Building A New House
Sep 16, 2018 8:27 am
After an exhaustive search for the house of our retirement dream I believe as a family we agreed on a Porter Davis Vermont 33. We have one of the few large block in the Seachange Estate St Leonards 20m X 34 and I could not find a builder that designs would suit that block (biggest usually 16m frontage). Like many looking to retire down there I own a boat and require at least another metre longer to fit my boat. No deal said the sales rep PD could not do the mod? Perplexed about this and may have to start my search all over again. Seriously though is this builder so rigid on such a small modification.
If they are it is a damn shame after months of searching we finally had family agreement and looks like I may need to start all over again.
Re: Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????2
Sep 16, 2018 8:58 am
PD are very rigid in there build specs. It is either the house as they designed or you walk. I had the opposite. My land was smaller and they would not modify the house to make it two feet smaller. That day they lost a customer. I went with Metricon who could modify their designs to fit.
Re: Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????3
Sep 18, 2018 9:26 am
We're planning to build with PD in early 2019 (Hoffman Villa) and we're extending our garage, but by width not by the length. I have a feeling had we asked for length-wise as you had we'd be knocked back as that would have a big impact on the structure and existing roof lines.
Re: Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????4
Sep 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Yeah if the builder is willing to add in extra support for the larger spans etc, it shouldn't be a problem.
I've seen Rawson go wider and longer, so as long as you are willing to accept the cost, there are some builders that do it.
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