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monkeypantz

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6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Where do you keep your tupperware/plasticware?

I have found Tupperware in pot drawers more convenient than in a cupboard. It didn't improve the organisation but it contained everything when rummaging. However in our new place…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Builders advertising features that are not at all available :th: . You might find interesting :wink:
It was a…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yeah, we have the facade rule too. In our estate there are 3 Waterside facades (including ours), 2 Urbane, 1 Gable, and this new one (the only one that…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

I met a future neighbour (4-5 houses down from us) yesterday; she was their to see the site scrape for their place, and the little guy and I had wandered…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Oh yeah, for sure - we just didn't want to have to worry about re-staining at all. Knowing us, we would intend to do it for ages, not do…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

This is one of the main reasons we chose aluminium bifolds. Not everyone's cup of tea style-wise, but low maintenance :D
Oh, and it…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep. I don't think we were ever told one way or the other, but we had assumed we wouldn't get them (they were even in our "post handover expenses"…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Ours are like that wherever there is tiled skirting - so bathroom, WC, ensuite and laundry. All other doors the stoppers are on the walls. I assume they can't…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Mail/Letterbox suppliers in Melbourne

They told us 2-3 weeks as well, but we called after a month and there had been a hold up because the renderer wasn't there (sick/on leave/too busy, I don't…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Mail/Letterbox suppliers in Melbourne

We have the Maddison letterbox - you have great letterbox taste :wink: ! I can't tell you if the price was reasonable, but I…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Yeah, we originally thought that aluminium would be a cheaper option, as it is for windows :? but we specifically wanted aluminium.

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

^not sure about the timber look garage, but we got aluminium bi-folds.

I'm pretty sure that included making the opening for the doors bigger as well, as the standard sliding doors…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Our 2100mm x 3600mm aluminium bifolds were $5,446.

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

We considered the 124 as well. In the end we went with wet cement as it was more of a brown tone as opposed to the bianco which was…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks ftdt. The tiles are MAXFL136 - Stratos Wet Cement polished porcelain 300x600. I completely freaked out about this selection after our tile appointment, and was very close…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

I have updated the with some pictures of inside our house :D

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Woohoo!! Such an exciting time :z: :z: :z:

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

I've done a mini update with an almost finished photo of our house. Hopefully more to come, but it's taken this long to do this much, so I…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Thanks Skye, you must have great taste :wink:

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Yep. I believe it's to do with the cosolidation of their separate company "Places Homes" a few years ago. The entire Places range became the lifestyle range, but…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Woohoo! How did it go?!

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
How long was your whole process for you?

I don't remember exactly when we first thought "let's build a house", but we put our house on the market around November 2011. Signed the contract for our block…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

It was a little longer than 3 months (by a week or 2 maybe), but we had been called to schedule the inspection within 3 months. Some of our…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

We had our 3 month inspection on Monday, and it went well. I guess the test will be whether the work gets done. The inspector was friendly and…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

We visited the boral "showroom" (whatever the outdoor equivalent of a showroom is :wink: ) and they gave us lists of houses built with the…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Fantastic news! :D :D

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

We built the Drysdale and we didn't ask to remove the window but we did change it to obscured glass. You probably don't want to stand too close to…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hooray! Our SS told us that once the tilers have started he could book in everything else to the end, so it is close now :z:

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

Ours was next to useless. There was a list of phone calls (with no details) and the ticker thingy was updated when each stage was complete, but that was…

6 years6 yearsmonkeypantzmonkeypantz posted:
Porter Davis homes

6 weeks for us. Lockup invoice was 16/7, fixing invoice was 28/8. We had our only significant hold up in between the two, where the wrong skirting boards…

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