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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 May 2016

issue with shower water temp

issue with shower water temp

If the water in a shower gets scalding hot then the install is either incorrect or the tempering valve is faulty. Even if the tapware at the shower is faulty you…

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Saint Mike
May 19, 2016 7:46 am
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 May 2016

Question re fitting for cast iron bath

Question re fitting for cast iron bath

Go to a plumbers supply store and ask them there. They carry nearly every adapter known to mankind . Stewie

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Stewie D
May 10, 2016 11:09 am
chuminh
chuminh
8 May 2016

wrong position of the mixer

wrong position of the mixer

I talked to him and he said he will change. It should be good to check everything by ourselves, can't really rely on the SS. they are so careless Thank guys

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chuminh
May 08, 2016 11:12 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
30 April 2016

Tiled shower or rendered?? (screenless)

Tiled shower or rendered?? (screenless)

Rendered shower walls? Really never heard or seen it before. Hoping the finish would be better than the average render job!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 30, 2016 6:32 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Keffufal
Keffufal
28 April 2016

NSW Waterproofing Rules

NSW Waterproofing Rules

No, sorry no update yet, still trying to figure this one out...

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Keffufal
Apr 28, 2016 1:59 pm
Keffufal
Dani_J
Dani_J
25 April 2016

Heat lamps

Heat lamps

Don't know about power consumption, but agree with HomeAngels that only feel heat when standing directly under it, so still a bit chilly in winter. For our next build,…

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Dani_J
Apr 25, 2016 11:05 pm
geordiebloke
geordiebloke
22 April 2016

Under tile heating, waterproofing and screed

Under tile heating, waterproofing and screed

I'm renovating my ensuite which is on the first floor and has FC sheeting on a timber frame floor. I've gutted it back to the shell and want to put under tile heating in.…

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geordiebloke
Apr 22, 2016 4:01 pm
kylz4
kylz4
20 April 2016

Freestanding bath size

Freestanding bath size

Hey Kylz Not trying to advertise by any means as it's against posting rules (just trying to offer suggestions to help!) but we have a few short models of baths and spas…

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kylz4
Apr 20, 2016 10:06 pm
JelenaK
JelenaK
20 April 2016

Bathroom vanity value for price

Bathroom vanity value for price

Hi, Just putting together our KDR and reading through posts but could not find the answer. The question is - what is the difference between a cheap, no name bathroom…

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JelenaK
Apr 20, 2016 9:18 am
cathryn
cathryn
18 April 2016

Toilets and Bathrooms - the eternal question

Toilets and Bathrooms - the eternal question

Hi there - looking for feedback on some limited options we are deciding on with our bathroom reno. I have tried to give as much info as possible so sorry for the long…

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cathryn
Apr 18, 2016 6:51 pm
hdjaime
hdjaime
7 April 2016

What type of timber for shower shelf?

What type of timber for shower shelf?

OH except you'd see the edges of the tile.

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hdjaime
Apr 07, 2016 12:27 pm
KylieSmiley
KylieSmiley
1 April 2016

Wall niche next to toilet?

Wall niche next to toilet?

Agree, if it can be aesthetically pleasing or hidden, so you can't see it, then I'm going to see how much to do it. Although, I like those pictures of the shelves above…

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KylieSmiley
Apr 01, 2016 11:40 am
needsausername
needsausername
22 March 2016

Show me your tiles!!

Show me your tiles!!

Excellent. I shall bookmark that! My only issue is finding someone locally as I am in a rural residential area.

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needsausername
Mar 22, 2016 8:44 pm
needsausername
gidgetbeach
gidgetbeach
11 March 2016

Rose gold mirror

Rose gold mirror

Hi there, Does anyone know where I could source a rose gold mirror? My architect has designed our bathroom so that one wall is a rose gold mirror - it will look fabulous…

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gidgetbeach
Mar 11, 2016 8:57 am
traveln
traveln
9 March 2016

Is plumbing through an internal brick an option?

Is plumbing through an internal brick an option?

You can but the only thing maximum distance you can run 40 an 50 mm pipe is 2.4m trapped and 1.2m untrapped so if the distances are more then you need to upgrade pipe to…

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traveln
Mar 09, 2016 8:42 pm
traveln
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
9 March 2016

Tastic or thermalite

Tastic or thermalite

Yeah. I ended up just getting the IXLs. They're the original after all and they're not that expensive. I didn't get the energy saver one though.. Hopefully I won't live…

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Leksie5000
Mar 09, 2016 5:41 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 March 2016

Terrazzo floor

Terrazzo floor

I'm unsure. Maybe contact one of the large terrazzo tile suppliers like these guys http://www.terrazzo.net.au/ The biggest problem apart from sourcing those chips will be…

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Stewie D
Mar 07, 2016 4:31 pm
Tuva
Tuva
4 March 2016

Tiles

Tiles

Yea, Tiles factory outlet in Smithfield is a best place to buy tiles.. I've been there last week and the the prices are very cheap and they have a huge selection of tiles…

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Tuva
Mar 04, 2016 7:28 am
mjklimec
mjklimec
3 March 2016

Building With Esperance Homes

Building With Esperance Homes

Could you please pm me about your reasoning for pulling out from esperance? We are about to take the plunge!

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mjklimec
Mar 03, 2016 8:05 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
1 March 2016

How many showers?

How many showers?

My +40 year old house had 3 showers. The third shower in the laundry was only ever used when carrying out renovations on one of the other two bathrooms. After 30 years I…

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Beetaloo
Mar 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Beetaloo
traveln
traveln
1 March 2016

Bathtub plumbing

Bathtub plumbing
1, 2

When updating your bathroom that can make a big difference in your bathroom’s look. Replacing your old tub is going to cost you. Instead, have it professionally…

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traveln
Feb 29, 2016 11:12 pm
traveln
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 February 2016

Bathroom wall tiles - shower area dark the rest are light

Bathroom wall tiles - shower area dark the rest are light

shower recesses are very often different to the rest of the bathroom. Carrying on the same tile from the floor onto the walls is a good idea so long as there is some style…

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rebuilder86
Feb 28, 2016 8:33 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
26 February 2016

New tiled shower floor remains saturated

New tiled shower floor remains saturated
1, 2

This pooling of water is the result of not the gloss, but the smoothness of the tile. 2 very different things. If u have ever had an older car with solic colour paint and…

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rebuilder86
Feb 26, 2016 4:54 pm

Hey all Long story short. Building a single story with Eden Brae, back in Jan i did a walk thru with a cover ss as my ss was on leave. At the time the…

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dr_moebius
Feb 24, 2016 2:06 pm
dr_moebius
barkly
barkly
23 February 2016

low shower flow even with restrictors removed

low shower flow even with restrictors removed

Is the hot water l/m flow different to the cold water flow l/m out of the shower? Could be that one of the pipes has a kink or is compressed (plastic piping) but this…

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barkly
Feb 23, 2016 8:41 pm
SJ_house13
SJ_house13
21 February 2016

Position of shower mixer

Position of shower mixer

Yeh it's total BS. My bf said he actually mentioned it to Mal back in Nov and he said he will fix it. I didn't realise it was already an issue back then. Peter probably…

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SJ_house13
Feb 21, 2016 10:09 am
Firstbuild 15
Firstbuild 15
14 February 2016

Tiling done right???

Tiling done right???

The builder did it, or at least hired the painters

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Firstbuild 15
Feb 14, 2016 12:33 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
14 February 2016

Moving bathroom to different part of house

Moving bathroom to different part of house

No one will give you an idea of price on a forum, but I assure you it will be piddled into insignificance compared to the cost of the rest of the reno and the gain in…

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rebuilder86
Feb 14, 2016 11:17 am

We originally had a corner vanity so we removed it and repositioned a brand new vanity . This was taken before we had finished

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Renovator2015
Feb 10, 2016 3:55 pm
jaslee
jaslee
8 February 2016

600x600 versus 450x450 tiles

600x600 versus 450x450 tiles

600x600 definitely look better, but they are more expensive to lay.

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jaslee
Feb 08, 2016 7:16 pm
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Ozzyvonny
Feb 08, 2016 12:24 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 January 2016

Small Laundry Fit Out Challenge (2.0 x 1.86 mtr)

Small Laundry Fit Out Challenge (2.0 x 1.86 mtr)

Yep, that is the norm in Singapore where I live. Stack the washer and dryer on top of each other and have the tub next to that. You can put a rack across the top of both…

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AussieMark
Jan 30, 2016 10:28 pm
traveln
traveln
26 January 2016

Plumbing costs

Plumbing costs

Is there any services in the garage or not..where will the services come from. Water over the ceiling or around outside of house. Sewer under ground where does it lat now.…

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traveln
Jan 26, 2016 10:44 am
traveln
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
26 January 2016

Caulking around bathroom sink

Caulking around bathroom sink

A photo of the silicone would really help! If the laundry is in the garage then no it doesn't have to be tiled. Totally up to you!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jan 26, 2016 9:29 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
hdjaime
hdjaime
21 January 2016

Does this layout seem OK?

Does this layout seem OK?

I've only just seen this. That stuff is awesome. We've only just started on our bathroom so this will come in handy. Thanks

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hdjaime
Jan 21, 2016 5:48 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
21 January 2016

Toilets!

Toilets!

Glad my toilet topic finally took flight.. We ended up with a Roca too, just a modern back to wall. I wasn't sure of the brand but did some research and seems it's very…

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Leksie5000
Jan 21, 2016 5:36 am
hdjaime
hdjaime
20 January 2016

Exhaust with heat lamps or blowers?

Exhaust with heat lamps or blowers?

Hi...we're in the process of doing our bathroom and one thing I hadn't thought of is the exhaust. I'd assumed we would get one with heat lamps but I've just seen one that…

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hdjaime
Jan 20, 2016 6:18 am
darbs1
darbs1
13 January 2016

Porcher toilets anyone have them?

Porcher toilets anyone have them?

Thanks to this site, I was able to get the lid off my Porcher Toilet cistern! I needed to look at the inlet valve as it was filling very slowly, or not at all, after a few…

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darbs1
Jan 13, 2016 11:49 am
Bjhf
Bjhf
10 January 2016

Shower door question

Shower door question

Is there a difference in frameless vs semi frameless vs not frameless? Ours swivels on a point so one small section swings in and the rest swings out. Is that what you…

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Bjhf
Jan 10, 2016 6:08 am
Bjhf
OllyOllyRumbah
OllyOllyRumbah
9 January 2016

Shower door question

Shower door question

Hi Stewie D The door opens out but is on a swivel and kind of swivels inwards when it opens. It's kind of hard to describe. I think it has been done that way rather than…

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OllyOllyRumbah
Jan 09, 2016 10:04 pm
Mon445
Mon445
9 January 2016

Tiling question..

Tiling question..

We are doing 600x600 in our ensuite. I fell in love with an Italian marble tile and had To have them. Our builder Is charging us a bomb, and we need to have a grate…

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Mon445
Jan 08, 2016 11:14 pm
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson
31 December 2015

Any recommendation where to buy bathroom supply for reno?

Any recommendation where to buy bathroom supply for reno?

Hello, If you are looking to get a perfect solution for organizing bathrooms and if you are ready to travel for better quality products, please chechk

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Mary Johnson
Dec 31, 2015 8:22 pm
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traveln
Dec 31, 2015 10:06 am
traveln
gidgetbeach
gidgetbeach
30 December 2015

Drawer mounted ironing boards

Drawer mounted ironing boards

Thanks for your thoughts, did the owners ever say whether they found them useful? I was hoping to use ours for work shirts and just some small silk garments. Nothing large…

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gidgetbeach
Dec 30, 2015 10:07 am
ip_finar
ip_finar
23 December 2015

Bathroom Tiling-Concrete Slab: just pour it on top of sand?

Bathroom Tiling-Concrete Slab: just pour it on top of sand?

Thanks travelIn, that is my confusion, should I or should I not put a black plastic (in Italy we definitely use tar paper) to cover sand and pour concrete on top or…

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ip_finar
Dec 23, 2015 8:41 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
23 December 2015

the best materials for home constructions

the best materials for home constructions

you put this in the bathrooms and laundry section?? Waste of time if you ask me! Looks like SPAM

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 23, 2015 8:40 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens


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