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dancelisah

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Joined 20 December 2007
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13 years13 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

VJ, you are coming up against a similar problem to us. Kevin uncovers a mountain of issues of which are seemingly impossible to get fixed in a reasonable period…

13 years13 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
HELP! Post choice colours anxiety!!!

Hi Petal
I think paperbark render looks great with the Hawthorn bricks! Do you have a photo of the one DH found with the darker render so you can compare…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Our Site Supervisor told us that plastering is due to start Thursday but I have not even heard when the BSS inspection will be. I am so glad we…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Well everyone, Kevin just inspected my place today and yes he is a Super Star :D. He said in general the frame is very…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Thanks for your 2 bits Phoenix! I will definitely be there for the inspection. It is a good opportunity to look at things properly myself as well. …

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

I mentioned Homeone in my first email to him and he called me back that day so I was very happy with that, I was expecting it would take a…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

My SS does not seem interested in being there but he said the carpenter is likely to be there that day so would be able to talk about any issues.…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Hey thanks Vanderlay that is really sensible I had not thought of it like that! Kevin said he will do the report on Tuesday night so they will have…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

I have him coming on Tuesday to do a pre plaster inspection. I called my site supervisor last Tues to find out a good time for Kevin to come…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Does Lockup include the garage door?

Does that mean they deliver all the internal doors before lockup to put the garage internal door on or just that one?

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Does Lockup include the garage door?

Did you have internal garage access from the house?

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Does Lockup include the garage door?

It is looking like we may achieve lockup by Friday :D :D :D

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
How do the tradies get in???

I agree it is best not to go in, it would not be worth getting sprung. I really was just wondering how the tradies get it, I was hoping…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
How do the tradies get in???

:lol: Yes I think I read you did this in another thread, we can always hope this will happen...... I would have been very embarrasing…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
How do the tradies get in???

This may be a dumb question but once the house is at lockup how do all the tradies get in?

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Negotiating with Porter Davis

We have had an issue with PD in the last few days about the height of a void, where the wording of the contract said one thing (not what we…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Negotiating with Porter Davis

I was not able to negotiate on one single thing. I got one discount of $105 because the consultant said getting a fridge space would not cost anything but…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Negotiating with Porter Davis

I agree with Mozzie there is no negotiation you just have to budget for the prices as they are, I guess the only good thing about this is that…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...

I need some advice. I recently discussed with the lovely guy who was in charge of our frame (H) about putting extra noggins in for towel rails and hanging…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
I know you love photos...

Looking fantastic!
What colour are your walls and kitchen cabinets?

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Home Building Blogs

Hi Perry
Can you add my blog to the list?
Thanx

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Thinking of doing a letterbox drop to buy a house

We were just trying to use a no BS approach. We were not trying to get some incredible bargain we just wanted land to build on and wanted it…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Thinking of doing a letterbox drop to buy a house

I did exactly that. I did about 100 letterbox drops and got one phone call and bought the house, demolished it and am now up to frame stage on…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

Mine says 198 days plus the 10 for bad weather. I am not worried too much I have a feeling they will be quite quick. We just drove…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Home Building Blogs

Hi, Can you please add my blog to the list?
http://ourhamilton34.blogspot.com
Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis in Melbourne's South Eastern Suburbs

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

Casa
No we were lucky not to have to pay any extra, the topic of "the house price will increase" was certainly brought up many times but the majority of the…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

Hi Mozzie
I am building the Hamilton 34, I just had a look at your blog and I have certainly experienced many similar issues to you with the administration side of…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis

Mikita: I am glad there is someone. Do you have a blog or photos posted somewhere?
VJ: I understand why you changed your mind we are stressing a bit now…

14 years14 yearsdancelisahdancelisah posted:
Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis

Hi Everyone,
I have been reading this forum for ages and finally decided to post. We are building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis in Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs. …

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