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5 d5 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Doors, doors, doors...that's the theme of this week! I worked as an apprentice assistant to help get the job done, but 3 days have turned into 4 so luckily my…

9 d9 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

We were told by out inspector we have up to 2years defect period legally...or something along those lines...
Yeah we've been checking everything that has been fixed and called them out…

10 d10 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

We're slowly plodding along!
All internal doors have been delivered and are due to be sealed and hung early next week...then painters are due first week of November for 5+ days…

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10 d10 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Whenever i was concerned about something i tried to reach out to a supplier such as Boral to get an opinion...they might be able to advise if the uneven tiles…

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23 d23 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

What sneaks!!!

23 d23 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Sorry, prob a stupid question but if the works were executed by Clarendon shouldn't they provide the survey as part of it???

25 d25 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

So you've had handover and are in the house and now just need to get the full occ cert?

26 d26 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Not sure if anyone is reading our blog but thought i should see this out until the end since I've come this far...
We haven't had much happening with our defects…

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2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Quick site meeting this afternoon with the plumbers...they're not sure if they can fix the issue without disturbing the slab so they're out here all day tomorrow to dig up…

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2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

What are you trying to say mate - that we should be running around doing full time jobs and also constantly checking up on everything? One minute you're saying we…

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2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Hey
Not jumping to conclusions at all...partner is a plumber so can see exactly what has happened :-) which was also confirmed by the plumber who came…

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2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Heard back from the plumbing company this morning...their initial response was to just use full flush only...i honestly became so angry when they said that!
So i pushed further and said…

2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

We haven't received any updates from Clarendon or the plumbing company about the state of the pipes or what the action plan is going to be to rectify everything...we don't…

2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Barely got any sleep last night...was tossing and turning thinking about how Clarendon could potentially be jackhammering up our slab in the workshop, WIP and powder room to relay the…

2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

The issue is court could take years and thousands of dollars...we'll be waiting to see what they come back to us with tomorrow and then looking at our options...will definitely…

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2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

I feel like this post has gone from a positive start to such a negative situation...but i don't know why i should bother trying to put a positive spin on…

2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Slowly getting things ticked off today..
- Showerscreens have now all been replaced
- Tiler here replacing main floors but will prob need an extra day to finish up
- Brick cleaner due…

2 months2 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Ok, so have been busy marking up more paint and gyprock defects ready for when the painters and gyprockers come through - MIV said 1 week max but lookimg at…

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

So...tilers came out for a 2nd time with the wrong tiles AGAIN!!!
Rang the head office and was told that the distributor had supplied the wrong batch number...so irrelevant of whose…

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Sarking in walls is only done in QLD as standard as far as we've seen.
Roof sarking is standard only in NSW

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Update:
Brickwork has been completed and will be cleaned in 3 weeks time
Tilers due back next week
2 of 3 shower screens to be taken out and taken back to stegbar to…

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3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Brickies are here fixing the bricks that have been discoloured...nervous to see what it all looks like when finished - at least 2 days worth of work if not more…

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

It's honestly taking all my strength not to lose my mind...then we have tilers show up with only a portion of what they need so need to take more time…

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Trying to keep on top of all the defects is hard...we seem to knock 1 off the list an add another 2!
Latest problem is the shower screens are starting to…

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Not much to report...defect work is still on going...
Tilers showed up with only half the tiles they needed and they don't have any spares of some of pur batches so…

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

And the punches keep coming...parts of our grout is starting to disintegrate on our floor tiles...vacuumed straight out!

5 months5 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Current status of defects:
- Waiting on new doors to arrive
- MIV to come and install doors and finish items missed
- Tiler to come back and fix chipped and drummy tiles…

5 months5 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Not holding my breath...still have to fight soft mortar and brick discolouration...

5 months5 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

I'm still waiting for things to get rectified but they were appalled by the quality of the painting...especially considering they were meant to be 'the best Clarendon have'...
They basically have…

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