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scozzy
scozzy
29 October 2010

My Ensuite Renovation

My Ensuite Renovation

Thank you girls! I thought I'd taken a bit of a risk with the shower tiles as they are a bit out there and I'm sure not to everyones taste! But they jumped out at me in…

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scozzy
Oct 29, 2010 12:00 am
themax
themax
29 October 2010

I saw my basins in a public loo!

I saw my basins in a public loo!

Our worst one is the fact that our favorite ceaserstone is in McDonalds and most other fast food places. :(


Mine too... <img src=

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themax
Oct 29, 2010 3:20 pm
themax
Zedman
Zedman
30 October 2010

Bathroom feature wall/tile

Bathroom feature wall/tile

We do it regularly in our bathroom desings. Although we always try to use a square tile on the floor and then a rectangular tiled laid horizontally on the wall - from the…

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Zedman
Oct 30, 2010 12:03 pm
Zedman
Zedman
Zedman
30 October 2010

Top Range Tap Wear ON SALE ONLINE

Top Range Tap Wear ON SALE ONLINE

Watermark is a standard not a brand... all tps sold in aus should be watermark certified.

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Zedman
Oct 30, 2010 12:06 pm
Zedman
grinder
grinder
31 October 2010

Bathroom tiling demolition

Bathroom tiling demolition

OK I have started the demolition. The shower recess is stripped of tiles and the walls are off. I need to clarify something. What type of…

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grinder
Oct 31, 2010 1:32 pm
grinder
hindipop
hindipop
1 November 2010

Covering up the gas water heater

Covering up the gas water heater

Hi Thanks for the replies.. we are planning to make a temporary wall on one side with a door at right angle to it... would be leaving some vent for the circulation.. hope…

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hindipop
Nov 01, 2010 4:00 pm
qonyx
qonyx
1 November 2010

Bathroom tiles

Bathroom tiles

where are you located hindipop... we are building with Mirvac and their tile supplier is Dilorenzo http://www.dilorenzo.net.au/ we have been to quite a few tiles places…

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qonyx
Nov 01, 2010 8:21 pm
qonyx
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
3 November 2010

Shops for bathroom fittings i.e baths, toilets, tapware etc

Shops for bathroom fittings i.e baths, toilets, tapware etc

I got my basins from Renovi.com.au. They're based in the South East. My basins have been installed since then and I'm happy with the quality.

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Sheepdog
Nov 03, 2010 11:51 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
6 November 2010

Plumbing second opnion and advise

Plumbing second opnion and advise

He's lying. As a plumber, ive installed plenty of wall hung vanities and although, optimally it might be best to have the waste pipe running into the floor, there is no…

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vvs mand
Nov 06, 2010 11:38 am
Zedman
Zedman
6 November 2010

Porcelain Floor Tile That Can Lay Over Existing Tile

Porcelain Floor Tile That Can Lay Over Existing Tile

My supplier in Spain dabbled into the 4mm tiles - The Film series. They have stop making them for floors and concentrated on wall up to 90cm long. The feedback I got…

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Zedman
Nov 06, 2010 1:14 pm
Zedman
1luckygirl
1luckygirl
9 November 2010

fiberglass tub painting?

fiberglass tub painting?

The 'clawfoot tub' has great feet out of brass and a nice white inside, but its dark green on the outside. Just moved it and found out its fiberglass as it is so…

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1luckygirl
Nov 09, 2010 3:04 pm
Alza21
Alza21
11 November 2010

Replumbing Ensuite-swapping toilet and shower

Replumbing Ensuite-swapping toilet and shower

I guess you mean 3-5K just for the plumber without fittings, tiling etc? Can anyone recommend a bathroom renovator that they've had good success with?

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Alza21
Nov 11, 2010 12:16 am
saaam
saaam
13 November 2010

Tiled shower base on timber floor

Tiled shower base on timber floor

Tricky but not impossible. Even with the universal base you need to cut into the floor joists and lower the base in order to get it flush with…

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saaam
Nov 13, 2010 12:11 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
13 November 2010

Ensuite shower drips after BATHROOM shower is used

Ensuite shower drips after BATHROOM shower is used

Just a bit of an update... We got new taps and showerheads recently, and yet the shower in the ensuite still drips quite a lot whenever ANY of the following are…

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grace_slick
Nov 13, 2010 8:51 pm
grace_slick
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
15 November 2010

Hot water unit: Dux / Rinnai

Hot water unit: Dux / Rinnai

Youre comparing two different systems. The storage system will continue to heat up the water in the tank when its not being used. As it loses…

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bingoshelley
Nov 15, 2010 1:09 am
Casa2
Casa2
15 November 2010

Floor to Ceiling Tiles with Angled Ceiling

Floor to Ceiling Tiles with Angled Ceiling

Yes, I've modeled mine on it. Same tiles, just not as big.

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Casa2
Nov 15, 2010 11:34 pm
andarson
andarson
16 November 2010

Period Style bathroom fittings

Period Style bathroom fittings

I think funkychickis rihgt. Hope this will help you. Thanks!! ____________

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andarson
Nov 16, 2010 2:09 am
joles
joles
16 November 2010

Size of bathrooms

Size of bathrooms

Our main bathroom is around 8.4 m2 (vanity, shower (1200 x 900) and bath). Powder room is a weird shape but around 3.5 m2 (nice and big for riding the porcelain bus :lol: :n:

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joles
Nov 16, 2010 9:08 pm
joles
grinder
grinder
17 November 2010

Hard to add a shower diverter?

Hard to add a shower diverter?

Hi, I have decided to have a rainshower head in addition to a normal shower rail in the same bathroom. Is it difficult to change the mixer to a…

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grinder
Nov 17, 2010 10:49 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
18 November 2010

8 mins to get hot water at tap

8 mins to get hot water at tap

Hmm the answer seems to be in the plumbing. Has there been any modification to the plumbing? Probably there is a loop in the system between the cold and hot water the…

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grinder
Nov 18, 2010 8:18 am
grinder
xquisite
xquisite
18 November 2010

Sealing and protecting Marble tiles

Sealing and protecting Marble tiles

SOunds lovely! The grouting is usually done before the sealing, but I believe that with porous stone the tiles are often sealed once before laying & then again at the end.…

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xquisite
Nov 18, 2010 9:05 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 November 2010

Bathroom privacy options

Bathroom privacy options

We have sash windows. Top panels are leadlight, bottom panels are the old style, clear colored, patterned glass. We don't have blinds, which I like :)

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tjilpi
Nov 18, 2010 10:58 pm

We have the same issue stacki2001 ::sad:: However we are no longer in a position to cross fingers and ask builder to change it. That might be your best bet. I am still searching…

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Trinity
Nov 19, 2010 2:59 pm
Gapville
Gapville
24 November 2010

My projected renovation cost (chart)

My projected renovation cost (chart)

Thank you! So helpful to some one's costings and plans :)

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Gapville
Nov 24, 2010 6:23 pm
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
24 November 2010

new to bathroom reno

new to bathroom reno

Hi, The plumber is possibly best for moving the vanity in and connecting it, as he will put on the waste, taps, any flexible hoses, and look after alignment of…

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GeoffW1
Nov 24, 2010 7:05 pm
GeoffW1
donnam
donnam
24 November 2010

Standard dimensions of shower recess/cove for shampoo

Standard dimensions of shower recess/cove for shampoo

Ours will be 30 x 60 same as the tile size. It will also have a glass shelf in it. Hope that helps donna

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donnam
Nov 24, 2010 8:58 pm
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 1:06 am
Raleighfarm
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Bigtop
Nov 26, 2010 11:38 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 5:07 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 8:09 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 1:56 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 8:52 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 2:43 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 9:05 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 10:23 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 8:57 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 10:37 am
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Richo
Dec 06, 2010 3:06 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 9:31 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 4:30 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 8:06 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 10:20 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 2:58 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 2:16 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 11:27 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 1:27 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 1:59 pm


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