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Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Hey. Definitely seek out a professional that can get the job done right but the members above have provided some great tips for temporary solutions.

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bestplumberstsv
Jul 17, 2018 11:17 pm

On this site shall rise... a new Metricon Franklin 53. We've been on Homeone for a few years now and its our turn to share our build journey. We are first time…

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dunkintoo
Jul 17, 2018 10:56 pm
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kks
Jul 17, 2018 10:50 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 86, 87, 88

Our slab ended up being 2 pours, they did the bottom first, then they did the top half (we have a split level). Frames were delivered yesterday, and i drove past this…

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the dream
Jul 17, 2018 10:31 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 78, 79, 80

Thank you every one, really can't wait to be in the house. I have been moving bits and pieces every time I go over. And today hubby booked in removalist for tomorrow…

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shazaw
Jul 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 373, 374, 375

The Envoy is the brains of the Enphase solar system we're going with post handover. The prep wiring is basically a 240v rated data cable from the switch board where the…

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Drew01
Jul 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Drew01

Vinyl flooring going in this week. It’s not as dark as in the photo, even the walls look a different colour so must be my phone, and covered in dust from the slab but I…

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aphsta
Jul 17, 2018 9:40 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 578, 579, 580

Hi aaron2008 this is exposed aggregate, think it was Holcim mix. We got it done by a local concreter for $10k.

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Jordann
Jul 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Jordann

Rawson Balmoral 34 MK1

Rawson Balmoral 34 MK1
NSW

All good mate, glad to help. If you need anymore advice more than happy to help with what happened to us. Yeah I loved the Chifley as soon as I walked in with void in the…

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Salfield
Jul 17, 2018 9:29 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

We are at gyprocking stage and i totally get what you mean. Now that everything is up, ive realised how small our theatre room is ! :( Gaaaaah... First time i saw…

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Portofino38
Jul 17, 2018 8:53 pm

Our niche mosaics. We got for free because Beaumont’s list our order in transit. Marble herringbone in cinder 😍

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mj-mac4
Jul 17, 2018 8:43 pm
mj-mac4

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 553, 554, 555

Thankyou. I think it was about $300 for the small tile laying charge. 😊

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mj-mac4
Jul 17, 2018 8:31 pm
mj-mac4

Hickinbotham offer timber bench tops?

Hickinbotham offer timber bench tops?

Unfortunately I work stupid hours. So I haven’t got the chance to go down to the gallery. But do Hickinbotham/ Statesman do solid timber bench tops? I like stone but…

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Kezza92
Jul 17, 2018 8:20 pm

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

Plan looks fantastic, Looking forward to seeing your colour selection!

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gogo65
Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm
gogo65

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 45, 46, 47

We are probably getting one from bunnings too but still looking around

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trimum
Jul 17, 2018 8:06 pm
trimum

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Dispensation approved .. oh and while we're at it, BUILDING PERMIT TOO!!! My CA sprung that one on me, I squealed in the office :D Waiting on an official site start date,…

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Clareymoo
Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

I built with 8 homes. Very good process, took shorter time than expected. Independent inspector said that this house was one of the very few that had very little to no…

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arrow224
Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm
GLO
GLO
4 h

New build & Electricity Smart meters (off peak with solar pa

New build & Electricity Smart meters (off peak with solar pa
NSW

Hi, I’m in the Endeavour Energy wholesale electrical area (greater Sydney area) which usually do not use Time of Use smart meters and rather use flat Peak rate and…

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GLO
Jul 17, 2018 7:28 pm
One
One
5 h

Caesarstone - mitred or butt joint waterfall ends?

Caesarstone - mitred or butt joint waterfall ends?

Mitred joint looks more seamless and modern but heard it's more prone to cracks due to movement. Butt joint looks more traditional. Any other pros and cons of both joints?

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One
Jul 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

Bricky made cavity to big or windows need to come out a little Have the arcs been installed. Is it a strip footing or a slab. Could be frame is out of plumb not…

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mercury10
Jul 17, 2018 6:52 pm

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wow! we were just notified today pre handover inspection is set for 1st of August. Sooo exciting but feel a bit panicked now about all the things we have to do before we move in

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Guy T
Jul 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Site works advice needed

Site works advice needed

And for a 30sq home what could be the approx cost for this?

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1Persimmon
Jul 17, 2018 6:08 pm

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Top of the list is defiantly gutter guard.....lots of build-up of leaves already and can cause some issues if not on top of it, I'm sure it will be a job that is never…

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sparky_JsP
Jul 17, 2018 4:48 pm
sparky_JsP

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Tiling!!!

Our First Home - Ballarat - Welcome to Tiling!!!
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

It’s all happening today. Had a call from SS again and wants me to bring down all my lights tommorrow for Electrican to install so I will taking photos. So exciting

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icat2000
Jul 17, 2018 3:26 pm
icat2000

Tile Selection for your House

Tile Selection for your House
WA

Thanks alot for your advice. We will engage some professional to proof read.

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Prateek
Jul 17, 2018 2:52 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Nice colour, and you still have a decent room on the side. :-D Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jul 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA
1, 2

Hi, Thanks for your reply. Trying to help forum users to make intelligent decision in selecting Tiles with an example of WA Tiles. You are correct that this is our Family…

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Prateek
Jul 17, 2018 1:58 pm

Crest at Gledswood Hills

Crest at Gledswood Hills
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

I am on Kinghorne street.

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firstone
Jul 17, 2018 1:56 pm

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT

Thanks algernon, we are noting your points for our next iteration of the concept. Cheers

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ligongl
Jul 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Willp
Willp
12 h

Recommend a builder

Recommend a builder

A friend of mine has recently built with Sheridan Homes (AHB). And he recommends them. He is saying the independent inspector didn't find many faults in his reports. How…

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Willp
Jul 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Nuri
Nuri
12 h

help with splashback issue in new house

help with splashback issue in new house

so the tiler ended up grouting over the top of the wrong grout with the correct colour. I brought this up with the building manager as it was obvious this was done due to…

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Nuri
Jul 17, 2018 12:08 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Keep on them PE, you’ve done well making sure Arden fix all the items on your report. We’ve got one more inspection and won’t be handing over the final payment until…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am
firsttime_homies1401

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

at out local garden supply place they have used timber as the base and secured the shed on to it.they also have factory 2nd sheds for cheaper price.pay a visit to them and…

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thech_nerd
Jul 17, 2018 11:36 am
thech_nerd

1st Build - New Choice Homes

1st Build - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey! Question, how big is your garden shed? And how does it sit in comparison to the rest of the back yard?

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stayxtrue
Jul 17, 2018 11:03 am
stayxtrue
reaver
reaver
13 h

Porter Davis upgrades

Porter Davis upgrades
QLD

See existing thread here. Some of the things you listed might have been already mentioned in that thread its just a matter of searching within it. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=54817

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reaver
Jul 17, 2018 10:51 am
reaver

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Paul’s ice coffee isn’t sold outside of the Northern Territory. I miss it sooo much!!! Freeze it and then hand carry them on the plane to Melbourne so you have a stash…

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Kimmykim
Jul 17, 2018 10:19 am

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 42, 43, 44

We went silver grey and I love it. My friends have real wood look though and it looks awesome. Black will show a lot of marks and dirt, I wanted dark but our builder…

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allblaqk
Jul 17, 2018 10:04 am
allblaqk

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

How have you guys settled in. Any current photos.

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bestspecials
Jul 17, 2018 9:37 am
bestspecials

We are currently waiting for a price to come back on the Chelsea 37 with a few (BIG!) changes. Can anyone tell me what the base price is on the 37 though? So we know where…

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Rosiebf
Jul 17, 2018 8:45 am

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

We still haven't got anything, since nothing has been happening! But I'm guessing its the set up fee

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ZoranaAlex
Jul 17, 2018 7:09 am

A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

You will need to establish which side, of your proposed new house, your meter box will be on and then request the application form from the distributor and complete with…

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Old Bloke
Jul 17, 2018 6:02 am

Ducted Split System / Electronic heating and cooling costs

Ducted Split System / Electronic heating and cooling costs

It will not cost you a fortune. Unlike resistance heat, which uses electric elements to generate heat, a minisplit heat pump (MSHP) moves heat from one location to…

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Hfranco2018
Jul 17, 2018 4:06 am
Hfranco2018

Basement ideas???

Basement ideas???

Hi, If you want to make your basement to have a more cozy feel I'd add a nice couch for people to sit on. Also, some comfy chairs so people can socialize will make the…

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red wolf
Jul 17, 2018 2:27 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Hey mate, our large window near the staircase was installed about 10cm lower than all other windows and as a result it didn’t line up with the grooves in the matrix…

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KateAndDuke
Jul 17, 2018 12:45 am
KateAndDuke
nikhi24
nikhi24
Yesterday

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oh you want to make sure you get your lovely stained timber. So exciting your flying ahead. We finally got site cut, 3 months after initial start date but at least its…

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nikhi24
Jul 16, 2018 9:46 pm

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