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13 d13 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Watertank is supposedly getting fixed next week but have been unable to get an answer from our SS about the brickwork...have been chasing for 2 weeks now and no feedback…

15 d15 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Will the issues ever end?!?!
We've just found out that our watertank doesn't meet the minimum legal requirements of BASIX and yet the certifier employed by Clarendon signed off to say…

20 d20 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Just had out defect period private inspection and some of the defects are pretty disheartening...i just can't wrap my head around how a company can take our money and leave…

22 d22 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

We haven't had a private inspector through yet...waiting on the manager to call me back and then will be putting in a Fair Trade complaint to get it sorted

22 d22 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Lmao...Clarendon are just a joke...we have now noticed that instead of the 5 power circuits we were told we would have they have installed only 4 as according to them…

1 month1 monthbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Bessa block core filled with concrete and reo

1 month1 monthbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

It's approx. 35m long and $15k including council approval, engineering certification and building it to the engineers specs...
We have been quoted up to $20K for the same specs without going…

1 month1 monthbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Hi K3nnis
We have tried everything and explained how it affects home insurance claims if something were to happen to it and it fell down and damaged our homes and found…

1 month1 monthbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Hi K3nnis
It's over 800mm high, on a shared boundary. The general ruling is you retain what you alter from natural ground height, so if you cut, you are required to…

1 month1 monthbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

*sigh* we just can't catch a break with this house!!!
Now our neighbours are playing hardball with the boundary retaining wall and getting lowball quotes from either unlicensed trades or for…

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

It honestly doesn't surprise me...SS should be picking this sort of stuff up but they never do

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

The bricks and mortar were fine until one of Clarendon's trades sprayed blue paint all over the area meaning that thus particular patch has been cleaned and treated at least…

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

Heard from area manager last night by reply email...his response?
I've been on site previously to look and don't think there is an issue. We will repoint any large holes...
I mean,…

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

Still having issues trying to get confirmation that our mortar will be fixed which has been damaged due to overcleaning...
Have sent our old SS an email and ccd in the…

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

They better or I'll be publishing the link to this blog and going to Fair Trading... you can feel the ridge when you run your hand across it so they…

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

Thought i would post a few pics of the finish of our upstairs ceilings...upon inspection they haven't even bothered to sand back the joins before painting...

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

So sitting here with the trade who is fixing our rangehood who also showed up a day early but...turns out it was installed with doublesided tape which is why the…

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

Well called the SS and he advised he's having issues tracking down the solution that will treat our discoloured bricks...thus should be interesting...
Asked how soon after treatment they would be…

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

It's pretty appalling business practice to have that much inconsistency between projects though...Assigned SS and trades shouldn't impact on final results- no one gets a discount if they get assigned…

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

Ours is just an Evolution finish but still doesn't mean this is the shít we're expected to put up with...if they had this sort of quality finish in their show…

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

So...already having further issues and we've been in less than a month...The defects just never seem to end and it's not like they're minor things you could live with...
The latest…

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

Hi
We went with no façade because the plain house looked ok and didn't want to spend extra on a façade.
You are looking at anywhere from $7k upwards depending on what…

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

Wow - Why were site costs $100k? Ours was only an additional $5k from memory...Was it a knockdown rebuild?
That's a heap of money for a project home! I would definitely…

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

Yeah that's pretty crazy!
Are you on a sloped block? Where was the extra 40% against - Site costs or something else?

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

Hi Nafeesra - We regret not researching how much it would cost to build private - This blog was meant to be a 'follow our journey' type blog and was…

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

Hey Stan
It's so sad that this is the finished product after all the money we've paid - they just don't care and have no pride in their work...
We now…

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

Area manager is trying to make out that all the cleaning hasn't caused the wear on the mortar.
Have sent a reply advising the mortar isn't acceptable and will need to…

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

Photos below showing damage to mortar

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

Pretty much the same

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