Bathrooms and Laundry
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…
Nov 13, 2010 11:11 am
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…
Nov 15, 2010 10:34 pm
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 …
Nov 16, 2010 8:08 pm
Hard to add a shower diverter?
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…
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…
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.…
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
We have the same issue stacki2001 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…
new to bathroom reno
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…
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…
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…
Dec 01, 2010 1:25 pm
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…
Dec 06, 2010 2:06 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
Dec 19, 2010 12:59 pm
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…
Dec 20, 2010 7:45 pm
Are ceramic bath tubs costly. any idea
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.
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?
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.
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…
Jan 03, 2011 10:09 am
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…
Jan 05, 2011 12:58 am
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…
Jan 05, 2011 7:12 am
Reno = no bath + small kids
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…