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6 d6 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

So, to expand on my previous post...silestone comes in two slab sizes, normal and jumbo. Of course, lagoon (the one we chose) only comes in normal size which is 3060…

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7 d7 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi Harry,
RE your island bench, we had a very similar come to Jesus moment ourselves, except our kitchen consultant made the island 3.7m, which would have put it half…

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

Wow, for a waldorf grange and the number of wet areas it has, that is so cheap. Ours is 17k, but we are having a few infinity feature wall tiles.
Is…

11 d11 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

On another note, our selections are looking like this:
Kitchen culture $33k (all cabinets)
Wardrobes $8k
Electrical: $25k
Interior selections: $18k
Tiles $17k...might be closer to $22 (tossing up upgrading the downstairs tiles to …

11 d11 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Are one of your windows double glazed vs single glazed?
I know that double glazed windows go from sliding to awning type so the configuration is different....could be the reason?

12 d12 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

It almost looks like the door is the same as the garage!

13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Yeah, we just locked in our contract for 8th January.
We get $10k off if we start by March, so hopefully that gives us enough time!
Nice job on the upgrades, and…

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13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Aaah, you might be disappointed then, but let me know if they can! We wanted to use the laundry as a drying room too !
Instead of an extra duct in…

13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hang on a second...are you building the mad 45? I asked for another outlet in the laundry as well and was told it's not possible because you need a void…

13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Um, the colourtech alone was about 8k for the kitchen!

13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Omg, I haven't factored in brivis...what is that cost for? We were supposed to meet with them but instead expecting a phone call of some kind.

13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

On another note, our selections are looking like this:
Kitchen culture $33k (all cabinets)
Wardrobes $8k
Electrical: $25k
Interior selections: $18k
Tiles $17k...might be closer to $22 (tossing up upgrading the downstairs tiles to …

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13 d13 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Speaking of curtains, birk came back with a revised quote under 20k that would cover the bedrooms and front of the home, with no shears to try and get my…

16 d16 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Our WIR and other storage quote came in at 8k, which is reasonable, for 18 different inserts.
For Birk, shutters in bath, and ensuite.
Romans for sliding doors, and curtains for bedrooms.…

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16 d16 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Omg, curtain quote came back at $43k.
No thanks.

18 d18 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Agree, shale grey is on the slight green side, also a colourbond colour. Not a fan.

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18 d18 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Gutters, fascia and garage door woodland grey.
Upper lining boards southward
Lower render stoney creek.
Trims, lining board on the ceiling of the portico, and eaves Calcium.
Indoor we have calcium trims and kitty…

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19 d19 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Here is a 3d model of our facade and approximate colour scheme. Can share our selections if you like them.
Also note, you can't select half strength colours.
The windows look yellow…

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19 d19 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Given we didn't finish, our grace period hasn't started, so we have time to adjust.
Would love feedback if you can make out the pictures ;)

19 d19 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi everyone,
Just checking in. We had our first day at world of style today.
Didn't finish either the internal / external nor electrical appointments on the day, so a little disappointed.…

22 d22 dfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Be careful when it comes to facades.
The pictures on the website don't necessarily reflect the actual facade you get ;) it also includes upgrades.
For example the…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

Definitely include a separate sink. If anyone is in the shower and the door is locked, you're in trouble. $1200 isn't that much for a sink. Does it include splash…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Painting Tiles??

I wouldn't bother using the white knight tile paint. It is actually very expensive.
Use an oil based undercoat (dulux) two coats, and the color of your choice over the top.…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

I was told a definite no at sales, even though I am installing a 35k theatre room in my home. Argus have a Licence to print money with the PD…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Wow, you guys must live on here ;) thanks for the fast responses.
I'm actually a little nervous having our appointment over what is typically a long…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Minor update...
Our world of style appointment has been locked in for the 3rd and 6th November. This is the Friday / Monday before cup day.
In preparation, we have engaged an…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Here are a few more items that I've uncovered:
- Consider insulation in the walls to the garage if it is a hebel construction. It appears that if you build with…

1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

We're in agreement.
Pick whichever surveyor, provided you also get an independent inspector, which is the route we are both taking ;)
In my case, I'm…

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1 month1 monthfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi Bruce,
The original question was around the building surveyor - you have to select one - either one of three that PD have an arrangement with, or you can select…

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

I actually took a photo of their stairs to my tender to see if we could get the same curved stairs in the Madison, they said no. Pretty silly really.

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