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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 March 2011

Leaking shower

Leaking shower
1, 2

Below is your first post ajw, I don't have time for this and getting quite cheesed off. The poster has long since lost any concept of what needs to be done. Tiles and…

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onc_artisan
Mar 23, 2011 10:46 am
onc_artisan
peterkelly03
peterkelly03
23 March 2011

Sinks in toilets and kids!

Sinks in toilets and kids!

lol ... my son had a liking for my lipstick around the age 3 ... he'd eat it, draw with it (carpet, toilet, vanity and tiles) or just smush it…

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peterkelly03
Mar 23, 2011 12:14 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
25 March 2011

Bathroom tapware for an older style/cottage house

Bathroom tapware for an older style/cottage house

I paid $450 for the basin set in the powder room. While they are not cheap, they are extremely well made (ceramic disc, etc.) and done so in Australia. We plan to be in…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 25, 2011 11:44 am
just Erin
just Erin
29 March 2011

A hot and cold shower problem.

A hot and cold shower problem.

Is the shower head in that shower a water saving shower head? because sometimes the restricter used in them to save water can affect the flow of water causing it to…

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just Erin
Mar 29, 2011 8:18 pm
just Erin
donnam
donnam
30 March 2011

IXL TASTICS - do they self seal

IXL TASTICS - do they self seal
1, 2

Got mine replaced with the correct model so I am happy now!!

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donnam
Mar 30, 2011 8:08 pm
Pippi
Pippi
31 March 2011

Do you have an undermount sink in your bathroom?

Do you have an undermount sink in your bathroom?

My neighbour recently did her bathroom and she's raved about the undermount sink and how easy it is to keep clean even with three kids using it.

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Pippi
Mar 31, 2011 2:54 pm
Pippi
Pippi
Pippi
2 April 2011

Where do I get a small bath from?

Where do I get a small bath from?

Another option (slightly smaller) is Decina. Their 'Modena' comes in 1210.

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Pippi
Apr 02, 2011 9:08 pm
Pippi
suh
suh
3 April 2011

Frosted & Frameless Sliding Doors For Ensuite

Frosted & Frameless Sliding Doors For Ensuite

Google Alsert Doors. I know they bought the door division from XO Doors and XO used to do the frosted frameless sliding doors. Worth a phone call.

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suh
Apr 03, 2011 9:00 am
suh
gelatiii
gelatiii
4 April 2011

rectangular tiles long or wide?

rectangular tiles long or wide?

Would you go horizontal for a feature wall, then vertical for the other three walls?

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gelatiii
Apr 04, 2011 10:29 pm
brucey
brucey
5 April 2011

exhaust fan options for flat roof

exhaust fan options for flat roof

Pay a roofer to install a wirly bird/ fresh air vent directly above where your exhaust fan is required, this is the best way as it lets the air escape, far better then…

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brucey
Apr 05, 2011 10:51 pm
kiwi
kiwi
6 April 2011

Walk in closet and bathroom

Walk in closet and bathroom
1, 2

242 sq mets including the garage

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kiwi
Apr 06, 2011 10:55 am
kiwi
pattycake4
pattycake4
6 April 2011

Bathroom renovation - walk in shower

Bathroom renovation - walk in shower

+1 for1 I am having wis my main concern is your screen long enough, mine wil be 1200 and i hope water stays in shower area

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pattycake4
Apr 06, 2011 7:06 pm
PHL
PHL
6 April 2011

Shower Head

Shower Head
1, 2

Having tried several "rain" shower heads over the past week (was on holidays, so from hotels and airline lounges), I can say that those shower heads, although they look…

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PHL
Apr 06, 2011 11:25 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
7 April 2011

Is it really so hard to keep small tiles clean?

Is it really so hard to keep small tiles clean?

Thank you, Pippi, what a great look! I regret a few things with our new extension/reno and they are not going with the floor and wall tiles I REALLY wanted in the…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Apr 07, 2011 8:36 pm
SBOB
SBOB
8 April 2011

Frameless Sliding Shower Screen, $?

Frameless Sliding Shower Screen, $?

Due to the location of our shower and the doorway to the bathroom, a sliding door would work best.. Now, everyone knows the lovely chunky framed sliding shower screens…

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SBOB
Apr 08, 2011 11:21 am
georgiecat
georgiecat
9 April 2011

Discounted tapware???

Discounted tapware???

Hi all, Just wanted to quickly update - our renovation was brought forward and began last week, so we ended up going instore to buy all of our items. I ended up with…

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georgiecat
Apr 09, 2011 3:44 pm
chatterbox
chatterbox
9 April 2011

FRAMELESS CURVED SHOWER GLASS

FRAMELESS CURVED SHOWER GLASS

Owner building...Still.... Our ensuite will have a shower 1m x 1m in a corner and I would like a frameless shower screen, but would like a curved one..I have seen the…

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chatterbox
Apr 09, 2011 7:52 pm
danrts
danrts
10 April 2011

Advice on tile size

Advice on tile size

we are putting our 600 x 600 tiles on the floor and walls. having mentioned the alignment of the grout lines, i think they probably do look better lined up but i think if…

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danrts
Apr 10, 2011 11:56 am
Bindi77
Bindi77
10 April 2011

Shower and bath tile ideas

Shower and bath tile ideas

OMG chuffy no lights in the hall ... we had lights in the first house and had the 2 way switch which was good. The new builder includes these as well not sure where we…

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Bindi77
Apr 10, 2011 9:54 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
12 April 2011

Bathroom accessories - is it worth paying more?

Bathroom accessories - is it worth paying more?

we use cheap fittings in our rentals. i always throw out the fixings it comes with and grab some spring or gravity toggles. If they come off the wall the tenant has a…

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sirgoat
Apr 12, 2011 12:02 pm
chatterbox
chatterbox
12 April 2011

shower cubicle ( the all singing and dancing type) vs tiled

shower cubicle ( the all singing and dancing type) vs tiled

thanks for that - had a look at the web site - dont think I would like the price of the unit... (would probably need a shower seat to sit down on) ::wink::

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chatterbox
Apr 12, 2011 1:20 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
16 April 2011

Help on deciding: separate or combined shower/laundry

Help on deciding: separate or combined shower/laundry
1, 2

Yeah i`d stick with the current version myself,i`d just replace the laundry door with a CSD to keep the space behind the door that you would lose with the door open. Its a…

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Phillshz
Apr 16, 2011 10:22 am
Casa2
Casa2
16 April 2011

Grout Width

Grout Width

I'm sure you can get 1.5 mm gap around a shower. It can be done!

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Casa2
Apr 17, 2011 12:49 am
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 10:19 am
Pippi
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 4:27 pm
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 3:53 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 1:48 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 9:55 am
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 9:43 am
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 10:02 am
kek
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 5:34 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 11:10 pm
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 10:18 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 1:14 pm
kyton
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 9:06 pm
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 2:21 pm
ashilleong
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 30, 2011 12:11 am
Helyn
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 9:32 pm
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 10:12 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 9:16 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 5:48 pm
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orbitor
May 04, 2011 9:09 am
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 7:52 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 1:04 pm
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 9:12 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 9:57 pm
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 07, 2011 12:05 am
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 10:58 am
kyton

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