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5 d5 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

In a perfect world building inspectors wouldn't need to exist, but that's not the world we live in unfortunately.
The site supervisors are managing far too many builds to be held…

Porter Davis homes
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6 d6 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

If it wasn’t in your original contract, then yes I fully understand why you would be upset about the extensions they are requesting, I would be too.
If it was in…

6 d6 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

To be honest, I don't see what the problem is here. If your inspection finds issues that need rectification, this allows the builder more time to have the issues…

12 d12 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

I'm building with Porter Davis in Queensland and we weren't even given a choice, though Checkpoint are who we were given by default.
The surveyors role should be pretty…

14 d14 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

We have paint! Went up to the house over the weekend and was surprised to see painters onsite doing the exterior. All they have left to paint upstairs is the…

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18 d18 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Yeah you'll definitely save some dollars with cabinetry/panel upgrades after handover. We didn't get them to put in any cabinetry in the laundry, we just have a sink and…

18 d18 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

No worries Adam.
Couple extra questions re the kitchen and Galley. When talking the kitchen are you referencing the Island, cabinets and draws, fridge space and cabinetry and the stove top…

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
25 d25 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

To add to that, I think most people feel pressured to just add extras through the builder to have it included within their contract for their mortgage. I was…

25 d25 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Thank you Dulie. It definitely pays to do your research before going along to your selections appointment. I was armed with spreadsheets I had made up with costings on doing…

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
25 d25 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Thank you for the kind word we are pretty excited to see it all come together :-D

25 d25 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Thanks Adam. There's definitely some savings to be had by doing things after handover.
Kitchen:
I can't remember the exact quote, but I think it was around the $16k mark to…

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
28 d28 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

We also had our plaster hung late last week. It's really starting to feel like a home now. We encountered one issue where our laundry door way is…

28 d28 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Here's some updated pics from our visit over the weekend. Weatherboard cladding is 95% completed. There's been a delay in getting this finished because of the big boutique…

28 d28 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Agreed. I'm actually super annoyed at myself for not thinking of putting one in upstairs instead of the fixed glass window we added to let light into our void.…

28 d28 dlilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

To be honest, I just much preferred the look of them for that space, plus they will provide bit more of a breeze when opened as opposed to the awning…

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2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

That's bloody terrible, cant believe they think that's acceptable.

2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

That sucks to hear. I was surprised when I spoke to our sparky that only the internal data points were going to be terminated with a data point. …

2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

I believe that is correct about the site supervisor being the one who triggers the invoice being issued. Our site supervisor has made comments like "Once the last of…

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2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Update: Louvre windows and master bedroom stacker door panels are now in, which completes our partial lockup stage. Hebel is 90% complete and the scaffolding has gone back up…

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2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Home automation

Ahh ok, I think the cheapest upgrade for a with our builder was $110 for a 6watt LED downlight and $140 for a 10watt. We went with the…

2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Home automation

Well I don't think you'll need to worry about adding more down the road.
How many watts are your downlights?

2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Home automation

That is madness. I'm building a 47.5sq home at the moment and we have a total of 60 downlights and provisioned for 8 pendant lights. We weren't working to a…

2 months2 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis homes

We just received our partial lockup invoice today. Hebel is starting on the house this week after nearly 2 weeks of not much happening, due to a shortage of…

3 months3 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Today marks exactly 2 months since our block was cut. We are super happy with the progress of our build, and the communication we've had throughout with our…

3 months3 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

We went up to the house yesterday to see there's been some great progress during the week. The roof is finished, the rest of our guttering is done, most…

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3 months3 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

House and kitchen look great. We have also gone the same Settler profile formwrap door. We went with the colour Polar White in satin finish. Do you…

3 months3 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Update: We had our roof trusses go up the week before last, and last week our guttering and fascia.
Our SS says we should have our roof tiles on by…

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4 months4 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Yeah we are super happy with PD's progress thus far, our SS seems like a good bloke.
Very clever... a little too clever sometimes haha.
I hear vinyl is very durable and…

4 months4 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Update: Upstairs frame has started. Roof trusses should be going on this week.

4 months4 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

How cute! Ours is a spoodle.
Yeah timber/laminate flooring can be damaged quite easily, though tiles (especially gloss) can be hard to keep clean because they show every little foot…

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