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ECOECO
ECOECO
4 January 2011

window over bath

window over bath

There is no minimum sill height. The sill can be at floor level. But there is a limit to the amount the…

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ECOECO
Jan 04, 2011 11:03 pm
ECOECO
Casa2
Casa2
5 January 2011

tiled recess in shower

tiled recess in shower

Apparently, the more brick courses above the opening, the less stress on a lintel.

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Casa2
Jan 05, 2011 1:58 am
kyton
kyton
5 January 2011

Estimated cost for ensuite completion?

Estimated cost for ensuite completion?

We did a new bathroom in one of our rentals slightly larger - 3 x 2. Ripped the room out to bare joists. All up for everything was around $10k. This was three years ago…

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kyton
Jan 05, 2011 8:12 am
kyton
emlet01
emlet01
5 January 2011

Reno = no bath + small kids

Reno = no bath + small kids
1, 2

As long as you are intending to stay in the house a few years, then make it livable for how YOU want to live. Both my kids like baths, so I would prefer a house with a…

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emlet01
Jan 05, 2011 8:22 am
grinder
grinder
5 January 2011

urgent advice needed - re tiling/colour in ensuite!

urgent advice needed - re tiling/colour in ensuite!

Floor tiles have normally more contrast than those of walls

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grinder
Jan 05, 2011 10:18 pm
grinder
Bam
Bam
5 January 2011

What is your bath hob made out of?

What is your bath hob made out of?

Your chippy will take care of it, dont worry :) Have you got plans drawn? Have you started? I wouldnt worry about stuff like that unless your up to it, trust me, there's…

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Bam
Jan 05, 2011 10:31 pm
Bam
Moogles
Moogles
6 January 2011

Exhaust/heat/light fans why are they SOOOO UGLY?

Exhaust/heat/light fans why are they SOOOO UGLY?

I'm not sure what the brand was, but they were from Wide World of Lights (QLD) - they do have a website, but only limited products on it... sorry not much help - all our…

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Moogles
Jan 06, 2011 3:04 pm
rosewood
rosewood
7 January 2011

My bathroom renovations

My bathroom renovations

I would love to take the wall down between the toilet & bathroom to give it more space instead of taking the bath out but its a steel frame & has a bulk head running…

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rosewood
Jan 07, 2011 7:26 pm
rosewood
Annietom
Annietom
8 January 2011

Small bath room- Fix?

Small bath room- Fix?

first thing you need to repair the rot, damp will bring on all sorts of long term problems from your home. Waterproofing was a foreign concept in the 30's, but not it's…

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Annietom
Jan 08, 2011 11:16 pm
Annietom
kb46
kb46
9 January 2011

Mini corrugated iron cladding in a bathroom

Mini corrugated iron cladding in a bathroom

I'm sure it will be fine in a wet area! A friend has some corrugated iron on her loo walls. I have a feeling it is only to dado rail height. I can remember thinking that…

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kb46
Jan 09, 2011 6:34 am
Skinkyore
Skinkyore
9 January 2011

Tiles for shower floor - Quality & Size

Tiles for shower floor - Quality & Size

hello my first post failed, so will try again in summarised format i'm building a new home and am at tile choice for bathrooms. ideally i'd like large tiles 60x60 or…

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Skinkyore
Jan 09, 2011 2:58 pm
simon88
simon88
9 January 2011

Re-tiling a bathroom floor - do I need to re-waterproof?

Re-tiling a bathroom floor - do I need to re-waterproof?

Hi. I would highly recommend to re-seal your bathroom. Not doing so to save a few dollars can end up costing you more when the water seeps through the wall into the…

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simon88
Jan 09, 2011 9:34 pm
Captain Morgan
Captain Morgan
10 January 2011

vertical mosaic behind vanity taps

vertical mosaic behind vanity taps

Quick question - for those that have mosaic vertical strips behind their vanity basin taps.... how wide did you make it ? 3,4,5,6 or even 7 cubes wide ? We will be having…

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Captain Morgan
Jan 10, 2011 10:37 pm
Captain Morgan
kb46
kb46
11 January 2011

Bath tile joins. Mitred or stainless steel strip?

Bath tile joins. Mitred or stainless steel strip?

My choice was a strip because: * A strip is easier to install and get right - will look much better than a poorly done mitre join. * A strip would be less likely to…

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kb46
Jan 11, 2011 6:07 pm
Pippi
Pippi
12 January 2011

How high is your shower screen?

How high is your shower screen?

I understand wanting the top to match the window or door height, but the higher they are the harder it will be to clean to the top. That would be my first consideration,…

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Pippi
Jan 12, 2011 7:03 pm
Pippi
matholomathe
matholomathe
13 January 2011

Old toilet

Old toilet

Sure, you could just take a sledge hammer to it. But imagine the mess and the subsequent cleanup. It is far easier to remove a toilet in a measured and systematic manner…

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matholomathe
Jan 13, 2011 4:10 am
libby
libby
13 January 2011

PVC beadboard wainscoting

PVC beadboard wainscoting

Does anybody know where you can buy PVC wainscoting? I love the look of it for a bathroom but I cant see to find anyone that sells it. Thanks

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libby
Jan 13, 2011 11:13 am
khjat
khjat
15 January 2011

IXL Tastics vs. Other brands

IXL Tastics vs. Other brands

Glad to hear wertmezer. If we didn't want silver ones, we would have gone with those too as that is what our friend recommended and he has them also.

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khjat
Jan 15, 2011 12:58 pm
khjat
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PHL
Jan 17, 2011 8:22 am
Pippi
Pippi
17 January 2011

Bathroom vanity - laminate or polyurethane?

Bathroom vanity - laminate or polyurethane?

Hi, not sure if this helps when you're talking bathrooms rather than kitchens, but there's a really good explanation of the pros and cons of different cabinet materials in…

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Pippi
Jan 17, 2011 10:31 am
Pippi
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
17 January 2011

to anyone who has installed flick mixers!

to anyone who has installed flick mixers!

you are right. most even have a H on the left side and a C on the right....

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tim mitchell
Jan 17, 2011 9:13 pm

I have simple mixers in the vanities but wall taps for the showers. For the vanities temperature isn't a big deal but for showers I find it hard to adjust mixers perfectly…

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Sheepdog
Jan 18, 2011 5:56 pm
BungalowPete
BungalowPete
19 January 2011

Bathroom 3-in-1 Light-Fan-Heater & Steam Sensor Integration

Bathroom 3-in-1 Light-Fan-Heater & Steam Sensor Integration

We have an old 1930's bungalow in which we replaced a metallically-housed four-heat-lamp 3-in-1 (IXL I think?) that had worn its fan out with a new plastic-body HPM…

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BungalowPete
Jan 19, 2011 2:01 pm
Rudy
Rudy
20 January 2011

Use of imported taps - certificates, regulations, codes?

Use of imported taps - certificates, regulations, codes?

My experience so far has been to use a thermostatic tap over…

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Rudy
Jan 20, 2011 12:48 am
Rudy
xquisite
xquisite
21 January 2011

To Spa or not to Spa

To Spa or not to Spa

Another vote for no spa in the bathroom - especially a corner one. I don't know why I don't like them. Maybe they remind me of motel rooms I've stayed in. That said, I do…

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xquisite
Jan 21, 2011 12:57 pm
donnam
donnam
22 January 2011

Bathroom colours

Bathroom colours

Would it be a paiN to get photo of your main bathroom vanity. Love what u have done in the pics! Thanks Donna

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donnam
Jan 22, 2011 9:18 pm
chi chi
chi chi
22 January 2011

Alternatives to Tiles

Alternatives to Tiles

our local bathroom store had this. it look fantastic. I think it's what you're after: http://www.laminex.com.au/resources/pdf ... 2JjPH0.pdf

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chi chi
Jan 22, 2011 11:09 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
23 January 2011

Bulkheads/coffered ceiling in bathrooms - what do you think?

Bulkheads/coffered ceiling in bathrooms - what do you think?

Yeah, it's a public rest room. It was the only one that had a bulkhead and was on page one of search results :)

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blueblueblue
Jan 23, 2011 10:22 pm
rosewood
rosewood
24 January 2011

Small toilet / powder room - Wall to ceiling or not?

Small toilet / powder room - Wall to ceiling or not?
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Hello We know bathroom space can sometimes be a problem. We have a fantastic range of slimline and short projection toilets…

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rosewood
Jan 24, 2011 5:04 pm
rosewood
waterwheel
waterwheel
26 January 2011

Bathroom for disabled bodies - Perth

Bathroom for disabled bodies - Perth

Thanks Stewy - the room to flush hadn't occured to me! Sorry about the wait for a reply. Our computer got the virus from hell and we had to reinstall Windows and…

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waterwheel
Jan 26, 2011 4:22 pm
kiwi
kiwi
27 January 2011

No bathroom feature tiles

No bathroom feature tiles

thank you stormy, that is excellent. I like the 'white' contrast, so hope you dont mind...but will copy! (but it will be a resene paint, as that is what our painter uses…

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kiwi
Jan 27, 2011 3:59 pm
kiwi
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
27 January 2011

THOUGHTS ON FREESTANDING BATHS PLEASE

THOUGHTS ON FREESTANDING BATHS PLEASE
1, 2

My layout designer wanted to put a freestanding in our ensuite- but I requested a hob around it so i've got somewhere to put my champagne (or hubbys beer) glass. I'm sure…

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MrsGreen
Jan 27, 2011 6:52 pm
MrsGreen
fairy blue
fairy blue
29 January 2011

shower enclosure from europe

shower enclosure from europe

I like the fish one - wouldn't do it at my house but I like the fish one.

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fairy blue
Jan 29, 2011 3:57 pm
fairy blue
catjim
catjim
29 January 2011

Stone benchtops and 2 pack cabinetry in laundry - overkill??

Stone benchtops and 2 pack cabinetry in laundry - overkill??
1, 2

We have caesarstone & vinyl wrap in all our wet areas including the laundry. Our laundry is basically a continuation of our galley style kitchen with a cavity sliding…

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catjim
Jan 29, 2011 10:05 pm
sarvowinner
sarvowinner
29 January 2011

600x600 Bathroom floor tiles??

600x600 Bathroom floor tiles??

Hi I'm resurrecting this thread as I'm considering using 600x600 floor tiles in a 3000x3000 bathroom we are going to renovate. It will have an 1800 bathtub and toilet on…

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sarvowinner
Jan 29, 2011 11:57 pm
C&C
C&C
30 January 2011

Painting

Painting

My usual disclaimer...I'm not an expert! :D If by 'skirting tiles' you mean a row or two that goes around the base of the wall, then the painters of this house painted…

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C&C
Jan 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
30 January 2011

Shower Grates

Shower Grates

Also worth checking these out on Graysonline http://www.graysonline.com/search.aspx?q=shower I've bought quite a bit from this auction site…

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Eskay40
Jan 30, 2011 11:43 pm
Eskay40
bozzabonnici
bozzabonnici
31 January 2011

Recommendation for a tiler in Ryde/Parramatta area

Recommendation for a tiler in Ryde/Parramatta area

Has anyone had a good experience with any tilers in the Ryde/Parramatta area of Sydney i.e someone that knows what they are doing and is not dodgy. I've heard some horror…

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bozzabonnici
Jan 31, 2011 2:30 pm
bozzabonnici
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
31 January 2011

Advice on the best 3 in 1 Bathroom heaters...

Advice on the best 3 in 1 Bathroom heaters...

Thanks Khjat for the thread and thanks Simon for the information. Really helpful..

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rajan_g4
Jan 31, 2011 8:21 pm
rajan_g4
Rudy
Rudy
1 February 2011

How to add hot water & recirculating to an acrylic bath tub?

How to add hot water & recirculating to an acrylic bath tub?

In our new bathroom we want to use a deeper bath tub like a mini spa where we could keep hot water at a constant temperature for an hour or so. But we have no idea how…

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Rudy
Feb 01, 2011 8:09 pm
Rudy
grinder
grinder
2 February 2011

Rectifying Slippery Bath Tiles

Rectifying Slippery Bath Tiles

Hi there Have done a search and can't find an answer to this question. Is there something you can apply to bathroom floor tiles to make…

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grinder
Feb 02, 2011 9:49 am
grinder
suh
suh
2 February 2011

Semi-frameless shower screen leaking - a lot!

Semi-frameless shower screen leaking - a lot!

I have frameless and had a lot of leaking. Got the shower guy back twice. He put a clear rubber attachment across the bottom of the door which faces inward so the water…

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suh
Feb 02, 2011 10:41 pm
suh

This is a nice small bathroom with shower over…

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sco77k
Feb 05, 2011 10:22 am
sco77k
garden lover
garden lover
5 February 2011

WDYT? Spend Big on floor tiles and less on wall tiles?

WDYT? Spend Big on floor tiles and less on wall tiles?

I think go in between on both floor and wall. Nothing is worse than cheap tiles. They crack easily, they simply dont have the look of a better tile. Cheap looks cheap. …

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garden lover
Feb 05, 2011 7:59 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
7 February 2011

TV in the bathroom/ensuite

TV in the bathroom/ensuite

Thanks for your helpful advice.

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nicenurse
Feb 07, 2011 11:45 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2011

Replacing toilet, ok to tile later?

Replacing toilet, ok to tile later?

If the tiles are 'Heavy glazed' then an abrasive should be used to add 'mechanical key'. ...that is about it.

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2011 5:44 pm
onc_artisan
Chubz
Chubz
8 February 2011

Contoured/Ergonomic Toilet Seat

Contoured/Ergonomic Toilet Seat

Hi All, Strange question but does anyone know where (or if) you can get an contoured/ergonomic toilet seat? I have seen them in hospitals/doctors/physios etc in the past…

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Chubz
Feb 08, 2011 12:32 pm
Possumchops
Possumchops
9 February 2011

Ensuite Drain Blocking

Ensuite Drain Blocking

Go and see a plumbing store about a gratemate or grateseal (or drainseal, something like that). Its an item that you insert into the waste pipe that stops the smells and…

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Possumchops
Feb 09, 2011 7:31 am


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