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EmmaJane
EmmaJane
5 September 2011

Possible layouts for small bathroom - feedback please?

Possible layouts for small bathroom - feedback please?

Wow eyspy, that sucks. But thanks for making me feel better about trying so hard to get a separate bath and shower into such a small space!!

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EmmaJane
Sep 05, 2011 3:48 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
4 September 2011

Floor to ceiling tiling,how can we do it after handover!!!!!

Floor to ceiling tiling,how can we do it after handover!!!!!

Thanks Tamara1975,still waiting to hear from builder,they seem to answer some questions & forget others :roll:

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kerry-ann
Sep 04, 2011 1:39 pm
springtime
springtime
2 September 2011

Bathroom Tile Sizes - bigger than mosaics

Bathroom Tile Sizes - bigger than mosaics

Hi Chill, If you're an owner builder & want to get tiles that won't cost you the earth, look up www.tfo.com.au they have really good quality tiles that are reasonably…

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springtime
Sep 02, 2011 2:58 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
2 September 2011

Mushrooms growing in shower and excess damp

Mushrooms growing in shower and excess damp

Hi Cheeky123, you may have a leak behind the plasterboard. Paint bubles when there is moisture from behind the paint layer. Get a plumber to check this out before it…

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xanthrope
Sep 02, 2011 2:46 pm
xanthrope
hannahc
hannahc
2 September 2011

Toilet and vanity installation Melbourne

Toilet and vanity installation Melbourne

For a very small bathroom, i recommend the Tribune 450 Powder Room…

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hannahc
Sep 02, 2011 10:42 am
hannahc
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
1 September 2011

Removing soap scum build-up

Removing soap scum build-up
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We have a large frameless shower screen and I tried sugar soap and while it did an OK job, it was not great + I slipped over in the shower since it was so slippery even…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Sep 01, 2011 3:40 pm
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
1 September 2011

what order to do bathroom work

what order to do bathroom work

We're doing an ensuite at the moment on an existing house. We gutted the original so have put all new framework, plumbing/electrical rough in, blue board, bath in and hob…

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ourdiydream
Sep 01, 2011 11:16 am
ourdiydream
Mclaren
Mclaren
31 August 2011

soap holder installation

soap holder installation

+1 - hate soap holders. We are going to put a shelf up - it's much easier to keep clean and there's more room for shower gel, shampoos, etc. They do need to be drilled…

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Mclaren
Aug 31, 2011 5:08 pm
Mclaren
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Pepsi_Drinker
Aug 30, 2011 11:20 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
tan39
tan39
30 August 2011

Double Basin Vanity Question

Double Basin Vanity Question
1, 2

Well I Know no one has discussed this topic latelly but we are building at the moment and will have nice double basins in our ensuite. In our daughters bathroom we have…

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tan39
Aug 30, 2011 3:20 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
30 August 2011

height of rainhead shower above shower screen

height of rainhead shower above shower screen

Hi, I am hoping to have a rain shower that is flush mounted into the ceiling, ie no arm to hang down. They look very streamlined, but I suppose this will require a higher…

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nicenurse
Aug 30, 2011 12:10 pm
suh
suh
27 August 2011

Attach vanity over tiles or tile up to vanity

Attach vanity over tiles or tile up to vanity

I had all the wall tiled first then the wall hung vanity was attached. There was no problem.

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suh
Aug 27, 2011 10:10 pm
suh
karry327
karry327
27 August 2011

Smelly Toilet Floor Waste

Smelly Toilet Floor Waste

I am not a plumber but my guess is that the s bend leaking, the water in the s bend acts a barrier to stop sewer smells coming though. Maybe try to pour water down the…

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karry327
Aug 27, 2011 9:32 am
karry327
megg
megg
26 August 2011

Bathroom heater, light, fan combos

Bathroom heater, light, fan combos

We had a Tastic (with remote) I have had a look at the Tastic with remote today, they offer the benefit of turning the fan off after 20…

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megg
Aug 26, 2011 10:09 pm
megg
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
24 August 2011

How expensive is it to install a new toilet?

How expensive is it to install a new toilet?

3 years ago, I contacted my water board authority to replace my 1970's toilet. They sent a plumber and I got a bill for $650. I didn't claim…

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zeitgeber
Aug 24, 2011 9:00 am
zeitgeber
jmuf1j1
jmuf1j1
23 August 2011

Polished Concrete Floors in bathrooms and laundry

Polished Concrete Floors in bathrooms and laundry

I'm building a new house next year - the DA is about to be submitted. I would love to do polished concrete floors in the bathrooms and laundry for something different. …

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jmuf1j1
Aug 23, 2011 4:36 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
22 August 2011

Mirrors that rest on tiles

Mirrors that rest on tiles

Thanks alt. I've been quoted for frameless mirrors and packing out. But even when they pack it out they can't guarantee it will be flush with tiles along the whole…

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Testedbytime
Aug 22, 2011 4:10 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
22 August 2011

Show off your above Vanity Basins & Taps PLEASE,

Show off your above Vanity Basins & Taps PLEASE,
1, 2

GEE NO-ONE ELSE HAS ANY BASINS IN THEIR HOUSE THEY LOVE :shock: :th:

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kerry-ann
Aug 22, 2011 1:08 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 August 2011

Broken sink trap

Broken sink trap

You asked the same question in June. Did you try ringing a plumber? A really quick search on Google found this http://www.renovi.com.au/pd-chrome-desi ... p-3240.cfm

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chrisandkate
Aug 22, 2011 10:33 am
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belveder
Aug 21, 2011 7:16 pm
ESB
ESB
19 August 2011

Gyprock or cement sheeting?

Gyprock or cement sheeting?

Thanks dsiroky ... the sheeting was definitely the same stuff as used on the walls in non wet areas - not any of the waterproof ones you've listed. I spoke to the SS…

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ESB
Aug 19, 2011 9:19 pm
ESB
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
19 August 2011

Ripping up bathroom tiles to redo watrproofing - question...

Ripping up bathroom tiles to redo watrproofing - question...

Hi Onc.... From the numerous people we have spoken to on the matter (except the owner builder himself) I think we can safely agree with you. We are currently waiting on a…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 19, 2011 9:08 pm
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Pepsi_Drinker
Aug 18, 2011 12:38 am
Pepsi_Drinker
takatam
takatam
18 August 2011

Shower/ bath combo options for keeping water in

Shower/ bath combo options for keeping water in

Hi Hanes, I guess your options are limited. It's either rigid, or not. There's not much in between. However, I have seen a solid shower screen being mounted on hinges on…

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takatam
Aug 18, 2011 12:23 am
~steph~
~steph~
15 August 2011

Vanity mirror lighting

Vanity mirror lighting

Ohhh thanks portas, I have a feeling now that the light store I went to the other day had something similar but she wasn't sure how big the light came. Not sure about the…

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~steph~
Aug 15, 2011 5:12 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
14 August 2011

Instantaneous HWS or Solar Power + Gas Booster

Instantaneous HWS or Solar Power + Gas Booster

Sorry Alexyeo, when you said you'd only be living it in for a short time, I assumed you were going to rent it out..

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Eskay40
Aug 14, 2011 9:25 pm
Eskay40
thomas
thomas
14 August 2011

New home

New home

Does anyone know of a highly reliable company that can assist with design and build for bathroom, cabinets, and laundry? Your recommendation would be greatly appreciated.…

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thomas
Aug 14, 2011 9:04 pm
Variegated
Variegated
13 August 2011

seat in the shower

seat in the shower

Having a seat in the shower is an excellent idea. It might be worth your while to check out information from your local Independent Living Centre if at all possible.

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Variegated
Aug 13, 2011 8:33 pm
Variegated
Advaland
Advaland
13 August 2011

Alternative to wall tiles in a shower

Alternative to wall tiles in a shower

Hi guys, there are a few options out there. Glass is one that seems to be taking off, like a kitchen splash back. Check out my website to view photos of a full glass…

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Advaland
Aug 13, 2011 2:28 am
Advaland
Advaland
13 August 2011

Framless shower screen regulations

Framless shower screen regulations

Hi there, a minimum 10mm, toughened glass panel is appropriate in most conditions. It certainly should have some form of fixing to wall etc.. but not necessarily on the…

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Advaland
Aug 13, 2011 2:19 am
belc
belc
12 August 2011

Gap under vanity kick plate

Gap under vanity kick plate

Do you have a picture Kyton?

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belc
Aug 12, 2011 11:57 am
Casa2
Casa2
12 August 2011

Heated towel rail height

Heated towel rail height

I didn;t know there was a minimum height off the ground. Mine are only about 200 mm off the ground!

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Casa2
Aug 12, 2011 9:08 am
Bam
Bam
11 August 2011

Hand Vs Rail Shower - Methven Satin Jet kiri

Hand Vs Rail Shower - Methven Satin Jet kiri

We opted to buy them without the rail as we bought the wall shower as well and thought it would look too busy We also bought the matching mixer and were impressed by its…

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Bam
Aug 11, 2011 10:40 pm
Bam
megg
megg
10 August 2011

Satin jet shower rail by Methven. Which one?

Satin jet shower rail by Methven. Which one?

Hi, Here is a link to the technology page from the Methven site. http://www.methven.com/au/innovations/satinjet/ Maybe I should contact Methven and asked to put on the…

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megg
Aug 10, 2011 4:25 pm
megg
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
8 August 2011

Shower shape- square vs corner cut off

Shower shape- square vs corner cut off

LOL....just goes to show we are all different!! Ensuite shower here is 1100 x 1100 with cut off corner, semi frameless screen, no hob and it's fantastic. Main shower…

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HappyCamper_au
Aug 08, 2011 10:16 am
CA3105
CA3105
8 August 2011

hand basin on pedestal .. NEED HELP PLEASE!!

hand basin on pedestal .. NEED HELP PLEASE!!

Hi Lenny, Pedestals (for the Caroma basins at least, I am unsure of other brands) don't go all the way to the wall, so there is usually about 5cm or so gap between the…

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CA3105
Aug 08, 2011 12:00 am
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kerry-ann
Aug 07, 2011 10:26 pm
Dollar
Dollar
6 August 2011

Shower tap positioning

Shower tap positioning

I know what you mean dimo. Personally I prefer them centered even if it is practically to have them slightly off so you don't get wet beforehand. I believe it's the norm…

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Dollar
Aug 06, 2011 3:47 pm
megg
megg
6 August 2011

Hardwiring a heated towel rail

Hardwiring a heated towel rail

Hi Becks81, I was hoping you might be able to tell me how you got on with the fitting of your heated towel rail? Also are you happy with the heat it give off to dry your…

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megg
Aug 06, 2011 11:10 am
megg
portas1971
portas1971
3 August 2011

where to duct the extractor fans

where to duct the extractor fans

From what i can decipher (very loosely) from the the BCA (Building code) it states that mechanical ventilation is required to ventilate a sanitary compartment, laundry or…

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portas1971
Aug 03, 2011 8:49 pm
Jeremyheyes
Jeremyheyes
3 August 2011

new here with tiling question

new here with tiling question

If you want to use tiling to the ceiling then make sure the tiles are light in weight. So that if they fall off they doesn't cause much harm.

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Jeremyheyes
Aug 03, 2011 8:02 pm
mapcalla
mapcalla
3 August 2011

Underlay in Wet areas?

Underlay in Wet areas?

All I will say is WHAT THE?? no idea! ::dizzy::

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mapcalla
Aug 03, 2011 3:09 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
2 August 2011

Shower door handles

Shower door handles

Ours look like these ones and are installed on semi-frameless shower screens: http://www.hotfrog.co.uk/Companies/PS-G ... -Set-46256 Hope this helps.

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Jervisbay
Aug 02, 2011 10:14 pm
James65
James65
1 August 2011

Shower tap or flick mixer?

Shower tap or flick mixer?

I'm not entirely sure...in the plans it just says tempered water to bathrooms, i'm assuming it just means the hot water is pre-mixed using a "tempering valve" with cold…

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James65
Aug 01, 2011 8:27 pm
suh
suh
1 August 2011

Blacks or Browns?

Blacks or Browns?
1, 2

I'm not fond of brown and cream, but I love brown and stark white. Why can't you do both ::smile:: I did living/kitchen/dining/powder room/hall leading to beds and entry in light…

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suh
Aug 01, 2011 11:53 am
suh
alt0160
alt0160
1 August 2011

Seperate WC floor to ceiling tiles?

Seperate WC floor to ceiling tiles?

A friend of ours has his wc tiled 1/2 height with large tiles > 300 x 600. it looks smashing. I would have loved to go from floor to celing in our powder room and had a…

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alt0160
Aug 01, 2011 11:00 am
eyspy
eyspy
31 July 2011

Pressed Tin (Aluminium) as a Splashback

Pressed Tin (Aluminium) as a Splashback

If you ever watch that cooking show (The cook and the chef) with Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant, you will see it used in her kitchen as a splashback and it looks great in…

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eyspy
Jul 31, 2011 8:29 am


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