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5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I'm pretty sure i posted upgrade costs somewhere - maybe earlier in the thread?

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

The PA's ended up slightly over what we ended up paying.. i.e. they said 10k but it ended up at 8.5K - as an example.

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

8k extra for bricks sherwood 42 - you pay 4 what u get - we're not rendering etc

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Provisional Allowances

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Just a tip for all - if you have PAs ask for invoices.. e.g. removal of soil etc.
Almost there now, less than 2 weeks to go.. I hope

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

PA's like site handling, sewer connection etc
water, electricity connected..telephone not there yet.. gas not sure - but we have gas stove, hot water etc.. so should be connected, or did…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We're almost done - Clarendon have done a great job & come in right on the price I expected. The PA's have come in short also - which is a…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a new house - bathroom tiling question

Called my CSC and they pretty much said that this is what all builders do.. I pretty muhc said that I guess that's how they save money - she kinda…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a new house - bathroom tiling question

Haha - that's funny... The thing is that I guess this is where they cut corners and not many people know about it. I guess that why they try to…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a new house - bathroom tiling question

Hi Guys;
Just after an opinion. We're building with Clarendon. We've asked for our bathroom to be tiled floor to ceiling. Clarendon have installed the vanities & then tiled around them…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Getting rid of excess bricks from builder over ordering

Front fence, retaining walls, raised garden beds? I wuld keep them - sounds like a lot though!

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon

yep agreed. Mine wasn't allowed as we have the 2nd storey short of the 1st floor on one side. Hope that makes sense. have a few optiosn but all…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon

I agree - wierd stuff. We did get some blue wrapping in sections. Mianly where we had the cladding placed. Our bricks were all done before roof tiling started. Makes…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
It's ours! lots of pics! Building at Coomera Waters QLd

tan39 - thought you were building with Clarendon for some reason!
That's cool - was just checking! :)
I am sure that you cna change anything, but…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I think we did pretty well as we locked in a rate 9 months earlier & subsequrently they had 2 price rises. I mean at the end of the day…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
It's ours! lots of pics! Building at Coomera Waters QLd

So with that- do you just ask them to do it - did you purchase the square one on your own? How does that go down with the site supervisor?…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building the Waterfall by Clarendon in Sydney

IS this post in the picture?

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hey mate - what sort of freebies did you get - I got nothing - I didn;t negotiate hard enough. However we did not have to pay for going over…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building the Waterfall by Clarendon in Sydney

A/C related? Are you going with the Clarendon people? Does it go down the same side as the concrete footing for the a/c? I thinkwe had one installed recently…

5 years5 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

bec - pm sent. Very happy to date. They are delivering. We're upto gyprock, roof & cladding all done. Next week or the week after we'll hit lockup!

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Bec, what house are you planning on building? Whereabouts?

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi commando; we went with the internal guys; but we upgraded the controller upstairs, added another zone & added some better filter thing. Costed around $14,600 + we had to…

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon

I could be wrong - but I don't think there was any wrapping done for my house.... I know that the wrapping isn't there as I can see large sections…

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon

what's the blue coloured wrap required for? I am pretty sure this was not done for our build?

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Power Connection

Solar is pretty expensive - I think I got a quote and the thing that irks me is that the power can't be stored. I thought thjis was what it…

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Power Connection

So I paid for the power pole - I think this was one of the first things done. This was around $1600 for me. You'll probably notice that the power…

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Power Connection

Cost me around $980 - 3 phase power + we needed to get the metal pole done as well.
jj1 - you'll get this on top as well.. later..

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
How often do you visit your site?

once a week.. on saturday/sunday...

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

too easy - happy to help

6 years6 yearsrjgrjg posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

sent what you needed to you :) best of luck - let me know how you go..

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