Building A New House
Re: Porter Davis homes17222
Jun 30, 2019 6:44 pm
We are looking at building the Astor 49 with Porter Davis. It is a pretty new plan and not sure if anyone is building it in this forum. We had asked for a few changes in our ground floor and thought will share this with the wider community to get some feedback.
We have removed the lounge and made it into a guest bed and made the study smaller.
It's a great plan, I like your changes to the guest suite.
Had you thought about adding a window to your galley, lets in light and out the smell of burnt toast.
Also changing the window in front of the kitchen sink to a bi-fold so that you can create a servery?
I personally like my pantry to have a door on it, that way it stays dark and cool.
Also, don't forget to put a nech in the shower, it doesn't cost that much and looks so much better.
Lastly, get a costing to upgrade the hight and width of your alfresco doors, if you keep the standard style (not boutique) and just get it taller (2250mm) and wider it doesn't cost that much more,
also, ask for fly screens on the alfresco doors, they are surprised cheep through PD.
So much you can spend extra money on! If you get it put on the plan and into the quote now, you can always take it out later at no charge.
All the best.
We are pretty impressed with Astor 49 and we are planning to build this house. I love your ideas and I assume you’re building this house too? When you say windows in the galley, are these sliding windows? Did you make some changes in your kitchen too? If you don’t mind, can you post some photos of the outcome of your pantry with the door, window in the galley, kitchen where the cooktop is, island bench, sink, the family room where the big windows are and lastly your staircase? Just want to have an idea on what changes should I do before we sign the contract. Thanks!
No, my husband and I did not build this house, we built the Forsyth 35 by Porter Davis.
Because they had loaded up their plans, I was able to look and suggest some common changes.
As you are new to this site, I would suggest checking out my Blog, it has a lot of useful information for people building.
The address is https://forsyth35.com
It's great to see that you are taking the time to read back on old posts, and not just asking the same questions that many have answered before.
All the best and feel free to reach out to me via the email address on the blog if you like - I don't come to Home one much these days.
Re: Porter Davis homes17223
Jul 22, 2019 2:32 pm
I'm just completing some research on builders in QLD however I am unable to find Porter Davis (or Barrett Property) in the QBCC Licence search. Has anyone been able to find their QBCC details?
http://www.onlineservices.qbcc.qld.gov. ... ntent.aspx
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