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2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Fencing issue in Victoria

Hi Mrs_W,
Thanks very much for your insights! The neighbor has sold the land to the developer that we purchased from originally. I spoke to the developer on the…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Fencing issue in Victoria

We've sent out fencing notices to our neighbors, however one of the neighbors has responded by saying that they have sold their land to the developer although it has not…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We did the pre-slab, if you then get the frame inspection they do a complimentary slab inspection anyway.
There's a whole bunch of stuff that gets combined and you get discounts…

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2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We used Darbecca as well and did all the inspection they offer. We combined the inspections that it was possible to do so for in order to save a…

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2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We used a combination of a spreadsheet, emails and Evernote (app and computer based note program), plus taking photos which automatically get timestamped and uploaded to the cloud.

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Of the changes you have suggested I would definitely agree with adding more room on to the garage, maybe even see if you can do an extra metre or two…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Have you been to see the Vancouver on display in the Armstrong Estate at Mt Duneed? I'd look at the display there for ideas and see what changes you…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Final Payment method

The way your builder is doing it makes sense. Bank cheques can be stolen or forged and they are certainly not the same as cash or a cash transfer.…

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2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Final Payment method

We paid the last stage via a bank cheque, they handed the keys over straight away rather than waiting for it to clear. I think that's how most builders…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Congratulations on handover, sounds like there is always a bit more to be done but at least you have the house now!

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I think most site supervisors are pretty aware that people will be going on site, I'd give him/her a call and tell them what the issue is. Particularly if…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

How has everyone gone with their post handover service from Porter Davis? We've had a few issues which we need or want fixed before our 3 month checkup, but despite…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I get the sense that they aren't that good at anything out of the ordinary and assume that everything will be fine with council rather than getting out there and…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep, just pooling at the entry way to the house. We are going to get it tiled so maybe the tiler can put on a bit of a slope?

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We had a little bit of water come in our laundry door but nothing major, and also discovered the al fresco slopes towards the house.

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Every delay has a cascading effect. It might only push the handover back a day but if your excavator can't then do it the next day and your concreter…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I think the invoice gives 7 days to pay, but yes it seems somewhat tardy on PDs behalf.

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

That doesn't look anywhere near ready for PCI yet. Our house was finished at PCI essentially, it was about finding out what the little issues were and fixing them.

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3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I used to work with a guy who somehow managed to integrate a NEST thermostat into his Brivis system. I seem to recall it involved a lot of hacks…

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How long do the estate's "design guidelines" apply?

The length of the restrictions should be in your land contract. I think with ours for things like the fence at least we are not allowed to have a…

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yeah we had a look from the outside yesterday and there is still a bunch of stuff that will need to be fixed in the next few days. The really…

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

It's just been a long emotional journey I think, plus once we get the house there is still all the rest of the stuff that needs to be done. …

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Has anyone else found that they're pretty underwhelmed by the end of their build? We've got handover scheduled for later this week (assuming they fix all the stuff that…

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Congratulations, we're about to finish up our Kew 28 build! What options did you go with?

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Great news, congratulations! We'll be less than a week behind you!

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

That's really poor form. I'd be sending them the bill for the reinspection as well.

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

That really sucks, especially given you're presumably pretty close to being all done. I'd be talking to your BC and SS to find out what is going on, what…

3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

So I guess I'll just chalk this up as another thing which I potentially wish I'd done differently. We've gone for the shower rails as well and sure enough…

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3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Congratulations, that's great news!

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3 months3 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Once your house has been built if you're happy you probably just drop out of those groups and sites like this. If you're unhappy you stick around and tell…

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