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9 months9 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
Porter Davis homes

Also our gates were never ever locked. Sometimes they were left wide open.

9 months9 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Regarding double glazed windows it was cheaper to get double glazed windows compared to buying plantation shutters.
We upgraded our insulation ( ceiling and walls) significantly and I highly recommend it.…

9 months9 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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9528
We have architraves in our bathroom with full height tiles

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11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Hrm that's a concern. I don't suppose you could show me a pic?
You got your flooring done post handover didn't you? Did you get the skirts installed and painted…

11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Apparently our fall is 1m in 10m ish?

11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Yes - it's like the Cranbourne East display. Well spotted. :)
Question for those doing KDRB. What are your water bills during construction like? Ours…

11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Here is one of the windows. Clearance would be less then 10mm?

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11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Another point I thought I'd mention for those doing a KDRB. Our block slopes from front to back. We found ourselves with tonnes (yes, tonnes) of excess earth behind our…

11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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I'm trying to post pics but I'm failing.
I've since spoken with the flooring guy. He reckons they will just remove the trim from the window and cut it back…

11 months11 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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We have had handover from PD. We haven't moved in yet as we have been completing flooring and appliances after handover. A word of advice in case anyone else is…

12 months12 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)

I think I got our bricks confused - apparently we ended up choosing Newport, not Brighton! I remember they were really similar, so I had trouble choosing one over the…

12 months12 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Hurrow: that sounds incredibly frustrating. I hope this is your only big delay and it goes smoothly after this.
We now have the keys to our house. We can't move in…

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1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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From memory the Cat 1 tiles are ceramic, not porcelain. We upgraded to porcelain as they are better quality.
We are approaching PCI!

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1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
Easement Info stormwater

Our council tried to tell us we had stormwater drainage in our easement, even though we knew for a fact there wasn't (based on next door neighbour's conversation with council…

1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)

We chose the same bricks as you for our build by PD. They look great! We actually chose the same roof too, but I changed it post contract as I…

1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Ours is the same as yours - $300,000 maximum policy limit, 20% of the contract price for a contract price of $370,000.

1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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I think I'd check whether your council will allow a soakage pit?

1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Photo (please don't quote as I may delete later - thanks)

1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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nikil we were told up to 6 weeks for council approval. It was exactly 6 weeks!

1 year1 yearAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

You can cut out patches of buffalo grass using a spade. Then plant them where you want it. Use your spade to dig down just far enough to…

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