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5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Talking about cheap concrete, we got ours poured cheaper for $1,420. It was for 17sqm, 180mm thick at 25MPa, works out to be cheaper than $1,600 for 32sqm (assuming regular…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Problems building with Porter Davis

Yes, we have about 11 total in our 2 storey home. The house won't get warmer or cooler faster with more outlets. We only wish we added more thermostats.

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Sometimes it can be a theft problem, very odd to miss the insulation.

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Just speaking from experience, from our KDR. We gave Telstra a call about disconnection, they were over within the week and rolled up the phone line to our supply. This…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks! Yes, getting it checked is a must. We had ours checked and they did it right the first time :) Unfortunately, these things aren't guaranteed…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

For those of you building a two storey home, I have written a little article on our blog about between-floor sound proofing. I seem to get asked this question a…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

I keep getting asked about this, so...
Bradford R2.0 between-floor insulation - $97 per square inc GST.

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Looking forward to it rishik, I need my Waldorf fix :)

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Cost of Driveway (external to builder)?

Material wise, they cost around $35 to $40 per sqm. Add labour you'll usually end up around $100/sqm.
We have no idea what ours costed, because we were quoted $80 per…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Quick Question

We didn't want one because we don't want people looking into our garage and think "they, there's nobody at home, let's rob them!!"

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Glad to see you're enjoying your Waldorf Sliick, we are too!
You're luckier than us though, we found some minor issues but were told if they're weren't fixed in the…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

We put a white grand piano there, it was the whole reason we picked Waldorf, it's the perfect room for it! A fireplace would've been too close for comfort

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Without the void? What does that look like?

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Requirement for Windows in rooms?

When we built ours, our builder said any room that's not a bathroom will be considered habitable. Just doing some quick googling, it appears you're correct, the Laundry isn't considered…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Requirement for Windows in rooms?

For purposes of getting in natural light, you need a window that makes up 10% of the total floor space in your room, or 3% if you have skylights.
The…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks. Next item on our to-do list is landscaping. Works will probably go ahead in the next month :)

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

After moving in for more than a year, we have finally installed light fittings into our Waldorf :)
http://waldorf44oakleigh.blogspot.com.a ... nally.html

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

It worked!
I managed to turn it by about one and a half revolutions and it's tighter than ever before. Thank you very much :)

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks, but I'd rather DIY this because even if I can get them to come out, it's another day I have to stay at home.
I had a feel for the…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Our kitchen mixer has come loose from the Essastone benchtop. Who should we call? Plumbing or Reece?
Is there anyway it can be DIY rather than going through plumbing? I suspect…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Do you know how much was the bow. It's not Corinthian's problem because our bow is 5mm and it needs to be 6mm. The issue is the seals aren't touching…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hmm nothing about squareness, but usually if it's not square, it's probably bowed:
Clause 8.08 Bowed window heads, sills and jambs
Windows frames are defective if they are distorted to the extent…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

So on the VBA Guide to Standards & Tolerances, it had what I wanted in regards to bows and door seals. But so far no luck trying to get Porter…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

I spoke to Porter Davis, they won't fix the door because the bow is only 5mm. It needs to be more than 6mm before they'll do anything about it.
I read…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep, it's permanent.
I used a spirit level and it seems the bow is just in the one corner. Do you think PD will fix this, is it their responsibility?

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'll try that tonight, thanks!
(I'm constantly amazed by how much you know)

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks Drew, I'll take a better photo tonight.
The door looks square when looking face on, but looking from the side the bottom left part of the door is protruding from…

5 years5 yearsJackulaJackula posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hey, experts out there, what do you think of this - has my door bowed and is it acceptable?
So the bottom of the door comes out by about 5mm (top…

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Porter Davis homes

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