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SnowLeopard

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1 month1 monthSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Slab done already.

Who's building with Clarendon??
1 month1 monthSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Excited to see the work started on our land. They're doing the Piering today.

Who's building with Clarendon??
2 months2 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I agree with that.
I got construction certificate and they should be on site excavating very soon. Hopefully we'll get a good site manger and he contracts good tradies. Clarendon has…

4 months4 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi guys, Killara 28 has 2 bathrooms but we added 3rd one. We're getting Rinnai 26 hot water system. Wondering if it needs be upgraded? Did you get the same…

5 months5 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I paid around the same for full height tiles in all 3 bathrooms as well. But it was included in the tender. Just upgraded 30x60 at Tile Direct.

5 months5 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

You must have chosen rectified tiles, they're expensive. We just chose cheapest 600x600 :-D
The rest does seem expensive but I had external quotes that we…

5 months5 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We finalized upgrades. Here is an overview if anyone is interested:
Carpet $1900
Upgraded to Gold range with underlay
Vertical blinds throughout the house $2300
Kitchen $4000
Cupboard above fridge
6 pot drawers
64L bin drawer
630mm to…

5 months5 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Good to hear you're getting the refund. How much extra did they charge if you don't mind me asking?
Definitely check, you have every right to know what you're getting. You…

5 months5 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

I'm no expert but these look like concrete piers. I personally think these are better as screw piers are metal and these rust and corrode. But again, it might be…

Who's building with Clarendon??
5 months5 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

They gave us the payment schedule 2. Lender was happy with it.
We've already signed the contract and the colors appointment is in 2 weeks.

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi JK, looking forward to know how the handover went. Hope everything is great.

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

How long does it usually take for Clarendon to apply for Council approval after contract signing and colours appointment?

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Thanks Dand.
Clarendon hasn't discussed the second schedule with us. Lender recommended: 10% 15% 20% 20% 15% 10% 10%
We have forwarded this to Clarendon and they'll get back to us tomorrow.…

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We recently got our contract. They're putting Soundbreak Acoustic Glasswool insulation: https://insulation.com.au/product/pink-soundbreak/
I asked them what company you guys use and they said Fletcher which is Pink…

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Same situation here, our broker is asking if the builder can adjust the Progress Payment Schedule.
As per this schedule, we'll pay them 60% of the cost with no roof tiles…

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

They told us about wall reinforcement when we asked about mounting TVs. They will install MDF sheet behind the gyprock at the cost of $781 per wall.
Initially we asked them…

Who's building with Clarendon??
6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Can't believe they actually did that to "fix" the mortar. I'm fuming right now. How long can you delay the hand over for if you're not happy with the house?

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
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Hi all,
Just wondering if we didn't like any of the roof tiles being offered, could we ask for them to order from a company they're not affiliated with?
Boral…

6 months6 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Ask for whatever the variation cost was plus more to compensate whatever plans you had and now you can't fulfilled those. Exercise all your legal rights within the tender. Imagine…

7 months7 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Good to hear it worked out for you.
Just wanted to know how did you add it during the build? Isn't it considered variation?
The Contract presenter said the house won't pass…

7 months7 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We asked our Tender presenter about it and she said it can be done. She added "fresh/town water tap" at the washing machine in the variation sheet at additional cost…

7 months7 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

So rain water will get connected to toilets and washing machine. We asked for an additional cold fresh/town water tap at the washing machine but we we're told Basix will…

7 months7 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We signed our tender last week and was told it's $100/day now.
Waiting on building plans, should get before Christmas.

8 months8 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Does Clarendon give you option of Panasonic air conditioner?

8 months8 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

That's not too bad. We don't want rectified so hoping upgrade won't cost an arm and a leg.

8 months8 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Thanks for your help. If that's the case we'll just stick with 450x450.

8 months8 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Thank you and bumblebee.
Regarding flooring credit, cost included in the tender for tiling is around $4300 and $3300 for carpet areas. The rest we asked to price up which is…

8 months8 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

We are considering flooring post handover as well but not sure yet. Haven't signed the tender at this point in time. We were told the same, flooring can be taken…

8 months8 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Hi - just wanted to know how much it costed to extend the width from 800mm to 1000mm? We're at this stage of the process and enquiring.
Looking forward to…

9 months9 monthsSnowLeopardSnowLeopard posted:
Who's building with Clarendon??

Thanks for the reply.
There is no issue with our borrowing power. We can borrow much more than the house and land combined. The banks have told us this.
The…

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