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18 d18 dSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Just received notification from my BC that the dispensation application has been formally approved by our council. Fingers crossed for a site start this month. Wohoo! Have a good…

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21 d21 dSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Wohoo! How exciting! Congratulations Nikki! :)

29 d29 dSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Still waiting for council. I rang council today, they said my application is 3rd in line.. So hopefully we get the approval by end of the week / early next…

1 month1 monthSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

That's frustrating Nikki. I can definitely say that PD have lost a step with regards to staying on top of things. Its exactly the reason why we applied for a…

1 month1 monthSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

The fireplace looks beautiful Liz. Perfect place to hang out on a chilly Melbourne day!
No news from our end, still waiting for dispensation approval....

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1 month1 monthSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Nikki haha. I called council today. They received the application today! grrr. They said ours is a pretty straight forward application because its a new estate and no existing neighbours..…

1 month1 monthSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Thanks Hurrow / Nikki. It was last Thursday when we decided to go dispensation. I will call council towards the end of the week and follow it up

1 month1 monthSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

We ended up going for the option of applying for a dispensation. We are .6% over the building envelope. PD phoned our council who said it should be approved without…

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2 months2 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Haha, yea well if this thing didnt come up we would have been at construction at the end of this week.
Yea, we saw it last week, looks pretty good. We…

2 months2 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey Hurrow, the photo is from Vancouver display in Werribee. The red line represents the Main entry door and the yellow line represents the door when you opened on the…

2 months2 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey all,

An update regarding our Vancouver 33 build, unfortunately not a positive one.

I spoke to our BC on Wednesday, all documents are basically ready..

However upon the…

2 months2 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey Suzane! Great to hear that you're building the Vancouver, its an awesome home!
I believe the process has changed since.. We had our selections first, then tender and contract signing..
Don't…

3 months3 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

That's awesome! Thanks Hurrow, we will probably go and check it out this weekend. What's the style? Did you take photos? Do you have instagram Hurrow?

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3 months3 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

We live in Hoppers Crossing, lucky the Werribee display is only 10 minutes drive.
Hey Niki, haha thats awesome! I haven't been to the Highgrove display in a while.
So far…

3 months3 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Thanks Niki! I know PD have changed their procedures a few times so perhaps we may be on different procedures depending on when we signed up? I think we…

3 months3 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey all!
A quick update on our build.
We have received the second soil test results.
We have also received our property information from council.
The next step is now a step…

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3 months3 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey all, at this stage no further update. We are waiting on:
1. property information from council / developer
2.second soil test results
3. building permits

3 months3 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey Liz, quick question - did Porter Davis provide you with the (I don't know the exact term) certificate of occupancy without your flooring or did you have to install…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

lol I just looked up Koo Wee Rup, so you're basically an hour and 45 minutes away from where we are renting at the moment in Hoppers Crossing and the…

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4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Yes its good to see a progress while waiting. It would be pretty frustrating if you've been waiting and nothing has improved on the block!
Whereabouts are you building again Niki?…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Thanks Hurrow / Niki :)
Pretty wrapped, you would think I'm a weirdo if you walked pass my desk at work as I have a huge smile…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hello all. We officially now own part of Australia. We settled on our land today!!! Wohooo!!!
Next is to hear back from PD on the second soil test and building permits.

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4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Yea we'll ask them to see if they've laid the floor somewhere where we can have a quick look.
Thank you, its a really beautiful colour. Well, it was our cat…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Yep, we ended up going for the more expensive option which is the Godfrey Hirst Villa Truffle (engineered oak).
I'm just worried that it might be a tad too dark..…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Haha! Thanks Liz. Thanks for the photo also. Makes sense now.
It looks good, and cant really tell its a different colour! Love the flooring! Such a good colour. I'm starting…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

lol I'm soo sorry Liz. These things are all new to me. Is it easy to install? Should I also tell PD not to install the skirting? Did you paint…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Ahhh thanks Liz! So did you guys install and paint the upgraded skirts yourself after floor was done?

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Hey Liz/Fademan, sorry to ask a stupid question. Are quads and skirting the same?
When we told them we were doing our own flooring, the tender presenter suggested that we…

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

That's awesome! Do you have a blog as well or instagram? Kew28 was actually one of our favorites, but we ended up going with Vancouver.

4 months4 monthsSgene85Sgene85 posted:
We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

Yes, finally. Thanks Hurrow! Hope everything's going well with yours!

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