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2 d2 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Hey mate,
Just FYI, and this is also another reason to pick them, all of Darbeccas inspections include a complimentary reinspection of the previous defects to ensure they have been rectified…

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2 d2 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

I'd have to second this... I have had 5 inspections with Darbecca, all available on the same day and all very very detailed... You won't be disappointed if you…

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10 d10 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Slowly, very slowly...
We would have been in this week however everything was pushed back because of them having to redo the master ensuite...
All that is left is:
Driveway
Light in void for…

11 d11 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Looks good :) fingers crossed Darbecca don't find much :)

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20 d20 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

You could always call a conveyancer/ consumer affairs and ask if they are allowed to charge you a fee for "waiting" you may find that it's not allowed... because let's…

26 d26 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Is the physical one you have selected more permanent? Like what happens in 10-15 years? Can it be redone? Or does it get "refilled" somehow?
We got our "chemical" one…

29 d29 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Hey Momiji,
We started in September 2016 and we received our official lockup invoice in December... so lockup has lasted almost 5 months for us!! It's definitely he longest, slowest part…

30 d30 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Smart Downlights

I'm unsure... if you ask the people on the smart home website where you buy them they will be able to help you...
I use Alexa to control them so I'm…

30 d30 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Smart Downlights

You could use insteon micro dimmers/relays... it's about $80 per light switch (much cheaper than changing every light globe)
http://www.insteon.com.au/INSTEON_Products.html
You can buy them from
http://www.smarthome.com.au

30 d30 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Smart Downlights

You can buy the GU10 from office works l, Harvey Norman etc... however they aren't very bright (only about 7w) so it's more of a feature light globe than a…

30 d30 dbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Ours is almost done :)
Probably 3 weeks or so and we should be in! :)

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1 month1 monthbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

We hope this is a sign that our site supervisor has high standards and realises that we (and Darbecca) do as well.
This is a really good sign :)

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1 month1 monthbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

A copy of what the report looks like:

1 month1 monthbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Hey Les,
They are both magnificent houses and I'm sure you will be thrilled with what ever one you end up choosing... 54 squares as a base is very big

2 months2 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

See how the middle line is slightly off centre

2 months2 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

That is amazing news, I can't wait to follow your progress!!! Remember photos are your friend... take lots and lots, we have had to refer to our because drains were…

2 months2 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

That's amazing news!!!
Just FYI I believe Darbecca can liaise directly with the slab supervisor for you as this stage is notorious for delays!!!

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2 months2 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

We have everything in a storage unit already so it will just be packing the small things we have been living off for the last 12 months...
We have gotten…

2 months2 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Hey hey hey!!
Build is going well, we are waiting on one of our back sliding doors to be fixed still and my SS doesn't want to start any of the…

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3 months3 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

We are doing this in our master bedroom, Theatre and those huge windows at the back...
The front of the house is getting tint and blinds to allow for better privacy…

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3 months3 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Hey Obi.wan,
I will answer your questions to the best of my ability :)
Question 1 - Darbecca are not Waldorf grange experts they just very thorough and…

3 months3 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

What?!?!? That's ridiculous, PD need to get their **** together!!
Hopefully you are getting all the bad luck out the way early and your build will fly by without a hitch!!!

3 months3 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Home Technology Hub

It's not super elegant however a quick google search turned this up:
http://www.slimlinewarehouse.com.au/pg/ipadstands/wall-mounted-ipad-holders.aspx?gclid=CNfg6uC8i9ICFUkAvAodLN4Ptw

4 months4 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis House issue

Unfortunately they are correct about the floors.
The VBA website below gives you a run down (basically you have 24 months) to stop squeaking and cracks need to be of…

4 months4 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

Interesting... I was told by my BC not to add insulation until the contract appointment as if it is needed for energy rating purposes PD will provide it and may…

4 months4 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

You should ask :) They really have no reason to say no, I mean they do PCV's all the time (I think we have had 8…

4 months4 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

It depends on what thickness of batts you choose.
The picture below shows the price we paid for these rooms... doing all walls becomes quite expensive. Initially we had all rooms…

4 months4 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

The internal walls Do NOT come insulated (acoustic or otherwise) if you do not request it...

4 months4 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hey Hurrow,
WoS is a mysterious beast and it's good you have gone and made some selections prior to actually building.
As far as getting final pricing early and just making sure…

5 months5 monthsbd3watsonbd3watson posted:
Porter Davis homes

The first 48 hours is the time when you contact the WOS people for changes, after that you just email your BC with lists of changes you require...
You can change…

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