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2 months2 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
Porter Davis homes

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

2 months2 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.…

2 months2 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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We have architraves in our bathroom with full height tiles

4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Apparently our fall is 1m in 10m ish?

4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Here is one of the windows. Clearance would be less then 10mm?

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

5 months5 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

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…

5 months5 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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6 months6 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins 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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6 months6 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins 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…

7 months7 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean38 - Bricking!

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…

7 months7 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins 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.

7 months7 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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I think I'd check whether your council will allow a soakage pit?

7 months7 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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Photo (please don't quote as I may delete later - thanks)

7 months7 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins posted:
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nikil we were told up to 6 weeks for council approval. It was exactly 6 weeks!

7 months7 monthsAnnPerkinsAnnPerkins 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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