Bathrooms and Laundry
Water Proofing an Existing Shower - Help
Well, well another leaky shower.
The most common cause of leaking showers occurs between the floor and wall joints of the shower recess.
· Up to 90% of showers…
Apr 27, 2005 3:49 pm
Marble tile floors & subflooring
Bella that’s the best option, I would even recommend you use the waterproofing over the whole floor not just the joins. yume_87 however it is a must to waterproof the…
Jul 07, 2005 1:02 pm
Tiling to Ceiling
The only way to get a good professional finish will be to remove the cornice & then replace it after tiling. Fiddly job but not beyond the DIY level.
Make sure the row of…
Fan in laundry?
In short - no.
Unless for some strange reason you have a toilet in there and there's no openable window !!
i used to have a hose trickle onto the glass when i was a glazier to prolong the life of the bit and reduce the chances of the glass cracking. i guess it would work the…
Dec 19, 2005 12:56 am
Frost Bathroom Windows
for a more permanent solution (and artistic if you so desire) you could always have it sandblasted. see my link if you aren't sure what that is
Dec 19, 2005 12:58 am
Can I paint slate?
If your still thinking of putting slate on the floor in a wet area, dont do it. Its not for water, will turn it white and scummy looking and cant scrub it out. the slate…
Wet Areas: Floor Coverings
Timber floors in a wet area are extremely high maintenance. Id rank them with white carpet in a high traffic area, some looks only belong in magazines! If you really…
Preparing concrete for waterproofing
get the surface as clean as possible vaccumming or even wipe the surface down with wet wragg. then apply bond crete or similar and let it dry as per manufacturers instructions
concrete slab /tile over timber ?
I'm assuming the timber floor is over joists and bearers. The timber floor has little bearing on load capacity providing it is in sound condition- this is the job of the…
AUS vs. European bathroom furnishings
Has anyone had experience with the Roca Dama toilet? It seems to be quite compact and good for a small space. but not sure if it is a good toilet.
Thanks renomart, I've discovered Boffi website some time ago, absolutely love their kitchens as well. If you are aware of anything else similar to Boffi, I'd appreciate…
Its common practise these days to silicion and screw the pan to the floor rather than set it. It removes the need of cutting tiles around the pan - you simply tile and sit…
Your plumbing/sewerage requirements alone will be the major factor in the total cost. Sort that out first.
brand new bathroom
hi josh, sounds fun (i've demolished my plan). .I think low to mid 20s,u'll get a very decent bathroom.Consider Pulling the old out would save i suppose ...remember to…
Oct 22, 2006 2:27 am
Oct 22, 2006 2:30 am
Cement sheet question
It is normal practice to tile over fibre-cement sheeting in wet areas and then use gyprock (preferrably Aquacheck) around the tiled area. The…
Nov 08, 2006 3:44 pm
Nov 14, 2006 9:23 pm
changing old Toilet
You will most likely break the old pan when your trying dislodge it. You can't use a modern 3L/6L dual-flush cistern with the old pan either. I'd say throw them and…
Glass pivot doors
I will get them to quote.
Anybody got an idea how much a frosted / etched pivot door costs.
Bathroom Tile size
Excellent Neil, good size to lay as well, not to heavy.
Glade you found something!
Plumbing is hazardous to your health!!!
Thanks the good wishes folks. Not only can't I work on the bathroom, I can't do much in the workshop either so earning a quid isn't going to be easy. ...and my golf…
Dec 11, 2006 9:50 pm
Cistern Waterlevel made easy
I found a site that sells Cistern Gauges that you can fix on any location in the house, that measures the waterlevel that is still in the cistern and it installed in 10…
Jan 19, 2007 12:11 pm
Bathroom bench style vanity
We're in the process of planning our bathroom, and I've seen bench style vanities with vessel type basins on top, in lots of…
Jan 21, 2007 6:17 am
A floor drain is not required in houses .
A waterproof membrane to the floor is required.
Shower screen colour selection
Always follow a flow… this meaning if you are having chrome tapes, rails and such, then this should also be so for the shower screen and mirror.
It will look…
tile chip repair products
I would take that question up with a tiler or a tile supplier.
They will be able to help you.
When you find out let me know…. I have a few of my own on my floor!!!!
bathroom renovation in Perth
good at their trade, quick (got 4 kids that cant go long without a bath), do quality work but also dont cost a fortune
I think you…
Complete bathroom reno
Hi Neil, good to see you still around!!!
There seems to be a lot of the old ones missing lately.
Wounder what has happed???
Feb 22, 2007 9:30 pm
Bathroom Reno Continued.
I know what you’re saying!!!
In a former life with my ex hubby, we used to take our ski boat away for 3 days every Anzac long weekend up our…
Feb 23, 2007 1:08 am
Granit slab basin trough
I've seen a similar formation done with corian and the like - except these were all one moulded piece and just the middle sloped slightly to the centre, and away to the…
Very nice Neil!!! You are doing such a good job.
I would use a mould resistant paint; I’m petty sure now there are paints out there that paint and seal at the same…
Period bathroom help
Good advice, I'm only adhering to period style where possible and not too impractical. I was thinking white octagonals with maroon inserts and a very…
Wall tiles meet bathtub
I have a steel enamel bathtub in our bathroom, and white ceramic wall tiles. When the contractors tiled the area (for some reason) they cut them very close (almost flush)…
Tiled shower base?
I am using for my shower . This grout is fantastic. It dries very hard and you can add stucco color to make it the color you…
Hot water systems.....
I think the 170L is probably going to be a bit tight. We are the same size family and in our rental I think we have a 170L tank. Most of the time it is ok but…
my husband and i have our own plumbing company and bathroom renovations company and were horrified at what we saw firstly a licenced plumber should be installing the bath…
Apr 26, 2007 3:52 pm
Wall tile laying
You are somehwhat correct as you cannot lay tiles starting from one edge as you must not assume your walls are 100% square. So, if you lay a tile at the…
May 05, 2007 12:38 am
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