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Kellyville, NSW
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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We're getting our landscaping through Gydan Outdoor Solutions based in Camden. They're coming all the way to Kellyville to do it.. pretty decent of them. Hehe.. All up it's…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Rain rain rain...
We have a massive pile of soil on our front lawn now, waiting on the turf and landscaping to get going and of course it starts raining. Hoping…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Pretty sure they were just the standard, but thick, towels.. we already had same towels from a previous gift from a real estate agent, so they go well with them.

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

That tool chest they give you is actually really handy. They stock it with some tools too, to get you started. I've already used the supplied tools at least a…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

It's been a few weeks since we moved in and this is the first time I've had even a second to think about writing anything.. and even now I am…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Got the big move happening today. We are all hellishly tired but still many hours to go. Removalist will arrive in 50 minutes to start loading.
Quick photo of our…

Who's building with Clarendon??
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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Got a few options regards to the bath. I can keep the one they installed, which I tried to tonight and it is actually quite lovely, and they will either…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Yeh, the SS is going to rectify it of course. He acknowledged it was the wrong bath ordered but of course it's not a quick fix unfortunately. Need to reorder…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

So.. handover.. hrmm.. I need more time to put my thoughts in order. There are some really obvious mistakes that were made by Clarendon, not the least of which was…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

There's someone near me who is a owner-builder and they had their house done in 8 weeks.. lol.. and it looks as good, at least on the outside, as all…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

It's shocking to hear about. And the things that do get installed aren't always installed correctly either and its so obvious even to a non expert that they installed it…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

At this stage I'd be giving a 4 star.. minor bumps along the road, poor communication on admin. SS was a superstar, can't really blame him for the delays as…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

So just a Clarendon Homes review? or is it the specific name of the SS for the review? Just curious how they associate the review with the build etc

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

mrrrrt is in North Kellyville, same as me, for the build.
I wonder when they will actually start officially calling it North Kellyville, or whether it will become Kellyville Ridge or…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Our driveway was done by Clarendon. It was part of our package right from the very beginning.
For fencing, we are going with All Hills Fencing. For landscaping, we are going…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

One more sleep for me, then it's handover time! :)
The only thing that bugs me about taking our house is that the landscaping isn't done.…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Think of it in terms of value, or in terms of completion. It's the same result. They come and compare your original tender (what things are supposed to be there)…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Yeh, I just bought two routers out-right.. I may end up with too much coverage but I want it all setup and going from the first week without any blackspots…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Yup. They totally want to see what the value of the property is in the unfortunate event that you default on your loan and they need to sell it to…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Take your plans! Take any other diagrams or PCV stuff!
Try and find a walk-through checklist on the internet and print it off and take it with you!
Take your time, ask…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Oh that bit is easy enough. The bits I am talking about is connecting the router to the switch, then the switch to the ports in the house, then connecting…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Two more sleeps till we get our keys! Woohoo! :)
I've been pouring over user manuals and network setup guides on how to setup the network. It's…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

*looks at desktop PC*
No-one uses PCs anymore?? WTF? That's crazy talk!
Laptops are for mobility but nothing beats a desktop PC for a fixed location. If you're going to put…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Here's a post of Sydney-build's setup in the Hills Hub.. I got the same switch as he did.
I've even ordered some coloured cat6 cables to connect it all in the…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Yeh, that would annoy me too.. sure, there are knots in wood.. it's part and parcel of wood.. but that is a hideous knot.
As for the networking stuff.. yeh.. it's…

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Ahh right, true. I suppose I could have used the other ones on mine too and just got an 8 port switch.. oh well.. it wasn't much more expensive and…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

If you have 24 points in the house, will a 24 port gigabit switch be enough? I mean.. where does the router hook up to? 24 ports.. 1 for the…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Isn't it just... it was the bank that slowed things down. We were actually ready for handover already.. but whatever.. it's all done now.
Just dropped more cash on more stuff…

3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Just got confirmation that our bank has sent the final payment, so handover is locked in for Wednesday next week!

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3 years3 yearslight487light487 posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Yeh.. we're packing too.. we still have the removalists booked for 28th.. can't exactly wait for the bank.. need to book it all in etc. otherwise, there's no one to…

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