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2 months2 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We are building Hebel. Lucky enough to get free under a lifestyle promotion.
Te render looks fantastic.
You just have to be more careful around it.
We had a corner damage by…

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2 months2 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I agree. To meet 6 star rating on our house with Hebel, they had to put R2.5 in the walls and R6 in the roof.
I'd only ask for an upgrade…

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2 months2 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

That's when you turn to the beer economy.
I was lucky enough in my last 2 houses to have flexible SS

2 months2 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

You just have to ask.
Its amazing what they will let you do.
All depends on your relationship with the SS

7 months7 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I contacted them again last week and they confirmed that it was standard and couldn't be changed as the bank had already approved it.
I asked the manager to call me…

7 months7 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I feel stupid. I signed for method 2 after questioning it and they said it was standard. So pevd off right now. Method 1 was crossed out. I feel the…

8 months8 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

That sucks. I'm concerned we will have the same problem once we start building.
Unfortunately I don't think it's PDs fault. It's a common problem with oil based enamel.
You can see…

8 months8 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We asked for a power point in the bathroom cabinet. Its good for electric toothbrushes and charging shavers.
Although you do need one outside the cabinet as well.

9 months9 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Well you don't get a credit as it wasn't included in the house cost. Our BAL was roughly $7k on our tender document, which was removed at contract signing. So…

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9 months9 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

You can hire someone to reassess the BAL rating if you think it's not right.

Our block has a creek frontage and our BAL was lifted. We thought the same as…

9 months9 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We loved the Plaza. We were thinking about it but all the bathrooms scared us off
Would love to see some progress pics and final pics once finished

10 months10 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Hi everyone,
We have decided to build the hoffman 39.
I found this thread really helpful so I'm contributing my details.
Hoffman 39 $296,900
Flooring Cat 1 laminate and carpet - free as part…

1 year1 yearPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I find some tradies don't need the work so'll quote ridiculous amounts in the hope that someone is desperate enough to do it.
Just make sure you do all the grunt…

1 year1 yearPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Pretty sure I got my plumber to move my meter. I didn't ask the water authority.
The underground valve (this is before the meter for emergency shut off) had to stay…

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Anyone building with MainVue Homes

The only flooring included are the tiles you mentioned to wet areas. Unfortunately/ fortunately the flooring were taken out of the inclusions when the prices were slashed by $30,000. Their…

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Building Emporio ER432 with MainVue

Does anyone know how much it costs to get double glazing on the Emporio?

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Building Emporio ER432 with MainVue

We built a 7 star energy rated double store house and it still wasn't enough to keep out the summer heat in Geelong. We didn't have any aircon. With the…

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Has anyone built a Carlisle home in the Geelong area (excluding armstrong creek and leopold)?
I'm looking to build a Mantra, but I'm not sure they will build it in geelong.
I…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
The Gilletts crazy dream- sideway nearly there pics

Hi Rudolf,
Love the colours you have chosen for your house.
We built the forrester through burbank last year. We moved in Dec 2009. It took about 5 month to complete.
Make sure…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Internet Service Provider

lI don't think Max was saying that the developer was locking him in. It was just that the ISPs weren't providing service to his area. Sounds like he needs a…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Street Directory Updates

our stage streeet/ stage was completed over a year ago and our street name doesn't appear. The street is greyed like you have. I noticed recently (last month) that once…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Internet Service Provider

I was with Exetel and they were very cheap, but I was sick of them putting admin fees just to pay the account. Seemed every few months they would increase…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Internet Service Provider

Optus and Telstra a poor value as ISPs.
They charge for both downloads and uploads. Plus they both charge $150 per Gb if you go over your allowance.
get Naked ADSL2+ with…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Exposed Agg cracks

Had my exposed agg layed last Monday.
I found 2 hairline cracks running across a 1m wide path on Thursday.
I found 3 more last night, a week after it was put…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Phone line Installed, What to do next?

sounds rediculous that you have to have all that if you aren't going to use it.
I certainly wasn't going to run thousands of dollars worth of cables when we are…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Price of exposed agg in geelong

Its a creamy colour. I don't know what the mix is called

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Price of exposed agg in geelong

this is from the concreter
"To prepare site, excavate, put down any necessary crushed rock, box up desired area and prepare. All concrete shall be 25mpa, shall be a minimum of…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Price of exposed agg in geelong

I'm currently getting quotes for exposed agg for my driveway and around the house.
I've had a quote that the cheapest mix is $85 per sq meter.
Does this sound about right???
we…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Building first home with Burbank

have a read of my experience with the pre build stage.
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17112&p=263536#p263536
Basically they spent 4 weeks drafting the plans, then came back to me saying that there were height restrictions in…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Building first home with Burbank

congratulations on the new build.
We are building through Burbank. We are into our 3rd week of the defect fix and hoping that we get the keys this week. Fingers…

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