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6 d6 dfademanfademan posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Its probably obvious to you as you're in the trade and know how homes are built - what is standard in volume builders and what isn't.
This thread was gold for…

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7 months7 monthsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis homes

In principle but the work would still need to be done .. depending on the type of soil and the results, including any changes you want to the house,…

7 months7 monthsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We did our build with them 3 years ago and confirmed the site costs at tender as you say.
By memory they provisioned an amount of money for site costs based…

3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Does ceiling height adds value to the property?

Short answer is yes, absolutely.
Do it, you won't regret the decision. It makes the home look that much bigger and spacious, instead of cramped.
I would also suggest making the doors…

3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Done ;)

3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Are you building in Melbourne?
We asked for the same thing, but the finishing carpenter installed all the skirting anyway. You should make sure your site supervisor knows so they don't…

3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

I'm going to put a plain epoxy coating on the garage floor between Christmas and New Year's. Getting it from here:
Epoxysupplies.com.au
https://www.epoxysupplies.com.au/comple ... ng-systems
They have flake and…

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3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Here is the driveway and paving. Done on Tuesday, but not quite finished.

3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Oak floors went in today. They did an awesome job, and no quad!
Carpet next week, then we're done just in time for Christmas.

3 years3 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-)

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Anyone been to the coco republic sales at the displays? Worth going?
What are the prices like?

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro

It will be...it's not about the sound but the vibration. That travels through studs

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Driveway build help

Thanks, bit of a relief. It is getting close to Christmas so our options were limited ;)

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Driveway build help

We are paying over $11,000 for exposed aggregate driveway, but our garage has a 9m setback, and we estimate about 85sqm in total, just for the front. Not sure if…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Crossover

Recently got a few quotes for our crossover (which included moving it slightly from where it is now) which was between 4,500 - 5,800.

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Theatre Room COLOURS Help!

We went charcoal on the walls, and castle grey on the ceiling in ours.
Soundproofing plaster (13mm) and insulation in the walls

Theatre Room COLOURS Help!
4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis homes

The one thing that did start getting old on me were the excuses. They were so practiced and polished. Always had an answer for every single little thing.
I'm going…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Love the photos and the two tone kitchen colours!! You must be very excited to live in!!

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi everyone,
We had our pci for our Madison 45 this past Monday.
We upgraded our stairs to traditional 5, as we loved the stairs at the display in point cook…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro

Add a sliding door between the ensuite and wir. If the gap is too great, shrink it (which also gives you more hanging space!)

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Brand new home or old one

Seriously, buy the worst house in the best suburb you can afford. New carpet, curtains and a coat of paint can do amazing things to old homes ...and they have…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi mik...
How'd your PCI go?
Have you moved in? Enjoying the home? Any surprises?
Our PCI is on Monday, I'm not sure what to expect or what I need to check…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi everyone,
Home coming together now and apparently will be finished before Christmas. We've had a few problems along the way, but nothing too major (they had to repaint the house…

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4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi ashik,
What type of security camera setup are you thinking about getting? Analogue, or POE?
We chose poe, so at our electrical appointment asked for 6 external network cable pre wires…

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4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Boom ;)

Porter Davis - Madison 40
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4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi Madison 40, interesting that you went with single pane glass windows for the living room...really like it!. Our kitchen and stairs are now installed. Scaffolding will come down shortly,…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Pendant lights & downlights to ground floor of 2 storey home

Do you have photos of your ceiling battens / floor joists to the top floor? Do you have insulation in the ceiling?
If they are solid, it's going to make running…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Lighting recommendations in Sydney

Yep, but I would expect importers are available in Sydney as well!

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Lighting recommendations in Sydney

Fat shack for vintage and industrial lights if that is the style you're looking for.
I'm planning on importing lighting from Feiss, which has a huge collection of lights, through Richmond…

4 years4 yearsfademanfademan posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Photos from the weekend. We got our Darbecca pre plaster inspection and a bunch of things found on the first report appeared again on the second. There were a few…

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