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3 years3 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi all, I have finally updated my blog with some internal and external photos after now being in our house for over 12 months. We are enjoying being in…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Site Costs - our Sales Consultant estimated about 35K for site costs (Knockdown Rebuild) and after soil testing etc, it came back as 28K. I was happy for it…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

We didn't specifically ask for them and we got one anyway. It isn't listed on the plans. It is placed very close to our whirly bird. So…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Wateman - that is a shame. I had the opposite experience at our 3 month. Everything was recorded and everything fixed that needed to be. Hope you…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi There
Agree - definitely put every structural change you would like to make now. When we went through the process, we made a structural change to the Powder room/Guest…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

PS - feel free to check out my blog around Feb-May last year and you will see the pool going in and then "The trenches" shows the site scrape. …

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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Hi Sandy, we did, put in a Compass Pool. Yes we needed all the datum levels. I was told that we want the natural water level to be level…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Hi Jackula
We have just about finished our landscaping (1 year on!!!) - will shortly update my blog. Our landscaper said it is good to budget 10% for landscaping, that…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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Hi Chris&Heli
Re the demo: this is some info I recorded on my blog. For Telstra, I didn't need to officially notify them, the demo company just cut the wire…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi CourtneyB
At our 3 month, I just went through a list of "everything" we found. With the cracks, i was told if you can fit a credit card into…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Mushrae - I suggest contacting your Independent Inspectors (II) and asking their advice, am sure that they would help. Also put it on your list of things for the…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Hi All
We did put in our pool prior to the house starting. We used Compass Pools. As sassid states, you must let PD know that you plan to…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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Me too, I was happier with New Homes Inspections! Very thorough.

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hash-nanny - are you sure??? We had a light colour render first and only the final coat of render was coloured. It wasn't painted on, the render was…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

We have the Evap Cooling ducts downstairs, this is as per their standard drawings - shown to us at Electrical. We have 4 ducts downstairs.

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

It looks like the tiles are actually different sizes between the 2 types. As mentioned, do you have your samples or yes, pop in to national tiles and get…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

For us it was just shy of 4 weeks, however we had to delay due to finalising pool. At the meeting to sign the construction plans they gave me…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Xile - you should get some response. You could PM Helen through this site and ask her to follow up.
May I also recommend that you remove your Lot number…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Our place is full Hebel and we have been in 6 months. Moved in Oct 13, have found it great so far for environment wise. We also have…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Steve
Welcome aboard. I couldn't help but go and check out the floor plan. Please note though I am only looking at the PD Site plans and they…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Of note with regards to hot water service, not sure of flexibility in moving it, but it takes AGES for our hot water to get to kitchen sink. So…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Ensure that anything and I mean anything you have written or listed in your contract is in somewhere translated onto you plans. Cross check these. All the tradies…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

The house is going great. We love being in it. I must do a post update on my blog soon. Still tackling landscaping. Still unpacking some…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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It is white plastic. I remember someone else recently (few months back) stating that they specifically asked for a chrome (stainless steel) drain hole and had to get it…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

Also try Milan Direct - http://www.milandirect.com.au

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

We found some great barstools that were a little different at "Luduco Living" at the Mornington Homemaker Centre. Unfortunately I can't seem to access their website though - seems…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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Very nice, and 6 of them, WOW. Nice and warm out there.

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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Hi Sliick
2 zones means only 2 actual sections and they are not heated separately. You can pick which is heated.
For example - we have upstairs zoned separately from…

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
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ftdt - yippee, seems like a looonnng wait. Great to finally get started.
Congrats Sambogirl

4 years4 yearsMummaDJMummaDJ posted:
Porter Davis homes

I had some moved from what were coming down the front of the house/garage to around the side. There was one though from the Portico roof that still had…

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