Colour Tech / Colourtec / Two-pac

When building with Porter Davis, if you want your cabinet doors to have a profile then the one of your only option is to paint them in Two Pac paint or “Colourtec”, as coined by PD.

Apparently you can use category 6 Formwrap as well, however, not all of the profiles are available and because we wanted the Shaker V-Line option, were never offered or shown this Category.

I really liked the Shaker V-line profile and wanted pricing on what it would cost me.

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In the early stages, I asked WOS what it would cost to have my Kitchen, Galley, Laundry and Bathrooms done in Shaker V-line and colour tech. The lady who escorted us on our WOS tour told me around $4k-5k. Well if I had been sitting down, I would have fallen off my chair – $4,000 just for paint and a bit of routing on my doors. What a rip-off.

We confirmed with our Sales Consultant about the pricing. Yes, he confirmed that the $4-5k bracket to do the whole house was correct. Hmmph, alright then, add it to our quote.

Oh, how I wish those two people had been right, at that time I was indignant at the price, now I see it would have been a steal.

During our research, we started to become concerned about information and feedback we gathered. For instance, we got chatting to one WOS lady who was working in their exterior department, she mentioned that she was currently building with PD and was working for them part-time to help pay for the house build. She had spent $18,000 on Colourtec and not even done her whole house. The HomeOne forum doesn’t have a lot of Colourtec or kitchen prices, that’s one of the reasons I’m writing this post – to help other people in my position to get a grasp on costs and be able to budget accordingly.

So we decided to do some more research and went to a few cabinet makers. Over two weekends we hit up kitchen shop after kitchen shop, talking the sales assistants about the cost of kitchens and Colourtec, or by this stage, we understood to call it Two Pac. Most kitchen shops want you to pay a $2k-$5k deposit before they will spend a great deal of time with you, however, we got a fair idea that our kitchen layout and requirements (Two Pac, soft close, finger pull, stone) would be around $40k to build if we were doing a reno in an existing house, not including the appliances.

One thing that was apparent, was that the $18k we had been told in passing, was far more accurate than the $4k in our quote. This is because Two-Pack is strictly a professional-only product. The hardener contains isocyanate, which is extremely toxic if breathed in, and expensive spray-booths and air-fed breathing apparatus have to be used. Unlike most paints were a simple filter mask will do.

 

The paint consists of different resin, made of acrylic and melamine (the proper title is Two Pack Acrylic Enamel). When you mix your paint, you add a second resin, or hardener, called Poly-isocyanate Resin. At this stage, a chemical reaction takes place between the two resins which make them harden. When Two-Pack has cured it is also much harder and tends to resist petrol, acid rain, sunlight etc    (Paragraphs totally plagiarised from http://www.austinsevenfriends.com/paint.htm)

 

Having research in hand, I swung my arse back into our Sales Consultants office. I was not happy and sick of being given the runaround. No one could even give me an accurate ballpark figure. Was it $5k or $15k or was it going to be more like $25k to do the whole house? I wanted answers and I wasn’t going to leave his office until I had them.

 

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And magically, I received the answers I was wanting.

Within the quoting program PD use, they have access to all the “As-builts” of every display home PD has ever built. They have to search their system by Lot number which makes it incredibly difficult as who remembers the Lot number from a house that was built 2 years ago, street names and numbers yes but Lot number no… anyway, I provided a lot of motivation for our sales guy to find me what I wanted.

Below is the gold mine that he provided us, I have typed it all out as the pricing he gave us was all jumbled up and not in a formal quote format.

 

We got pricing for 3 houses, the Forsyth in Habitat, Tarneit which is the house we are building. The Rochdale in Lyndarum, Wollert which we had based our kitchen design on, and the Plaza in Elements, Truganina which was a new build and would have current pricing listed.

Between the 3 houses, we were able to have a good idea of what our cabinetry and Colourtech costs would be and how much to budget.

Below is pricing with breakdowns of each component. Then further down is our house costs and plans for what we did.

There are options to do a mix of Colourtec and laminated panels (not that anyone will offer you this option upfront) but I have not included it in this post and will write about the options later on.

Something to keep in mind, all this pricing was at the time the house was built so you can see cost increases between the 3 sample houses below. Our house pricing is as of mid-2017.

At the time we did not have access or knowledge of the WOS price guide, It hadn’t been distributed to the staff at that point, not that the Colourtech price is all that helpful but the stone pricing is nice to know.

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If you have ever read a Porter Davis quote it’s a little confusing, they use the term “in lieu of” a lot and everything is an upgrade on top of an upgrade.

So here’s how it works, you start with building the cabinets, this is all in Laminate, then you upgrade the laminate to Colourtech and your chosen profile, then you add on the stone, followed by the taps, sinks, etc. This equals your kitchen, galley, laundry, bathroom cabinetry costs.

 

Rochdale 33 Lyndarum

Laundry

  • Laundry cabinet option $2,947
  • Square Edge Laminate Benchtop to Laundry in lieu of nothing, 600mm deep. (This will be upgraded later.)
  • Shadowline detail to laundry in lieu of standard 20mm overhang. Also required to support stone bench top.
  • Additional base cabinetry, Includes 1 laminate end panel
  • Hettich 9152944 Hideaway Laundry Hamper with 1x 60 litre capacity to RHS of laundry wall
  • A 60mm thick laminated boxed shelf with concealed battens to wall
  • Provide square edge negative detail finger pull handles to Laundry base cabinets in lieu of standard handles.

 

  • Laundry Stone benchtop $1,385
  • Category 4 20mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to laundry benchtop in lieu of standard laminate

 

  • Laundry Colourtech $1,092
  • Laminex Colourtech satin finish, with Shaker profile, to laundry cabinets in lieu of Standard laminate finish

 

  • Provide Posh Solus 600mm x 500mm x 260mm stainless steel insert sink to Laundry in lieu of standard (stand-alone metal cabinet with trough) $26

 

  • Laundry Tap $229
  • Mizu Drift Gooseneck Black Sink Mixer to the laundry in lieu of standard

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Galley

  • Galley cabinet option $6,126
  • Square Edge Laminate Benchtop to Galley in lieu of nothing, 600mm deep. (This will be upgraded later.)
  • Additional run of base cabinetry to Galley.
  • 2x 60mm thick laminated boxed shelf with concealed battens around wall maximum 300mm in depth.
  • 2x LED Strip lighting up to 4m. Price includes routering to the underside of overheads to allow for installation. GPO by electrical.
  • Provide square edge negative detail finger pull handles to Galley base cabinets in lieu of standard handles.
  • Provide 6x Hettich Sensys soft close hinges to galley doors in lieu of standard.

 

  • Galley Stone benchtop $1,915
  • Category 4 20mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to Galley benchtop in lieu of standard laminate. Note Price includes additional stone to Galley window reveal

 

  • Galley Colourtech $1,407
  • Laminex Colourtech satin finish, with Shaker profile, to Galley cabinets in lieu of Standard laminate finish

 

  • Galley Tap $505
  • Mizu Drift Gooseneck Black Sink Mixer to the Galley (not in lieu of anything, therefore this price includes the plumbing unlike the Laundry above)

 

  • Galley Sink $556
  • Interchange AB 420 sink to the Galley

 

  • Galley Window $701
  • Provide a 600mm x 1800mm wide Aluminium square set reveal awning window to Galley side external wall in lieu of standard 1200mm x 900mm wide Aluminium sliding window.

 

 

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Kitchen

  • Kitchen cabinet option $8,953
  • Additional base cabinetry to the kitchen cooktop run.
  • Additional base cabinetry to the Island length.
  • Additional base cabinetry to the rear of Island bench.
  • Provide additional support box to accommodate rear of island bench waterfall end. Note. Required when stone island bench feature is added.
  • Additional run of overhead cabinets at 720mm high (standard height) to run the full length of kitchen/side external wall.
  • Increase height of overhead cabinets to 920mm in lieu of standard.
  • Provide MDF bulkhead to overhead cabinets. Builder to provide paint and cornice.
  • Provide 2x glass shelves to each overhead cabinet in lieu of standard melamine shelves, total of four.
  • 2x LED Strip lighting up to 4m. Price includes two light boxes and routering to the underside of overheads to allow for installation. GPO by electrical.
  • Provide 1x bank of three pot drawers to cooktop run in lieu of standard cabinet. Including three sets of Hettich silver soft close full extension 30kg runners.
  • Provide 1x pot drawer to 900mm oven in lieu of standard cabinet. Including one set of Hettich silver soft close full extension 30kg runners.
  • Provide 1x bank of two drawers to rear of Island in lieu of standard cabinet. Including two sets of Hettich silver soft close full extension 30kg runners.
  • Provide 4x sets of silver soft close full extension 30kg runners to the standard bank of cutlery drawers in lieu of standard.
  • Provide 3x sets of Innotech Quadro V6 push to open drawer runners to cooktop run (excluding top drawer)
  • Provide 4x sets of Innotech Quadro V6 push to open drawer runners to Island cutlery drawers and rear Island feature drawer (excluding top drawer)
  • Provide 11x Hettich Sensys hinges to Kitchen doors in lieu of standard
  • Provide square edge negative detail finger pull handles to island and cooktop run (doors and top drawers only) in lieu of standard handles.
  • Provide an integrated panel to the dishwasher. Includes return visit by Kitchen manufacturer. Does not include supply and installation of the appliance.
  • Provide a Hettich Innotech Pull 450 drawer front bin to island. Includes two 20L grey buckets and silver Innotech soft close drawer
  • Increase width of standard cutlery bank to 600mm in lieu of standard 450mm
  • 20mm overhang to overhead cabinets in lieu of standard handles

 

  • Kitchen Stone benchtop $8,980
  • Category 4 20mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to kitchen appliances benchtop and 60mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to kitchen island benchtop in lieu of standard laminate. Note Price includes an apron end (Waterfall) to kitchen island and additional stone to kitchen window reveal

 

  • Kitchen Colourtech & Laminex Impressions $5,316
  • Laminex Colourtech satin finish, with Shaker profile, to appliances bench cabinets and Laminex Impressions, Riven Finish to Kitchen Island cabinets in lieu of Standard laminate finish.

 

  • Kitchen Tap $214
  • Mizu Drift Gooseneck Black Sink Mixer to the Kitchen in lieu of standard

 

  • Kitchen Sink $508
  • AFA Flow double bowl under-mount sink to the kitchen in lieu of standard. Note Includes polished edge to stone for the under mount basin.

 

  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Bellissimo TB90FSS-5 900mm wide Oven to the kitchen in lieu of standard oven $1,235
  • Technika H950STXPRO 900mm wide Cooktop to the kitchen in lieu of standard cooktop. Note This cooktop can only be selected when there is a square set window behind the cooktop. $471

 

  • Kitchen Window $1,895
  • Provide a 1350mm high x 2400mm wide Aluminium Boutique Square set reveal fixed picture window to kitchen side external wall in lieu of standard face brickwork. Note Price includes a Robinhood RIE3CL9SS island canopy rangehood in lieu of standard canopy rangehood.

 

  • Provide internal feature wall, painted in Wattle Cloudy Sky $165

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Master Ensuite

  • Ensuite Laminex Impressions $590
  • Provide Laminex Impressions, Riven Finish to Ensuite vanity in lieu of Standard laminate finish.
  • Ensuite Stone benchtop $715
  • Category 4 20mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to Galley benchtop in lieu of standard laminate.

 

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Forsyth 38 Habitat

Laundry

  • Laundry cabinet option $4,847
  • Provide 32mm Laminate benchtop to Laundry in lieu of nothing
  • Provide run of 1290mm base cabinetry to LHS Laundry/Galley, Includes 1x end panel
  • Provide a Hettich 9152944 Hideaway Laundry Hamper with 1x 60 litre capacity to LHS of laundry sink.
  • Provide overhead cabinets at 720mm high (standard height) to run the full length of Laundry/Galley wall.
  • Increase height of overhead cabinets to 920mm in lieu of standard. Includes 1 additional adjustable shelf.
  • Provide MDF bulkhead to overhead cabinets. Builder to provide paint and cornice.
  • Provide 8x clip-on soft close door buffers throughout in lieu of standard.
  • Provide 9x Hettich 9113368 bronze handle range to Laundry in lieu of standard.

 

  • Provide Posh Solus 600mm x 500mm x 260mm stainless steel insert sink to Laundry in lieu of standard (stand-alone metal cabinet with trough) $26

 

 

 

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Extended Kitchen and Galley option

  • Extended Kitchen and Galley option $2,900
  • Relocate the Walk-in Pantry next to Stairs/Laundry and redesign the size to 2040mm wide x 1935mm deep including one 2040mm high x 720mm wide flush panel hinged only door in lieu of standard
  • Provide 1x 2080mm wide x 1755mm deep Galley next to Laundry in lieu of standard shelves. Including two cabinets approximately 1000mm wide, a total of four hinged doors.
  • Provide 1x 2040mm high x 820mm wide flush panel cavity sliding door with pull
    handles to Laundry in lieu of standard 820mm hinged and latched door.
  • Provide 1x additional batten light point.
  • Provide redesign Kitchen cabinet to 2766mm long in lieu of standard.
  • Provide extended Kitchen Island cabinet to 2732mm long in lieu of standard.

 

Galley

  • Galley cabinet option $4,362
  • Provide 32mm Laminate benchtop to Galley. (This will be upgraded later.)
  • Provide base cabinetry to Galley/External wall and Galley/Laundry wall.
  • Provide overhead cabinets at 720mm high (standard height) to run the full length of Galley/External wall.
  • Increase height of overhead cabinets to 920mm in lieu of standard. Includes 1 additional adjustable shelf.
  • Provide MDF bulkhead to overhead cabinets. Builder to provide paint and cornice.
  • Provide 9x clip on soft close door buffers throughout in lieu of standard.
  • Provide 9x Hettich 9113368 bronze handle range to Gelley in lieu of standard.

 

  • Galley Stone benchtop $   (Sorry no price for this one, PD have it at $1 which means the cost has changed in their system so they have removed it.)
  • Category 4 40mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to Galley benchtop in lieu of standard laminate. Note Price includes additional stone to Galley window reveal

 

  • Galley Colourtech $1,812
  • Laminex Colourtech, Colonial square profile finish, to Galley cabinets in lieu of standard laminate finish

 

  • Galley Tap $240 (I don’t think this is right as this price does not include plumbing, and I know the plumbing price is added to the tap price, just like the Rochdale Galley above)
  • Porcher Saga Sink Mixer to the Galley

 

  • Galley Sink $556
  • Interchange AB 420 sink to the Galley

 

  • Galley Window $452
  • Provide a 600mm x 1500mm wide Aluminium square set reveal awning window to Galley side external wall in lieu of standard face brickwork.

 

  • Bulkhead $51
  • Provide Plaster Bulkhead above Galley overhead cabinets

 

 

 

 

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Kitchen

  • Kitchen cabinet option $8,812
  • Provide shadow line detail to kitchen in lieu of standard 20mm overhang
  • Proved extra base cabinetry to suit extended island (additional 610mm)
  • Provide 2x banks of three drawers to the middle of cooktop run. Includes Hettich M4 soft close runners. Total of 6 drawers.
  • Provide 2x banks of two drawers to either end of cooktop run. Includes Hettich M4 soft close runners. Total of 4 drawers.
  • Provide overhead cabinets at 720mm high (standard height) to the RHS of the cooktop run.
  • Increase height of overhead cabinets to 920mm in lieu of standard. Includes 1 additional adjustable shelf.
  • Provide MDF bulkhead to overhead cabinets. Builder to provide paint and cornice.
  • Provide a microwave tower to the Kitchen/Pantry wall. Includes single door under, microwave at bench height and single door over. Includes 16mm shelf to base to suit trim kit. Installation of microwave and trim kit not included.
  • Provide 2x wall oven towers to the Kitchen/Pantry wall. Includes single doors under and single doors over ovens.
  • Provide a Hettich Innotech Pull 450 drawer front bin to RHS of Cutlery Drawers. Includes 2x 20L grey buckets and silver Innotech soft close drawer.
  • Provide 2x door side-hinged cupboard to top of fridge space with 16mm Shadowline above. Handles to match rest of kitchen to be approx 1820mm above slab level.
  • Provide 15x clip-on soft close door buffers throughout in lieu of standard.
  • Provide 4x Hettich M4 soft close runners to cutlery bank drawers in lieu of standard runners.
  • Provide 20x Hettich 9113368 bronze handle range to Kitchen in lieu of standard.
  • Provide 10x Hettich 9070921 Silver handle range to Kitchen in lieu of standard. Handle Orientation – Horizontal

 

  • Kitchen Stone benchtop $5,838
  • Category 4 40mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to kitchen benchtops, in lieu of standard laminate. Note Price includes stone reveal into kitchen window reveal.

 

  • Kitchen Colourtech $6,679
  • Laminex Colourtech, Colonial profile finish, to Kitchen cabinets, in lieu of standard laminate finish

 

  • Kitchen Tap $271
  • Bastow Georgian sink mixer to the Kitchen sink in lieu of standard mixer.

 

  • Kitchen Sink $508
  • AFA Flow double bowl under mount sink to the kitchen in lieu of standard. Note Includes polished edge to stone for the under mount basin.

 

  • Technika H950STXPRO 900mm wide Cooktop to the kitchen in lieu of standard cooktop. $471
  • Technika TMWC34SS Convection Microwave with combination grill to Kitchen $830

 

  • Kitchen Window $766
  • Provide a 1300mm high x 1800mm wide Aluminium square set reveal fixed picture window to kitchen side external wall in lieu of standard face brickwork.

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Plaza 44L Truganina

Sorry I didn’t get the prices for the base cabinetry, stone or accessories for this house, only the Colourtec pricing. So just like before, the Colourtec price is on top and does not include building the cabinets.

Laundry

  • Laundry Colourtech $2,440
  • Laminex Colourtech, Colonial profile finish, to Laundry cabinets, including overheads, in lieu of standard laminate finish

 

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Galley

  • Galley Colourtech $1,325
  • Laminex Colourtech, Colonial profile finish, to Galley cabinets, in lieu of standard laminate finish.

 

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Kitchen

  • Kitchen Colourtech $10,448 (no I didn’t mis-type, this is the cost of Colourtec for this kitchen)
  • Laminex Colourtech, Colonial profile finish, to Kitchen cabinets, including overheads with glass inserts, in lieu of standard laminate finish.

 

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Powder Room

  • Powder Room Colourtech $1,185
  • Laminex Colourtech, Colonial profile finish, to Powder Vanity, in lieu of standard laminate finish.

 

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Ensuite 4

  • Ensuite 4 Stone benchtop $425
  • Category 2 20mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to Ensuite 4 benchtop in lieu of standard laminate

 

  • Provide 1x Mizu Drift semi-inset basin to Ensuite 4 in lieu of standard basin $24

 

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Ensuite 1

  • Ensuite 1 Stone benchtop $1,689
  • Category 4 60mm Silestone, with Square Aris edge to Ensuite 1 benchtop in lieu of standard laminate

 

  • Ensuite Tap $281
  • 1x Bastow Georgian sink mixer to the Ensuite sink in lieu of standard mixer. (I don’t have a price for the 2nd mixer, but it will be more as it is not in lieu of anything)

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Dave and Charlotte’s Forsyth 37.5 Tarneit

We took the below package and its noted in our contract pricing, not our Kitchen Culture pricing.

Extended Kitchen and Galley option

  • Extended Kitchen and Galley option $2,900
  • Relocate the Walk-in Pantry next to Stairs/Laundry and redesign the size to 2040mm wide x 1935mm deep including 1x 2040mm high x 720mm wide flush panel hinged only door in lieu of standard
  • Provide 1x 2080mm wide x 1755mm deep Galley next to Laundry in lieu of standard shelves. Including 2x cabinets approximately 1000mm wide, a total of 4x hinged doors.
  • Provide 1x 2040mm high x 820mm wide flush panel cavity sliding door with pull
    handles to Laundry in lieu of standard 820mm hinged and latched door.
  • Provide 1x additional batten light point.
  • Provide redesign Kitchen cabinet to 2766mm long in lieu of standard.
  • Provide extended Kitchen Island cabinet to 2732mm long in lieu of standard.

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Below is everything Kitchen Culture is currently providing for us, let me know if you have questions about anything we have included, there are a few things that are not normally included in your typical kitchen build.

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