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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 12:57 pm
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 10:08 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 11:40 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 5:25 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 11:16 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 1:00 am
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kerry-ann
Aug 07, 2011 11:26 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 4:47 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 12:10 pm
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 9:49 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 9:02 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 4:09 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 11:14 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 9:27 pm
suh
suh
1 August 2011

Blacks or Browns?

Blacks or Browns?
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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 12:53 pm
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 12:00 pm
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 9:29 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
30 July 2011

Shower base options....

Shower base options....

Soon we will be having our ensuite shower base repaired due to inadequate waterproofing. At this stage we expect all the floor tiles will have to be ripped up (pretty…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jul 30, 2011 10:29 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
30 July 2011

My Bathroom

My Bathroom

What an improvement! Nice work!

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JazzyJess
Jul 30, 2011 3:51 pm
cart
cart
28 July 2011

Plastering over painted masonite

Plastering over painted masonite

Hi All, I have an old bathroom that in the near future I wish to renovate,the ceiling and walls are of masonite and underneath that is treated pine boards with…

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cart
Jul 29, 2011 12:12 am
Criptik
Criptik
27 July 2011

choice of taps ..opinions please

choice of taps ..opinions please

I personally think they will date rather quickly. But its you house your money your choice. If you like them get them.

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Criptik
Jul 27, 2011 1:23 pm
mygirlfriday
mygirlfriday
25 July 2011

time period for renovation - 7 weeks?

time period for renovation - 7 weeks?

hi all my bathroom, toilet and laundry reno is hitting close to 7 weeks - it is 10 sq metre in total and no major things were moved around (ie used existing pipes,…

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mygirlfriday
Jul 25, 2011 12:48 pm
wizard
wizard
24 July 2011

Waste point for toilet too close to wall. Solution found

Waste point for toilet too close to wall. Solution found

Hi tan39, I think the offset is a 60mm, but it was a while ago and I can't remember properly. I know that the pipe was about 40mm to close to the wall. If you go to a…

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wizard
Jul 24, 2011 10:09 am
wizard
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
23 July 2011

LARGE glass panel for walk in shower

LARGE glass panel for walk in shower
1, 2

Wow thats good Pced. Quickly passing through will check & see what your've been up to later :D

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kerry-ann
Jul 23, 2011 9:41 pm
xquisite
xquisite
23 July 2011

Chinese made tapware

Chinese made tapware

There is good & bad quality in every manufacturing country and this includes China. Just because something is made in China doesn't mean it's no good. Many euro brands…

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xquisite
Jul 23, 2011 11:54 am
bonster
bonster
23 July 2011

Infinite tapware

Infinite tapware

I am considering this myself, anyone used this brand and have a view ? They are also sold via First Choice Warehouse Bathroom & Kitchen Products and are their store brand.

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bonster
Jul 23, 2011 11:00 am
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
23 July 2011

Removing a shower base - DIY?

Removing a shower base - DIY?

We just took a hand jackhammer and crowbar to our shower base and it came out ok with a bit of elbow grease.

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ourdiydream
Jul 23, 2011 9:45 am
ourdiydream
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
23 July 2011

Any plumbers here? What is this smell in my ensuite???

Any plumbers here? What is this smell in my ensuite???

as fitzy has said above it could be a small blockage in the floor waste which is sucking the gully trap dry. Buy a bottle of Mo-Flow from either a plumbing store or i…

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tim mitchell
Jul 23, 2011 8:06 am
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
22 July 2011

"Ideal Standard" brand- how does it compare for quality?

"Ideal Standard" brand- how does it compare for quality?

Hi Paula i have ideal standard (porcher taps and toilets )in my house now, i am also about to build a new house which will have ideal standard toilets and taps which…

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Fitzyplumber
Jul 23, 2011 12:33 am
xquisite
xquisite
22 July 2011

Strange dark areas in sealant near shower base?

Strange dark areas in sealant near shower base?

^ITA! Water always seems to get under the silicone & the "anti mould" ones are a crock. You still get mould. ::hyst:: I always prefer grout between tile lines wherever possible.…

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xquisite
Jul 22, 2011 4:42 pm
raiderman
raiderman
20 July 2011

full bathroom reno - help needed

full bathroom reno - help needed

Hi Bob thanks for the information ,I had researched this on the J Hardie website so it will work well and I will be waterproofed to Aust standards . I just wanted to ask…

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raiderman
Jul 20, 2011 9:29 am
marlea33
marlea33
20 July 2011

Problem with leaking tiled shower with frameless shower glas

Problem with leaking tiled shower with frameless shower glas

Hi Npattinson. Yes your right, the tiler should have done the tiling correctly in the first place. I've tried to get him to come back to fix, numerous calls and text.…

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marlea33
Jul 20, 2011 9:28 am
chippy
chippy
18 July 2011

Small shower over bath for bathing children?

Small shower over bath for bathing children?

How small do you want the bath? We installed one in our laundry/bathroom renovation. It was like a half size bath. Ideal for childeren. I can look out the details for you.

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chippy
Jul 18, 2011 1:01 am
chippy
blackpaw
blackpaw
13 July 2011

Wet Area Show - Curtains rather than Panel?

Wet Area Show - Curtains rather than Panel?

We have a medium sized bathroom (3x3m) which is going through a *total* refit. Now my wife has a very bad back which makes stepping in and out of things difficult, so…

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blackpaw
Jul 13, 2011 10:25 pm
namrog477
namrog477
12 July 2011

Small bathroom makeover

Small bathroom makeover

Any information or pictures of people that have a small bathroom and how they have set that up would be great…

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namrog477
Jul 12, 2011 2:10 pm
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
12 July 2011

HELP bathroom vanity

HELP bathroom vanity

Hi Haley :) I'm hoping someone from sydney answers your question as I'd love to know as well. I checked them out online and will be great if someone has used this company…

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RenoTeam
Jul 12, 2011 4:30 am
Stormy
Stormy
11 July 2011

Where can I find a vanity similar to this one in Australia?

Where can I find a vanity similar to this one in Australia?

'Recollections' would be the first place I would try! I'm not sure they have all their stock online, so best to head to a shop with your picture and ask.

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Stormy
Jul 11, 2011 5:44 pm
Stormy
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architect
Jul 10, 2011 3:12 am
Muzz78
Muzz78
9 July 2011

Tiling in/around shower niches

Tiling in/around shower niches

I have worked for a tile company for 16yrs, def use chrome strip it will go with all your other chrome fittings, I'm building a new house and I will be doing all my neiche…

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Muzz78
Jul 09, 2011 10:38 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
9 July 2011

Shower Enclosures

Shower Enclosures

Last week I ordered a 3 sided acrylic shower enclosure. The base & door comes seperatley but just realised we have a problem getting it into the bathroom. Can anyone tell…

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serialstyler
Jul 09, 2011 5:03 pm
serialstyler
ivory_kitten
ivory_kitten
7 July 2011

Opinions on wall hung toilets

Opinions on wall hung toilets

well i will blame hubby IF he stuffs it up (he's a plumber) lol we will prob go with back to wall one again, this time with the soft close seat it was nearly 5 years ago…

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ivory_kitten
Jul 07, 2011 2:21 pm
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pattycake4
Jul 06, 2011 10:46 pm
lastone
lastone
6 July 2011

Bathroom storage units

Bathroom storage units

Our bathroom will be 3m long x 1.8m wide. Shower at the doorway, then the vanity then the bath running along the width. I wanted to have a set of draws in the vanity…

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lastone
Jul 06, 2011 9:58 pm

Building a bathroom next to a bathroom - cheaper??

Building a bathroom next to a bathroom - cheaper??

:lol: Thanks for the info re the pipes... and the suggestion re.... well... everything :lol: (yes, I'm the wifey :wink: ). HHCIB

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How Hard Can it Be
Jul 05, 2011 8:11 pm
hanes
hanes
4 July 2011

shower over bath bad idea?

shower over bath bad idea?

My first post! :D It really does depend what you want for your place and if you sell it, who are the potential buyers going to be.We are currently in the process of…

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hanes
Jul 04, 2011 1:21 pm
building1
building1
3 July 2011

Polished porcelain tiles in bathroom

Polished porcelain tiles in bathroom

We only moved in on Friday and have polished porcelain in both bathrooms, I was apprehensive (of course after we got them ::wink:: ) but so far so good. My first shower here I…

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building1
Jul 03, 2011 8:24 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
3 July 2011

HELP!!! Where do I start

HELP!!! Where do I start

Planning is the most important in getting what you want. You need to have an idea of the look of the bathroom, have a look at some magazines. you may not be able to use…

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kiwichick
Jul 03, 2011 2:44 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
2 July 2011

Has anyone else got the SMART WASTE system Installed?

Has anyone else got the SMART WASTE system Installed?

Has anyone's smart tile been installed like this (in relation to the tile joins) and if so do you have any drainage problems? http://www.buildinganewhome.com.au/wp-c…

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Testedbytime
Jul 02, 2011 4:12 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
2 July 2011

Mosaics

Mosaics

Hello Kan, Whenever I wanted ideas for our reno, I Googled images. Try this…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Jul 02, 2011 12:21 pm


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