Monday, 3 February 2014

Variations to the Drysdale Floor Plan

 I have been lucky enough to come across several other Drysdale Home Builders over the past 6 months. Being able to email and chat to people on the net who are building the same house with the same builder makes things so much easier. 

We have been able to remind each other of things that have popped up during the builds and also passed on any feedback for fellow EBH builders and Drysdale builders to look out for or question so the same mistake isn't made again. Without my EBH builder friends i wouldn't of been able to find out half the things i did find out about. And im sure i wouldn't of been able to be as prepared as i was.

Im so thankful for all their help! (Guys if you're reading this a huge THANK YOU to each and everyone of you)

This blog aims to help those not only building the Drysdale, but also those building with Eden Brae and i hope that the insights i leave here make someone else's build in the future just that little bit less stressful.

I have asked my fellow Drysdale Builders for copy of their floor plans so that you can see different structural variations that have been made to the homes. Each of us have made the small little changes to make the home unique for us and how we live our lives.

I think its a great way to see the potential the floor plan has, and how easily adding a wall here or there, changing the kitchen around can change the look of the plan.

Below are the different options ive come across:-

Drsydale 27 - Original Plans
Drysdale 27 - Extended Alfresco & Re-Arranged Bathroom
Porter Davies in Victoria does a similar Floor plan. I love the ensuite. And if i had of seen this may of opted for our ensuite to be changed like this and hide the ugly toilet.

Study Changed to a WIR & Shaded area is extra living space added

Drysdale 29 - Study Turned into WIR & Shaded area is extra living space.
Garage and Main Bedroom flipped to create more backyard side access

Kitchen & Study re-modelling


  1. Hi

    Do you have to pay extra for EBH to delete the brick pier and provide concealed beam with pained trim in the alfresco ?

    And, how much did they charge you to extend the alfresco and by how many square meter ?

    Thanks Renee

    1. HI, Keep in mind this is 2 years ago now and prices would have changed. We had to pay $1367 to remove the brick pier. and to extend the alfresco by 2m was a few hundred i think, ive checked my notes for some reason i didn't write the total amount down.

    2. thanks Renee, the price for theh brick pier is still the same, but If to extend the alfresco is a few hundred then I would do the same one lol

  2. Just out of curiousity what was your final tender contract?