilings are fixed, general carpentry work is completed. The Monocrete Company distribute 6in. x 6in. plastic wall tiles in attractive colours for bathrooms and kitchens, but these can be simply installed by the homebuilder himself.

Concrete Industries (Aust.) Ltd. (of which Monocrete Pty. Ltd. is a part) also manufacture Monier bricks, Monier roofing tiles, and various other Monier products, so that almost all the essentials for homebuilding can be obtained from the one centralised source.

And so speedily—economically—with all the headaches taken care of, your Monocrete home is completed for vou a^d your future. When you build in Monocrete you build for good.

Send your plan or rough sketch to Monocrete for quotation, advice and free literature to either of the following addresses:

N.S.W.—Monocrete Pty. Ltd.,

Villawood. Phone UB1351.

W. Aust.—R. P. Mclnerney & Co. Pty. Ltd.

441 Murray St., Perth. Ph. B8656.

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UBURBAN homes must be compact in the planning, be-^ cause the site generally does not permit of waste space. Additional compactness could be obtained in this plan by building in wardrobes along the wall dividing the bedrooms. The space required would be less than separate pieces, and more accommodation could be provided by one opening into each of the bedrooms.


Outline


Living space

Vestibule and Ha Lounge ..    ..    ..

Dining Room Kitchen •. •. Open Verandah


• • • «•


100

182

140

90

112


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Sleeping

Main Bedroom . Second Bedroom Other spaces

Bathroom .. Water Closet Laundry ..


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(including verandah)

Brick.......... I 190 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board . MOO sq. ft.


•Specification


Overall width of building

Timber ••     26'    6"

Brick frame........................21' 8^"

Minimum width of building block

Timber..........................34'    6"

Brick...........................35'    0"

M inimum width with car entrance

Timber..........................38'    0"

Brick............. 40'    0"


(Quantities


Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ................... 5000

Roof Tiles..............16^ squares

Weatherboards .........1500 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement........ 124 sq. yards

flooring Boards........I 100 sup. teet


175

108

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rpprox

Brick..............£3750

Fibre............£2590

Weatherboards...... £2700

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. .. 105 sq. yards Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings .. 229 sq. yards

Approx. main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks.................... 32,000

Roof Tiles ...............17^ squares

Flooring Boards ». .. .. MOO sup. feet Fibrous Piaster Ceilings .. .. 105 sq. yards


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Living space

0 11 • • • • • •

.. 100

Lounge ........

Dining Room .. ..

.. 120

Kitchen .. .. .. ..

Sleeping

Main Bedroom -. ..

.. 166

Second Bedrocm ..

..117

Third Bedroom .. ..

.. 138

Other spaces

Bathroom......

.. 51

Laundry ........

s^rea

(excluding front porch)

Brick........1328    sq. ft.

Fibro or    W/board . 1230    sq. ft.

-Approx. Cost

Brick ...........£4185

Fibro ...........£2890

Weatherboards    £?0I5

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8"

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•Special

Brick ..    .

Min imum width of building    block

Timber........50'    O '

Brick ........51'    0"

Min ¡mum width with car entrance

Timber........54'    0"

Brick..........55'    0"

108 sq. yards


Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricl<s............................ 4000

Roof T'!©s......................I7i squares

Weatherboards................1450 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.............. .. ..    | 3 0 sq. yards

Flooring Boards................MOO sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster    Wall Linings........ 270    sq. yards

Approx, main material    quantities    for Brick Building on a    level s:te.

Bricks .......................... 32.000

Roof Tiles ....................18^ squares

Flooring Boards................MOO    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster    Ceilings............108    sq. yards

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EM EN T rendered walls, neat formal entrance gate design, and gay blinds to shield the front rooms all help ^ to make this a home with personality, the front verandah, especially, shaded by the movable blinds and sui rounded by colourful garden makes an ideal sitting out spot.

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(Excluding verandah)

Brick............IC73 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board ..    989 sq- ft.

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Brick..............£3700

Fibro............£2550

Weatherboards........£2650

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Overall width of building

Timber........35'    4"

Brick..........36'    74M

Minimum width of building block

Timber........41' 10’’

Brick..........43'    2”

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber .. .. .. .. 47'

Brick ..........45'    2"



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Sleeping space

Main bedroom...... 168

Second bedroom .. .. 120


Other spaces

Bathroom ........ 51

Laundry.......... 36


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Approx. main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ............. 3000

Roof Tiles..........14^ squares

Weatherboards -. .. 1400 sup. feet Asbestos Cement .. .. I I 3 sq. yards Flooring Boards . - .. 1000 sup. feet Fibrous Plaster Ceilings 95 sq. yards Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings

-. 220 sq yards


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Bricks............................ 30,000

Roof Tiles........................15^ squares

Flooring Boards..................1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..............95 sq. yards


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Where complete safety and reliability are vital, as in hospitals, theatres, hotels, and other public buildings, steel conduit is almost invariably used. In Concord Repatriation General Hospital (Yaralla), for example, there are over 50,000 feet of steel conduit.


Inserted in the interests


If you are building a new home or adding to an old one, it will pay you to consider these vital Points about your electrical installation.

You’ll need, of course, adequate lights and ample power points, but some of the most important parts of your installation are those you don’t see.

Here are some things

Your Architect or Contractor could tell You about Your

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

Wiring must carry the current to every light, power point, or electrical appliance. You’ll find it in your roof, down cavity walls, in plaster, and under your floors.

It must naturally be protected against such risks as storms, damp, damage by rodents, opossums or other pests, or the prying Angers of young children exploring under the house.

Master builders and their approved electrical contractors who are concerned with the goodwill of their business will undoubtedly recommend conduit installations.

For maximum safety and durability there’s nothing to equal steel conduit. It gives complete protection. Conduit installations will last indefinitely and if ever it does become necessary to replace the internal wiring this can be carried out at less cost than other forms of wiring which do not have the protection of steel conduit.

You can be certain that old homes in which the installation is still satisfactory have wiring protected by steel conduit.

Does it cost much more? Definitely not. It has been proved time and again by established electrical contractors that conduit against other forms of installation does not ncrease the cost of the job.

So, if you re building a new home or adding to an existing installation, insist that your electrical contractor protects all wiring with steel conduit.

of Safety


in Home Electrical Installations


by


FRANK G. SPURWAY PTY. LTD.

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.Specification

£3300 Weatherboard

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.


PACE is always at a premium in the lanuly nouse, so that adequate built-in cupboards are essential if one ^3 is to prevent the rooms from becoming cluttered. Grouping of rooms is worth noting, since it is a method proved suitable for living. Bedrooms are grouped on one side of the house, with the living-rooms on the other. This gives a natural sequence for all purposes, while the dining-room adjacent to the lounge lends itself to social life.

Outline of Plan

Living space

Hall and Passage......155

Lounge............224

Dining Room........143

Kitchen............108

Porch............ 92

Sleeping

Main Bedroom...... 168

Second Bedroom..... 132

Third Bedroom........120

Other spaces

Bathroom......... 60

Laundry...... 33

Slrea

(including porches)

Brick.......... 1520 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board .. 1400 sq. ft.

rpprox, £4780 Fibro


-Approx.

Brick

Minimum

width

of building

block

Overall

width of buildi

ng

Timber ..

.. .. ..52'

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Timber

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43' 8

Brick . .

.....53*

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Brick .

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width

with car entrance

Tim

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C"

Brick ..

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• • • • •

.. 57'

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Approx.

main

material

quantities

for

Fibrous

PI,

Timber

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on a leve

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Lininos

(excluding scantlings).

Bricks ............... 5000

Roof Tiles.......... 20 squares

Weatherboards    ..    1700 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement •• ..    145 sq. yards

Flooring Boards    .. 1300 sup. feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings, 134 sq. yards


Bricks.......*...... 33500

Roof Tiles........ 21 squares

Flooring Boards .. ..    1300 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings, 134 sq. yards

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Room


(includin

Brick......

Fibro.....

Weatherboards


Brick........

Fibro or W/board


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Brick .


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252

150

64

84


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an individual appearance to the from , Outdoor living in the cool of a summer evening has been ex in front and at the back, commanding a view Dol-shed adjoining the garage. Rarely is space ddments which accumulate in every home.


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Other spaces

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£3350

£3500


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......41* 7’


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Asbestos Cement .. .. Flooring Boards......


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Fibrous


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Roof Tiles.....

Flooring Boards .. -Fibrous Plaster Ceili


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212


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IIIS T-shaped plan has what must be the all-time rooms, opening on to three terraces, making sure that this requirement the blank wall of the lounge must face corner-window recess, would be just the thing to capture


maximum in living space; spacious lounge and dining-the sun is yours no matter what time of day. To meet south. 'The breakfast nook, situated in the kitchen any view you may have at the rear of the house.


Slpprox. Cost


( Level

Brick........

Fibro........

Weatherboards ..


rpprox.

Block — No Garage Under).


£4325

£2990

£3125


Specification


Overall width of building

Timber........53’ 8"

Brick..........55* 4*'


Minimum width of building block

Timber..........61' 6"

Brick..........63' 0"


Minimum width with car entrance

Timber..........65' 6

’ Brick .. -.......67’ O’


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Approx, main material quantities for a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks............................ 6000

Roof Tiles......-................18squares

Weatherboards....................1900    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement..................153    sq. yards

Flooring Boards....................1200    sup. feet

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Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .............115 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings    . .    226 sq. yards

Approx, mam material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks .. .)....................... 36,000

Roof Tiles ..........................19 squares

Flooring Boards.................. . 1200 sup feet

Fibrous Piaster Ceilings..............115 sq. yards

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NE of the most unusual frontages which we have yet seen is this cleverly arranged corner-house. Its long corner-windows, again featuring the ilower-box, give the house a much more spacious appearance than is really the case, internal space is well utilised in the large lounge, blending through an archway with the compact dining-room. We would suggest a servery between kitchen and dining-room in this plan, as that trip out one door and the other would be wearying in time. Note the compactness of the bath and shower room, linen cupboard and built-in wardrobe in the main bedroom.

Living space

Hall and Passage .. .. 173

Lounge..........336

Dining Room......144

Kitchen.......... 84


Outline of Plan


Sleeping space

Main Bedroom......154


Second Bedroom


30


Other spaces

Bathroom............ .. ..    56

Laundry................ 42


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Overall width of bui ding

Timber................55' 0"

Brick................56' 4"

Minimum width of building block

Timber..............62'    0"

Brick..............63’    6"

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber..............66'    0"

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Brick . . .. -...........1300 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/board........1207 sq. ft.

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Fibro.............. . • .. £2825

Weatherboard-............£2950

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Bricks............................ 4000

Roof Tiles......................17^ squares

Weatherboards..................1550    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement....................127    sq. yards

Flooring Boards.....................1200    sup. *eet

Fibrous P(asf or Cei'wqs •• .. .. *. .. .. 103 sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings............ 260 sq. yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks ........................... 30,000

Roof Tiles .. .. .................. 18^ squares

Flooring Boards....................1200 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings............ 103 sq. yards

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ADAPTATION of the types of homes built in countries around the Mediterranean, a climate which is very similar to our own. In this plan a large amount of space has been devoted to the living-room, which is a general purpose room as well as a dining-room. It has its own fireplace so that the home has two occasional rooms that will be found very useful in family life.


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Hall.......... 90

Lounge..........168

Living room......228

Kitchen........126

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Main Bedroom .. .. 150 Second Bedroom .. .. 120

-Approx. Cost

Brick..........£4370

Fibro...........£3015

Weatherboard ..    .. £3140


Other spaces

Bath room........ 52

Laundry ........ 36


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks ......................... 6000

Root Tiles...........«.........18 squares

Weatherboards -.............1650    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement..............134    sq.    yards

Flooring Boards............MOO sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........NO    sq.    yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings ,. .. • . .. 272    sq.    yards

Approx, main material quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks........................ 36,000

Roof Tiles....................19 squares

Flooring Boards............1100 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings..........110    sq.    yards


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IZE of rooms is often reduced on account of cost, and the tendency has been to reduce them too much without taking into account where space is required in the home. I lere the bedrooms are small, but the additional

(excluding porch)

Brick.......1132 sq. ft.

Fibro or W/boord 1042 sq. ft.


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Living space

Hal! and Passage

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Kitchen ......

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Bathroom....... 51

Laundry........ 48

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£2435

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Minimum width of building block Overall width of building

Timber..........37* 6* Timber.....29' 4"

Brick...........38' 6" Brick.......30' 7"

Minimum width with car entrance

Timber....................41' 6"

Brick.................. .. 42’ 6"

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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Briars ........................... 4500

Roo^ Tiles....................15^ squares

Weatherboards..................1400    sup. feet

Asbestos Cement.................114    sq. yards

Flooring Boards................1000    sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings ............100    sq. yards

Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings...... .    248 sq. yards

Approx, main »..aterial quantities for Brick Building on a level site.

Bricks - * .. ......................31.000

Roof Tiles......................16^r squares

Flooring Boards................1000 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings - -..........100 sq. yards.

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/) PPEARANCE of any home is enhanced by the background, especially when there are tall trees to break the harshness of the roof line against the sky. Halls and passage ways are apt to take up quite a large amount of space in the house plans, but this solution reduces them to a minimum. Fitments may be introduced into the dining room and lounge, such as a servery from the dining-room into the kitchen or a corner desk and shelving into the lounge


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Living space

Hall and Passage.......... 85

Lounge..............195

Dining Room............143

Kitchen..............130

Sleeping

Main Bedroom .. .. •• .. •• 18?

Second Bedroom..........154

Other spaces

Bathroom.............. 59

Water Closet............ 21

Laundry.............. 4?

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(excluding front porch)

Brick................1262    sq.    ft.

Fibro or    W/board ........1167    sq.    ft.

-Approx, Coôt

Brick......................£3990

Fibro •• • * > * •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• £276j Weatherboards .......... £2880

Specification

Overall width of building

Timber.............. 36’ 4"

Brick................ 37' 7"

Minimum width of building block

Timber................ 44’ 6

Brick............. ..    45'    6

Minimum width with car entrance

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Asbestos Cement......127 sq. yards

Flooring Boards......I 100 sup. feet

Approx, main material quantities for Timber    Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. 106 sq. yards

Framed Building on a level site (excluding    Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings 233 sq. yds.

scantlings).    Approx, main material quantities for Brick

Bricks................ 5000 Building on a level site.

Roof Tiles..........17 squares    Bricks........ .. .. .. .. 32,000

Weatherboards......1550 sup. feet    Roof Tiles............18 squares


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Provision has been made for the son and daughter to have their own rooms, which are equipped as bedsitting rooms in order that they may concentrate individual activities. That permits the lounge to be fitted as

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Lounge........200

Hall and Passage.. 124

Front Porch...... 112

Entrance Porch ...    34

Pear Porch...... 70

Kitchen .. .. .... 154


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Bathroom ....*..    59

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Fibro or W/board................1385 sq. ft.

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Fibro............................£3250

Weatherboards......................£3380


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Approx, main material quantities for Timber Framed Building on a level site (excluding scantlings).

Bricks.................. 5000

Roof Tiles..............19 squares

Weatherboards........1650 sup. feet

Asbestos Cement........140 sq. yards


Flooring Boards.....1150 sup. feet

Fibrous Plaster Ceilings .. .. 112 sq. yards Fibrous Plaster Wall Linings . 255 sq. yards

Approx. main material quantities for f?r»ck Building on a level site.

Bricks.................. 33.000

Poof Tiles..............20 squares

Flooring Boards .    .. ..    1150 sup. feot

Fibrous,Plaster Ceilings .. .. M2 sq. yards


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-^4 Solicitor Safhó to a Salome Suilcler

by H. Morrissey

Honorary Solicitor to the Association of Co-operative Building Societies.

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Secondly, that there is nothing in the contract which prevents you from getting 0 clear and unencumbered title. If there is

in the contract no specific clause to the


Well, first you must secure your block of land. The obvious enquiry is, of course, of the local land and estate agent. Then C7    /    / fh ere are also the land-selling companies.

^JsirSt find the Or, maybe, you are aware of a vacant block f J    in just the right locality for your future

land    home, but you don't know the owner. In

that case, on enquiry at the local Council Chambers, you may ascertain the name and address of the owner, and also perhaps, the figure at which the Valuer-General values the block.

This figure has lost its most important aspect since the rise in values. When control existed the Valuer-General’s valuation p -    s-}    /) of the land could be used to deter-

/ to oLand Scales mine the price to be paid, but now you t)    have    not got to get any official con-

y^onirol    sent    pr]ce yOU pay f0r land.

intending purchasers must bear in mind that they are bound to complete the purchase of land at the figure stated in the contract. The Valuer-General's figure may, however, assist you in determining the price you will pay. You probably will not be able to buy at that figure, but you should not agree to substantial increase above ¡t without first getting advice from one who is experienced.

Well, go and have a look at the land. You must always inspect the land before buying. Don't be panicked by an agent

(or vendor) telling you that there's someone else in the running, and that you must sign ./ t) J on the dotted line at once, or you'll miss it. the land you must inspect the site for location; is it handy to transport? You must ascertain whether it is situated in a brick area; enquire of the local Council. You must find out if the various services—gas, electricity, water and sewer—are available. Is the aspect right? Will the land be suitable for the particular type of home you (or your wife) have decided lo build? Are the levels such that the cost of foundations will be prohibitive? Will you be able to lay out that garden you promise yourself? If the land is of unusual shape or size, it may be wise to have your builder inspect it also before you decide to buy, otherwise you may be faced with extra cost.

And there is another thing. You must find out whether the

block is affected by Town-Planning schemes. You’ve heard of the

^7    /O/    •    "green-belt"—probably you know what it

ouun-(planning, means Buf

your chosen block can be affected not only because it is in a green-belt (that is land within an area zoned- so that only one dwelling can be erected on not less than five acres) or an "open space" (that is an area zoned as parks and playgrounds which cannot be built on—the proposed lungs of the metropolis) but also because it is in an area set aside for industrial, rural, &c., &c., purposes. This is the effect of the local Government (Town and Country Planning) Act of 1951. The

local Council can tell you whether the land is affected by these proposals. Protect yourself by providing in the contract that it shall be null and void if the necessary permit to build cannot be obtained from the Council.

What next? Now, this is where you ought to see your

solicitor. The solicitor can only secure for you what you are

* p fj entitled to under the contract. So, soo your S^eeh rJLcijal    solictior before you sign the contract. Some-

/ #    times an agent (or vendor) insists on an

advice    immediate decision and requires a deposit

at once. If you are placed in that position, either communicate with your solicitor by phone and have the contract read over to him before you sign it, or pay the deposit on terms that the contract is subject to the opproval of your solicitor.

Now, let's consider the matters which the contract should cover.    Firstly,    that the land    in    the contract    is the    land you

are buying. That, of course, means the land you have inspected. If you are buying a lot which adjoins an existing house, it can be identified by reference to the adjoining house. Most lots y.    fj    i    have a number, but a lot number will

^Jne land niu&t convey very little, if anything at all, to

/    • / I'd» / a purchaser. He may be told that the

be identified    .    .    ...    ,

7    lot he    is    inspecting is    No. 5,    whereas,

in fact, it is No. 4, and there may be physical differences between

the two lots, So, although the lot number may bo referred to

in    the    contract,    something else    is    necessary to    ensure    that the

lot in the contract is, in fact, the lot inspected. If the vendor

owns more than one lot in the street, or if, although he owns

only one lot, there are several vacant lots in the street, then

there is room for error. Therefore, identification by reference

to    an    adjoining    house puts beyond doubt the    exact lot which

you have inspected, and are intending to buy. Where sucn

identification is not possible, then when inspecting you should

step the distance of the lot inspected from the next cross street

end this distance can be checked on the plan of the subdivision.

Be sure the contract identifies the correct lot. This matter of

description is always important. In the purchase of land upon

which a building is erected, it is essential to refer to the type

of building, and the street number of the building.

Sh e title must contrary, then the vendor cannot compel be clear    you *°    a transfer except with o clear

and unencumbered title. Only when there is in the contract some reference to an encumbrance or easement is youi right to a clear and unencumbered title taken away, and

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then only to the extent to which it is mentioned in the contract. But, not being a solicitor yourself, you may not understand and appreciate some reference in the contract, and hence your solicitor’s approval of the contract is necessary under this heading.

Thirdly, ascertain that there is no covenant on the title which will prevent you from building the type of home you have decided A    .    / fj j upon. If there is in the contract

-^tng covenant Snoutcl no reference to a covenant on /    /.    /    /    the title then you are entitled

be disclosed    fQ assume that it is clear. The

comments under the second heading above apply to this third heading also. But, you ask, suppose there is a covenant on the title, what then? Well, then, you have to consider whether the covenant is such as to hinder your plans. If it is not, it may be wise not to worry about it, and to take the title with the covenant' on it. The covenant may be on all the lets in the locality, and it may be beneficial to have such a covenant, as its object probably is to keep the    buildings in    the locality    up to    a certain

standard. If there is    no reference    in the contract to a    covenant,

and you find afterwards that there is a covenant which will hinder your plans, then we must consider your rights under the contract.

The usual form of contract is one which has been approved by the Real Estate    Institute of    New South    Wales,    which is

almost invariably used    by real estate agents, and    which,    in printed

form, is obtainable at almost all stationers. That form of contract contains certain clauses which have for their object the protection of the vendor. Remember that the contract is prepared on the vendor's instructions (either by his solicitor ohis agent), and usually sets out the bargain according to the vendor’s view.

All that is necessary for a valid contract (writing is required for the sale of land) is the name of the vendor, the name of the 7    /    0 j / purchaser, a description of the land

here the Vendor sufficient to identify it, and the .    t    price. A contract which containea

\nnot mane a that, and no more, Is said to be an D    "open contract.” Under such a

clear title    contract, the vendor can be com

pelled to give to the purchaser a clear and unencumbered title to the land described. Because of difficulties which the vendomight encounter in making such a title (particularly in cases ot old system titles, where a purchaser could, under an "open contract," and apart from statute, go back to the original Crown Grant), it was a common practice to restrict the purchaser's right of    objection    by conditions—a practice    which

became so Common that these conditions are now set out in the printed form of contract approved by the Real Estate Institute. Included in those    conditions    is one to the    effect that,    if the

vendor is unable or unwilling to comply with any objection made, and insisted    on by the    purchaser, the    vendor may    cancel

the contract, and    refund the    deposit to the purchaser.    Under

this condition, if there is on the title a covenant which will hinder your plans, then you may alter your plans and take the land by completing the purchase, and paying the balance of purchase money in exchanqe for a transfer, or you may take your deposit back, agree to the cancellation of the contract, and, returning to the beginning, renew your search for a suitable block of land. There may bo cases where the vendor (who should know the state of his title) may have to pay compensation for his failure to qive a clear title. This is a little involved, and, in any case It doesn't get you the land. It is another reason why you should have your solicitor handle the transfer.

Fourthly, that the price is as agreed to by you. As this figure should be stated in the contract—it would net be a contract without ir—there appears to be no he price must comment necessary. Of course, the con-/ lit    tract must be signed by the vendor or

be Stated    his duly authorised agent. There may

be a question as to the right of the agent to sign for the vendor. If the vendor disputes the agent’s authority the onus rests upon a purchaser seeking to enforce a contract signed by an agent on behalf of the vendor to prove that such agent was, in fact.

authorised by the vendor to sign for him. In dealing with an established estate agency the question probably will not arise, but the purchaser should see that the vendor personally signs the contract, or receipt for deposit, wherever possible. This is a matter which your solicitor will see to if instructed before the • contract is signed.

Now the land, the price and the contract is right and your land is not affected by any planning schemes.

Your solicitor now concludes his investigations of the vendor's title; he sends to the vendor's solicitor some questions to assist in those investigations. He accompanies these questons with the transfer for the vendor's signature, and he makes enquiries of the Council, and of the Water Board, as to the rating position, and as to the location of the sewer pipes.

These enquiries are important, because rates are a charge on the land and so must be cleared up before transfer. There

J!    ^    #    f) may be a sewer main under the land,

investigation oj-    and, if so, your building costs may b9

//    #.//    /    increased in providing protection for

the title, etc•    the sewer. Your solictor also enquires

of the Board of Health whether there is any prohibition on the land. There are some areas around Sydney opon which you may not build because of Board of Health prohibition. If such a prohibition has been placed upon your block, then the position would be the same as I have dealt with above, in the case of a vendor unable or unwilling to remove a covenant.

But your luck is holding, and all investigations, questions and enquiries are satisfactorily disposed of. Your solicitor asks sy fj    /i you for a cheque, and in due course he

Ccompletion ot reports to you that the transfer has been #    / completed, and is being stamped and

purchase and registered.

. /    Of course, your purpose in buying

registration    the |anc| ¡s f0 build a home. You can

get on with that purpose without waiting for the deed to be issued from the Titles Office. Once your solicitor reports that the title is all in order, you can set about your plans. And, once the transfer has been completed, even though you might not get the deed for a few months, you can commence building. The Titles Office will furnish evidence of registration of the transfer to you pending issue of the new deed. This evidence is sufficient to establish that you are the registerd proprietor of the land, and most, if not all, finance institutions will act upon it.

If you are borrowing to complete the building, your solicitor can satisfy the lender regarding your title to the land, can give A j)    f    him the reference to the transfer

-Sifter completion ijou af the Titles Office, and can /    /    •// arrange    for the lender to    uplift

can go    ahead    until the deed in your name    upon

P    registration of the transfer. You

ijour plans    can immediately give to the

lender a mortgage, just as if you had the deed, because the mortgage can be lodged at the Titles Office for registration to follow registration of the transfer to you. So, select your home plan, not    forgetting to    get the wife    in on this—that's    most

important—and consult your builder.

Here, we might stop, and return to the block tor a moment It’s advisable to get your surveyor to peg the edrners. This is necessary to ensure that your building is cor-^3lirveij    is    rectly    on the block    before the building is

commenced. If you are borrowing, the lender neceSSarg    reqUjre a survey certificate before advanc

ing any money. You see, the deed gives vou title to a block of land, but the survey certificate is evidence that upon the block of land is the building, and not only that the building is there, but that there are no encroachments. Ot course, it you are in a position to do so financially, you may at this sfaqe consult an architect. You may prefer to deal direct with a builder. Elsewhere in this book, advice is given you reqarding p'ans and specifications. If you are obtaining finance for the

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And the fencing; this should be particularly considered. Keep in mind that the Council may alter the stroet level, so that your front fence has to be rebuilt. Another point


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purpose of building, it will be wise, before you proceed further, to consult with the Society or Institution from wh;ch you are obtaining finance. The Socie+v or Institution will require to see and approve the plans end specifications of the proposed building before agreeing to provide the necessary finance.

Well, we will assume that the Society, having sighted the plans and specifications, has agreed to the required finance. You *    must then select your builder. You may have done

S^elecl    this before having your plans and specifications

0 jj    submitted to the Society. Whether you make

wjour your selection before or after submission of plans *// . and specifications, it is important that you select a reliable builder." I mention this matter of builder again later, but here, because of the peculiar conditions existing today, I stress that the selection of a reliable builder is the most important part of your job in getting your home. You will be in the builder's hands for a good job at the right price. Today, builders are worried about securing some materials, they may spend a lot of time scouting for them. While the ¡ob is waiting for these, they are paying for idle labor in order to hold their men, and at the same time the prices for both labor and materials have been rising.    .

The builder will probably not quote you a firm price. He

will wish to quote on a cost-plus basis. That means that you don't

a know the extent of your liability. I do not

^Jne (J^ciSiS ol advise any owner to contract on a cost-

iO    / plus basis; yet, some home-seekers, know-

/ cujnient to ¡ng fheir bu;|cjeri do it. I recommend

//    /f2 .ft that the builder be asked to quote on

the (/Guilder    ..    .    ¦    ,    ,

todays prices (by today I mean the date

when you are making your arrangements with the builder) with an agreed basis for an increased or reduced figure to cover rises or decreases in cost of labor and materials. The effect of this would be that the builder would receive as his reward the amount provided for himself in his quote, but no additional fee or percentage on any increased cost of labor and materials and you benefit by any reductions. The builder may demur at this. If so, and you are satisfied that he should receive something extra for himself in addition to the increased cost o; labor and materials, then make your bargain with him. But whatever your arrangement may bd have it clearly understood.

And so, we'll take it for granted that you have secured your finance, and also all satisfactory assurances of supply of requisite materials, and have made suitable arrangements with your builder. You must now see your solicitor again about the building agreement'.

There is a standard form of building agreement, available through building societies, which can be had for the asking.

.    » f\ /    The building agreement is your bargain

—Jne building, with the builder. It should provide that you agreement get ¡ust    you are bargaining for: that

is, the house built according to the plan you have chosen, for the price agreed upon, and finished within

the time promised. Let us examine these throe matters in detail, just as we have previously in detail examined the ossential matters to be considered in regard to the contract for the purchase of the ¡and. Firstly, the house built according to the plan you have chosen, you know that in conjunction with the plan there must be specifications, that the Council's approval must be secured, that in some cases permits under housing laws must be obtained, that the Water and Sewerage Board, Gas Company, the Electricity Authority—all must be contacted for approval of connection, and that if there is no sewer available, proper drainage must bo provided. So, your agreement must, as incident to the plans, provide that the buildor shall attend to these matters and, in fact, comply with all laws relating to the erection of the building. After all, it's his vocation, and he should know what is necessary to be done, and be prepared to undertake to do it. Also, the agreement must provide that he covers the building, whilst being constructed, for insurance, not only fire insurance, but also the insurance of the workmen against workers' compensation.

Then, there are the extras. You should have your plan as complete as possible, but it seems almost impossible to avoid ^ j    extras. The wife, when visiting Mrs. Jones, soos

x ra& something which appeals to her, and it simply must be included in her house, although, sometimes, it means altering the plans. Or, maybe, you find that something has been overlooked, and it must be added as an extra. When there are extras, however, get a quote in writing for them boforo directing that they be done, and also put the direction to do them in v/ r i t i n g. That writing will save you much bother whon the final settling comes around. Then, again, defects may show up after the building has been handed over, and you are in possession. It is usual to provido that such defects, appearing within a limit of three to six months, be remedied by the builder.

encing regarding fencing: give notice to fonce to your adjoining owner as soon as you have made up your mind to bui'd. There is a new Act of the Now South Wales Parliament relating to Dividing Fences. It was passed in 1951. Six months' notice Is not now necessary. An owner wishing to fence gives notice to the adjoining owner specifying the type of fence he wishes to erect. If the parties cannot agree at the expiration of one month from the notice then either party can apply to the Petty Sessions Court (if the fonce is not to be on the common boundary it is the Land Board) and the Order of the Court will bind both parties. Service may be by registered letter. Before giving notice, see the adjoining owner personally, and try to arrange for the joint erection of the fences. He may be willing to come to an agreement, in which case you don’t have to give notice. If the boundary fences are already up, you are not liable to contribute anything towards them, although.

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Don't forget the paths:    they can    also be a fruitful    source

of argument at the end of the job. If not specifically provided / for in the contract with    the builder, then    he will

/ &th& charge for them as an extra. If covered in the contract with the builder, they will be but a small part of the overall price. Be sure that all prime-cost articles are dealt with in the    building contract. The    valuer for the Society will    advise

you    regarding these: unless    you are    fully acquainted with the

position don't rely upon yourself.

Secondly, for the price agreed upon. Matters can arise in course of construction which could have been foreseen. i C7/    # have already referred to extras, but extra cost

e price can ^ ¡ncurrecj ;n other ways. The agreement must provide against such cost being debited to you. It must provide that the builder, before final payment to him, produce a certificate under the Industrial Arbitration Act that the wages of the« workmen have been fully paid. Because, if wages are unpaid, the workmen may have recourse to the owner. It must provide that the builder leave the land clear of debris and rubbish, because if the builder doesn't clear it, then out of your pocket will come the money to get it done, or you'll have to expend your own energies doing it. The agreement must also provide that, if the builder fails to complete, you can take over

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the job and complete out of the balance in hand, employing another builder for that purpose. And* of course, it must fix the price, and provide for the payment to the builder of that price.

If you are obtaining finance through a Building Society or other finance Institution, the valuer for the Society or Institution

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l-'roqreSS payments    ,    ,    , j i

f d Id    progress payments to be made avail

able, and these will probably be all that will be required by the builder. You should see that your obligation to the builder in this regard synchronises with the payments to be made available by the Society or Institution. Where you are not being financed, then you must be careful to see the progress payments made to the builder do not exceed the value of the work done by him upon the job. It would not be an exaggeration to say that hundreds of people, in their dire need of a home, have paid large sums of money to builders, upon whom they imprudently relied, and have lost heavily thereby. For the builders have proceeded only so far with the job and, after draining the home-seeker of his savings, have walked off the job or have informed the home-seeker that they cannot carry it further without having more money. When expert advice has been sought by the home-seeker and. obtained, he has found that the work done has been faulty. Consequently, they have sustained an almost total loss. A claim against a builder of no financial strength has little prospect of producing a satisfactory result.

Thirdly, the building must be finished within the time promised. By finished I mean the place left in order for habitation, with all

fittings installed and the rubbish cleared

4nreement mail awaY- 1 have mentioned that this must "    ' ¡j ail be dealt with in the agreement. The

state a time for builder will require that there be an ex-

COmpietion    tension of time for periods of strikes and

matters outside his control—included in which will, of necessity, be delays caused by decisions, or indecision, in regard to extras or alterations. Sometimes a building agreement contains a penalty clause of so much per week for every week over the allotted time.

In your efforts to secure a home, deal only with reliable firms. This applies to Societies, Lending Institutions, Solicitors, Agents,

Architects and Builders. I have mentioned above that many home-seekers have lost through making excessive payment is to builders. If you fail to comply with the law which has been enacted for your protection, or, act without reasonable prudence, then you will not only render yourself liable to a prosecution for any breach of that law, but will be at the mercy of unscrupulous persons who may relieve you of your savings without your obtaining anything of value in return. You may find to your sorrow, how easily the unwary can be "caught" by unscrupulous dealers.

Well, readers, the above deals with the matters which you should carefully consider in acquiring a block of land and proceeding with the building of a home. The contract to purchase and the agreement to build express your bargain, and your solicitor having the advantage of your instructions will be in a position to protect your interests in respect of those matters, as also anything else which is necessary to ensure that you will get what you are bargaining for. That is the purpose of both the contract to purchase and the agreement to build.

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Name of street where proposed to build...............................................

Name of Town or Suburb where proposed to build

Size of block (if odd shape give separate diagram)..................

Building to be built of...............................................................................................

Services available? Water. Gas. Electricty, Sewer, Tanks.

Falls of block (define direction of fall)

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Type of foundations for brick constructions....................................

Type of under floor supports for Timber & Firbo constructions .....................................................................................................................

Concrete floors where?............................................................................................

Type of Stove....................................................................................................................

Type of Copper ...........................................'...................................................................

Type of Fire ........................................................................................................................

Type of Hotwater ........................................................................................................

Type of Windows............................................................................................................

Type of Doors...................................................................................................................

Type of Roof...................................................................................................................

Roof Covering ...................................................................................................................

How much overhang of roof over outer face of wall?

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What cupboards are required?........................................................................

What kind of timber required for doors, windows, etc.,

What kind of timber required for rough timber work generally......................................................................................................................

What kind of timber required for floor boards..........................

Painting internally to woodwork? Paint

Stain & Varnish....................................................

Floor to ceiling height...................................................

What wall and/or floor tiling required...

What fencing is required & type..................

Number of electric light points......................

Power points ............................................................................

Internal finish to walls...............................................

Type of ceilings...........„.......................................................

What fittings are required? Bath..................

Basin ................................................................................................

Sink ...............................................................................;..................

Tubs ................................................................................................

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Are fly doors and windows required?

Under what finance will building be built?

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Position of building on block .......................

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