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3 h3 hbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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 h3 hbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

12 d12 dbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

1 month1 monthbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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!

2 months2 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…

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

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

2 months2 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…

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

Have you ever known me not to report back? haha
Both my partner and I are actually surprised it's 9am and no one has shown up yet - We thought they'd…

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

D Day...literally...
Our Man in the Van, or MIV should be arriving any minute with his entourage ready to attack all of our defects...I'm anxious to see how the day goes…

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

A Clarendon house is one that keeps giving...thanks for my towel rails which were installed using only one screw instead of 2 and subsequently fell off...i mean the 2 x…

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

We've now entered the defect period with MIV booked in for end of the month. Items still pending from Handover:
Watertank certificate for install of correct watertank
Discolouration of brickwork at back…

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

We're going to fight for them to be replaved - this has been going on since December last year and they keep dragging it out. Then to hear that even…

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

Had the contractor for the discoloured brickwork come through today and told us that all the treatment they have spent thr last 4 months doing won't work and using the…

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

Yep if i would've known how much drama Clarendon would be i would have looked elsewhere...but i think it's just because we've been involved in the build that we've picked…

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

Hi
It's us walking around and then having a private inspector through.
We bought some of that blue marking tape and began marking up when we moved in. We then had a…

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

If they do actually do the inspection, it doesn't look like they action anything found or the inspector doesn't do a very good job - we had to fight multiple…

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

No - They only give the certifier reports which don't say much and i would be extremely surprised if they actually have an inspector come through with all the crappy…

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

We've sent off our defect list to the Man in Van service and will be booking in for our day of maintenance shortly...
Who has had this completed already? We're wondering…

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

We've sent off our defect list to the Man in Van service and will be booking in for our day of maintenance shortly...
Who has had this completed already? We're wondering…

3 months3 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

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4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

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

Bessa block core filled with concrete and reo

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

4 months4 monthsbumblebee1985bumblebee1985 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…

5 months5 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

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