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24 h24 hbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

A lot has been happening in the background this week:
- Carpet repair person booked in to remove paint stains from carpet
- Painter booked in to scope our work and repair…

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7 d7 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

A few comparison shots so you can see the difference in finishes to show what we're currently dealing with...

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
7 d7 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Surprise surprise, the painter never showed today to finish the job! Was meant to be here at 8 and never even bothered letting us know he's no longer coming...
No doubt…

8 d8 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Well today has been an emotional rollcoaster of drama and dramatics - and not from us either!
First of all the same painter in the last crew showed up and…

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8 d8 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Round 3 of the door saga continues!!!
We've gotten our new door but in the process of painting it the painter has managed to get paint on his shoe which he…

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

Thanks Vannpaul...It's honestly taking every little bit of strength to not crumble but I think I'm at the point now where Clarendon need to answer for the way that they…

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

Seriously over these incompetent painters!!! They have come back a 3rd time because they can't seem to get the finish on one of our doors right, which also brings into…

18 d18 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Updates:

Painters have finished patching the cracks in the external cladding and repainted so can tick that off the list
They are due back this coming weekend to sand back the…

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

Day 5 of Defects:
Painters have been back to sand back the doors they weren't happy with and repaint them but have clearly used a super coarse sandpaper because there are…

21 d21 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Day 4 of Defects:
The brick specialist ended up coming later in the afternoon on the day he was expected - In his Clarendon car wearing his Clarendon shirt...So clearly not…

24 d24 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Day 2 of Defect Work:
Painters have shown up and started undercoating all of the doors. They will do one coast today, wait for it to dry then sand back and…

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25 d25 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

I thought I'd share an update on the condition of our mortar throughout our brickwork which we've been complaining about since construction...
Here's a video I took today:

25 d25 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 posted:
Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Day 1 of Defect work:
Had 2 MIV out all day prepping and installing all the replacement doors - These were 2 different MIV from my original and it was actually…

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

And that's exactly why I'm so anxious tomorrow. They also haven't given me answers to a few of our defects so there's going to be some intense discussion about the…

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

We've got the Clarendon defect team starting on the house again tomorrow for the rest of the week and I'm filled with so much anxiety just thinking about it. I'm…

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

Ours also had a distinct smell in that part and felt wet so we suspected something had gone wrong and there was a leak from the shower...but it has dried…

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

I haven't had a chance to update on the pending defect work that is still outstanding on our build...It's been a busy few weeks to say the least so I…

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

Hi
We fought for our alfresco pillars to be completely rebricked due to the overall finish of the mortar which was done a while back - we're keeping an eye on…

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

So...it appears that our air conditioning unit condensation pipework was never installed properly...a hole was drilled out of our eaves into our fascia and gutter but the pipe wasn't long…

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

We've definitely been very patient with the company...just looking forward to having the nightmare behind us though to be honest - we're almost at the 1 year mark of moving…

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

A fair bit has happened since I last updated everyone...
I've been going back and forth with both the Corinthian rep and the Defect Manager of Clarendon and we have FINALLY…

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

Haha I wish it were only an xmas feature! Escalated to our defect guy's boss - waiting to see outcome...thinking they'll say there's nothing they can do and we'll just…

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

Corinthian came out today to inspect our 2nd lot of defective doors. The rep agreed that the doors aren't to standard and shouldn't look the way that they do. He…

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

The hilarious thing is we didn't get wind rated so Stegbar are saying tough luck and we'll have to just live with it

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

We now have a battle on our hands with Stegbar windows and doors...
This is the state of our windows when there is wind: https://youtu.be/YLx2tKljFio
I've been told…

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

Haha I doubt it! Considering they thought it appropriate to stub out their smokes on our window sills I doubt they would've taken the time to back block our ceilings...
Who…

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

No and it always seems to be the most basic of things!!!

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

It's the laundry leaking under the door because they forgot to put the draft strip back on

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

So we came home yesterday to find out laundry flooded - because someone didn't reinstall the draft strip after the door was repainted! YAYYY!!!
I have also now been…

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