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    • #708689
      purple1703
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      I’m planning to start my new house next month and have being looking at my options. Im looking for some help. A pic below of what Im building. Im just wondering I like the idea of putting a stone finish to the bottom of the house as you can see on the pic but I havn’t seen it done anywhere!! Is there regulations on this? If I was to go ahead with the stone, would I put a thin layor on top of block as I dont want it to be sticking out like a soar thumb! or could I replace the outside block with stone and build on that I know many engineers prop wouldnt agree with the second one.

      Your comments would be greatly appreciated
      🙂 Thanks

    • #778138
      hutton
      Participant

      Just what Galway needs, another bungalow :rolleyes:

      Are you seriously looking for comments/ architectural critique for that on this forum? 😀

      Very amusing…

    • #778139
      Bren88
      Participant

      Suppose ill answer your question. Your second idea is not a good one. Stone used like that isn’t going to be a good structural base for blockwork to go above it.
      The first idea ia the right one. Well basically. Your aren’t giving it enough thought though. You’re mistaken in thinking that the stone “stuck” on to the blockwork would be sticking out. Because you are taking count of the sand & cement render on top of the blocks. This render layer will decrease the amount of stone shown and combined with a good chunky belcast it can easily finish flush. If this will look good enough is up to you.

    • #778140
      a boyle
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      I am sorry but your house is as ugly as sin. If you want advice . knock it down.

      If you want a big house , build it 3 storeys high.

      That little porch thing held up with two sticks doesn’t look imposing and grand. It looks cheap and tatty. It suggests you went out looking for refinement but ended up in brothel.

      You might think i am harsh. but this design , the new bungalow standard, is the worst . It is neither interesting , nor boring. It doesn’t fit in in a rural , suburban. or urban setting. It is frightful.

      If you want to improve it, or at least hide it’s obnoxious bulk (how many children do you have ?) Then plant some trees to hide it . take away the front porch thing, Put in a woooooden door, and woooooden double glazing. And plant some ivy on in .

      I would like to be in a position to post up some photos of decents large country houses , but i don’t have any to hand, and don’t have the time to find some. So get in your car and drive around to find out what a nice big rural house looks like

    • #778141
      purple1703
      Participant

      Mr A. Boyle each to their own is I say .. you try and get planning permission for a three story house in this country and see how far you get!!!

      I appreciate your commments and will not be changing a thing.. I never asked anyone to comment on the house….are you able to read?? ovbiously not its not built yet plus its not a bungalow …blind as well..

      Get out of the ancient mode the year is 2006 why would I build a large country house that looks ancient.

      thank you Hutton for your comments appreciated.

    • #778142
      hutton
      Participant

      Sorry I knew this waas going to be a case of *get popcorn* – they can be pretty vicious here on archiseek… Well best of luck with the wood chip stove anyway; Any other innovative aspects to it?

      H

    • #778143
      hutton
      Participant

      @a boyle wrote:

      your house is as ugly as sin. If you want advice . knock it down.

      😮 😀

      Ah A Boyle, ye had to do it, didnt you? 5 posts in total and Purple 1703 has probably now retired for ever after such a savage mauling by the Fashionist style patrol that is archiseek members…snigger, snigger

      BTW Whats all this about building 3 floors high; are there not enough McMansiions already being trown up?:confused:

    • #778144
      a boyle
      Participant
      hutton wrote:
      BTW Whats all this about building 3 floors high]

      well to my mind the reason it is so offensive is that is it basically the traditional country bungalow supersized. The man wants to build a big house so you have to deal with that.

      I have seen many very nice looking large modern houses in rural settings (well cork, just in fact in cork. they seem to have been bred to have a bit more taste than the rest of the country)

      Some of them were three storey set in front hill or in a dip , and they looked really well. Of course the owners had clearly paid for an architect to design an appropriate large house instead of pulling something out of his ****.

      People who build this kinds of houses are just bad people. You know its true , i have met them before …

    • #778145
      hutton
      Participant

      @a boyle wrote:

      …People who build this kinds of houses are just bad people. You know its true…

      Hmmm but we thought/ hoped that as they are doing a wood-chip burner that there might be something better 🙁 sniff, sniff…
      And all the time we were just being lulled into a false sense of security 😮 …This is all just too subversive…It must be Paul C taking the piss 😉

    • #778146
      Frank Taylor
      Participant

      @a boyle wrote:

      I have seen many very nice looking large modern houses in rural settings (well cork, just in fact in cork. they seem to have been bred to have a bit more taste than the rest of the country)

      Have you got any photos of what you consider a nice looking rural contemporary house?

    • #778147
      a boyle
      Participant

      no i don’t i am sorry . and i won’t be there for some months. But i will try to take photos next time i am in the republic….

    • #778148
      purple1703
      Participant

      Is everyone ganging up on A Boyle woo hoo!! It would be great if you could get some pics of the houses you have seen in Cork. By the way I am a woman

      Basically I have been told by GCC to built that house as there is a similar one each side of the site. I was originally going 4 a 2 story but was turned down saying that I had to build similar type as my neighbours unfortunatly.

      Im all into the bioenergy ,,anything to save a few pounds ,, I am more inclined to go for goethermal pump as I have heard and seen that woodpellet boilers can be trouble some…putting in solar panels to heat water and maybe a small windmill

    • #778149
      a boyle
      Participant

      why don’t you search this website on the topic of one off housing to see if they are indeed ganging up on me.

      If you want to be green and environmentally friendly , then build a smaller house.

      You may have to build something similar to your neighbours , but you don’t have to put a tacky porch on it.

    • #778150
      purple1703
      Participant

      its was just an example i downloaded from the internet and was asking about the stone finish! I am not keen on the pole outside my front door!

    • #778151
      purple1703
      Participant

      A boyle why are so so against 1 off housing.. should a person be able to build on their own land???

      I agree it should be controlled but I grew up in the country why shouldn’t I be able to build in the country. what annoys me is that every Tom Dick and Harry coming from the city being able to get planning permission and those who have lived in a village all their lives are refused

    • #778152
      a boyle
      Participant

      @purple1703 wrote:

      A boyle why are so so against 1 off housing.. should a person be able to build on their own land???

      I agree it should be controlled but I grew up in the country why shouldn’t I be able to build in the country. what annoys me is that every Tom Dick and Harry coming from the city being able to get planning permission and those who have lived in a village all their lives are refused

      Agree with you , people from the country should be allowed build in the country. and city folk shouldn’t be living in naas ,portarlington etc. etc.

      Next time don’t vote for fianna fail. then your county won’t be raped by dublin. Till then.. .. . bring the cul de sac m3 o ooooo h yeah.

      I just could not live in somethig so ugly. what happenned to the basic cottage from the 1950’s 60 70 80 ?… I have been in dozens they are a good deal smaller than your photo. And so didn’t shout for so much attention. Some of the ones i have been in were extended into an L , which meant they were nice and big , but again didn’t take over the countryside.

      Hang on couldn’t you just live in village ?

    • #778153
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Boyler,
      Is it yourself that’s doin’ the two auld wans like Brendan Behan did in the Evening Press? Takin’ the piss?
      How could anyone who took the trouble to sign in to Archiseek and read anything on this BB regard that box as anything other than an ugly heap of organic fertiliser?
      As for the plinth, why not use the plastic sticky-on fake stone that was all the rage in the 1960’s and can still be seen in parts of the country?
      Shur it would be mighty!
      KB2

    • #778154
      a boyle
      Participant

      would that it were me taking the piss.

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