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kb46
kb46
19 June 2010

What height for tiled bath splashback?

What height for tiled bath splashback?

Is 400mm high enough for a splashback around a bath? I don't want to tile the whole wall, just the mininum to get a splashback around the bath. The tiles I have chosen are…

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kb46
Jun 19, 2010 3:37 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
19 June 2010

The trend for bathrooms?

The trend for bathrooms?

Hey Aussie_Chik, When you're building/renovating a smaller home, I generally advise people to stick to a theme... and tie the 'wet' areas together (matching tiles,…

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IkonInteriors
Jun 19, 2010 4:15 pm
IkonInteriors
fairy blue
fairy blue
19 June 2010

Urgent help with tiles please???

Urgent help with tiles please???

Yeah, I think either would work. One thing to consider is the size of the room. Will the grey tiles on the wall make the room seem smaller, by 'pulling' that wall in a…

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fairy blue
Jun 19, 2010 6:33 pm
fairy blue
ozshots
ozshots
19 June 2010

Awkward floor plan with corner spa bath

Awkward floor plan with corner spa bath

You could change the laundry door to a sliding door which will save a lot of space - this is what we'll be doing. Your bathroom is a lot like…

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ozshots
Jun 19, 2010 11:42 pm
Lee75
Lee75
21 June 2010

What order for bathroom renovation?

What order for bathroom renovation?

Thanks very much for your response Geoff. It seems that the advances in technology have rendered my bathroom fixtures and fittings so outdated that a simple renovation is…

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Lee75
Jun 21, 2010 9:05 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
22 June 2010

bathroom discount warehouse

bathroom discount warehouse

Those of you that know 136 Moreland Footscray, what sort of bathroom products would I find there and is it any good? I don't want to rock up and find the usual out of…

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McKinnon
Jun 22, 2010 1:13 pm
Neverfinished
Neverfinished
22 June 2010

Frameless/semi frameless

Frameless/semi frameless

We are another family who picked frameless for our main bathroom renovation. They look good but they leak badly and our floors are polished porcelain so there is the…

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Neverfinished
Jun 22, 2010 7:26 pm
Neverfinished
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
24 June 2010

Placement of window in bathroom

Placement of window in bathroom

Spoke to our builder today and we are going to enlarge our windows so they start 900 from the ground and are 1500 high Thanks for the replies

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Rebecca1983
Jun 24, 2010 5:47 pm
take2
take2
24 June 2010

Vanity next to a shower screen

Vanity next to a shower screen

Have to agree really easily, plus having…

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take2
Jun 24, 2010 10:29 pm
take2
kek
kek
26 June 2010

Custom made vanity with semi-recessed basin

Custom made vanity with semi-recessed basin

Any cabinet maker could build you exactly what you want - just decide on the basin beforehand so that the benchtop etc can be made to the right dimensions.

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kek
Jun 26, 2010 4:02 pm
kek

I thought the same as donuts. Our contract specified tiles to the bath hob, which included both the side and the top horizontal surface. We just continued the floor tiles…

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kek
Jun 26, 2010 4:06 pm
kek
Possumchops
Possumchops
27 June 2010

Sourcing tapware from the US

Sourcing tapware from the US

I see what you mean. Have you seen the Citi range by Bastow? Sorry the only link I could find was a PDF of the brochure. It comes with a lever handle option as well as…

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Possumchops
Jun 27, 2010 12:04 pm
Possumchops
Possumchops
27 June 2010

Shower heads from the internet

Shower heads from the internet

They might have the same flow rates, but for a new home they MUST be WELS rated and be AS watermarked otherwise you won't get you house thru a final inspection. You can…

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Possumchops
Jun 27, 2010 12:07 pm
samks
samks
27 June 2010

50mm bath waste connector...

50mm bath waste connector...

do you mean 50mm hole in bath or 50mm pipe? if its the hole in the bath try some UK on line shops. i picked up a shower p-trap when i was over there at Christmas. only…

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samks
Jun 27, 2010 7:11 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 June 2010

shower base

shower base

samks, I take it you mean 93cm or 930mm (a standard shower base size) ....you want a 'dry pack' topping.. sand and cement and a primer, a tile shop will help you with the…

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onc_artisan
Jun 27, 2010 9:48 pm
onc_artisan
Casa2
Casa2
28 June 2010

minimum shower hob size without going hobless? Options?

minimum shower hob size without going hobless? Options?

I'm having no hob in my shower. Basically, waterproofing extends to the edges of the bathroom, not just the edges of the shower. This way, the floor ha a clean-line continous look.

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Casa2
Jun 28, 2010 3:11 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 June 2010

basin - inset or above counter

basin - inset or above counter

So nothing like the one in the photo above? Got to be happy with that one :z:

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onc_artisan
Jun 28, 2010 10:06 pm
onc_artisan
GTI
GTI
29 June 2010

How much to install a whole new shower

How much to install a whole new shower

Hi Im new to this forum so i hope im not breaking the posting rules:) :) I dont think you would really need a whole new shower to refresh it. I…

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GTI
Jun 29, 2010 5:21 pm
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

tiler: time and material or just time/ labour costs?

tiler: time and material or just time/ labour costs?

Most materials they add a markup up on what they buy them for for most of the time 20%... always offer cash and you will get a better price...

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 1:49 pm
Quan Nguyen
Quan Nguyen
30 June 2010

1850x1050 Tuscany Spa Bath

1850x1050 Tuscany Spa Bath

Hi all, Do you know where to buy 1850x1050 Tuscany Spa Bath? They have dispayed at Metricon home. Regards Quan

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Quan Nguyen
Jun 30, 2010 8:38 pm
kek
kek
1 July 2010

How do you make vanity appear to be floating with a kicker??

How do you make vanity appear to be floating with a kicker??

Nope, it's Formica Mocha in Velvet finish. I just measured the cabinet overhang, and it's 230mm at the front and 130mm at the sides. The cabinet…

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kek
Jul 01, 2010 11:09 am
kek
LeoAU
LeoAU
7 December 2010

Where do I buy an Australian cedar ( lookalike) garage door?

Where do I buy an Australian cedar ( lookalike) garage door?

>>Re Gryphon It's been 2 months since I installed their teak look panel door. The installers did a shonky job, scratched the door, installed too close to the brick works…

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LeoAU
Dec 07, 2010 2:52 pm
RhinoCharlie
RhinoCharlie
1 July 2010

Ensuite Addition

Ensuite Addition

We did a bathroom reno a few years back and when we ripped the tiles off, we could see that villaboard had been nailed directly onto plasterboard. We just re-tiled onto…

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RhinoCharlie
Jul 01, 2010 6:58 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
2 July 2010

Floating Vanity.....

Floating Vanity.....

Moogles, love your vanity...heck, wonder what my plumber would say to a floating top!! But then I'm sure he could easily make something up!! Am starting to think…

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HappyCamper_au
Jul 02, 2010 4:34 pm
miteq
miteq
5 July 2010

Wet look Sealers in Showers?

Wet look Sealers in Showers?

:th: going by the time you posted (1am) i guess this can be attributed to your very informative posts there onc :th:

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miteq
Jul 05, 2010 11:33 am
miteq
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Raleighfarm
Jul 06, 2010 10:08 am
Raleighfarm
DarrenCliffo
DarrenCliffo
6 July 2010

Freestanding baths on sale

Freestanding baths on sale

Saw this in a local Geelong paper today, not to sure if we are allowed to post links, I'll take it down if you can't, but the sale is only for a few hours and its on this…

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DarrenCliffo
Jul 06, 2010 9:15 pm
Mimi79
Mimi79
6 July 2010

Impossible to add an overhead shower head after handover???

Impossible to add an overhead shower head after handover???

Just to update, I was talking to a friend who does the plumbing for one of the big builders and he said if we get the number of the plumbers, they will probably do it for…

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Mimi79
Jul 06, 2010 11:58 pm
MsD
MsD
7 July 2010

Tiles Gloss, Matt or Satin. What is your experience?

Tiles Gloss, Matt or Satin. What is your experience?

Please post your experience with the following types of tiles. It would be most appreciated. Matt, Satin, Gloss, Marble and Trevatine

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MsD
Jul 07, 2010 8:33 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
8 July 2010

pressed metal walls

pressed metal walls

Aluminium will be fine in a shower recess. But there are many grades of aluminium. I cant tell you which one to use really unless you want the "industrial" look. I dare…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jul 08, 2010 2:00 pm
Nathan SteelFab
kid81
kid81
9 July 2010

What is polymarble?

What is polymarble?

It is a mixture of both but is closer to ceramic. Think Showerbases, most of them are polymarble nowadays (unless they are tiled of course). They are cheaper than Ceramic…

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kid81
Jul 09, 2010 9:41 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
11 July 2010

Wall hung vanity and exposed waste....yuck!!

Wall hung vanity and exposed waste....yuck!!
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Isn't it??? All I had to do was start to open the ring binder where I had the printouts after I had opened the photos folder on my phone...neither were looked at!! :z:

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HappyCamper_au
Jul 11, 2010 9:36 am
kb46
kb46
12 July 2010

Anyone got a long sink with two taps?

Anyone got a long sink with two taps?

Tradelink have a polymarble sink made for two taps. It comes as a sink that you can put into a custom-made cabinet, or as a white two-pac wallhung cabinet that is quite…

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kb46
Jul 12, 2010 10:23 pm
sweetime
sweetime
13 July 2010

vanity sink under window

vanity sink under window

i have exactly this scenario in my new (to us) house. my old unit had it too, but i never noticed(!) because i had a mirror on hinges. it was attached to the wall to one…

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sweetime
Jul 13, 2010 5:34 pm
Casa2
Casa2
15 July 2010

Underfloor heating questions?

Underfloor heating questions?

In-screed is better. The lower down the better the heat distribution. Floor sensor is best.

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Casa2
Jul 15, 2010 1:47 pm
building1
building1
16 July 2010

Help- show me pictures of your bathroom!!! Urgent

Help- show me pictures of your bathroom!!! Urgent

Posted this in the other thread, but thought I'd post here too... We have deep basins that are cut into the top, and…

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building1
Jul 16, 2010 9:18 am

I like the lighter one, I think...I did like the darker one at first. Sandy beige tiles? do you have a photo. The lighter tile looks quite grey to me, but it could just…

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suh
Jul 16, 2010 8:05 pm
suh
Hawkchick
Hawkchick
16 July 2010

Bathroom reno

Bathroom reno

Notsubtle - Love your bathroom - can you please tell me what your room dimensions are? I have a small bathroom, trying to work out if I can fit bath, separate shower and…

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Hawkchick
Jul 16, 2010 10:36 pm
thirsty
thirsty
18 July 2010

Your experience with freestanding baths

Your experience with freestanding baths

Thanks everyone for your comments. Think we will go with it. We will be opening up our ensuite and hopefully will make life easier for cleaning. I think it will be great ::kiss::

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thirsty
Jul 18, 2010 6:18 pm
thirsty

Hopefully these pictures are clear enough :) We are completely stuck on what colours to choose for our benchtops and cupboard doors in both bathrooms . Apparently there is…

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hopeful
Jul 20, 2010 12:20 am
fanglord13
fanglord13
20 July 2010

Innovative/Stylish storage solutions in the bathroom

Innovative/Stylish storage solutions in the bathroom

Wow, that is a tiny ensuite! I would go the double shower route and while I was at it I would also have a nib wall put in (wall between vanity and shower screen) as you…

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fanglord13
Jul 20, 2010 10:19 am
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
20 July 2010

wooden bath .... what else?

wooden bath .... what else?

Kay We are still a bit away from needing to order ours yet, but they'll be coming from http://www.vanwynentiles.com.au - our local tile shop.…

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Elizabeth
Jul 20, 2010 8:35 pm

Not sure of your dimensions, but as soon as I saw your post I thought: tall 400mm wide Ikea Billy bookcase with a Morebo door. Pop in a strip…

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Timm
Jul 21, 2010 6:19 pm
Timm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 July 2010

Damp course solutions

Damp course solutions

I don't like using the black stuff... it gets every where you don't want it and only some, where you do want it :lol: I much prefer the flock glass one that is water based and…

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onc_artisan
Jul 21, 2010 8:09 pm
onc_artisan
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

who is suppose to install the bath

who is suppose to install the bath

here is my opinion, a plumbers opinion. Under the normal course of construction, a plumber would first do the "rough-in" of drainage pipes, the builder or carpenter would…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 9:21 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
26 July 2010

Place to buy??

Place to buy??

Gottliebs in Caulfied are very competitive :)

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tjilpi
Jul 26, 2010 10:37 am
sweetime
sweetime
26 July 2010

SOB - to keep or not to keep!?

SOB - to keep or not to keep!?

I'm voting for keeping the bath. While I hate showers over baths, I'd prefer them to no bath at all.

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sweetime
Jul 26, 2010 11:29 am
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Is this quote reasonable??

Is this quote reasonable??

At a Glance i think if you are employing a plumber to reno your bathroom, ensuite, powder room and laundry and the cost is $7100, i'd be jumping at it really…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 2:03 pm

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