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Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
26 November 2010

Does anyone make custom-made bathroom vanities?

Does anyone make custom-made bathroom vanities?

Thank you! I LOVE some of those vanities in that Schotts place. VERY nice...a tad pricey perhaps for me...I wonder if a cabinetmaker would…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 26, 2010 12:06 am
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Bigtop
Nov 26, 2010 10:38 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
26 November 2010

Double sized shower - problem with water pooling

Double sized shower - problem with water pooling

Hmm...maybe there is a TINY slope, but I can't detect it and the water surely doesn't react like there is! The building is 14 years old.

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grace_slick
Nov 26, 2010 4:07 pm
grace_slick
russxr67
russxr67
28 November 2010

Bathroom reno advice (perth)

Bathroom reno advice (perth)

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I like the idea of painting the tiles. I'll have a look into it. Have you done it yourself…

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russxr67
Nov 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
29 November 2010

Freestanding toilet roll holder - funky, chrome, modern?

Freestanding toilet roll holder - funky, chrome, modern?

thanks kay. very nice lights! how do you get around the 230v issue? does it mean you need a transformer on everything? fortunately, we found a fantastic lighting shop in…

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Elizabeth
Nov 29, 2010 12:56 pm
tengals
tengals
29 November 2010

frameless shower screens

frameless shower screens

what size do you need?

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tengals
Nov 29, 2010 7:52 pm
Aiah
Aiah
30 November 2010

How do I install my engineered stone benchtop?

How do I install my engineered stone benchtop?

Id use silicone only, get enough on it and its not going anywhere.

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Aiah
Nov 30, 2010 1:43 pm
Aiah
kel
kel
1 December 2010

Toilet

Toilet

Kassan Sorry to hear your drama. Not good to have water underneath of your slab, that is why they put some plastic sheets under the slab to stop water vapor. I hope the…

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kel
Dec 01, 2010 8:05 am
paddy13
paddy13
1 December 2010

BlueBoard in Bathrooms

BlueBoard in Bathrooms

Thanks everyone. Villaboard has been installed and waterproofed.

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paddy13
Dec 01, 2010 9:23 pm
ozshots
ozshots
2 December 2010

Removing bathtub

Removing bathtub

just like a sink then? thats insane why are we behind the world always when it comes to this stuff? What whith the special tool u can buy then…

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ozshots
Dec 02, 2010 7:57 am
xquisite
xquisite
6 December 2010

Bathtub Resurfacing (melb) any recommendations for tradies.

Bathtub Resurfacing (melb) any recommendations for tradies.

Not that i noticed, but the finish is like shiny baked-on enamel. This is how i imagine the cast tubs were when new.

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xquisite
Dec 06, 2010 9:37 am

I'm also using…

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Richo
Dec 06, 2010 2:06 pm
Richo
pman
pman
10 December 2010

Has anyone used Alder Star Shower Mixer?

Has anyone used Alder Star Shower Mixer?

We are also thinking of same, so anyone? Yellow did you get it eventually? If so, can you provide some feedback

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pman
Dec 10, 2010 8:31 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
14 December 2010

Floor Tiling - new and old tiles

Floor Tiling - new and old tiles

Tiling really isn't thhhatttt expensive for the mucking around in avoiding doing it. Depending on the product used to glue the tiles down getting them up in one piece will…

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sirgoat
Dec 14, 2010 3:30 pm
Hetoldmenottodoit
Hetoldmenottodoit
15 December 2010

Is there a thread

Is there a thread

Hi, Does anyone have any photos of really large bathrooms or ensuits? I'm interested in the walk-in, hobless showers and plenty of room around the toilet, vanity etc. To…

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Hetoldmenottodoit
Dec 15, 2010 7:06 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
15 December 2010

Plumbers vs bathroom renovators (VIC)

Plumbers vs bathroom renovators (VIC)

If you want someone to do the renovation get a builder / carpenter. The plumber just does plumbing. electrician /wiring etc. My OH is a chippy but subs to a bathroom…

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tjilpi
Dec 15, 2010 9:20 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
15 December 2010

Replace standard shower head with rail shower

Replace standard shower head with rail shower

That's the one I'll be looking to replace mine with later down the track. Works well. I have a Kiri…

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Sheepdog
Dec 15, 2010 1:58 pm
oliwally
oliwally
18 December 2010

Shower pre-slope or not?

Shower pre-slope or not?

Thanks for your help mdelbridge. In my situation I think I'll but my mortar bed down on top of the existing concrete slab, and then waterproof at tile level as you…

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oliwally
Dec 18, 2010 1:16 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 December 2010

Is there any way I can increase the water pressure in our ba

Is there any way I can increase the water pressure in our ba

All modern tapware have flow restrictors in the aerators. If you removed them, you would increase water flow. The shower rose, if modern, has a restrictor in that.…

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vvs mand
Dec 19, 2010 10:27 am
kek
kek
19 December 2010

Floor tiles throwing lots of colour Have you had this happen

Floor tiles throwing lots of colour Have you had this happen

Oh, I hated my vanities when they were installed too. LOATHED them, in fact. I had major hissy fits about them, because they weren't the same as in the display, and I…

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kek
Dec 19, 2010 12:27 pm
kek
Miss
Miss
19 December 2010

Tiles first or cabinets first. What is better?

Tiles first or cabinets first. What is better?

It is not complete but so far it is looking OK. When they put the cabinets in place they put a clear silicone / water proofing compound on the inside (where you can't see…

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Miss
Dec 19, 2010 12:59 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
20 December 2010

Spa

Spa

i had a lanark spa at my last place and the builders noticed the fiberglass was a bit thin, they took it back and applied a fair bit more but personally it was a bit of a…

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sirgoat
Dec 20, 2010 12:38 pm
Casa2
Casa2
20 December 2010

Water not draining in bathroom well

Water not draining in bathroom well

One of the problems is that the fall is away from the drain!!!!

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Casa2
Dec 20, 2010 7:45 pm
nymphser
nymphser
21 December 2010

Bath Tub

Bath Tub

Are ceramic bath tubs costly. any idea

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nymphser
Dec 21, 2010 9:46 pm
russxr67
russxr67
23 December 2010

Help to identify tiles

Help to identify tiles

You've got expensive taste! Hope you are on good terms with your bank........ That's gonna cost a bundle to replicate.

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russxr67
Dec 23, 2010 6:05 pm
axio99
axio99
30 December 2010

Grano

Grano

hi there, has anyone gone with grano flooring in the laundry and wc instead of tiles? Any pics to share and want to know if grano is more slippery than tiles?

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axio99
Dec 30, 2010 12:44 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 December 2010

Our 6 month old hot water system's electric thingo blew!

Our 6 month old hot water system's electric thingo blew!

Has anyone ever had this happen? We lost hot water just before Christmas and today the plumber came and fixed the hot water system, which they installed just 6 months ago,…

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grace_slick
Dec 30, 2010 5:02 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
1 January 2011

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

We have an ensuite with no window, and also a main bathroom / laundry with no window, and also no exhaust fans in either.

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grace_slick
Jan 01, 2011 8:14 pm
grace_slick
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
2 January 2011

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Thanks for your responses :) Do you have cornice directly above the mirror?

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blueblueblue
Jan 02, 2011 10:29 pm
kyton
kyton
3 January 2011

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Massively expensive for inside showers. We also compared acrylic splashbacks as well. For all four ensuites it was going to cost us close to $8k for acrylic. Stuck with…

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kyton
Jan 03, 2011 10:09 am
kyton
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 10:03 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 12:58 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 7:12 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 7:22 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 9:18 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 9:31 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 2:04 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 6:26 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 10:16 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 5:34 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 1:58 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 8:34 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 9:37 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 5:07 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 6:03 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 3:10 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 10:13 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 11:58 am
khjat
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PHL
Jan 17, 2011 7:22 am


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