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7 d7 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Exposed Agg vs Coloured Concrete

We should hopefully have handover of our house in approx. 3 weeks, so we have started to think about the driveway. At this stage we are torn between coloured concrete…

11 d11 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis

Thank you. I will check our contract.
Leak is fixed. I have been taking photos of the water meter as well and it’s not moving. It was a significant amount…

12 d12 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway

Hi everyone
So our build is hopefully coming to an end and i have started thinking about packing up our rental ready to move.
We won’t have any landscaping/driveway done when…

15 d15 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis

So I received my water bill from our build today - and at over $4500 for 2 months, so say I almost had a heart attack is an understatement!
My SS…

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22 d22 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
How does your fridge look? Pics?

My partner and I are in a bit of a battle about how far the fridge can stick out of the cabinetry. It's something that is hard to visualise when…

24 d24 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Has anyone removed laminate flooring skirting.

Do you know if its hard to get off? Assuming it's glued down.

26 d26 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Has anyone removed laminate flooring skirting.

Has anyone pulled up the laminate floorboard skirting before? In the picture below, this is a fridge space. That extra 30mm would give us a lot more options with a…

Has anyone removed laminate flooring skirting.
26 d26 dgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Has anyone pulled up the laminate floorboard skirting before? In the picture below, this is a fridge space. That extra 30mm would give us a lot more options with a…

Porter Davis homes
1 month1 monthgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Welcome!
We have used Darbecca, as most people on here do, for our house inspections. Price varies depending on what inspections you want and if its a single/double storey. Best to…

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1 month1 monthgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Has anyone kitted our there wardrobes using IKEA? Would love to hear your thoughts on that if you have.

1 month1 monthgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yes. Has anyone gone back to there BC to query this? I don’t see how they can make the connection with clause 34. I will reply back to my BC…

1 month1 monthgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Poor form PD, poor form. Just received 2 letters from our BC, advising because we have had 2 x independent inspections, they have extended the time to be finished by…

1 month1 monthgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Wow, they really don’t like them do they. In saying that, our SS has been great with Darbecca and we haven’t had any issues or delays. But our Darbecca reports…

2 months2 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

So things are ticking along with our build. Tiling has been done. Electrical done. Plumbers were there today. Its looking really good with minimal issues.
I will say I was disappointed…

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2 months2 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

For those of you who upgraded from standard to boutique stacker door, do the boutique come with a keyed lock? The AL website says it’s as standard. The item on…

3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Left over bricks

The builder told us we can either keep them, or get them to take them away at the end of the build

3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

What is wrong with the driveway - looks great to me! We have to swap our crossover to the other side as well, plus the demo guys (and PD) have…

3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Left over bricks

Had a meeting with our site supervisor today. Looks like we will have about $1000 worth of bricks left over (about 2.5 of the cubes they come in). Porter Davis…

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3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

So we finally got to see what our recessed ceiling in the living area looks like today - had a meeting with our SS this morning, but I would have…

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3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep, they don't stuff around on sending invoices. I had a call from our SS to apologise for accidentally hitting the finished stage a few days earlier as well.

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3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Brickwork nearly finished. Blackwood bricks with grey mortar.

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3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Fridge size vs Fridge space

We are currently building a house with Porter Davis, and for the first time ever, we will have a designated space for the fridge. We are currently looking at French…

3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

We had an Arden home built across the road from us and they started framing the next day. Apparently its also good if it gets a lot of rain just…

3 months3 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Our slab was left for 1 week before framing commenced.

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4 months4 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Natural grey - you?
Going to have a look later and take some photos

4 months4 monthsgoldencrumblegoldencrumble posted:
Porter Davis homes

Building update:
It has progressed a lot more quickly than I thought it would that's for sure.
9 May - slab poured
23 May - frame completed, windows in.
31 May - roof…

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