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Renov8
Renov8
8 October 2016

'Astivita' products - anyone used them?

'Astivita' products - anyone used them?

I got some Astivita bathroom gear from Hardings in Reservoir Vic last week, seems to be decent quality and reasonably priced.

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Renov8
Oct 08, 2016 11:29 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
4 October 2016

What tiles for shower base?

What tiles for shower base?

It is not really that slippery when wet. I have seen hundreds of polished porcelains in showers and no complaints from the owners.

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Grout Perfect
Oct 04, 2016 10:04 am
Grout Perfect

I have a leak from the waste of my sink. There is an additional connection at the top of the waste which I think is called a silent trap. I guess it's supposed to allow…

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thel19531
Oct 01, 2016 5:47 am
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
29 September 2016

Shower drain - is this correct?

Shower drain - is this correct?

There is all sorts of wrong happening there. Contact your builder and get them to inspect the issue.

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Howyagoin
Sep 29, 2016 1:49 pm
tdk14
tdk14
27 September 2016

Which way should my shower screen open?

Which way should my shower screen open?

The towel rack is inside the shower. I spotted it after I'd done the shower screen 'planning', and it took me back to square one lol.

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tdk14
Sep 27, 2016 3:16 pm
tdk14
tdk14
tdk14
26 September 2016

Which way to open my shower door?

Which way to open my shower door?

Wow thats a very good point I didnt consider. Thanks Can gal :)

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tdk14
Sep 26, 2016 2:34 pm
tdk14
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 September 2016

First time Bathroom Reno questions

First time Bathroom Reno questions

As per above. You really need to give us a lot more info and a basic plan. Size of the bathroom, tiles to ceiling, relocate plumbing, level of finish, shower over bath,…

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Stewie D
Sep 22, 2016 1:49 pm
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
22 September 2016

My favourite bathroom trends

My favourite bathroom trends

Bathroom transformations is one of our specialties, we can take the worst looking bathroom and transform it into a luxury 5 star…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 22, 2016 9:52 am
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
22 September 2016

Bathroom layout

Bathroom layout

MattAna, If you're looking for bathroom layout/design ideas, You can see quite a few in: 101 Kitchen & Bathroom Design Ideas at…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 22, 2016 9:41 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 September 2016

Bathroom layout problem

Bathroom layout problem

Not sure why they can't do it - did they say ? Surely the glass for shower could start on top of bath frame ? BUT - could bath move across to run along left wall -…

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Saint Mike
Sep 21, 2016 8:11 am
Saint Mike
AKB
AKB
19 September 2016

Wood vanity

Wood vanity

We had it made from a local cabinet maker - outside is teak and the small shelf on the side pulls out as it holds the hair dryers on my vanity and shaver on my husbands. …

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AKB
Sep 19, 2016 11:02 pm
AKB
renoauction
renoauction
19 September 2016

Opinions on custom vanities vs pre-made vanities

Opinions on custom vanities vs pre-made vanities

Get some pre made ones. We sell lots at great prices. However depends on size of the bathroom as well.

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renoauction
Sep 19, 2016 10:45 am
renoauction
renoauction
19 September 2016

Rimless toilets

Rimless toilets

Clean flush is soo much better. barely needs any cleaning. Get the seat that has the 2 buttons at the back where you can take the whole seat off. You can then just wash…

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renoauction
Sep 19, 2016 10:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2016

Curved edge concrete floor

Curved edge concrete floor

Grind it off all the way around. There won't be any steel in it as there would probably just be mesh in the flat part of the slab only. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2016 10:29 am
PhilScar
PhilScar
17 September 2016

Waterproof Membrane

Waterproof Membrane

May be late for this reply, but waterproof membranes can change colour as they may water stain. It doesn't impact the membrane performance as these types of products are…

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PhilScar
Sep 17, 2016 4:02 pm
PhilScar
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September 2016

Concrete render floors in bathroom

Concrete render floors in bathroom

I assumed you were thinking of a ground floor bathroom with a slab on ground but if this was designed from the get-go then it would still be possible for a second storey.…

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2016 8:40 am
renoauction
renoauction
6 September 2016

Shower tray failure has wrecked my bathroom

Shower tray failure has wrecked my bathroom

Yep paint on membranes are great and really work. No need for the old copper trays under the shower.

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renoauction
Sep 06, 2016 3:23 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
5 September 2016

Ebay tapware

Ebay tapware

I did the same thing. I'd suggest looking out for bright renovation stuff on eBay. They have quality products and can go to their showroom if you are in Melbourne. I…

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Gaudi
Sep 05, 2016 2:11 am
pamay
pamay
3 September 2016

Builders Licence for bathroom?

Builders Licence for bathroom?

Thanks for the replies and advice. I live in NSW and got 3 quotes - [2 labour only $17,000 I supply all fittings -1 from a Tiler 2nd from a bathroom/kitchen renovator who…

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pamay
Sep 03, 2016 12:25 pm
Southies
Southies
31 August 2016

Plastic strips on the bottom of glass shower doors

Plastic strips on the bottom of glass shower doors

hi all have semi-frameless showers in our 7 year old house. All 3 glass shower doors have a plastic strip on the bottom edge which directs water back into the shower…

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Southies
Aug 31, 2016 5:02 pm
Southies
Andinds
Andinds
30 August 2016

Removing tile glue

Removing tile glue

changing tiles is really exhausting. we recently changed ours for about three months if i am not mistaken. we actually did what you suggested just exactly what you…

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Andinds
Aug 30, 2016 7:16 am
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
25 August 2016

Vanity lighting.

Vanity lighting.

Ideas for elegant vanity lighting. :)

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Craigasaurus
Aug 25, 2016 10:13 am
buzurk
buzurk
22 August 2016

Towel hooks, can they be glued on?

Towel hooks, can they be glued on?

Hi I want to put two towel hooks in our shower to hang the face washers off the ones i want (matching our style) are all screw on, but we dont want to screw into the…

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buzurk
Aug 22, 2016 9:20 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 August 2016

Shower door widths Australian standards

Shower door widths Australian standards

Thanks Surja Is that documented somewhere as Australian standard or just your preference for a door size. (Shower is 900mm x 900mm size) Thanks

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2016 1:44 am
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
11 August 2016

heat lamp installation-trying to avoid disturbing asbestos

heat lamp installation-trying to avoid disturbing asbestos

You'll find most tradesmen will avoid jobs involving asbestos. You could drop the ceiling down sheet it with gyprock creating a cavity between the old and new. Having…

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Howyagoin
Aug 11, 2016 9:55 pm
snuffleduff
snuffleduff
10 August 2016

Bathroom Renovation Problems

Bathroom Renovation Problems

Hey Whirlpool, Hoping someone can give me some advice on how to resolve an issue with a bathroom renovation company. We paid for a full renovation of our ensuite, but…

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snuffleduff
Aug 10, 2016 2:05 am
occbee
occbee
9 August 2016

New bathroom, toilet leak

New bathroom, toilet leak

We had the building inspection done and the building inspector measured the fall of all the bathroom floors and they're fine. He said the same as the builder-that there is…

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occbee
Aug 09, 2016 3:33 pm
traveln
traveln
29 July 2016

New tapware question

New tapware question

Guarantee you wont have a problem using other tapware set up like you have. Its very standard setup and plumbing layout.

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traveln
Jul 29, 2016 11:17 pm
traveln
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traveln
Jul 29, 2016 11:11 pm
traveln
renoauction
renoauction
29 July 2016

Ladder style towel rail?

Ladder style towel rail?

Yeah look at the back of the door. Can fit at least one towel there. How are you going to dry multiple towels on a single heated rack?

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renoauction
Jul 29, 2016 2:58 pm

Hi all My apologies if this as been discussed before. I am planning to build a new house and I have been thinking of a design for an easy clean (low maintenance) design…

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mcored
Jul 23, 2016 1:51 pm
mcored
Cherie1987
Cherie1987
22 July 2016

Bathroom layout and walk in shower

Bathroom layout and walk in shower

Just a suggestion, why are you going to have a gap between the vanity and wall and shower? If you had it flush at least to the wall you would have more bench space.

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Cherie1987
Jul 23, 2016 12:45 am
Edmundo
Edmundo
22 July 2016

Replacing a bathtub

Replacing a bathtub

I also have some bad experiences in terms of renovating a bathtub. You have to have experience when it comes to those things because you can easily make things worse. I…

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Edmundo
Jul 22, 2016 11:10 pm
Edmundo
TashPaul
TashPaul
21 July 2016

TILE CLEANING AND TYPE - HELP!!!

TILE CLEANING AND TYPE - HELP!!!

Check out for this blog on how to keep your bathroom floor healthier…

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TashPaul
Jul 21, 2016 9:18 am
TashPaul
occbee
occbee
20 July 2016

Exposed plumbing in wall hung vanitie

Exposed plumbing in wall hung vanitie

Communication and planning has been a serious and ongoing problem from the very beginning. They always just say "get what you want and we will make it work". But the whole…

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occbee
Jul 20, 2016 5:43 pm
Liliana
Liliana
17 July 2016

the great leak debate

the great leak debate

Unfortunately, if the OP is in Victoria, there is no requirement for a waterproofing certificate.:(

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Liliana
Jul 17, 2016 6:45 pm
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mycl
Jul 14, 2016 12:11 am
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Edmundo
Jul 13, 2016 10:36 pm
Edmundo

Thanks for the reply Stewie. Have just been round there doing some more work and had a closer look. The builders have put down breeze blocks onto the slab for the shower…

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systematicd
Jul 12, 2016 4:52 pm
Rosij
Rosij
9 July 2016

Laundry reno

Laundry reno

Thanks for the replies. What I meant by mounting the clothes dryer in the corner is across the corner. Thinking I would need to get a mounting bracket fabricated as no one…

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Rosij
Jul 09, 2016 11:55 am
traveln
traveln
5 July 2016

How to choose a toilet, are there bad ones?

How to choose a toilet, are there bad ones?

Go with a standard p or s trap pan.yer sure there not as fancy looking as a enclosed system but less headache down the track for maintenance. With an enclosed system its…

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traveln
Jul 05, 2016 1:44 am
traveln
BlackRose
BlackRose
2 July 2016

Grey Bathroom Colour Schemes

Grey Bathroom Colour Schemes

Hello everybody.glad that he was in this thread, because the very dream of repairing the bathroom in gray.Great idea, thanks.I already have the idea to buy this faucet

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BlackRose
Jul 02, 2016 2:57 am
BlackRose
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
1 July 2016

Freestanding Bath - tile behind?

Freestanding Bath - tile behind?

Hi Chris We sell alot of freestanding baths and spas so get asked all the time about tiling ideas for both freestanding and insert baths. Most people are concerned with…

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chrismarshall3
Jul 01, 2016 4:41 pm
tnv_159
tnv_159
1 July 2016

What bathroom products did you choose?

What bathroom products did you choose?
1, 2

"photo really superso many ideas you haveI'm going to buy this tub next month https://goo.gl/Fxq9ui I may do as pictured First_Timer_Ray"

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tnv_159
Jul 01, 2016 6:51 am
kreepy
kreepy
26 June 2016

Vapotec steam sensor - alternative?

Vapotec steam sensor - alternative?

Hi, I got the idea of installing some Vapotec steam sensors from the Homeone "What did you forget thread" in my bathrooms when building last year but when it came time to…

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kreepy
Jun 26, 2016 1:50 pm
Charli73
Charli73
25 June 2016

Shower base cheap fixes

Shower base cheap fixes

You should find some professionals like these one https://aaaconstructionandsolar.com/home-remodeling and they help you to discuss all ur…

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Charli73
Jun 25, 2016 10:13 pm
wweihe
wweihe
24 June 2016

Heated Towel Rail

Heated Towel Rail

Like in our example it was crucial that we did all the pipes before tiling. We connected our towel rail to central heating so it "runs" on hot water...

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wweihe
Jun 24, 2016 7:42 am
Sammy74
Sammy74
22 June 2016

How to clean my bathroom tiles?

How to clean my bathroom tiles?

Key Steps to clean bathroom tiles: Put on some rubber gloves and make sure the room is well-ventilate. Run the shower on a high temperature to…

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Sammy74
Jun 22, 2016 12:43 pm
Sammy74

Bathroom and Laundry flooring requirements

Bathroom and Laundry flooring requirements

Taking a bath is supposed to be an enjoyable, relaxing experience, not a challenging one that could cause slips, falls and unfortunate injuries. Taking the high-step out…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 20, 2016 6:48 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens


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