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Joined 9 May 2007
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9 years9 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Cambridge Chronicle - We Moved in a Year ago!

Hi Helldad,
I just received handover from Clarendon as well. Noone can tell me about getting the RECs refund on the Solar Hot Water System to be installed.
From the info I…

9 years9 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Need Help Building with C_don cReStMeAd...PLEASE>>>

I waited about 6 weeks for return of modifications after the initial tender, then when council required major changes it was another 8 weeks. After council approval "final Drawings" took…

9 years9 yearscfhamcfham posted:
We decided to purchase our first HT, where to start ?

With the EPSON TW3000 and a 108" screen what would be the recommended set back of the projector and would be a good distance for seating. HT room is 6170x4480…

9 years9 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Things I wish I knew before I started...

1/ Dont buy unregistered land
2/ If you do decide to buy unregistered land ensure you have conditions added to contract
-Max 12 month wait for land to be registered before able…

9 years9 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Underground On-site Detention

Hi all,
I am nearing completion of my house with Clarendon Homes. All good so far - fingers crossed.
Does anybody have details for a concrete contractor in Hills area of Sydney…

9 years9 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Render after handover

Hi all,
Due to a mis-communication with my builder I have a house being built currently with Commons Bricks, but no rendering in the house contract. I will organise this after…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
struggling with Clarendon... are they for real?

You openned up a can of worms starting another thread about Clarendon customer service......
I often wonder that being one of the biggest builders in NSW, not sure if they are…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Moroka finish / Rendering costs?

Stonecutter,
Your answer was exactly what I was told by my builder...
Render is applied with cement for a smooth finish and then painted.
Kelly moroka is applied with a roller and…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Tree removal - Sydney North Shore

I used Matt Tree Services //www.mattstreeservices.com.au. They are North Shore Based. They under quoted for the job which was to remove 30mtr Blue Gum, plus stump grinding to a meter…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Retention Tank problems

Rikster,
Bad news... My builder will not build the detention tank...I have to organise for this to happen after hand-over. Not the end of the world BUT they baulked when I…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Retention Tank problems

On site detention was part of our contract for the land so I knew we would have to do something. Council requirements were as per the Parramatta River Catchment guildelines.…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Retention Tank problems

Hi Rikster,
I am going through the whole OSD saga as we speak and a few things are fresh in my mind.
Filter would be only stop solids, small stones leaves twigs…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Our troubled start

Where abouts are you building? BHSC? I am looking at some of the council DA's submitted in my area and there is one for a CL "Promenade" which has been…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Sydney's Slowest Builder - Still Slow

Your DA was approved before you signed a contract? Or do you mean DA approved in Feb 08?
What conditions were placed on your DA before construction certificate would be issued…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Tree Removal Hills or Northern Suburbs (SYDNEY)

Hi all,
I need a tree removed, including the root ball removed, from a block in Hills area before my builder will start construction (probably with good reason as the…

10 years10 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Tree Removal Hills or Northern Suburbs (SYDNEY)

Hi all,
I need a tree removed, including the root ball removed, from a block in Hills area before my builder will start construction (probably with good reason as the tree…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Doing electrical work through the home builder

Sorry what I meant to say was if you were desperate to do the lighting after handover could you cut through the floor (MDF?) to access the ceiling below to…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Doing electrical work through the home builder

Novice question time...
Can you access the roof space of the downstairs ceiling through the floor of the second floor?

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
DORF SINK MIXER

Hmmm dorf... I am fitting dorf inside the kitchen and bathroom.
I guess they are expensive for a reason, something to do with quality?
My only suggestion for getting the best price…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Location of Hotwater System

K, third time lucky...
There is no natural gas in my street. It's less than 50m from my house in an adjacent street but can not be piped through due to…

Location of Hotwater System
11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Location of Hotwater System

Here is the a better pic.

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Location of Hotwater System

Pheonix,
Sorry about the quality or lack of... I am trying to feed my folded A3 sheets through a A4 printer/scanner with very limited success.
As you can see (hopefully) the HWU…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Location of Hotwater System

I was after some opinions and any technical advice regarding the location of my hotwater system for a new house. I am going with a Rheem 511-340 Solar Loline.
I…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Anyone justified a variation to the DCP re ceiling height?

flower,
Is it the council Development Control Plan that has placed this requirement or is it a convenant on the contract placed by the developer?
I have a requirement regarding the land…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Rock provision credit

Touching cloth...
Good question, I'll let you know in 7 to 8 months. Mine was only $2500. If I got that back it would mean a new lounge suite...

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Finally finished with Clarendon, 12 months! pics inside

congrats "worktime" you are surely living the dream now and are the envy of 90% of the people on the forum (me incl.)
My question is.... where did the time go...…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Building in Sydney - Updated 18/05/08

Good going... the builders are not waisting any time and looks like you wont have any neighbours to worry about for a while... make all the noise you want for…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Building with Clarendon

Lobo,
I think its a pretty good deal if you were considering including these anyway, however you will find that the major builders do the rounds with the deals and I…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Bathroom Reno... what can be done yourself

Hiya all,
Time for more free advice from someone who has been there and done that...
I am looking at a modest bathroom renovation (vanity, mirror and shower screen) and was trying…

11 years11 yearscfhamcfham posted:
Frameless shower screen prices..

Try showerscreens.com.au they are sold through Bunnings and offer a DIY alternative. Looks like they sell 'standard sized' and customs. No prices on the website...
Let us know how you go...

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