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Sink Strainer Plugs Not Holding Water

Sink Strainer Plugs Not Holding Water

Hi Guys, Not all sink plug/strainers are the sme size. If your sink is pre 2010 then the new plugs/strainers won't work. They will leak. I have an Oliveri sink pre 2010…

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Linnda64
Aug 18, 2018 10:47 pm
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Tempus2
Aug 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
34 m

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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Hey PEast, is this correct? We have asked for the same but this is absolutely not what we asked for. I thought the sand that they would be recessed into the cabinets?

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Ezza78
Aug 18, 2018 10:18 pm

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD
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Any more pictures? Would be great to see how it's progressed!

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KingTaco
Aug 18, 2018 10:11 pm
KingTaco

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday
VIC
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Hi ICAT. How long from skirting to finish did it take for you. We have tiles, carpet , painting, driveway etc to go. But ss can’t give us a set date.

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Trippypossum
Aug 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Trippypossum

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
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Sounds lovely. I can't wait to see it come together :)

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Monkey55
Aug 18, 2018 10:07 pm

Bricks, roofing and gutters/facia done! Eaves are getting done on Thursday, and bricks are scheduled to be cleaned on Saturday! I am loving how good the bricks match with…

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CW_L
Aug 18, 2018 9:26 pm
CW_L

Hi Cooky, The estate we are building in has there own requirements for setbacks. It was 4m from the front and something like 3m from the side (due to corner block) and…

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adalon
Aug 18, 2018 8:57 pm

Shortage of framing timber?

Shortage of framing timber?

After a brisk start, my build is now crawling. The builder is blaming it on a shortage of framing timber. Is anyone else experiencing this or are they trying it on?

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brokenstick
Aug 18, 2018 8:43 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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I would have went fibreglass itself as welll if it worked cheaper.. I hear both have their pros and cons. My glass fencing is likely only 8m or so long so that shouldn't…

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doosra
Aug 18, 2018 8:41 pm
JB1
JB1
2 h

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

What is supposed to be installed in the corner? Canterlevered?

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JB1
Aug 18, 2018 8:24 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Home Straight

Metricon Winchester 28- Home Straight
VIC
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Yes, they took those off to hook up the real ones. These are only partly fitted, they aren't leaving them like that.

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blackcat20
Aug 18, 2018 8:00 pm
blackcat20

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2, 3

There is nothing a plasterer can add that leaches through to weaken plaster.

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Doughboy
Aug 18, 2018 7:24 pm

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2 Do you know what sarking is? If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 7:18 pm
SaveH2O

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2

Plenty of bargains out there with vendors desperate to sell most likely people unable to get approvals for loans with the banks tightening their belts

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Tuvie16
Aug 18, 2018 7:13 pm

custom KDR - Newcastle NSW- Driveway pour

custom KDR - Newcastle NSW- Driveway pour
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Not really, there was equity in the land already but they have

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Leksie5000
Aug 18, 2018 6:32 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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I have been following but don't always comment. I found for me that it was a great way to keep a record of the build.

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bestspecials
Aug 18, 2018 6:07 pm
bestspecials

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
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The sand can often sink around the soak well when you get some rain. This is because when they install the soak well, they backfill around the soak well with sand and…

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almaty
Aug 18, 2018 5:22 pm
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if.saad
Aug 18, 2018 4:38 pm
dexx
dexx
7 h

Plasterer in Perth, WA?

Plasterer in Perth, WA?

The job is done. I can recommend Joel (0439526059) who did a great job at a reasonable price.

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dexx
Aug 18, 2018 3:38 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Looks fab Renman! The sitting room looks warm and comfy now Metricon Liberty 45, Ryde NSW http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=82846

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Quirmeball1280
Aug 18, 2018 3:17 pm
Quirmeball1280

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 857, 858, 859

Has anyone kitted our there wardrobes using IKEA? Would love to hear your thoughts on that if you have.

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goldencrumble
Aug 18, 2018 2:45 pm

Builder Dispute

Builder Dispute

Has the builder built the same construction elsewhere or is your house different for some reason?

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 1:02 pm
SaveH2O

Project builder for steep blocks

Project builder for steep blocks
NSW

If you are interested, give them a call. The guy who runs the business Werner is very passionate and can tell you a lot about the product and his resources. They have…

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alexp79
Aug 18, 2018 11:56 am
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Clareymoo
Aug 18, 2018 11:29 am
JCM1
JCM1
11 h

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Definitely call your admin person. Our frame was supposed to start last Tuesday and it came and went with no sign of any timber. My SS wasn't answering or returning my…

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JCM1
Aug 18, 2018 11:25 am

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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Yeah it is large. Most of everything we picked is on the first few pages of my thread. I’ve seen inside many times. Still just framing at this stage as my SS wants all…

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stoff17
Aug 18, 2018 10:24 am

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
1, 2, 3

I can see why you don’t want the upgrade. Your chosen one is more rustic looking whereas the upgrade is more of a brand new floor look so yeah I would agree with you…

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Salfield
Aug 18, 2018 10:14 am

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

Now looking at Freestanding styles. Neither of these models appear very efficient. Can’t find any landscape models that are particularly efficient.

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jodesandnaz
Aug 18, 2018 10:02 am
aphsta
aphsta
14 h

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee

Building an Allworth Home in Coast Central Estate at Wyee
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Lauren, I just noticed the link to my thread wasn’t in my last message, making it rather useless. Here it is. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=89059

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aphsta
Aug 18, 2018 8:56 am
madj-m
madj-m
15 h

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

thanks Drew! this is pretty much the common theme across all the forums :)

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madj-m
Aug 18, 2018 7:56 am

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41
VIC

Pricing from Clarendon: Sapphire Plus: $355,100 (this includes site costs up to H1…

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TiredHalo
Aug 18, 2018 7:56 am
TiredHalo

Would you do a bold blue kitchen, or is a neutral palette more your thing? Get inspired by this award-winning blue kitchen here, and look forward to hearing your thoughts…

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Blue Tea
Aug 18, 2018 6:27 am
Blue Tea

I saw this house design "The Appella" by Ben Trager Homes. I quite like the colours here, I think the roof is colourbond Surfmist and main render colour is Solver vitesse…

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H2018
Aug 18, 2018 12:41 am
Waigo
Waigo
Yesterday

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

Has anyone done these types of driveways in Sydney and can recommend who they used and also post any pics?

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Waigo
Aug 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Waigo
Salfield
Salfield
Yesterday

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1, 2, 3

Some serious stress relief to see it moving ahead. 😁🍺🍺🥂🥂

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Salfield
Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Mallik
Mallik
Yesterday

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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J_C Welcome to Kurmond homes thread and also to the forum. It is so great to get to know someone else who is also building with Kurmond homes. Could I know exactly where…

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Mallik
Aug 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Mallik
ash28
ash28
Yesterday

North Kellyville The Promontory

North Kellyville The Promontory
NSW

Thanks Njay, will talk to Sales Agent tomorrow , let's see how it goes..

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ash28
Aug 17, 2018 9:11 pm
iTool
iTool
Yesterday

Slab Heave Cause?

Slab Heave Cause?
1, 2, 3, 4

I see what you mean. They didn't temporarily fix my barrier to the lower forms (just ran it out flat beyond the slab and turned it up at the form pegs) so wouldn't have…

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iTool
Aug 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Valandra
Valandra
Yesterday

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2

How's it all coming along though? Final fixing bill sounds like you're close to the end!

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Valandra
Aug 17, 2018 7:58 pm

Oh we had a few along the way too. But wood hill is so close. I love this area and it felt like it was never going to happen but now I can see it all coming together. If…

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cass_rox
Aug 17, 2018 7:43 pm
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Corallake
Aug 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Corallake
ash28
ash28
Yesterday

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

just be carefull about big name builders. They take the deposit for Tender but not going ahead with the Build if there is a slope. I lost $1000 in deposit with Clarendon.

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ash28
Aug 17, 2018 7:09 pm
irisheyes015
irisheyes015
Yesterday

Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
1, 2

I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 6:44 pm

I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
SBG14
SBG14
Yesterday

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands
NSW

Hi Seechange, how are you going with designing up your Montville, any progress ?

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SBG14
Aug 17, 2018 6:03 pm
krawling
krawling
Yesterday

Custome home design to build...experiences or advice?

Custome home design to build...experiences or advice?

Here is my advice: when I was installing flat roof at my house my contractors were guys from http://misterroof.net. They’ve given me a lot of good advices.

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krawling
Aug 17, 2018 5:34 pm

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi All, If you are on our database you'd already have the news, but we've just been advised of the issuing of the Subdivision Certificate by Blacktown City Council. They…

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michaelturneraurum
Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm
michaelturneraurum

Final some progress. All fencing and retaining walls finished. Underslab foudations and drainage finished this week. Prepping for the slab pour next week. Powerboard in…

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Dan brissy
Aug 17, 2018 4:59 pm

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