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5 years5 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

The style that we chose from the picture was of a straight staircase, even though our stairs are u-shaped. In terms of what was installed, the style is spot…

5 years5 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

For those that have built a double storey with PD, do you need to specify that you need handrails on stairs during the contract negotiations? We didn't specifically ask…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

We moved the water meter and it cost us $700. The plumber put a fiztroy box where the old meter was and also installed a stand-pipe for this price.…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yeah i understand that RE: Independent Inspections, but was wondering how two experts (your own and PD's) would have missed what sounds like a significant problem. I hope that…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Did you do any other inspections Base, Frame, Lock-Up etc? How did this not get picked up before then?
Don't PD also do their own inspections?

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Just wondering if people have taken extra pairs of eyes for their PCI, eg, friends or family? Or is the PCI only for those that are listed on the…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Can we please keep this thread for people to post questions and share their experience and problem solve pre-, during and post construction with Porter Davis? There are specific…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

You won't notice it once you put shampoo bottles in.

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition

I don't have any recommendations for your area, but i would strongly advise you to speak to recent clients and see for yourself how they leave the site when finished.

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
New build independent inspections

Sorry, what i meant is that one is an inspection done and passed by the inspector engaged by the builder. The other is an inspection done by someone i…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
New build independent inspections

Yes i have asked that question, but this is directed at those who are building and caught in the middle of two "experts" with conflicting opinions about what is within…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks Jackula for that detailed response. Did you or anyone else have access to PD's independant report and how easy was it to get it from them?

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

A question for those that have had an independant report done and the inspector finds some items to be rectified. Do you hold back payment for that stage, until…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
New build independent inspections

Just wondering if people hold back payment to the builder when the independent inspector finds issues to be fixed? We had the inspection done on the same day…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

RE: Eaves. Are you building close to the property boundary? Not sure if they are knocking back the eaves b/c your building envelope might be encroaching too close to…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

@ sweet-home,
Hope they resolve this to your satisfaction. Specially after forking out $56k for site costs, you wouldn't want to be paying more for retaining walls you hadn't budgeted…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

@ sweet-home. What was your slope before construction? Also was it cut only or cut and fill.
We have a 3m slope and a 900mm cut and fill. …

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition

Well after nearly 8 weeks of inaction, we finally sacked our original demolisher and engaged a new company who got the job done in eaxactly 8 days (from engaging them…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

600mm eaves - $2400
R2.5 wall & R5.0 ceiling insulation - $3500
Those prices are for the Wembley.
Make sure you ask for wall insulation on the inside garage wall to keep the…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yeah I can see both sides, but it's frustrating being caught in the middle of a conversation between two organisations. By the time you pass contract, you would have…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

We also sacked our Demolisher last week after 8 weeks of failed promises.

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Just wondering if others came across this issue in relation to finance approval? We have a bit of a Mexican stand-off between the bank (cba) and PD. The builder…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

We are also building a Wembley and moved the HWS based on your experience about 5 or 6 meters towards the back of the house. I think the cost…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Porter Davis homes

Was this a Knock-Down Rebuild or Greenfield Development?

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition

I spoke too soon. Three Weeks since obtaining the Demolition Permit and nine weeks since engaging the Demolisher the only thing they've manged to Demolish so far is our…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Demolition Mobs Recommendations Please

One lesson learnt the hard way for us is to do a reference check and insist on speaking to one or two of their recent clients. Maybe even drive past…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition

One other lesson learnt the hard way is to do a reference check and insist on speaking to one or two of their recent clients. Maybe even drive past…

6 years6 yearsbramsybramsy posted:
Demolition Mobs Recommendations Please

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