Just thought i would touch base and update my above post. Since writting this and discussing with the construction manager and supervisor, we have had just about every single thing we found to be a defect, fixed! Yes this meant having the tiler, painter, brick cleaner, bi fold door rep, carpet layer, fly screen manufacturer, site supervisor, dishwasher repairer, bricklayer, all coming in and out but hey! They did it, and i can say that we are now extremely happy with our house and are very glad to have built with Porter Davis. I will mention the fact that according to our site supervisor, he was under the impression from a few of the trades that alot of the issues had been rectified prior to handover, when in fact they hadn't. I have heard some stories about other people building with other builders who have simply never gotten back and fixed anything... Porter Davis was actually surprised that these issues hadnt been resolved prior to hand over and litterally jumped onto fixing them! So thanks guys who helped (you know who you are) have a great Christmas.
Just came across this post!!
Wow what a post, glad to hear your stuff got sorted. I can relate to your frustration, we moved in at the start of May 2010, and we are still trying to get stuff sorted out on our house that was picked up on PCI. 4 weeks after moving in, we had plaster repairs to about 1/2 of our house and then that had to be sanded and repainted. The finish is still not as good as what I like, but don't think anymore can be done. It has been an endless battle to get things fixed and has consumed so much of my time chasing it up. Just though I would add my 5 cents!!!