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ourdiydream
ourdiydream
23 May 2011

Bathroom accessories in Brisbane

Bathroom accessories in Brisbane

I've been sourcing my bathroom fixtures and fittings from Highgrove Bathrooms, I know they are at Ashmore and Bundall and have places in other suburbs as well. They have…

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ourdiydream
May 23, 2011 4:01 pm
ourdiydream
Pennyc
Pennyc
22 May 2011

Leaking shower recess advice for using someone like shower D

Leaking shower recess advice for using someone like shower D

Hi We had a big leak onto our carpet from our ensuite all mouldy disgusting the plumber came said we could use someone to spray a membrane to fix the issue although it is…

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Pennyc
May 22, 2011 6:00 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
22 May 2011

Bathroom and Kitchen matching.....

Bathroom and Kitchen matching.....

That's true! maybe if it's further away from the stove and more towards the bench, it won't stain and get dirty that quickly....would save more…

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thegilbeys
May 22, 2011 7:51 am
thegilbeys
shakyreno
shakyreno
20 May 2011

Bath inset height - advice please

Bath inset height - advice please

Thanks everyone for your feedback. Our tile height is 300mm, so I'm thinking a 600mm hob height might be best (and is what hubby is keen on - though he is significantly…

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shakyreno
May 20, 2011 11:59 am
shakyreno
calebo
calebo
17 May 2011

Shattered Showerscreen - Payable by Strata/Builder warranty?

Shattered Showerscreen - Payable by Strata/Builder warranty?

Thank you all for your opinions. My shower screen is about 100cm wide and 186cm tall. It's about 0.5cm thick. I got a quote for $490 + GST, which I thought was rather…

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calebo
May 17, 2011 4:39 pm
keveenl
keveenl
17 May 2011

Shower and Vanity Basin Dispensers

Shower and Vanity Basin Dispensers

Just keep it clean, noticed ours at work has green stuff in the bottle, got water for a client yesterday, top of water looked oily... yikes.... ::study::

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keveenl
May 17, 2011 3:14 pm
leanne27
leanne27
16 May 2011

Tiling standards

Tiling standards

All fine, builder looked and agreed, it will be done again "sigh of relief"

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leanne27
May 16, 2011 8:40 pm
AmberTiles
AmberTiles
15 May 2011

I need MAJOR help with my tile choices

I need MAJOR help with my tile choices

Hi acrebuild Have you got any further in finding the right tile? I just read your blog &, working for a tile business, I had some ideas!. I think if you are after a…

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AmberTiles
May 15, 2011 11:29 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
14 May 2011

A question for those with 600x600tiles

A question for those with 600x600tiles

For those of you who have 600x600 tiles, do you only have a shower grate? Or do you also have obe in the middle of the bathroom? And if so, would you mind uploading a…

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blueblueblue
May 14, 2011 11:51 pm

what brand bath to choose...or what brand NOT to choose ???

what brand bath to choose...or what brand NOT to choose ???

oooh thanks for the heads up on the basins...haven't even started looking at them yet!!

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the country chook
May 14, 2011 1:19 pm
Lee75
Lee75
13 May 2011

bins in the bathroom

bins in the bathroom

We have one of those "hole in the bench" bins in our benchtop in our kitchen - it is no where near as pretty as that modern one in the picture - it is more like a 1980's…

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Lee75
May 13, 2011 8:18 pm
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
13 May 2011

Shower 80cm wide?

Shower 80cm wide?

Thanks everyone for your input. I'm glad that there are others that have an 80cm shower. paddy13, yes I think it will end up being 80 x 80. I would like to go 80 x 1.2 but…

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sarahlou2
May 13, 2011 3:46 pm

We laid the 600 floor tiles on the walls as well. We had to put a shower grate in as mentioned above else we couldn't have the 600 floor tiles in the shower…

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danrts
May 12, 2011 6:18 pm

I thought I'd take a couple of pictures of the shower here at work which is a bi-fold - it's plastic but quite heavy and feels and looks good. It's far superior to the…

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Mclaren
May 12, 2011 3:45 pm
Mclaren
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
11 May 2011

A sunken bath?

A sunken bath?

I reckon it sounds quite cool. Maybe with a small rise around the edge or something to keep anything on the floor from just falling/draining into it. Even half inset would…

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Sir Snagger
May 11, 2011 6:28 pm
Sir Snagger
Bruno
Bruno
11 May 2011

Help with colour combination for the bathroom

Help with colour combination for the bathroom

Hi, We have selected the following colour for floor and walls for the bathrooms. Need opinion/advise with the color comination Bathrooms Wall Tiles - Kimberly…

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Bruno
May 11, 2011 12:54 pm
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
10 May 2011

pebble tiles on BATHROOM FLOOR

pebble tiles on BATHROOM FLOOR

I have steps in my garden where I have pour cement and then puched pebbles in. I have to sweep it with a hand held brush to clean around each…

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sarahlou2
May 10, 2011 10:25 am
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
9 May 2011

Q Re: putting cement sheet on yellow tongue for tiles

Q Re: putting cement sheet on yellow tongue for tiles
1, 2

Chris and Kate, the Aqua check that you mention, is that what the wet area cement sheet is…

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sarahlou2
May 09, 2011 5:33 pm
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
9 May 2011

Changing taps - Noob Question

Changing taps - Noob Question

We replaced our kitchen taps with quarter turn lever taps and didn't have any issues. If I were you, I would go to bunnings and see what they have in the way of cover…

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sarahlou2
May 09, 2011 5:29 pm
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
9 May 2011

bathroom and floor tiles only

bathroom and floor tiles only

Hi there, You should be able to just pull up the floor tiles and replace those. I just recently purchased some wall tiles and wall tiles for my laundry and the cost for…

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sarahlou2
May 09, 2011 3:36 pm
joles
joles
9 May 2011

Washing machine taps - where are yours located?

Washing machine taps - where are yours located?

Mine are the same as Stormy's, the primary reason being that we have a front loader and our bench extends the full length of the wall with the washer underneath it.

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joles
May 09, 2011 2:55 pm
joles
ko27
ko27
8 May 2011

Bathtub with antislip surface

Bathtub with antislip surface

Hi guys, I am having troubles deciding on a bathtub for my renovation & they need an answer by tomorrow. I am having a steel bath(it doesn't have a shower over it), & my…

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ko27
May 08, 2011 8:08 am
bel
bel
7 May 2011

Desperately seeking towel bar PIC attached

Desperately seeking towel bar PIC attached

Hmmm looks like the ones I found come out about 400 which might look a little strange :th: Have you tried Howards storage world?

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bel
May 07, 2011 4:52 pm
bel
kyton
kyton
7 May 2011

Which bathroom layout do you like?

Which bathroom layout do you like?
1, 2, 3

Sorry but from a practical point of view that plan would be terrible - imagine the overspray from the shower as you walk into the bathroom. You would have to close the end…

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kyton
May 07, 2011 9:58 am
kyton

Okay redone the bathroom size.... there is NO toilet in bathroom now and I have combined the laundry into the bathroom behind sliding doors....…

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mapcalla
May 06, 2011 11:05 pm
kyton
kyton
6 May 2011

Semi Recessed Basin on Laminate Benchtop Question

Semi Recessed Basin on Laminate Benchtop Question

Could it be to minimize joins in the laminex and therefore minimize the chance of water damage?

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kyton
May 06, 2011 8:57 pm
kyton
pattycake4
pattycake4
6 May 2011

lemon bathroom?

lemon bathroom?

I am waiting for Miss to come back and show her floors,they looked so amazing dust and all.So right vinyl has come full circle the timber planks look so real. I hope to…

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pattycake4
May 06, 2011 8:12 pm
arasugp83
arasugp83
6 May 2011

Guest bedroom ensuite questions

Guest bedroom ensuite questions
1, 2

It looks like a solid wall at the bottom of the picture (no window?) if so, why don't you have a wardrobe (600mm would be deep enough) with…

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arasugp83
May 06, 2011 12:04 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
4 May 2011

White wall, brown floor, what colour silicon?

White wall, brown floor, what colour silicon?

I will take a photo tomorrow. White walls with white grout, brown floors with grey grout so all the silicon is grey but it sort of stands out like dogs balls

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Mrs P
May 04, 2011 6:52 pm
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orbitor
May 04, 2011 8:09 am
BuilderPaul
BuilderPaul
3 May 2011

floor level changes into bathrooms / showers etc etc

floor level changes into bathrooms / showers etc etc

It all depends on what the tiler is comfortable with. They need to get the fall. If the waste is near the door in a small bathroom, maybe 20-25mm (dont forget tiles and…

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BuilderPaul
May 03, 2011 4:48 pm
orbitor
orbitor
3 May 2011

Rim on floor required in shower?

Rim on floor required in shower?

Does your frameless tiled shower need a metal rim along the floor on the door opening edge? Is this a building standard? I hven't noticed this…

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orbitor
May 03, 2011 8:16 am
donnam
donnam
2 May 2011

New toilet is the button set up correct?

New toilet is the button set up correct?

Well I made a phone call today to the aust contact number and it seems to be right. Strange as it doesn't seem to encourage water saving!

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donnam
May 02, 2011 9:12 pm
donnam
donnam
30 April 2011

Shower Bath - and pearls of wisdom???

Shower Bath - and pearls of wisdom???

My parents have on in their new house. The only thing I find tricky when there with the kids is that they have a fixed piece of glass which makes it very hard to reach the…

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donnam
Apr 30, 2011 8:32 pm
Helyn
Helyn
29 April 2011

Electronic Bidet recommendations

Electronic Bidet recommendations

I dont see the issue zeitgeber - you still wash your hands afterwards - Dont you???? ::dizzy:: ::wornout::

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Helyn
Apr 29, 2011 11:11 pm
Helyn
ashilleong
ashilleong
29 April 2011

Using sample pots for a whole room (very small)?

Using sample pots for a whole room (very small)?

We used the Wattyl sample tin recently with excellent results. It was about $11 for the dark brown we needed (don't ask!)

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ashilleong
Apr 29, 2011 1:21 pm
ashilleong
chook07
chook07
28 April 2011

Need to decide on shower mixers urgently

Need to decide on shower mixers urgently

Well decision made today. We grabbed some shower mixers and matching basin mixers at Reece. The sales lady was very for Ideal Standards and by looking for something on…

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chook07
Apr 28, 2011 8:06 pm
kyton
kyton
28 April 2011

Flatpack bathroom cupboards/vanities

Flatpack bathroom cupboards/vanities

What about the normal range of vanities already together at Bunnings? I went in yesterday and was quite impressed with some they had on display. There were two especially…

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kyton
Apr 28, 2011 12:14 pm
kyton
PHL
PHL
26 April 2011

Bath spout distant from tap

Bath spout distant from tap

Yes, I don't think it will make a difference, as I can easily reach across. Not the big question is the spout; wide waterfall type, or simple straight (Axor Starck)...

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PHL
Apr 26, 2011 9:18 pm
kb46
kb46
25 April 2011

curved shower enclosure

curved shower enclosure

We put one in our last house. As a corner shower it has heaps more room inside for showering than the ones that have the door at a 45 deg angle. If I had the space for a…

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kb46
Apr 25, 2011 10:10 pm
andielfho
andielfho
25 April 2011

Bathroom/shower Wall tile replacement

Bathroom/shower Wall tile replacement

I need a tile contractor to give me the quote. Do you think you can recommend me one?

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andielfho
Apr 25, 2011 4:34 pm
kek
kek
23 April 2011

Help choosing bathroom /ensuite tiles.

Help choosing bathroom /ensuite tiles.

The choices are endless and what you decide on will depend on your individual taste, so it's difficult to make suggestions. Perhaps collect a few pictures of bathrooms you…

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kek
Apr 23, 2011 9:02 am
kek
tonyeliza01
tonyeliza01
23 April 2011

Possible sewage breather pipe in laundry cupboard

Possible sewage breather pipe in laundry cupboard

Thanks for your reply. You could be right as there is a hole on one edge of the basin (about 5cm in diameter where the washing machine waste water hose should be connected…

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tonyeliza01
Apr 23, 2011 8:43 am
sceen7
sceen7
22 April 2011

Shower Screen height

Shower Screen height
1, 2

Good advice finishing touch, I expect i will have to have the panel in at the frameing stage. Ok now for the sixty four thousand dollar question, How much can I expect to…

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sceen7
Apr 22, 2011 8:55 am
AlvinMc
AlvinMc
22 April 2011

Frameless vs Semi-Frameless Shower - Costs?

Frameless vs Semi-Frameless Shower - Costs?

Yes, frameless showers tend to use thicker glass...½ inch glass panels and ⅜ inch doors for maximum stability. Also, they are as the name implies have to frame, just…

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AlvinMc
Apr 22, 2011 12:48 am
sceen7
sceen7
21 April 2011

Underfloor heating vs flextray membranes

Underfloor heating vs flextray membranes

This question doesnt neatly fit into any of the forum headings..... so here goes. We are planning a flexitray floor for our main bathroom with tiles over. For this room we…

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sceen7
Apr 21, 2011 2:53 am
becks81
becks81
19 April 2011

Vanity Polytech woodgrain direction and Polytech - HELP?

Vanity Polytech woodgrain direction and Polytech - HELP?

Thanks Kyton. We went with Polytech in the end with the grain running horizontally. I'm so excited!!! My new stress is the shower: feature mosaic, shower rail and recess…

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becks81
Apr 19, 2011 3:27 pm
Pippi
Pippi
19 April 2011

Is it worth getting a Caroma toilet?

Is it worth getting a Caroma toilet?

Thank you Richard W, now I've had first and second-hand plumber advice to buy Caroma I think that settles it. Now I just have to drag my husband to a bathroom display and…

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Pippi
Apr 19, 2011 9:19 am
Pippi


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