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4 months4 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
How long did your frame take to arrive?

No our top floor frame will arrive the following week once they've stood up the lower floor frames. We have a narrow block, so don't currently have space onsite…

4 months4 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
How long did your frame take to arrive?

I'm in Brisbane, slab poured 2 weeks ago, first floor frames being delivered next week - timber.

5 months5 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Porter Davis Homes.

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. I'm on to my third build, but our last home built by Porter Davis was the best experience thus far.…

6 months6 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Internal Floor screeding

There's absolutely no reason to screed your slab for main flooring tiles unless your concretor has done an appalling job of the slab. Anyone that says you should, are…

7 months7 monthslilbzalilbza posted:
Brisbane City Council 9x9 Truncation - Corner Lot

I'm sorry, but that is correct. We also built on a corner block, and had to set our house back a further 2.5m to avoid being within that 9x9m…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Also had our internal painting start this week :-D

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3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

I'm probably overdue for another update. Our render has now been finished. The render mix colour is Shale Grey, however we are also having the painters paint over it with…

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3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Well there you go, learn something new every day.
Yep, so much still to after handover, I haven't put a whole lot of thought into furniture just yet.
We are…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

That doesn't sound right to me. The subfloor underneath your tiles has to be waterproofed. This prevents any water coming through to the floor below if you have any…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

They are porcelain. Thank you :-D

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Hi,
Sorry for the late reply. So the figure of $8500 for our floor credit was given to me by our sales consultant when we did our NHP. When we went…

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3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Well we said it would be our forever home, however I know I'll probably get the itch to want to build again. If there's some money to be made…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Not in Queensland they didn't. There wasn't a single Hamptons style facade with any volume builder in QLD when I started looking for a builder 2 years ago. …

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Yeah none of the other volume builders did a hamptons styled home, so that's why we chose PD.
I've noticed in the past 12 months though many of the…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Went up to the house over the weekend to see if there was any further progress, and to our surprise our front balcony and master bedroom terrace has had the…

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3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Hi Camee,
No my contract co-ordinator was Kaye and my building co-ordinator is Olivia. It was actually our building co-ordinator who gave us the option to have our skirting boards…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Yes, will give me plenty of time to do all the landscaping over the holidays. Thank you!

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Well our contract has allowed up until the 10th of November. Several weeks ago our SS was saying it would be mid to late October, now he's saying early…

3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Probably overdue for an update: Since my last post my of our scaffolding has been removed, staircase is now in, tiling 90% complete and cabinetry done.

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3 years3 yearslilbzalilbza posted:
Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Hi there!
Yes they can be quite expensive, which is why we chose to spend our money upgrading items that would be harder to do ourselves after handover. We weren't…

4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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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4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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…

4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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…

4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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…

4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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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4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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…

4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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
4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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…

4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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
4 years4 yearslilbzalilbza 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

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