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A SERIES

OF

DWELLING

DESIGNS

including designs of

JOINERY, ARCHES, PANEL CEILINGS GABLES, FENCES & STEP RAILINGS

Copynght by

THE HOME BUILDit'-JG PUBLISHING COMPANY

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The aim of this book is to place before the public in illustration, the designs of a series of houses erected in Queensland within recent years, the cost of which, is suited to average individual requirements, at prices ranging from {_I 00 to 900. Mainly they are drawn in the ''flat '' method of usual building plan style. After much consideration the Publishers decided on this method for two reasons Firstly , if any particular style of elevation is selected by a Client, the Builder (who is not usually a first-class draughtsman) is enabled to copy the plan with a minimum of trouble, this being the type of plan the Builder has to supply to Local Authorities, and it is also the standard type of plan used in the Building Trade. Secondly, misunderstandings arise between the Client and the Builder when an illustration in full perspective, although quite pleasing pictorially, and satisfactory to the Client, does not without the accompanying flat elevation and ground plans, convey the strictly correct impression of the finished home to the Client. These illustrations , then , will remove any possibility of misunderstanding, save time. create confidence and leave the clearest possible impression on all minds concerned (including the civic authorities), of what the building is to be. Choice of residence is an individual preference ; some will prefer one type, scme another ; and that is as it should be. The Plans have one point in common . they are examples of residences, varied in style, accommodation and cost. built in Queensland in the past five years. Possibly no single example will fulfil an individual need, but undoubtedly there will be some features that appeal, and, using these as a basis, any reputable Builder shou!d be able to evolve a plan that is satisfactory to personal requirements. In this connection it is advisable to make a maxim, that not a nail to be driven, until everything is settled on paper . This will save any misconception on either side. No prices are g1ven in this Book, because of the varying prices and conditions in Queensland that have prevailed and will prevail over a period of years. An approximate quotation can quickly be given by a Builder who is conversant with local prices , of material, labour and conditions. Acknowledgment is due to the Brisbane Timber Merchants' Association and to the State Advances Corporation who have granted permission for Joinery and Arch plans to be included in this book.

TO THE HOMEBUILDER. FURNISHINGS. When planning the type of building required, and when the ground plan appears to be all that is desired, the furniture for the new home should be cons idered, whether purchased immediately, or furnishing over a period of years. It is not suggested the type of furniture be considered, but the sizes and quantity. For instance, should the desired main bedroom suite be one of the five-piece type comprising large double wardrobe, low-boy, double bed, dress;ng table, and either a pedestal or upholstered seat, these will absorb quite an amount of space. In the mind's eye, every one of these pieces should be placed in the bedroom . Casements and door openings should be in the right places to allow sufficient room. The breeze, or aspect wished for, and any other requirements should be considered. Now, for the lounge room. Should there be a lounge suite, occasional table, and possibly a piano, wireless, or both, consideration should be given to the positions of this furniture. If there is an arch to the dining room, is it too large? Are the openings in the right places and so on. This rule should be applied to every room in the proposed home and the forethought will indeed have been worth while. APPEARANCE. A home costing 600, and simple in shape and plan, is really better value than a home which has its roof line and walls full of breaks, bay windows, and gables. The time and material used on this kind of thing is surprising, and it must be realised that on Brisbane prices, each gable costs about 6 more than a plain htp roof, on, say, a twelve foot span; and a bay window will cost at least 10 more than a plain wall with two or three casements. Of course this does not mean that the simpler the better, as any tradesman worthy of the name, can make just as good a job with a few "fal -de-lals" as on a simple construction . It is the varied styles of elevations and finishes seen in streets of Queensland towns that does away with the drabness and monotony, when rows of houses are noticed built to the same elevation. It is purely a matter of cost, how much finish and decorative effects is inbuilt to a dwelling. It must be remembered however, that in the buildings of to-day, square effects are the rule, fancy scroll work, fluted mouldings, decorative effects on barges, facias and railmgs appear to be things of th e past; they Wfue hard to clean and required a certain amount of dexterity to

paint. Apart from this it is felt that every building contractor at times, likes to build for a client whose views, if not extreme, are somewhat out of the usual rut, who will allow his contractor to introduce innovations that appear to improve the appearance or make the building more comfortable to live in. It is both client and builder, who are really responsible for the radical improvement on previous years' types of dwellings.

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The prospective home builder is recommended to invite quotations from building contractors of repute, if necessary, making an inquiry about their ability to please, from their former clients. This is not unjust by any means . With the investment of quite a considerable sum of money, it is desirable that such money be spent to the best advantage, obtaining workmanship and material of quality, that will weather the years with the best procurable. "Cheap-jacks," should be left severely alone; their price-cutting practice -does not allow them to do a good job, and generally they scheme to buy the cheapest material irrespective of quality. Above all, the "five-eighths" should be avoided; the "friend" or acquaintance who knows all about building, advises where to go, what to have, and in fact, could build the house if the time was available. He may know nothing of the Queensland standard classification of timbers; his advice about door and window openings, lay-out and elevation may be faulty, and in fact, he may give cause for a builder to think his client a crank; but a moment's thought will disclose that the builder realises full well, that his best advertisement is the entire satisfaction of his client. If he is not this type of builder he does not deserve any consideration . Into every trade, profession and society has crept a certain number of opportunists and "know-ails" but it will be found that the majority of members of every craft are quite reliable. If a builder is a progressive individual at all, he will supply his client with a sketch, showing the ground plan and the proposed elevations, also a speci. fication covering the construction and material in detail. The Home Builder should be an individualist, and have his house planned to suit himself; he is going to live in it, perhaps for a lifetime. To assist in choosing or devising a plan to suit a prospective home-builder, it is suggested that each individual ground plan be studied, ignoring entirely the elevation and noting the numbers of plans that appeal; then following the same procedure with the elevations. If by comparing the numbers, one or several coincide, all is well. If you are unfortunate in this respect, preferab ly, the best liked ground plan should be retained, noting any alterations required, and the builder will draw several alternative elevations, containing the main features of the best liked elevations. Following this method of making a choice, the client will save his builder and himself, quite a lot of trouble in forming a groundwork on which an ideal home may be completed. The designs in this Book are drawn to

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DWELLING DESIGNS 11-109

JOINERY DESIGNS

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CEILING DESIGNS ....................................... . 112

ARCHES

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GABLES ..................................... . ........... 117

STEP RAILINGS .... . ...................................... 118

FE CES .................................................. 119

BLUE PRINTS ......................................... 120- 122

DETACHABLE INFORMATION SHEETS .................... 123 - 125

DESIGN No.

492 Sq. Feet.


Qu.te ordinary but to the individual of little cash, it is desirable for the cheapness of construction and admirably lends itself to future extensions.

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498 Sq. Feet.
Just a variation of No. for the person who feels that a bathroom is indispensable but feels that it would be out of place on the front verandah . This plan lends itself to quite modern extensions at a later date.

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DESIGN No.3
725 Sq. Feet.
Wanted : All Iiving rooms to be finished off and the verandahs to be added each season with a minimum of trouble such as alterations to the roof and the upset of the present living rooms .

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DESIGN No.4
735 Sq. Feet.
A small floor space with a modernistic trend of construction, and also being a better selling proposition by virtue of the appearance; may be extended a variety of ways, mainly on the back.

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747 Sq. Feet.


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737 Sq. Feet.
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A po?u lar li tt le construct ion , has a?p ea rance and utility, may be built with a var iety of e levat ions and runs out surprisingly reasonable; if required a verandah may be built on front and s ide of living room.

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756 Sq. Feet.
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DESIGN No.9 792 Sq. Feet.


An extremely pleasant style being built in many parts of Queensland with varied ground floors, the lobby receiving all the wear owing to its enabling one to enter all rooms without going through another door .

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Bu il t probably in every Queensland town, but nevertheless in its economy of construct on it a;Jpeals to all, and will undoubtedly be built when we have all passed over the great divide.

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Note carefully how the breezes may pass through every room, imagine an outer side verandah with a bedroom on end, it is then quite a family home and is still well aerated. A breakfast room may be built alongside of kitchen, this plan is easily one of the best type for our tropical climate .

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877 Sq . Feet.
Has an appearance and compactness all its very own, for a town residence at a reasonable cost and containing every convenience; it can be recommended. A sleep-out can be constructed on bedroom side at a price within reach of a I.

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Following on the lines of the increasingly popular horizontal line effect; room sizes may be enlarged or decreased according to personal fancy. This home has a balanced appeal about it ; will be see n in increasing numbers year by year.

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Quite a usual type and is an extension of type No. 8; is usua ll y ex tended with a vera'ldah on e ither side, or both, and is in every way one of those homes seen in every part of Queensland.

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875 Sq. Feet.


A feature of this residence is the free flow of air throughout the living room from both verandahs . Back verandah lends itself for use as a dining room during the hot months; the bedrooms are apart and in general this is quite a desirable little dwelling.

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900 Sq. Feet.


A young couple decided that this was their ideal home, as bad weather came on to the back of this house it was decided to put the rear set of steps on the side; main roof extends over these steps; ceiled over landing 7ft. high with a trunk cupboard formed above ceiling.

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906 Sq. Feet.


Built in a country town with the bathroom under a high tank stand; is nicely aired in living room and in general is quite airy throughout; back verandah can be used as dining room in hot weather; cost would be a little less with hip roof over living room.

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964 Sq. Feet.


Mother insisted on a verandah near the kitchen to rest in while meals are cooking; it is a place to eat in, in hot weather, the price is reasonable, appearance modern and generally is quite compact.

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993 Sq. Feet.


A var'at on of No. 15 with a more modern appearance; a skillion for the wash tubs and b ikes, and the bathroom at the back where the gardening sta ns are washed off without dragging a mess through the house. In fact quite a comfortable home.

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DESIGN No.

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To suit rather a narrow allotment, is compact, rea sonably priced , good appea rance, and for years has been the ideal for many Brisbane folk .

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DESIGN No.

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990 Sq. Feet.


Has an appearance of s1ze and value on account of its very wide frontage, but nevertheless in layout will meet with the approval of many people; elevation can be considerably altered and for those who do not care for fibro, chamferboards are suggested.

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964 Sq. Feet.


Quite a striking exterior, and for those who are prepared to spend a littie extra, the four gables certaintly enhance the appearance. Room sizes may be varied to suit individual tastes and quite an assortment of elevations could be placed thereon .

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DESIGN No.

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1007 Sq. Feet.


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996 Sq. Feet.


A very comfortable type without any pretensions; quite an amount of verandah room, portion of which may be utilised as a sleep -out. With another verandah built on living room side, becomes a full bungalow type.

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928 Sq. Feet.


Another variation of 15, 21 and 25 that never seems to lose its measure of popularity; verandah could be extended forward a further 4ft. with a gable over, which would give it a still more modern appearance .

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DESIGN No.

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1041 Sq . Feet.
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Was designed for the seaside and is compactly and carefully planned. Bunks may be in tiers of 2 or 3, curtains placed to openings, ceiling tanks over showers which are filled with a suction pump from main tank . Windows to bunks at mattress level slide between double walls; undoubtedly a desirable seaside residence which may be the basis of a plan to suit individual requirements.

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1007 Sq. Feet.


A bathroom may be added to this residence alongside kitchen at back landtng; note the large pantry and the way the main bedroom opens to the both verandahs; it has the elevation that is typical of so many present-day constructions.

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1067 Sq. Feet


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DESIGN No.

35

1092 Sq . Feet.
Another one of "the always with us" style, popular by reason of its 3 bedrooms, a verandah that may be utilised as a dining room and its medium cost as compared with the more elaborate types.

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1066 Sq. Feet.


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1076 Sq. Feet.


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1087 Sq. Feet.

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DESIGN No.

39

1090 Sq . Feet.
At f1rst impressiOn this plan a?pears larger than it really is; the lounge may be for winter or moderate use, the type and placing of hall will appeal to many, and havmg res1dence erected on high blocks will have quite an imposing appearance.

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40

11 00 Sq. Feet.
The lounge room and verandah are essentially the living portions of this home, and with the breezes blowing through the building will be delightfully cool for those who desire this type; is conveniently planned, elevation can be varied considerably.

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41

1112 Sq . Feet.
Entirely modern appearance and layout; may be built in wood, fibro, cement, stucco or brick, and will look well in any of them, back verandah should be louvred in from floor to plate for comfort.

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1110 Sq. Feet.


A diffe rent arrang ement of plan 37 and is a very popular lay-out; verandahs may be made any extended width and to enhance the appearance have front verandah carried out a further 2ft. with a gable over.

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1164 Sq. Feet.


The Dining Verandah is the main living quarter of this medium sized residence, is illustrated in stucco which is preferably carried out on bird wire, intertor may be fibro or timber as preferred.

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A variation of plans 37 and 42, and has its adherents all over the State; simplicity in style, and construction plus economy of cost are a feature of th1s popular residence.

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DESIGN No.

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1153 Sq. Feet. A large lounge and verandah for entertaining purposes; nooks are becoming increas ingly popular and the bedroom at entry is suitab le for guests (having a privacy all its own . )

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DESIGN No.

46

1120 Sq. Feet.


A balanced residence for those who feel that many homes are built lop-sided; with its 3 bedrooms its large dining verandah and lounge; it can be considered a desirable family home; gables would improve the appearance for those who like them.

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DESIGN No.

48

1152 Sq. Feet.


A 3 bed room home with a la rge dining room, is popular with many people, the d in ing room of course being the main living quarter of the family, with the lounge ke pt for the entertainment of visitors .

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DESIGN No.

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50

1160 Sq. Feet.


Appearance is the keynote of this residence; is becoming more popular year by year, there is no waste space, and for compactness and value would be hard to beat. Some may prefer the addition of a sleep-out.

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1172 Sq . Feet.
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1160 Sq. Feet. Another of the 37, 42 and 44 type, has the same adequate verandah room, very reasonably priced and just the type for the person requiring a fair amount of floor space at a medium cost.

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DESIGN No.

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1172 Sq. Feet.


Quite an expensive looking type in stucco, but just a medium priced dwelling after all; ma inly for those who have a cramped feeling in the usual sized rooms, and feel that every room should be of fair area.

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DESIGN No.

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DESIGN No.

55

1200 Sq. Feet.


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DESIGN No.

56

1173 Sq. Feet.


A type that was being built weekly in Brisbane in the boom years; has a balanced appearance and gives privacy to the bedrooms and airyness through the dining and lounge rooms.

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DESIGN No.

57

1200 Sq. Feet.


Around about the price of this dwelling there are probably more homes being bu ilt in Queensland tnan any other design ; the easy entrance to the bathro::>m from e ither the bedrooms or back landing makes the plan popular with most, main entrance may be on side as shown or in front.

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58

1218 Sq. Feet.


Passag es may be cut out if not desired and dining room enlarged, or floor space cut down according to personal requirements. Note the angular entrance, the hip style of roof and the horizontal type of finish to exterior.

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DESIGN No.

59

1227 Sq . Feet.
A usual type built in every portion of the State, quite roomy, may possibly be preferred without passage; note the useful cupboards between bedrooms .

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1215 Sq. Feet.


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DESIGN No. 61 1233 Sq. Feet.


Quite a striking appearance, large rooms and comfortably laid out. To suit this particular elevation the plan can be varied in a great number of ways; if desired, porch verandah could be brought forward to allow access from one verandah to the other.

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1,251 Sq. Feet.


Has the best appearance on low blocks as illustrated and could be built in

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DESIGN No.

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1242 sq. Feet.


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DESIGN No.

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Observe the airy type of breakfast room, the accessibility of the large side verandah, and the convenient lay-out of all rooms. It is quite a modern structure and varied elevations can be provided to suit all tastes.

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DESIGN No.

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68

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69

1274 Sq . Feet.
One might say that here is an arrangement of 3 separate verandahs; it is a p'eas~ng type and may be built in wood or fibro; a gable cou!d be carried over porch if desired.

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70

1296 Sq. Feet.


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DESIGN No.

71

1244 Sq. Feet.


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72

1320 Sq. Feet.


A type that finds favour mainly in the country, where breezes may flow unobstructed through all rooms, and has the advantage that it can be indefinitely extended on ends without upsetting any personal or domestic arrangements.

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DESIGN No.

73

1293 Sq . Feet.
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DESIGN No.

74

1304 Sq. Feet.


An appealing type in its unique lay-out and will undoubtedly be built throughout Queensland; it is essentially a high block type with this elevation, but as with most plans elevations can be considerably varied.

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DESIGN No.

75

1300 Sq. Feet.


A rare type that will find many admirers; the room sizes can be juggled to meet all requirements, and with the wide frontage it will at all times be assured of a good resale value.

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DESIGN No.

76

1352 Sq. Feet.


Preferably built in stucco, brick or concrete and is something different from the usual run of dwellings; it will not cost nearly so much as is supposed at first glance.

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DESIGN No.

77

1308 Sq. Feet.


Quite a neatly balanced type; verandahs either side of porch could be flat type or used as a greenery with lattice; flat roof and spaced flooring; it may have extra verandahs on either side.
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78

1352 Sq. Feet.


Is quite popular in the country by those who require a slight break-away from the usual bungalow, and indeed would be equally effective as a town residence.

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79

1356 Sq. Feet.


3 bedrooms, fam ily res idence, with verandahs that are utilised solely for the fam ily; may be bu ilt in wood, and if built on high blocks appearance wou ld be better with gables at front and side.

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DESIGN No.

80

1360 Sq. Feet.


Ideal for country or western use, when the sun strikes hotly on the exterior walls; the internal verandahs are cool, a fine place to entertain with games and etc.; casement sills ought to be low and openings wide, verandah ends could be closed with folding doors, or louvre panels.

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DESIGN No.

81

1356 Sq. Feet.


Another fine country type, suitable for a family and can be given elevations of various designs; it has quite an amount of verandah space and is quite an economical home to build .

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DESIGN No.

82

1356 Sq. Feet.


An adaptation of southern style; may be built in stucco as illustrated, fibre or wood, with in!eriors of double walled fibre; it is being built in Queensland in increasing numbers each year .

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DESIGN No.

83

1360 Sq. Feet.


A ba lanced type that enables air to move through all rooms and for this reason is ideal for the Queensland climate; main bedroom and lounge may be changed over if des ired .
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DESIGN No.

84

1397 Sq. Feet.


Another family home; note that the lounge may be shut off, and the dining room is well catered for in light and airyness, and may have gable over with a cove ceiling for any one who does not care for the lean-to type of ceiling.

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DESIGN No.

85

1428 Sq. Feet.


Not as expensive as it looks if carried out in stucco, fibro or wood. Septic could open to verandah, which should be enclosed from floor to ceiling with louvre panels for privacy and climatic conditions.

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DESIGN No.

86

1426 Sq. Feet.


The verandahs are entirely for the family, which is a feature becoming more popular year by year; all rooms may be entered without passing through another room; kitchen may be made larger with steps at rear of verandah.

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DESIGN No.

87

1400 Sq. Feet.


It is entirely feasible, and any reputable builder could build it without any more trouble than an ordmary cottage. The six-sided rooms would allow of more apparent spaciousness, and for cyclonic strength would be hard to beat; it would be an advertisement for a seaside residential in itself, and the angles of the walls would act as breeze traps.

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DESIGN No.

88

1470 Sq. Feet.


A type that has been built in the State for many years, with varying ground plans and elevations, and will be built as long as there is timber to build with.

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DESIGN No.

89

1402 Sq. Feet.


A type all on its own, balanced, spacious and comfortable; perhaps a gable right across over verandahs and porch would improve appearance .
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DESIGN No.

90

1454 Sq. Feet.


A business man's home, with his own private office or "den;" a lounge room large enough to allow of entertainment to a number of persons; a perspective v iew of this home on a corner would delight anyone, and it is a popular residence with those who sti II prefer their homes on high blocks.

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DESIGN No.

92

1443 Sq. Feet.


A choice Queensland home that has been evolved during the past few years; may be built with or without hall and is big enough to take quite a family .

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1428 Sq. Feet.


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DESIGN No.

94

1500 Sq. Feet.


A roominess and elevation that appeals, and is spacious enough for the most fastidious; eaves overhang under verandah, may be deleted if desired .

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DESIGN No.

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1527 Sq . Feet.
Among fair sized homes with a considerable amount of verandah space this dwel ling has been popular among all classes for many years, and is still being bu il t in fair numbers each year.

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DESIGN No.

96

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DESIGN No.

97

1716 Sq. Feet.


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DESIGN No.

98

1737 Sq. Feet

4 bedrooms for a large family or guests; the broken verandah shape has an appeal of its own and acts as a general thoroughfare to all rooms.

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DESIGN No.

99

1884 Sq. Feet.


The o'd, old favourite w1th a little different construction to verandah; extenors really modernistic and yet kept to a purely bungalow type . Is extremely popular for country and station homes.

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Patterns 1, 4 and 5 appear to be the most used types, although in the better class homes No . 9 , 10 and 15 are very popular. Prices vary considerably, 1 to 5 being practically the same cost with varying prices for other styles .

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STANDARD PATTERNS OF INTERNAL AND FRONT DOORS.


No. 8 appears to be the mternal door used practically over the whole of the State. Being thus standard1sed to a degree, mass product1on by many large f1 rms enables this pattern to be put out at a very reasonable f1gure. The front doors are used 1n practically all patterns, n0 one des1gn appearing to be more popular than any other.

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SUGGESTED DESIGNS IN PANEL CEILINGS.


Purely suggestions which allow of three-p ly o r f ibro shee t s to be used wi th a m inimu m of waste. Numbers I, 4, 7 and 1 0 have been designed fo r 14ft . by 12ft. roo ms . N umbers 2., 5," 8 and 11 for 12ft. by 12ft . rooms, and 3, 6, 9 an d 12 fo r 12ft. by 1Oft . rooms, as t hese sizes of rooms appear to be the mos t popular. Seve ral of these designs may be adapted to almost any size room and perhaps will se rve as a basis on wh ic h to d raw up new designs.

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SUGGESTED ARCH DESIGNS.


Opinions d1ffer regarding the necess1ty or otherw1se of arches; however, they still retain the1r popularit in all parts of Queensland . These styles are more or less standard and may be vaned to su1t md1vidual requirements l:oth as to cost and the general construction.

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SUGGESTED GABLE DESIGNS.


Very often a builder meets with a cl1ent who wishes to get away from the usual No . 1 type, and these suggestions are included to enable the builder to meet a client's possible wishes. Note that the barge ends are cut 1n several styles; these should also have 1heir appeal.

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SUGGESTED STEP RAILING DESIGNS.


Again it is found that clients may like a certain type of finish to their front steps, but their ideas are often hazy as to the exact type required; these designs will assist a builder in giving his client complete satisfaction .

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SUGGESTED DESIGNS IN FRONT FENCES.


Another case of possible hazy ideas regarding fence requirements . The builder with the aid of these usual types will be enabled to suit a client' s requirements with a minimum of trouble .

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INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE BLUE PRINTS, ETC.

In the first place the quality and clarity of the blue print depends largely upon the kind of paper or linen upon which the plan is drawn . For preference we recommend either a transparent tracing paper or tracing cloth .

In a hot humid climate most users prefer a strong transparent tracing paper which is less affected by atmospheric conditions than tracing cloth. The paper we recommend is our "Sol ray" No. 104A.

Although it is not essential to draw the plan in Indian ink, a better blue print is obtained from an Indian ink drawing than from a pencil drawing . However, our blue print paper is now of such outstanding quality that pencil tracings give practically perfect blue prints. Again if deciding to use pencil tracings, the pencil used is a big factor, and also the kind of tracing paper. We recommend any of the good quality pencils such as "Turquoise" and "Mars." Our tracing paper, "Sol ray" No . 104, is the finest tracing paper marketed for using in conjunction with pencil line tracing . It is of clear transparency having a smooth surface (without being greasy) and the pencil does not bite into the paper and cause furred lines. It is, of course, just as suitable and adaptable for ink.

BLUE PRINTING

Exposure-from the average transparent Indian inked line drawing-approximately 2 minutes in bright sunlight . From the averag 2 transparent pencil line tracing-approximately 35 to 40 seconds in bright sun Iight.
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print is immersed in water and allowed to wash for three

to four minutes. If the lines are very feint and not a clear white, the print is over-exposed . If the background is a very pale blue, the print is und e r-exposed . Prints wi !l dry and intensify considerably darker blue than th ey appear in the batn .

DYE LINE PRINTING This process is coming into prominence owing to the ease and simplicity in printing and developing . No cumbersome baths are needed for this process like the helio type process. Developing powder is suppli ed with each roll ordered. From "Oce" dye line paper either black , red or b rown lin es may be produced on a white background .

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Exposure.-This paper only requires approximately 40 seconds' exposure in br"ght sunlight from an India n inked line transparent tracing. From a pencil line transparent tracing only approximately twenty-five seconds IS necessary. Davelopment.-Aithough for ease and simplicity in developing a developing mach ne is an advantage, it is not essential. All that is necessary is to wipe over the exposed surface of the print with a pad of cotton wool steeped in the develop1ng solution mixed as per instructions on the packet. The prints dry w1thm a few minutes and do not have to stand for a considerable time like helio prints . Th1s class of paper enables the print to be easily coloured. Printing Frame.-The most universal size is 30in. x 22in. This should oe made of a l1ght yet durable wood, having plate glass and felt backing and .vood slats We stock numerous standard sizes but outsizes can be made to order ,As we spcc1al1se in all these classes of goods, we are able to manufacture the most suitable type and also give our guarantee of satisfaction .

Rubbers, tc.-For pl'ncd erasing we recommend a soft durable rubber and for ml- Hasmg we have a spec1al ink raser which does not erase the surface of the material as well as the ink For ink lines on tracing c'oth we manu facture a sper1al erasing paste.

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Rulers.-The Armstrong universal scale is of most assistance to builders and cont ra ctors being graduated from kin . to 3in . to the foot. We carry complete stoc ks of draw ing office materials such as Tee Squares, Set Squares, Drawing Boards, French Curves, Ruling Pens, Printing Nibs and Pens, "Pelican" Graphos Fountain Pen for Draftsmen, letter guides, waterproof ink, pencils, in fact, everything that is required for drawing plans, etc.
Owing to a standard roll of blue print or dye line paper containing twenty yards, we are at all times willing to supply any part of a roll if your requirements will not allow of using one roll within the course of its life, which is about two to three months. Our life-long experience in these matters is always at your disposal and we will be only too pleased to answer any enquiry or problem which may arise in any of the aforementioned processes, etc.

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Much has been written over quite a period of the trend of modern building construction, particularly in regard to kitchens, bathrooms and exterior finish. The following two pages of exterior elevations are some among the many types of finishes being applied to Brisbane Homes, these almost without exception are of a stucco construction with a variety of Texture finishes applied by trowel, brush, spray, hand, etc., to attain the texture desired. Stucco is becoming increasingly popular by virtue of its heat-resisting qualities, its fine appearance, its cheapness to paint and its lasting qualities, being impervious to decay. Considering that its cost is little more than weatherboards or chamfers it is surprising that its use is not more general outside of Brisbane. As builders in other Queensland centres become acquainted with the method of construction and the types of textures no doubt there wi II come a day when its use will be universal throughout the State. It has been found in practice that stucco applied over Fibre-Cement is more prone to cracks than that applied to birdwire or expanded metal. Expanded metal is not popular at seaside resorts, as it has a tendency to rust in its cement coating if the job is not extra carefully done, and the cost of buying it galvanised makes the cost rather excessive. Practically all stucco-coated jobs in Brisbane to-day are on !in. mesh galvanised birdwire nailed to studs over a stout building paper backing. A thickness of three-quarters of an inch appears to be about the most usual thickness although with crooked studs and the wire not being strained tightly enough it may be found necessary to have a thicker finish than if a good straight walt is desired It will be noted that apart from the stucco exterior walls that in some cases gables are broadened out and also finished in stucco with possibly an ornamental motif of some description . On some homes gables are cut down to about the half way w1th framing and hips to roof. These naturally need to be finished with a tile, or fibro roof as these "cut downs" arc mainly to show off the beauties of the roofing . Gable finishes in shingles or mocv -shmglcs are also popular as they show a direct contrast to the stucco walls

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Window shades on stucco houses are now being constructed of stucco on wocd framing and as part of the wall, without spouting or roll, and often finished in a top and bottom narrow band of stucco painted a contrasting colour. Verandahs appear to be losing their appeal , very often the front porch only being retained with openings finished in gothic or curved tops either with stucco over timber or stucco finished against a jamb of specially cut or laminated to suit the curve. Bay-windows in all their glorious finishes are well to the fore, being finished in stucco, shingles, weatherboards and composite finishes all in plain or variegated colour schemes. The unsightly blocks which are so usual to the Queensland home are on the outside being gradually eliminated, piers of timber construction covered with stucco taking their place. The Publishers of this volume feel that Stucco is here to stay and recommend that all Queensland Builders make themselves thoroughly conversant with this type of work . The previous two pages are actual photographs of Brisbane Stucco-finished Homes and do not exceed a cost of 1000 to build, several costing little more than half of this amount. Although this type of home is yet greatly in the minority and practically nonexistent outside Brisbane, the Publishers felt that this volume would not be complete unless an effort was made to inform Queensland Builders of trend which day by day is becoming more popular and which can be applied to any plan in this publication.

DETACHABLE INFORMATION SHEET.


This sheet is included in volume, to enable a prospective home builder to give the building contractor practically all required information with a minimum of trouble on either side.
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Name Address Street in v.h1ch dwelling 1s to be built if in town area Does \OUr ground slope~ Selected ground plan is number Is ele . . ation satisfactory if not quote type preferred State he ght off ground budding is required E terior sheeting to be in S le of front step railings is number \ mdov. shades to be

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weatherboards chamfers fibro flat type Jean-to plain iron

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Gable finish preferred is number Do ')OU require batten arches under front of dwelling? Do you requ re any further enclosure under d.velling? Do you requ re a bay window square type octagen
Lava ory requ red in earth closet sewerage septic

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Type of fence requred (if any) is number


Height between floor and ceiling is linings and partitions m v joint fibro 3-ply fibro 3-ply v joint skirtings architraves picture rai Is cornace french lights front door internal doors casements fanlights sashes louvre doors Iatt1ce doors glassed doors light power bath basin sink concrete wash tubs water from Council main t.1nlt , nd stand (st,Jte size) ) plam iron ) f1bro ) tdux ) v lotiiC'

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DETACHABLE INFORMATION SHEET.


This sheet is included in volume, to enable a prospective home builder to give the building contractor practically all required information with a minimum of trouble on either side.
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2. Name Address Street 1n which dwellmg is to be built if in town area Does your ground slope? Selected ground plan is number Is elevation satisfactory, if not quote type preferred State height off ground buildmg is required E tenor sheeting to be in weatherboards chamfers fibro Style of front step radmgs ts number flat type Window shades to be lean-to plain iron Gable finish preferred is number Do you require batten arches under front of dwelling? Do you require any further enclosure under d.velling? Do you require a bay window square type octagen Lavatory requtred in earth closet sewerage septic

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Wholly set up and printed for the Home Building Publishing Company by Morcoms Pty. Ltd., at 141-5 George Street, Brisbane. Telephone B 3639.