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7 d7 dinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

If your contract build time includes 28 days for Christmas but your build was outside the Christmas period do damages get paid from the build timeframe- the 28days for Christmas?
What…

3 months3 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis

I would not sign a contract unless the final cost is known.
I hope you have a better experience with your new builder.

3 months3 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Left over bricks

We have kept a few pallets of our bricks. The SS said we've paid for them, we can keep them or they will dispose of them. We are…

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4 months4 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

So if you have a private inspector and defects were picked up but not acted on by the builder is that evidence enough that the builders QA was not adequate?…

5 months5 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Independent Building Inspector

Rum_home, you sound like you are very knowledgable on the subject. We are building with another volume builder and have been invoiced for lock up stage. Although we…

5 months5 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

We have paid extra for the square set so we could have wall to ceiling tiles in the bathroom and ensuite. I'll be peeved if we have unsightly silicone or…

5 months5 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Are gables and Eaves part of Lock up?

We have been invoiced for our lock up but we do not have any handles on our external doors, or locks for that matter. We have a small wall…

6 months6 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades

It doesn't cost you anything to get a quote. I'm not sure what the virtual tour is as we didn't get a virtual tour. List all the upgrades…

6 months6 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades

Why don't you list the upgrades you want and ask the sales consultant to provide a quote for you. Our sales consultant walked through the display home pointing out…

6 months6 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Heating Ducting routing through alfresco

Our house design has the alfresco in the middle at the back of the house surrounded by 3 walls (hallway, study and family room). Our heating unit is in…

7 months7 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Oh dear! 57 piers is a lot, we thought 25 was bad enough. Your site fees must be astronomical.

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7 months7 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

You probably won't want me telling you this but our independent inspector told us to test for the peers you just need to bang down with a piece of wood…

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7 months7 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'd be happy with that. It means you can go through the list together at PCI and make sure it is all complete for handover.

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7 months7 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yeah! congratulations! The slab goes down pretty quickly and the frame will be up before you know it!

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7 months7 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Do apprentices need to be supervised by a qualified builder?

As a mother, I would hate to think my son would be left alone all day doing a job when he is supposed to be learning from the expert.
As the…

7 months7 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Do apprentices need to be supervised by a qualified builder?

I've noticed on Friday that I have 2 young boys working on framing our house and they are working again today. Someone dropped off their trailer in the morning…

8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

That benchtop looks amazing. Great choice.

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Ring the accounts department and state you can't pay the invoice without being contacted by your Site Supervisor or his supervisor. That might get them to call you!

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Great information to know. It sounds like your site supervisor is on to it. I wonder if the renderers will just repaint it or use the product suggested…

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Charly,
When they called on the Friday I had to ring them on Monday with a decision. Over the weekend my husband and I agreed that we did not…

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Has the site portaloo been removed? I was talking to a friend who is a builder and he said he has used a toilet on site because the builder has…

8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Congratulations Hurrow. The end is in sight!!

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Clearly someone stuffed up but don't let it freak you out. The majority of people are honest, good people. I am sure the tiler won't come snooping around…

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

I hope he was the tiler on your job in 2016 and he keeps his records of jobs in a filing cabinet at home! If so he is trying…

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34

It all feels so real now! Is it too early to start buying furniture? lol

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34

Yesterday was our pre-pour inspection. Hubby and I went by in the morning and walked around our block checking out the boys boxing out the slab. Our Supervisor came over…

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34

And we have a slab!! Well, it was being poured when I stalked the block this morning.

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Has it changed in your contract or does it still state 'Alternative solution'? If so, you may want a building variation raised to state they no longer use the…

8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

Oh dear. If that was me I'd want the entire piece of plaster replaced. I haven't seen a plaster patched where you can not see it from one…

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8 months8 monthsinexp_userinexp_user posted:
Porter Davis homes

That is correct which is why they allowed it in the first place. Now it seems they won't allow it. I can't find any information on the internet about how…

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