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Joined 11 February 2007
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14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Supercession of home designs

I highly doubt that the PD Cottesloe came out of a mistake. I would say that it is more likely that they had quite a few requests for that change…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Tile Colour?

Hi all
After 4 months in our new house I have decided I really dislike the colour of the wall tiles in the bathroom and ensuite (were supposed to be off-white…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Post Contract Variations - Help please

Unfortunately you signed the variation. Harsh, perhaps but that is what they will most likely say. This happened to us with our facia/guttering. Clearly written in an email but wrong…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes

We are also in Point Cook and couldn't recommend it highly enough. I work in the city and leave about 7.20 and get into the office about 8.30, thus I…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Rock provision credit

Yes they HAVE to show you evidence. But they are also entitled under the HIA contract to charge you 25% builders markup on top of that cost. ie. If the…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
lock up/enclosed

I believe it depends on your builder and the method they choose under the HIA contract. It may be a % of the total progress of your home. This can…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Simonds or Porter Davis

We built with Porter Davis and we had a few issues and found their customer service to be lacking big time. We have a few friends that are building with…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Major mistake in the brick work

Vlad currently we live about an hours drive from where we are building (living with the in-laws) and just about every time we had been to the house it was…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Major mistake in the brick work

I totally agree, we have done well out of their mistake. Like I said it wasn't worth going any further with it and I'll never be cold stepping out of…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Major mistake in the brick work

Yeah I know I agree its peanuts, even more-so now, however I had a meeting with them this afternoon and basically we were told to settle or they would pull…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Major mistake in the brick work

We had an 'emergency' meeting with the building supervisor on site this afternoon. He had spoken with my partner earlier in the day and advised that the 1 month delay…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Major mistake in the brick work

Hi all
I need some advice. We went to our house (currently at lock up) today, it was the first chance we got to have a good look at the outside…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
HELP ME PLZ

I also have to agree here. We bought in Pt Cook 9 months ago and just got extremely lucky with a block in Boardwalk estate. Before this we were looking…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Who is building or built with PD in Innisfail (Point Cook)?

Hi Anton
I am at lock-up with PD in the Boardwalk estate at the moment (just over the other side of Dunnings Rd). We have had an excellent experience with them…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
About a driveway

Thanks so much for all the replies everyone. I have to say Matt I really like the exposed aggreate look for driveways, so I was pleased to know that it…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
About a driveway

Hi all
Just wanted to find out what kind of (sealed) driveways you have all opted for and what I can expect to pay? I have no idea what I want…

14 years14 yearsEmiEmi posted:
What’s new???

Frame went up last week - roof sheduled for the 29th but with this weather we are having in Melbourne I doubt it!
Also currently deliberating over furniture colors…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Porter Davis homes

In relation to PD's tardiness in responding we have found the same thing. I ended up speaking with our CSR's manager as there were changes we had wanted to make…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Henley in Melbourne

Be willing to check your site EVERY day and hound your supervisor if you see anything you are not sure about. That is the advice a tradie who used to…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Heywood 25 Porter Davis

Thanks for the advice. I know I am perhaps being slightly anal about it all. Like I said over analysing. I do agree with you YSSIM that island benches are…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Heywood 25 Porter Davis

Hi all
Just wondering if anyone has built a Heywood 25 with Porter Davis? I am over critically analysing our plans, the kitchen in particular. We have chosen to have a…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Wardrobe Solutions

Thanks for the ideas guys (and girls). i had never thought of Bunnings. I have a handy dad and FIL so perhaps an option? Will get onto my homework and…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Wardrobe Solutions

Hi all,
Don't you hate having clothes all over the place due in inadequte storage? I know it is one of the things the drives me insane. We are building a…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Porter Davis homes

How exciting epiphany! Where abouts did you build? Must be such a good feeling for it to almost be finally over. =)
Emi

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
First home buyers greetings

Yeah we looked at Tarneit Gardens, Claremont Park and Moorookyle (nearly bought a block of land in Moorrokyle) and most of our friends have bought in Claremont Park. I think…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Solid Timber Flooring / Floating Timber Floor Recommendation

Stupid question but what do you mean by 'please lift the skirtings up'?

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
First home buyers greetings

I doubt you would get land big enough to put a large home like the Parkside on in Tarneit for 100k these days. Price has gone up a bit in…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
New Home Prices across Australia

Hi all
We had our tender with Porter Davis today. Total house price $175000 approx we didn't upgrade much structurally nor asthetically. Just a couple of small things like a door…

15 years15 yearsEmiEmi posted:
Building company feedback

Three words.... Don't do it! Every tradie I have ever known warned us to stay away, including those who have worked for them. Also my partners cousin's place is about…

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