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Joined 15 February 2008
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10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Standing ground

Hello everyone,
Well it has been a busy time in the past few months, but we recently attended our PCI, which was surpising given that the house was quite simply not…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Looking for a PCI inspector at Craigieburn area

Hello everyone,
We have PCI today, we built the PD Dromana 27.
Started on site on 18th March, slab poured on 2nd April. Has happened really quickly, basically 17 weeks to PCI…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
PD tile upgrades anyone??

I hope it doesn't cost that much.
Can anyone share their experiences with tiling... we are going to be doing about 80sqm, just wondering who could you recommend to do the…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
PD tile upgrades anyone??

$90 per sqm sounds a little rich! I was told by National Tiles that it would cost around $2500 to lay about 80sqm!
Was i * to?
Ratter

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
PD tile upgrades anyone??

We have a modest 27 square home.
We went and looked through the builders centre and found a tile we liked.
We priced the tile we liked through a National Tiles retail…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Wet Plaster and Insulation

Hi all,
The latest in the chapter of problems with our new home.
We went past the site today to have a look at progress and i noticed that the lead flashing…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
PD Customers - Did you use Big Kev the Building Inspector?

Sorry Perry,
I agree with Matt.
Porter Davis makes up 80% of BSS' business, now they are not going to jeopardise that by being too critical!
I am certain they pick up…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Exposed reinforcement

Hi all,
Further to my latest postings about my slab needing cut back. My builder has kindly had the areas addressed but unfortunately during the cut back there has been some…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
What can we expect from Porter Davis?

Kevin from New Home Inspections is THE MAN!
Heis also a very busy man at that, so isuggest leave him a message or send an email and he will get back…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
What can we expect from Porter Davis?

Hello and welcome,
I am at frame stage with PD building the Dromana 27 in west of Melbourne.
I have found their customer service to be extremely poor after deposit is paid,…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Where to start

Hello all,
I have suddenly got it into my head to start looking for blinds.
Our house has a number of tall but thin windows that i think would look good with…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Hello all,
Well don't I feel silly! Kevin has had a look at the pics, he has said the same thing as you piranha.
"These chips are quite normal and have most…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?

Hello and welcome,
Kevin is an independant building inspector that looks over various stages of the building process as required by you. He will pick up many things that the builder…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Hi,
Have emailed Kevin some pics, will be interested to hear from him tomorrow and see what he thinks. I think if i had the choice between the damage being due…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Hi Matt,
I agree that PD will have a major issue. As for the dust pile etc.. We have onle had the slab and frame done, no plaster. There has not…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

No there is no real pattern to them. They are ramdom, some in the middle of one room, others out to the side, but generally there are two next to…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Hi,
Thanks for the replies. Each of the holes are approx 5cm in diammeter. As for imperfections in the concrete, i thought of that but then how would you go…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Hi everyone,
Well, further to my last post, we have had Kevin inspect and find numerous issues with our frame and a couple with frame overhang and slab overpour. The god…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Telephone Pre-wire

Hi All,
I was sent message by my CSR that i should organise for a telephone pre-wire to occur.
I have no idea what this involves, is it just placing wires…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?

Hello everyone,
Thank you for the advice so far. We have got Kevin on board, he will be inspecting the slab and frame next week. I just hope that they will…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?

I visited my site, this is what i found.



These are just some of the highlights of a number of other things. In your experiences are these major issues?
What can i…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Slab and Frame Issues?

Please let me know what you think.
Regards,
Ratter

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Slab and Frame Issues?

Hello everyone,
I am hoping to call on peoples previous experiences with these questions.
We have had our slab poured and on the day i met Kevin to have a look at…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Pouring slabs in the rain?

Hello everyone,
Since my earlier posts a lot has happened, the site has been boxed up ready for the pour, which at this stage is going to be tomorrow, unfortunately there…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Planning permits

I just found on the council website that IF a planning permit is required it must be obtained before a building permit is issued, so given that we have had…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Planning permits

Hi all,
Subsequent to my previous post on the early site start, i saw in the contract that the builder will obtain the building permits but i am responsible for the…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Can they do that?

Hi all,
As a part of my contract i was required to place a sign on my block to clearly establish it to the builders, when i got to the site…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Getting close to crunch time

Good morning all,
Thanks to those who responded so kindly to my first ever post last week. In case you did not read it, I am building with Porter Davis in…

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Advice from the forum regulars

Thanks for the heads up Dee!
I checked the insurance before signing the contract and have just double checked it for peace of mind.
Regards,
Ratter :D

10 years10 yearsRatterRatter posted:
Advice from the forum regulars

Hi Vanderlay,
Thanks for your welcome. I am building the Dromana.
Regards,
Ratter. :D

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