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12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Independent inspection of frame - who did/didn't do it?

Hi Lostris,
If you have the funds, then I would say go for it. We had our own inspector go through our house pre-plaster, and he picked up several things that…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

Onto a different topic, can those with Vodafone or Optus please let me know what their mobile phone reception is like in Highlands (especially if you are near Mt Ridley).…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Evergreen Turf experience

Hi Folks,
Just wanted to hear from all those who have had their front Landscaping done by Evergreen Turf (Landscaping company based in Pakenham), what was the quality like and did…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Blanco Appliances

Hi goondog,
We got Blanco appliances as part of our package with PD and both the S/S rangehood and free standing cooktop are great but the dishwasher feels really cheap. Not…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Final Inspection - How does that all work?

Hi zaphod
We didn’t have any major defects, only minor ones such as some sliding windows not opening and shutting properly, some touch up paint required on the skirting boards,…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Final Inspection - How does that all work?

Hi Caroline,
Not sure if my response will help, as I built with PD.
But during our final inspection, our site supervisor had the list of all the defects that were picked…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
exposed aggregate vs. coloured concrete

Hi 3win,
I'm not sure about the other questions, but i can tell you exposed agg is more expensive.
We recently had our driveway done with a walkway at the front and…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
Highlands Estate Craigieburn

Hi Guys,
Sorry to bring up an old thread, but has anyone managed to get ADSL in stage 42 of Highlands?
I've moved in about 2 weeks ago, and Telstra, Optus and…

12 years12 yearskpnykpny posted:
For those who have used a building inspector.....

Hi,
We recently completed our house build with PD (got our keys 2 weeks ago)
We hired the services of a independent BI and we’re glad we did.
1. Did the BI find things…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
PD PCI Inspection Process

Hi hysterical1144,
We had our PCI a week ago. Went through the house with our Site Supervisor and documented all the items that needed to be fixed.
Later that day we had…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Need Independent Inspector

No probs, Sireza.
Not sure if you have tried these guys, but Q.A.I Reporting (Darbecca Pty Ltd) is another inspector in Melbourne. A few of the guys here have used them,…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Need Independent Inspector

Hi Sireza,
We were lucky and managed to secure Kevin for our Pre-Plaster. He did a great job and as with many other on this forum, I highly recommend him.
Unfortunately Kevin’s…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
After Handover Downlights & Electrics

Hi MICA,
I'm building in Craigieburn. Hope to have handover in a few months time.
Please do send some contact names if you can.
Cheers.

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
After Handover Downlights & Electrics

Hi Folks,
We’re looking to get all our downlights installed by a qualified electrician after handover.
Just wanted to know if anyone out there (from the Northern Suburbs) who has done the…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
timber laminate "click" flooring

hi ed,
nice job on the floor.
i'm interested in your data cabling. It the photos it looks like you have just placed them under the floorboards. Just wanted to know if…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Building The Bardot 29 ... On Hold ..

Hey iTalk,
Congrats on the land purchase.
My partner and I have done the same... bought land in Craigieburn (Highlands) and are building with PD (Heywood 28).
If you have seen the papers…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Where to buy speaker wire?

have a look at http://www.cablechick.com.au/
Had a mate buy some speaker cables from them and he was very happy with their service and quality of the product.…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Pre-handover inspection report is out.. comment please...

this is a great thread.
My question is if something doesn't meet the BCA codes/standards, then there is no option for the builder but to fixed it issue until it meets…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
A few questions about building with Porter Davis

I’m not sure what stages PD actually get BSS to come in and inspect, but we recently had Kevin do a pre-plaster inspection and he’s picked up some serious issues…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Hi Guys,
Just wanted to give Kevin’s reputation another thumbs up. We had Kevin do a pre-plaster inspection on our PD home yesterday and there were several issues he identified.
Although we…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Electrical plan for PD lifestyle homes

House-To-Be, I’m interested on how you ran the CAT5e cables before the plaster went in, did you run them along the other electrical cables? And what about the faceplate… was…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Hey guys at what point do I get Kevin to come in a do the pre-plaster inspection? Obviously it needs to be before the plaster goes in, but should I…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
How's the flow of PD?

Our build has just started and so far I am very impressed with PD and the progress.
We had a 1 week delay due to next door having bricks on our…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Variations with PD

Hi Grace16,
I'd still ask the question... the worse they can say is no.
We were told by PD that no structual changes were allowed after tender sign off, but when we…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Porter Davis

Hi MW,
We have just started the build phase (slab expected later this week). So far it has been good, we had some hurdles in the beginning with communication from our…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Dumping on our block!

hi guys, just a quick update.
I went out to see our block of land and the bricks were removed from our side of the block and work has commenced to…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Building Inspections - some questions - please help me

I'm in the same boat. I tried contacting Kevin at least 4 months ago, left messages and send emails via his website with no response.
I thought I’d give him…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Dumping on our block!

Hi Phoenix,
I am going to give H3enly one more chance. They have had over a week to remove the bricks. Our site supervisor has arranged to go onsite today to…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Dumping on our block!

Hi Guys,
I’m sad to say that we’ve just experienced the same thing with our site.
We are due to start any day and to my disgust I found a sleeping mattress…

13 years13 yearskpnykpny posted:
Recommend Mortgage Broker

Very happy to recommend my mortgage broker (Glen English) at Aussie Home Loans Carnegie VIC. I know its on the other side of Melbourne for you but he's worth it.
I…

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