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27 d27 dPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We are building in a opticomm estate as well and we got the standard 4 data/tv points with the opticomm package. I asked for more data points but you have…

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2 months2 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis

Official site start is after site scrape and begins when the building pegs are marked.

2 months2 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We have Opticom package as well, but we still have in the $550 connections in our contract.
I was told its to provide the conduit from the edge of the house…

3 months3 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Hi Megan,
We are buiding the Hoffman 39. They are currently doing internal paint.
here is a link to all our Hoffman costs.
Hope it helps
viewtopic.php?p=1562902#p1562902
Regards,
Pieman

5 months5 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We are building Hebel. Lucky enough to get free under a lifestyle promotion.
Te render looks fantastic.
You just have to be more careful around it.
We had a corner damage by…

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5 months5 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I agree. To meet 6 star rating on our house with Hebel, they had to put R2.5 in the walls and R6 in the roof.
I'd only ask for an upgrade…

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5 months5 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

That's when you turn to the beer economy.
I was lucky enough in my last 2 houses to have flexible SS

5 months5 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

You just have to ask.
Its amazing what they will let you do.
All depends on your relationship with the SS

10 months10 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I contacted them again last week and they confirmed that it was standard and couldn't be changed as the bank had already approved it.
I asked the manager to call me…

10 months10 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I feel stupid. I signed for method 2 after questioning it and they said it was standard. So pevd off right now. Method 1 was crossed out. I feel the…

11 months11 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

That sucks. I'm concerned we will have the same problem once we start building.
Unfortunately I don't think it's PDs fault. It's a common problem with oil based enamel.
You can see…

11 months11 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We asked for a power point in the bathroom cabinet. Its good for electric toothbrushes and charging shavers.
Although you do need one outside the cabinet as well.

12 months12 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Well you don't get a credit as it wasn't included in the house cost. Our BAL was roughly $7k on our tender document, which was removed at contract signing. So…

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12 months12 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

You can hire someone to reassess the BAL rating if you think it's not right.

Our block has a creek frontage and our BAL was lifted. We thought the same as…

12 months12 monthsPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

We loved the Plaza. We were thinking about it but all the bathrooms scared us off
Would love to see some progress pics and final pics once finished

1 year1 yearPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Hi everyone,
We have decided to build the hoffman 39.
I found this thread really helpful so I'm contributing my details.
Hoffman 39 $296,900
Flooring Cat 1 laminate and carpet - free as part…

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1 year1 yearPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

I find some tradies don't need the work so'll quote ridiculous amounts in the hope that someone is desperate enough to do it.
Just make sure you do all the grunt…

1 year1 yearPieManPieMan posted:
Porter Davis homes

Pretty sure I got my plumber to move my meter. I didn't ask the water authority.
The underground valve (this is before the meter for emergency shut off) had to stay…

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Anyone building with MainVue Homes

The only flooring included are the tiles you mentioned to wet areas. Unfortunately/ fortunately the flooring were taken out of the inclusions when the prices were slashed by $30,000. Their…

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Building Emporio ER432 with MainVue

Does anyone know how much it costs to get double glazing on the Emporio?

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Building Emporio ER432 with MainVue

We built a 7 star energy rated double store house and it still wasn't enough to keep out the summer heat in Geelong. We didn't have any aircon. With the…

5 years5 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

Has anyone built a Carlisle home in the Geelong area (excluding armstrong creek and leopold)?
I'm looking to build a Mantra, but I'm not sure they will build it in geelong.
I…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
The Gilletts crazy dream- sideway nearly there pics

Hi Rudolf,
Love the colours you have chosen for your house.
We built the forrester through burbank last year. We moved in Dec 2009. It took about 5 month to complete.
Make sure…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Internet Service Provider

lI don't think Max was saying that the developer was locking him in. It was just that the ISPs weren't providing service to his area. Sounds like he needs a…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Street Directory Updates

our stage streeet/ stage was completed over a year ago and our street name doesn't appear. The street is greyed like you have. I noticed recently (last month) that once…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Internet Service Provider

I was with Exetel and they were very cheap, but I was sick of them putting admin fees just to pay the account. Seemed every few months they would increase…

7 years7 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Internet Service Provider

Optus and Telstra a poor value as ISPs.
They charge for both downloads and uploads. Plus they both charge $150 per Gb if you go over your allowance.
get Naked ADSL2+ with…

8 years8 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Exposed Agg cracks

Had my exposed agg layed last Monday.
I found 2 hairline cracks running across a 1m wide path on Thursday.
I found 3 more last night, a week after it was put…

8 years8 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Phone line Installed, What to do next?

sounds rediculous that you have to have all that if you aren't going to use it.
I certainly wasn't going to run thousands of dollars worth of cables when we are…

8 years8 yearsPieManPieMan posted:
Price of exposed agg in geelong

Its a creamy colour. I don't know what the mix is called

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