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27 d27 d95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi all, one quick question about garden tap in quality inclusions brochure under Tapware
2 Garden taps provided - one inside the front boundary and one attached to house.
I can…

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2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

insider
Thanks a lot for the clarification. As long as it's a beefed up M slab and adequate for the soil condition, I'm happy.

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
Cost to repair crossover

Hi Ezza, we're in the same boat. If you're going to have driveway done by some third party, rather than your builder, do it together with the driveway.

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi all,
Can I ask if anyone comes across this change by PD? I've been told I could only have windows without architraves, instead of windows with architraves over tiles…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Here is the footing recommendation section from 2nd soil report
They have recommended M class foundation. But somehow the final engineering plan I received hasn't been updated to reflect that.
May I…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Hi Insider,
Thanks a lot for your insight. Is that right cost wise, steel piles are the most expensive, screw piles sits in the middle with concrete piers being the rather…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

StructuralBIMGuy
Thanks a lot for the advice. I just got both copies of soil reports. Are these the sections which matters the most?
Also, I've…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Thanks so much for your reply.
I'm building a double storey in a built-up area. According to the builder, the block is quite flat. No LPOD is sighted therefore they have…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

I could see from your thread that 59 concrete piers were put in under your slab.
How much extra did that cost you? Cheers

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Brucefil,
Thanks for the tip. Fingers crossed tomorrow. Hopefully I could get some credit back.
I have checked my engineering plan. I got 35 steel piles driven to 75KN safe…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Hi Old Bloke,
Thanks for your reply. I will definitely ask for a copy of that tomorrow.
May I ask how much roughly those concrete piers cost you and how many of…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Hi guys,
I'm doing a KDR with a volume builder in SE of VIC. The block is not too far from the beach side so that I have been told after…

2 months2 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi guys,
I've been sent final drawings and engineering plan to sign before they could book a site cut next week.
I have just compared 2nd soil test report after knockdown…

5 months5 months95289528 posted:
Storm water Legal point of discharge

Thanks a lot. Did you install soakage pits or discharge to the kerb?

5 months5 months95289528 posted:
Storm water Legal point of discharge

Hi bashworth, thanks for the link. The soakage pits is the solution my builder proposed at the moment. They told me that discharging to the kerb is too difficult due…

5 months5 months95289528 posted:
Storm water Legal point of discharge

Hi buildingnanna, thanks for reply. Could you pass on details of pros you hired? And how much roughly does that cost you? Cheers

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5 months5 months95289528 posted:
Storm water Legal point of discharge

I'm doing a knockdown and rebuild a single house. A while ago I lodged a application to council to get legal point of discharge info. It came back saying:
The…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

They told me that there are two options. One is to the kerb and the other is infiltration system which is soakage pits. To discharge to the kerb, you would…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
United Energy - power pits!

Use Twitter to reach them. Way effective than calling. Someone actually will call you back.

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
United Energy - power pits!

Keep calling. Took me around 4wks to get quote. By memory, it was $3774 starting price, plus extra for cables, if you need more than 5m.

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

I just received an update regarding LPOD. They say they will install soakage pits and put extra $5500 allowance under Services. Does anyone have soakage pits put in during a…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

They have the full access from front. There is no parking restrictions on both sides of street. It's a rather quiet street with power poles on the other side of…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Nikil, thanks for the heads up. I will definitely bring that up at my 2nd tender which would be next week.

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6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

I just got off the phone with local council. They told me that unless builder is planning to sort of permanently occupying council's land during the building period,there is no…

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6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

I got the breakdown of OHS cost from PD this morning.
Out of 18k, 16k is to Provide manual handling charge due to site restrictions. Manual handling includes but not…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Liz, thanks a lot for your reply.
I questioned the overhead power line within 6m of construction as well at tender. She said ' Oh, that must refer to your…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Ann, thanks so much. I googled my property and I can see somewhere it says it was built in 1975. I'll contact the council and get the info regarding…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Annperkins, thanks for the info. Could you pm me the plumber you used? My block might not have a LPOD. I bought the property 3 months ago. I was…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

My BC normally responds fair quickly within 2 days. During the period over 3 months, I sent quite a few emails to her to either get prices for upgrades or…

6 months6 months95289528 posted:
Porter Davis homes

On Tuesday, I emailed my BC regarding the failed tender. She immediately passed the bucket to tender presenter. The presenter called and told me PD is not going to amend…

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