Building A New House
PD Customers - Council approval
Porter davis would not use council for the building permit they would use a private building surveyor, who for volume builders should not take more than 2 weeks for a…
PCV - Microwave Door Cost?
just looked at our contract...and we have the variation:
Provide 2no. approx 700mm wide 2 drawer pot drawer units to the kitchen in lieu of standard double…
New Blog PD Illoura 33
hello fellow Illourian
A month after the contract is not bad at all.
fingers crossed and i have been following your progress through ur thread, you must be…
Austral Melbourne Range
We are building with the Hawthorn bricks but our house hasn't started yet so I don't have pics. Apparently the Hawthorn is a very popular brick
Sliding doors - PD standard locks
We are planning on getting security sliding flywire doors and we will get better security on those. Will have to think of which way our doors slide as well.
Home built by Porter Davies
We're building PD Lifestyle. I'd keep away from Prestige, too many complaints. Lifestyle have a good range and you will get the same quality for a cheaper price. Do not…
Sep 19, 2008 11:54 pm
It always more relaxed and fun looking at someone else's house as you can focus on the problems...
I remember visiting a Clarendon house, with a huge steel beam been…
PD & big kev
What we did is, we always have a report with detail photos and brief description of the defects (in PDF format so they can't change it!). Every week or so we send this to…
slab too short
cheers Mike - will take some pics next time i'm there - there doesnt appear to be anything done over the last couple of weeks so need to find out
will keep you all updated
Stormwater detention tank
I have actually found out that in the particular part of the estate that I am building I don't need a stormwater detention tank because the developers set it up…
Niche or void
Thanks Wonderland, by the time i will decide finally on bricks, i will count the number of votes on each brick inclusing mine which goes to Blackwood and DH's which goes…
Henley Render Colours
We rendered our H3nly home and l have reciently got the render type as we are building a letter box pillar. The products name is Armawall. It is a Taubmans…
Gosh that's very rude!
sammy, your situation is unfortunate too - it seems you were unlucky to have your neighbour building at the same time as you, if you are in an…
GPO & Data Outlets
When I said place furniture, I meant on the plans.
Certainly make sure the data points are next to a power point. I'm aiming for roughly one double data point for every…
Sep 25, 2008 8:40 am
Our House in Bayside Melbourne
A comment on Glenvill since we have moved in.
We have had a couple of issues - plumbing, stormwater. They and the trades that have visited have been exceptional.
clearing of trees on a slope.
I can't help you with costs as it really depends on so many different things (How many trees, sizes, access, stump grinding etc etc).
Building with M
For some reason the forum doesn't let you upload files even though the facility is there.
Take a look in the general discussion forum and there is a sticky…
How to "photoshop" your colour scheme
I downloaded myvirtualhome but I think my system is a bit old to run it effectively ( and I have no idea how to update the drivers) I might give that other one a try (or…
Walk through inspection
OK this might help did a google and hit some info albeit from an American sight but it's a starting point....... am pasting the lot below. Hope that helps Mr Magoo (LOVE…
Where do we stand? HELP please!!
Yes, we were correct about the missing door at the back, and yes, they are rectifying it straight away. Goodo.
We have come to an agreement on the eaves issue. According…
Home Outlet for Blinds
Thats amazing, its good you found something you like.
Do let us know whatever you decide.
And maybe some pics on the blinds that you…
Heigh of double storey AND councils
Thanks for that info
We just went and submitted our permit application.
As ur brother did we have attached relevant documentation images etc etc
What is the bottom line??????
This is what I don't follow here in sunny Sydney, my designated CSR, is the same one as Southies, although we are far apart on the build timeline (we haven't…
Our Building Journey: Very early days
Thanks Judie! I like the burgundy type colour better than the purple, think we will probably go for something like that for the porch section.
Thanks for the tip Chris…
Changed Builder and its our turn...
We paid deposit and signed first tender in Dec 2007. It is end of Sept of 2008. We haven't got the DA approved yet. My friend goes to Bellmarch with us.…
Sep 28, 2008 1:57 pm
Base Price versus actual cost
I still think they should build to the standard price, if anything it gives the consumer the same starting point to work from rather than working…
Sep 28, 2008 5:34 pm
which software did you buy from this website, as there are many options on this website
Steel frame vs timber
- If you live in a high risk termite area....go steel if you don't then its boils down to preference and there isn't any real differences between…