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5 d5 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We finally have a start date, it will be the first week of October. I think our BC was expecting a happier response over the phone but given we were…

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12 d12 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Some areas of WoS will give you pricing, others won't. Electrical are pretty good about telling you pricing as were kitchens and bathrooms. All the tiling/flooring/carpeting was a…

12 d12 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Don't do it!!!
Apart from that I would say read the big post on this page for an idea of what to think about.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823&start=620
Other advice:
Don't assume that how…

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12 d12 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We didn't do any of those upgrades so I can't really help out there sorry. We did get additional sound insulation put around a theatre room and that was…

13 d13 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Jeez that's not good at all! I hope your neighbors are ok and that nothing was taken.
Very slack of PD not be locking things up, not…

18 d18 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

We're now on our third BC, the first two both responded within a couple of days to emails or phone calls and we haven't actually had to do anything with…

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19 d19 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Ask land developer to have the location of the garage moved

Depending on the developer and how far along the estate is you may just be able to have the crossover/driveway changed from one side to the other which sounds like…

21 d21 dHurrowHurrow posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

That's handy then!
Hmm, maybe you need to get a wireless webcam or something like the Arlo camera system and you could watch it all day long!

21 d21 dHurrowHurrow posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Nice one Nikil, hope your neighbors were cool with the 6:30am start! ;-)

21 d21 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Some good news, we now have our building permit! We've been moved to construction and hopefully work will actually start on site in the next few weeks, looking forward…

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22 d22 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

They might take 4 months to make, but assuming you know the dimensions of your windows that should be all that is needed to have them made? Then have…

22 d22 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

From other posts it seems that as you get closer to the house being finished they become more able to give you a better indication on when handover will be,…

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22 d22 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I would imagine that PD and the BCs are reluctant to give a timeline for anything because anytime that things don't go according to that timeline customers are going to…

23 d23 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Looks like things are coming along nicely for you Naama, very happy for you!

26 d26 dHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Did you end up asking PD about this WGB, how did it go?

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Great news on the building permit Nikil, congratulations!
Have fun watching the build, I hope it goes smoothly after all the hassles you've had so far!

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1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Given you're about to start construction it seems pretty poor that they're only now telling you that there are going to be extra costs for this Nikil. It can't…

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Great detail in the report WGB, unfortunate that there are still so many areas which haven't been rectified from last time and there seem to be a bunch of new…

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Laura with regards to the sink we moved it to the centre as well, we discussed this with Kitchen Culture at WoS and they (eventually) took care of it. …

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

That's great new nikil, so happy that things are finally turning around for you! Here's hoping that the start date is very soon as well!

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Congratulations, good to see you are moving forward!
Yep you pay 3% at tender and then at contract you pay 5% less the 3% at tender less the deposit. So…

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1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'd just bring it up with them over the phone and have a chat about it. I'd guess that pretty much everyone has issues like this during the build…

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1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Inspections

Darbecca and New Home Inspections seem to be the main ones that I have seen people in Victoria use, we will be building just up the road from Torquay and…

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

The contract documents you get given may still have the wrong details/drawings from kitchen culture etc, national tiles etc but this is normally sorted out as a PCV. So…

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1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Good luck, hopefully it gets approved nice and quickly and you can start the build!

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1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'd imagine there would be a bit of mixing and matching with the price changes and promo packages. So the base price might go up but the promo pack includes…

1 month1 monthHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Nikil, we got developer approval last week and when I talked to our BC she said we would probably be moving to construction in early September. So I…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Great news KushD, congratulations!

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2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

I was looking at your design and thought that it has pretty much everything we have except a study, so that would make sense. Some of the other rooms…

2 months2 monthsHurrowHurrow posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks Naama! I hadn't checked on your blog in a while, great to see you are making good progress! How many square metres did your house end up…

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