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We are looking at renovating our bathroom and it's current layout is very standard, having seen it in many homes of it's age. Just wondering if anyone has any before and…

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Ourcastle
Oct 10, 2018 10:15 am
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Eric Hou
Oct 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Pummers_D38
Pummers_D38
2 October

Recess floors to all wet areas

Recess floors to all wet areas

The 50mm step down in the slab height is required in the NCC. This is to allow the tilers to get enough fall to a floor waste. So the cost of levelling out at the…

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Pummers_D38
Oct 02, 2018 7:57 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
1 October

Freestanding baths and kids

Freestanding baths and kids

We could have gone freestanding, but ended up doing a bigger hob so adults can sit on the edge. It's very handy, for young kids and even up to 8 to 9 years old…

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mynameisjonas
Oct 01, 2018 3:09 pm
aussieta
aussieta
20 September

Double shower design help

Double shower design help

we have a double shower 1600 x 900 wont be having one in new build will go 1200 x 900 single feels a bit cold with one half vacant after switching to instantaneous gas…

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aussieta
Sep 20, 2018 4:40 pm
aussieta
LouR
LouR
15 September

Clothes Line

Clothes Line

As much as i am loath to respond to annoying posts that try to be smart for no point - as I am sure everyone understood the purpose of my post 4 yrs ago - i believe that…

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LouR
Sep 15, 2018 11:01 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
15 June

HELP! *** How to remove this towel rail? ***

HELP! *** How to remove this towel rail? ***

I'd just get a hacksaw and cut off the broken part of the railing, then the silver and cap part will slip off. Looks like you'll have to do that to remove the others as…

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luxbuild
Jun 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Hi Everyone, I am trying to get my head around what is the best way to efficiently use my 5 cm wet area recess for my specific bath and shower layouts. Specficially: 1)…

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alexp79
Jun 01, 2018 7:58 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 May

How to create a lower level shower ?

How to create a lower level shower ?

Either dig down into the foundation or build up as you have suggested.

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arcadelt
May 18, 2018 1:06 am

ELECTRICAL OUTLET FOR BIDET

ELECTRICAL OUTLET FOR BIDET

Hi Mark, Thanks for the quick reply. On 1st May 2018 your maintenance team advised "GPO not being able to be installed due to construction constraints". Today I am…

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jayasooriah
May 08, 2018 2:42 pm
C_Y
C_Y
29 December 2017

Toilet Seat - Sydney

Toilet Seat - Sydney

Can’t do that either because the clip that joins the seat and bowl is snapped as well. Just can really see it in the picture.

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C_Y
Dec 29, 2017 10:42 pm
DamNita
DamNita
7 November 2017

Laundry Reno or dryer ideas

Laundry Reno or dryer ideas

I actually purposely didn't want my dryer in my laundry mainly due to lint and airflow issues. We have put ours in our garage, as we have done at our previous house also.…

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DamNita
Nov 07, 2017 3:13 pm
DamNita
mishb
mishb
25 October 2017

Painting Tiles??

Painting Tiles??

I painted a feature tile strip on the walls of my bathroom, and the floor. After 5 years there are a few chips in the floor from dropping things but it's still looking…

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mishb
Oct 25, 2017 2:02 pm
mel.mak
mel.mak
5 October 2017

Freestanding Bath & Flexi pipe

Freestanding Bath & Flexi pipe

Is a flexi pipe used on a freestanding bath so that i can move the bathtub for cleaning purposes Can someone please clarify?

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mel.mak
Oct 05, 2017 8:14 pm

I have just moved into a house which has a separate granny flat. The granny flat has a bathroom. The walls are already tiled and there is some sort or orange waterproofing…

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belladonna99
Sep 26, 2017 2:05 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
23 August 2017

Shower/toilet location logic?

Shower/toilet location logic?

Keep in mind some builders do not allow tiled niches on exterior walls. For that reason we changed the ensuite layouts to the second image.…

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OurLindrum52
Aug 23, 2017 5:13 pm
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Isabellasmithadams
Jun 21, 2017 6:31 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 June 2017

Shower Wet Area

Shower Wet Area

No, a waterproof membrane does not need to be conditioned by being constantly wet to maintain its integrity. Actually a membrane should never been actually in contact…

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qebtel
Jun 13, 2017 4:20 pm
bashworth
bashworth
13 June 2017

Bathroom Traps

Bathroom Traps

Normally the traps are directly under the basin even with floating vanities. If the underside of the basin is exposed a compact chrome trap is often preferred like the…

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bashworth
Jun 13, 2017 8:24 am
bashworth
Our Build123
Our Build123
5 April 2017

Replacing a vanity

Replacing a vanity

If they know you want to replace it at a later date, maybe ask them to use minimal fixing and not to silicone it to the wall. This way you or your next plumber can…

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Our Build123
Apr 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Our Build123
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qebtel
Mar 30, 2017 7:24 pm
AJW
AJW
26 March 2017

Did anyone do the exact same tiles and cabinets in all bathr

Did anyone do the exact same tiles and cabinets in all bathr

We kind of went with the same in both. However in the en-suite, which is quite large we use the floor tile (albeit a larger polished version) as a feature on the back…

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AJW
Mar 26, 2017 7:15 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
22 March 2017

wall hung toilet - problems?

wall hung toilet - problems?

My builder tried to tell me the same thing... All because they didn't want to install them! C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E.…

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MrsJM
Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm
MrsJM
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bubblebeat
Mar 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Southies
Southies
17 February 2017

What Do You Use to Clean Your Showers

What Do You Use to Clean Your Showers

I've been using one and the same shower cleaner for ages and I am totally satisfied with it. it is daily shower cleaner. I but it time to time on different usuall stores,…

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Southies
Feb 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Southies
lozza81
lozza81
2 February 2017

Off-the-shelf shower cleaners

Off-the-shelf shower cleaners

From what I have read online, you can't go wrong with a spray bottle filled with 1/2 hot water, 1/2 white vinegar and a squirt of dishwashing liquid. This is what I'm…

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lozza81
Feb 02, 2017 9:55 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
2 January 2017

Bathroom tile size - help needed

Bathroom tile size - help needed

I used 600x600 for floor tiles throughout, and 200x400 for the walls. My builder did mention it would be harder to lay larger tiles in the bathroom, but never made any…

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aloenyx
Jan 02, 2017 9:28 am
aloenyx
Our Build123
Our Build123
1 January 2017

first time reno vathroom for parents.

first time reno vathroom for parents.

My advice would be to project manage it yourself and engage licenced contractors for the professional work. Try your hand at the demolition but leave it to about that. You…

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Our Build123
Jan 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Our Build123
meeks
meeks
8 December 2016

Installing a mirror

Installing a mirror

Yes ofcourse "where ti drill?" does matters. I too don't find gluing as a good option.

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meeks
Dec 08, 2016 8:58 pm
Lee54
Lee54
1 December 2016

Any metal-working designers out there?

Any metal-working designers out there?

It has occurred to me when doing my design research that grab bars in bathrooms are incredibly ugly. If a bath or shower niche could have something decent on the bottom…

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Lee54
Dec 01, 2016 7:20 pm
mack042
mack042
31 October 2016

Grohe Inwall Cistern Install Help

Grohe Inwall Cistern Install Help

It does look like it would be hard with the valve that has been used but surely there would be a suitable valve that you could find that would work. If he put that valve…

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mack042
Oct 31, 2016 8:08 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
22 October 2016

Grout lines impact fall?

Grout lines impact fall?

Our tiler is trying to tell us that for a 600x300 floor tile, is he does a 3mm grout line, he won't need to cut into tiles to create the diamond pattern to get fall to the…

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MrsJM
Oct 22, 2016 12:46 am
MrsJM
Dani_J
Dani_J
20 October 2016

Light Blue 300mm x 600mm tiles?

Light Blue 300mm x 600mm tiles?

Hi Megan, what did you end up going with in the end? I love the infinity range, seen a lot of them used in Porter Davis homes of late but of course very $$$.

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Dani_J
Oct 20, 2016 10:49 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
20 October 2016

Laundry relocation waterproofing/drainage requirements

Laundry relocation waterproofing/drainage requirements

Hi Ben, you should be fine as long as there is a bit of fall to the rear door. Even if there wasn't I'm sure you will be fine for a few years if you plan on upgrading…

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Our Build123
Oct 20, 2016 2:28 pm
Our Build123
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
29 September 2016

Shower drain - is this correct?

Shower drain - is this correct?

There is all sorts of wrong happening there. Contact your builder and get them to inspect the issue.

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Howyagoin
Sep 29, 2016 1:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 September 2016

First time Bathroom Reno questions

First time Bathroom Reno questions

As per above. You really need to give us a lot more info and a basic plan. Size of the bathroom, tiles to ceiling, relocate plumbing, level of finish, shower over bath,…

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Stewie D
Sep 22, 2016 1:49 pm
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
22 September 2016

Bathroom layout

Bathroom layout

MattAna, If you're looking for bathroom layout/design ideas, You can see quite a few in: 101 Kitchen & Bathroom Design Ideas at…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 22, 2016 9:41 am
renoauction
renoauction
19 September 2016

Rimless toilets

Rimless toilets

Clean flush is soo much better. barely needs any cleaning. Get the seat that has the 2 buttons at the back where you can take the whole seat off. You can then just wash…

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renoauction
Sep 19, 2016 10:42 am
PhilScar
PhilScar
17 September 2016

Waterproof Membrane

Waterproof Membrane

May be late for this reply, but waterproof membranes can change colour as they may water stain. It doesn't impact the membrane performance as these types of products are…

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PhilScar
Sep 17, 2016 4:02 pm
PhilScar
Southies
Southies
31 August 2016

Plastic strips on the bottom of glass shower doors

Plastic strips on the bottom of glass shower doors

hi all have semi-frameless showers in our 7 year old house. All 3 glass shower doors have a plastic strip on the bottom edge which directs water back into the shower…

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Southies
Aug 31, 2016 5:02 pm
Southies
buzurk
buzurk
22 August 2016

Towel hooks, can they be glued on?

Towel hooks, can they be glued on?

Hi I want to put two towel hooks in our shower to hang the face washers off the ones i want (matching our style) are all screw on, but we dont want to screw into the…

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buzurk
Aug 22, 2016 9:20 pm

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