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4 h4 hHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

So we’ve had our tender appointment now. It went fairly smoothly, there were a few things that we wanted to add in or take out following our WoS visit,…

5 h5 hHurrowHurrow posted:
Fence before build - neighbor dispute

That's about what I figured would be the case. Hopefully all the blocks that are for sale will have sold by the time we finish building, I'm not getting…

1 d1 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Fence before build - neighbor dispute

So I guess I'm hoping that sometime between now and completing my house (so probably about 10-12 months) that the blocks to the side that haven't been sold yet are…

1 d1 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Whenever I give instructions to my BC on the phone I always follow up with an email confirming it all, if its the other way round I ask the BC…

1 d1 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Fence before build - neighbor dispute

What happens if you're building a house in a new estate if the land next to you hasn't been sold yet, or isn't even under development yet? I'm likely…

1 d1 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep I agree. There seem to be a lot of moving parts in building a house, and if one part stops moving then it can hold everything else up.…

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1 d1 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I think a lot of it would come down to the tradies actually doing what they are supposed to be doing, and doing a good job of it. You could…

2 d2 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Fence before build - neighbor dispute

I find it often helps to try and think about it from their point of view. They have a completed house, may well have small children or a dog…

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2 d2 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Do you mean like home and contents insurance, or public liability insurance, or insurance against if PD go broke?
From what was explained to us the first two are…

5 d5 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I would be going to WoS at least once if not more. There are so many colours to choose from, you have to think about what cabinetry you want,…

6 d6 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Vancouver -Porter Davis

That sucks. You'd think if he was parking on your land he'd put it in a corner or at least not block access!

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7 d7 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'm really hoping that it all gets sorted out for you quickly. You seem to have had a lot of bad luck and stuffing around by PD along the…

12 d12 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I've learned so much from this website and this forum in particular, the blogs have been great too. There's just so much stuff that I would never have thought…

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12 d12 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Going to tender next week, any tips for preparing or questions to askr? Anything that people weren't expecting that got brought up during the appointment?

13 d13 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Who is Building with Porter Davis?

I'm wondering what factors council take into account? I would have assumed that using a volume builder they would have at least some idea about what might hold things…

15 d15 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I would imagine at tender stage most people aren't going to change. You've already decided on the design, the colours, the changes etc and all that sort of stuff…

15 d15 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

There could be any number of reasons. Not much progress has been made, she's been too busy to do any vlogging, PD asked her to stop doing it, she…

17 d17 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

There's certainly some useful stuff in there, thanks for the share. It's certainly interesting what everyone prioritises in terms of being prepared to fork out extra money, for them…

17 d17 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

It's probably a better explanation of the process than what you get from PD, but yes not very easy to listen to. I wonder how long it took to…

20 d20 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We did the Hebel promo, according to our sales consultant we should get some credit back for the render over the front of the house that we had as part…

20 d20 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Wow, we got quoted less than $1,700 for doing the whole WiR! That's with a bunch of hanging racks, some drawers and shelving.

22 d22 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'm guessing that Birk are more expensive than most places anyway, but having non standard window sizes like 2.41m instead of 2.4m probably makes it more expensive again, as well…

22 d22 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Wow you did really well to get it all done in one day then! We're not very adventurous either but there's still the decision of which of the 50…

22 d22 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'm glad the writeup was useful for you Obi.Wan, I definitely benefited from the writeups that other people have done previously! Looking at the documentation that gets sent out…

23 d23 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

WoS
So we had our appointment at WoS last week, it all went reasonably smoothly. We’d been up there a couple of times previously so we had most of our…

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23 d23 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I think for us it was about 10 weeks from paying the $2k fee to colours and electrical, then 3 weeks scheduled to tender, then 3 weeks to contract. …

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27 d27 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We said right from the start that we wanted it to all be done as soon as possible, unfortunately with our block of land not being titled until May (hopefully…

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27 d27 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yeah I'm working with September being the start date, as much as I think it could potentially be a lot sooner if everything goes smoothly I'd much rather be mentally…

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27 d27 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'm hopeful our guy was being a bit more realistic then! Given we've got contract in April and the land titles in May even if it takes them a…

27 d27 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Wow that sounds very quick!
We have a contract appointment in April and our land titles in May (well hopefully anyway) but then we were told by our SC that we…

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