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bashworth
bashworth
29 March

Minimum Laundry room requirement

Minimum Laundry room requirement

If you are still early in the process there are 3 posts on my website that describes how we planned the layout of our first Australian house (The one with the small Laundry:-?)

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bashworth
Mar 29, 2020 10:47 pm
bashworth
chippy
chippy
28 March

After a temporary fix for damaged shower

After a temporary fix for damaged shower

If it's just the tiles and waterproof membrane that has gone then you could effect a repair by covering the effected areas with one of the waterproof solid shower wall…

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chippy
Mar 28, 2020 7:10 pm
chippy
Billie14
Billie14
27 March

Bathroom accessories - is it worth paying more?

Bathroom accessories - is it worth paying more?

I actually invested quite a lot on these, didn't want to cheap out and regret it later. And my experience has been nothing but great, while online and speaking with…

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Billie14
Mar 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Billie14
Farness
Farness
19 March

Cracked Shower Base

Cracked Shower Base

Thanks, no leaking to speak of as I felt the base crack when I stepped in before the water ran, and haven’t used the shower since. Speaking to someone today who…

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Farness
Mar 19, 2020 9:56 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 March

Tips on cleaning large bathroom 'wet area'

Tips on cleaning large bathroom 'wet area'

It will only help on the floors, but get a robot mop.

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arcadelt
Mar 19, 2020 12:36 pm
JayB001
JayB001
18 March

Connect shower drain with limited sub floor access?

Connect shower drain with limited sub floor access?

Thanks Stewie, The problem is attaching the threaded trap to the floor drain (one piece shower base) once the flooring is down with no sub-floor access. I did ask…

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JayB001
Mar 18, 2020 9:48 am
jaykay757
jaykay757
9 March

sewer odor smell in a new bathroom

sewer odor smell in a new bathroom

i have done many renovations over the years ur problem 90% of the time is a failed toilet pan seal behind the toilet ... even though no leaks a tiny leak in the rubber…

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jaykay757
Mar 09, 2020 3:59 pm
Billie14
Billie14
7 March

Asko Or Bosch Washing Machine

Asko Or Bosch Washing Machine

I don't have any personal experience with Asko, but I do with Bosch (dishwasher and some tools). I definitely recommend you go with Bosch, it's a respected brand for a…

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Billie14
Mar 07, 2020 8:38 pm
Billie14

Tile burn black metal marks

Tile burn black metal marks

I was removing some silicone with a multi tool and got black metal marks all over my white glossy tiles. I just couldn't get them off. I tried Ajax, CLR, Magic Erasers and…

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Hotelathome
Mar 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Kassy
Kassy
20 February

Building a new ensuite in a very old double brick home

Building a new ensuite in a very old double brick home

I would appreciate some advice regarding my plan to convert one tiny bedroom into a walk in robe + ensuite bathroom - effectively making it into a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom…

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Kassy
Feb 20, 2020 6:33 pm
adjwhite86
adjwhite86
18 February

Remove bathroom tile on rendered brick wall

Remove bathroom tile on rendered brick wall

Hi guys, I've got an older bathroom with wall and floor tiles. The floor tiles run along the wall as a skirting and then the wall tiles are above all the way to the…

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adjwhite86
Feb 18, 2020 9:06 am
campbeld
campbeld
15 February

External Cladding used in Bathroom Wet Area, problems?

External Cladding used in Bathroom Wet Area, problems?

I’m not a tradesperson but I’ve heard water should never get to the backing anyway because the wet area is supposed to be waterproof. Apparently water wicks through…

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campbeld
Feb 15, 2020 5:42 pm
campbeld
campbeld
15 February

Backing board in pan or not

Backing board in pan or not

Are new home builders putting the backing board down in the pan or are they building the pan first and then installing the backing board with a gap between the top of the…

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campbeld
Feb 15, 2020 5:32 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
11 February

New Laundry for parents

New Laundry for parents

Thanks LilyJamJam - its classic I think - the handles are indeed great - very stylish and would look amazing in black too.

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mynameisjonas
Feb 11, 2020 9:12 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
10 February

New house - Grout falling out

New house - Grout falling out

Hi Mark, thanks, quick update, builders are coming back to rectify. A shame really.... but we'll see what they come back and if they get the tilers to rectify it will…

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mynameisjonas
Feb 10, 2020 7:36 pm
stephanie20
stephanie20
10 February

Shower niche height

Shower niche height

The ideal height for a bathtub shower niche sits at the chest to eye-level when standing -- a height of around 48 to 60 inches, as this suits most adults. Set aside a…

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stephanie20
Feb 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Althom
Althom
6 February

Toilet Ventilation Rules

Toilet Ventilation Rules

We're in Perth. Ensuite toilet (not out in the open, in a separate room) doesn't have a window at all. Council requirements meant an extraction fan had to be…

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Althom
Feb 06, 2020 9:44 am
Althom
JJHH
JJHH
26 January

Tile in Shower grates - Beware !!

Tile in Shower grates - Beware !!
1, 2

We are renovating our en suite and toilet. The tiler is going to use a jackhammer to take out our bathroom tiles and floor. I want to use one of those shower grate tile…

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JJHH
Jan 26, 2020 3:02 pm
NathanPS
NathanPS
23 January

Waste in bathroom

Waste in bathroom

Thank you everyone :)

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NathanPS
Jan 23, 2020 8:53 am
MClark
MClark
18 January

Black tapware for a rental property

Black tapware for a rental property

It will be the same as in an owner occupied home. What are you specifically concerned with?

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MClark
Jan 18, 2020 8:22 am
MClark
Teaswizzler
Teaswizzler
9 January

Clotheslines

Clotheslines

I’d go with the side path and keep the lawn free. Sometimes it’s wind that you need more than sun; especially in winter and East is better than south.

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Teaswizzler
Jan 09, 2020 1:20 am
Teaswizzler
Brett0004
Brett0004
2 January

Metal strip in tiling of wet area doorway.

Metal strip in tiling of wet area doorway.

As others have said this is as per the standards and is the separation point between the wet area and non wet area.

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Brett0004
Jan 02, 2020 7:37 am
MClark
MClark
1 January

Combined Shower bath Wet Area issue

Combined Shower bath Wet Area issue

This is why clear and accurate plans are key to a successful build, so spend the money. Clearly the builder is at fault, the shower rebate isn't even the correct…

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MClark
Jan 01, 2020 10:39 pm
MClark
Erica_L
Erica_L
30 December 2019

Bathroom heaters

Bathroom heaters

Thanks. Completely forgot about this post actually, yeah, we bought two wall-mount Mr.Heaters on black Friday here one for garage and bathroom. 1 month, everything's…

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Erica_L
Dec 30, 2019 3:43 am
Erica_L

Write reply... Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 25, 2019 9:57 am
gdog
gdog
19 December 2019

Bidet recommendations

Bidet recommendations

Ahh..... good thought. Thanks & Merry Xmas.

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gdog
Dec 19, 2019 8:02 pm

Open the paper gap up a little so you can squirt water-based liquid nails in there, wipe clean with baby wipes or a damp rag. Paint the next day, it will never move. Make…

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thepa1nter
Dec 12, 2019 7:23 pm
thepa1nter
tracey em
tracey em
12 December 2019

Bathroom tile and other issues

Bathroom tile and other issues

Thanks Abasnsw...EEEEK...I hope I dont have a big fight on my hands!

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tracey em
Dec 12, 2019 9:18 am
building-expert
building-expert
2 December 2019

Issues with tiler, Questions.

Issues with tiler, Questions.

If you are a competent builder you would tell the tiler before he starts that once waterproof membrane is finished it must be inspected by you and water tested and…

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building-expert
Dec 02, 2019 11:37 am
building-expert
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xzc731
Dec 01, 2019 10:00 am

Some solutions may not suit everyone.

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SaveH2O
Nov 24, 2019 10:19 am
SaveH2O
dav2708
dav2708
22 November 2019

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FRONT LOADER WASHER/DRYER PLEASE?

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FRONT LOADER WASHER/DRYER PLEASE?

The condenser dryer component of the machine is not all that great. Many complain clothes still come out dampish. A problem with most condenser dryers. A heat pump dryer…

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dav2708
Nov 22, 2019 8:21 pm
changd01
changd01
22 November 2019

Warning - Liquid Sealant - permanent stuff

Warning - Liquid Sealant - permanent stuff

There was some minor leak where the tap aerator was screwed on and so I went to the local hardware store. I was actually looking for silicon lubricant/grease but the…

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changd01
Nov 22, 2019 10:04 am
Philsta
Philsta
21 November 2019

Tiling after handover - new

Tiling after handover - new

No, tiles go over plaster. Better if it's not painted though. You can tile up to the cornice but it depends on the thickness of your tiles. If you have thick…

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Philsta
Nov 21, 2019 12:44 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 November 2019

No floor waste in wet areas - problem?

No floor waste in wet areas - problem?

"It will smell. Regardless if it has the u bend." Not true. If you have water in the floor waste you won't get sewer smells. They only usually smell when a not often used…

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Stewie D
Nov 19, 2019 1:05 pm

Hey Jimmy2times Welcome to the forum You've got this covered…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 29, 2019 11:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Neatep
Neatep
11 October 2019

Shower niche depth

Shower niche depth

写回信...

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Neatep
Oct 11, 2019 5:01 pm
jamo25
jamo25
25 September 2019

Attention water proofer and tilers - shower recess repair

Attention water proofer and tilers - shower recess repair

Correct, wasn't done properly the first time. Trying to have this repaired without having to completely gut the entire bathroom. I've been advised that this can be…

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jamo25
Sep 25, 2019 10:59 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
16 September 2019

New home, bathroom tilling question

New home, bathroom tilling question

A good tiler will avoid small slivers such as this by adjusting the layout so that larger cuts are evenly made at both sides of the surface. Unfortunately, you didn’t…

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arcadelt
Sep 16, 2019 9:16 pm
NathanRetreat298
NathanRetreat298
9 September 2019

Sealing grout in tiled areas.

Sealing grout in tiled areas.

Hey, Send me a message or add me (search for Nathan Shane and my profile is a head with mask and goggles) on Facebook chat as it is easier to use.

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NathanRetreat298
Sep 09, 2019 10:49 pm
NathanRetreat298
amilelka
amilelka
9 September 2019

Wall tap and mixer vs sink tap and mixer? Thoughts? Pros and

Wall tap and mixer vs sink tap and mixer? Thoughts? Pros and

Yes, the base where the tap meets the sink or benchtop is usually a pain to clean.

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amilelka
Sep 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Karateka
Karateka
31 August 2019

Painting over waterproofing

Painting over waterproofing

The self-adhesive sealing…

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Karateka
Aug 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Arova
Arova
21 August 2019

new shower cost

new shower cost

Not an expert on how much these things cost but I recently hired a bathroom renovation company called TED Bathrooms and their service is amazing since they let you decide…

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Arova
Aug 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Arova
FTR
FTR
19 August 2019

Tiling at ensuite doorway

Tiling at ensuite doorway

It is straight but at a different angle to the original line which can be seen in the wood floor.

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FTR
Aug 19, 2019 10:12 pm
russellcook
russellcook
11 August 2019

Sorting out Shower Tiling

Sorting out Shower Tiling

Hi everyone, The tiling in my shower is looking in poor condition and I'm keen to have a good at sorting it out. There is mould between the tiles, and it seems that some…

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russellcook
Aug 11, 2019 7:41 pm
CarrieeW
CarrieeW
30 July 2019

2 entry point for bathroom?

2 entry point for bathroom?

I also have 2 doors. I just blocked one by drawers on both sides. It's cheep and conveniet option, since you can have this dooor if you decide to redecorate your…

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CarrieeW
Jul 30, 2019 9:34 pm
CarrieeW
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
30 July 2019

Ensuite lay out - please advise

Ensuite lay out - please advise

Thank you so much. That makes perfect sense. I'll go with the second photo (the one on the right).

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Melbournevic
Jul 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Farness
Farness
20 July 2019

Mystery Mixertap Cartridge

Mystery Mixertap Cartridge

Hi everyone. This is actually a kitchen tap but this seemed like the best place to ask. I have a dripping single lever mixer tap, so thought I would change the…

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Farness
Jul 20, 2019 7:45 pm
antonovau
antonovau
19 July 2019

Bathroom Tapware

Bathroom Tapware

Matching your bathroom tiles would be ideal as you probably already know. Seen some gorgeous looking middle eastern designs

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antonovau
Jul 19, 2019 3:17 am

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