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4 d4 dMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

gio - hey mate, hope you are enjoying your new home and settling in. thanks for all of your tips and advice on…

4 d4 dMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis homes

nikil waldorf_Grange_Build I had a real stoush with our contract presenter about increasing the late finish fee to…

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10 d10 dMikWMikW posted:
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Harvey Norman do an amazing soft twist pile carpet called smart strand, although it does have shading. We had it in our last house and love it so much we…

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10 d10 dMikWMikW posted:
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Hi Shane, we decided to do the timber flooring through PD and will do the carpets after handover hence avoiding the issue with the skirting. It will also save us…

25 d25 dMikWMikW posted:
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You are right, the plans on my blog are not the latest, I have updated the post and included them now. The purpose of the alfresco batts is that there…

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26 d26 dMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis homes

World_of_Waldorf We are building a Madison 40 and had to meet 6* energy ratings for our estate. When we turned up at our quote…

26 d26 dMikWMikW posted:
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Wow mate, you have put in the big ones in the lead up to Christmas. Hope you are able to start enjoying the house now and you don't have…

1 month1 monthMikWMikW posted:
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That is the explanation I have been given, and based on gio photos of his almost complete house, it looks that way too.

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1 month1 monthMikWMikW posted:
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Hi Kush, they install a standard light fitting with a 'chinaman's hat' light fitting.

1 month1 monthMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hey dc,
So with a late March site start, will you be in your house before Christmas? We are due to start late Feb/early March 2018. Just trying…

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi Harry
We were there on 8 & 9 November, so no doubt we crossed paths. We found the colour selection person was on a mission, good thing we had…

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

So, random question for those who have signed contracts. What unexpected or previously undisclosed costs were you presented with at contract? Was the price put before you a…

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Wow that's quick! Can you believe we started late march and our PCI is on Thursday. If all goes well, still feel like there is so much left to do…

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
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Fademan we have a void in the laundry, just depends if there is room in it.

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

We are on a tight construction commencement date with Mirvac so we booked our contract appointment even before we went to tender. As a result we have a 1 December…

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

I am building the Madison 40 and I am just waiting to hear back whether it is possible, time will tell if we get it.

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

To upgrade from a 3* system to a 6* system is $2,000. They reckon it is $500/year cheaper to run. Then, to go from a single zone to…

2 months2 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Wow fademan, deep pockets. So far we have had
Kitchen culture $8,350
Tiles $6,800
Warbrobe $2,700
Brivis $3,500
Interior $16,500
Electrical $21,000
All up, around $59k.... so far I have it back to $52k with cost…

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3 months3 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

We got a quite through impact blinds near fountain gate for a mixture of shutters and roller blinds/ sheers for $13.5k

3 months3 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Just had our tender appointment today. The credit for carpet was $4270. We are going to have the laminate done through PD so that we don't great issues…

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3 months3 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

We had our tender appointment today. Keith was amazing. The process took us just over 4 hours face to face with lunch in the middle for them to update plans…

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3 months3 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

That's awesome Harry, we might meet you at WoS, we are there on 8 & 9 November. My wife is also looking at the Classic style as a base…

3 months3 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

fademan I have been during the week. It can be a bit hit and miss with help but we found you can get a…

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4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

gio, I reckon bulkheads are the way to go with overhead cupboards. Do they include bulkheads in the main kitchen area by default…

4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi Gio, no we are not going with overheads in the Galley/Pantry area. Probably a floating shelf on the end wall of the Galley. We are reducing the…

4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi fademan, I was just meeting with my sales consultant to try and lock in as much as possible before my tender. However,…

4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Hi Fademan, we have flipped the master bed to the front, added an ensuite to bed 2 and as a result added a 3 door linen press upstairs (at a…

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4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Kitchen options? Has everyone stumped up for the colour tech? It seems really expensive! Are there a range of cupboard options without going to that expense? Looking forward to a…

4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

@brucefil thanks for your insights, I have made pages of questions for my SC meeting on Tuesday. We have to get eaves in our estate, but yes, I agree,…

4 months4 monthsMikWMikW posted:
Porter Davis - Madison 40

Have you used Darbecca for every stage as outlined in their quote or just some selected ones? Their cost adds up a bit, but I am sure that they…

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