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sunshinexxx
sunshinexxx
13 March 2010

Cabinet door & benchtop colours - anyone else done these?

Cabinet door & benchtop colours - anyone else done these?

gkj001 - I love your house. The sandstock bricks are beautiful, the PC looks great. Your kitchen looks fantastic also. Take2 - Thanks for your advice. I think I'll do…

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sunshinexxx
Mar 13, 2010 8:03 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
15 March 2010

Combining a bathroom and laundry

Combining a bathroom and laundry

Page 5 of this set of drawings shows what we are doing. http://users.tpg.com.au/nklobouc//10-3-10_UPLOAD.PDF The back of the shower is a large frosted window and also…

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Nathan SteelFab
Mar 15, 2010 11:16 am
Nathan SteelFab
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
15 March 2010

Brands of heated towel rail -Avenir or Hydrotherm?

Brands of heated towel rail -Avenir or Hydrotherm?

Or does it matter? The prices seem to vary from ~$150-$800. Is it really necessary to pay the extra $$$?

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SYD-YYZ
Mar 15, 2010 11:58 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
16 March 2010

Quality of Kohler fixtures?

Quality of Kohler fixtures?

What I liked about the caroma cisterns is the outlet valve. Its similar to the geberit valve usually used in the kohler, but more robust. But the geberit is the most…

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vvs mand
Mar 16, 2010 8:40 pm
GSK
GSK
17 March 2010

Powder room advice

Powder room advice

Is having an internal sliding door an option? This is what we have.

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GSK
Mar 17, 2010 8:10 am
sleven
sleven
17 March 2010

Re: Retile of revamp?

Re: Retile of revamp?

Add a third colour... i.e towels, some plain coloured candle holders with the same colour as your towels candles in the holders... we had the same issue - our bathroom was…

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sleven
Mar 17, 2010 3:53 pm
sleven
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
17 March 2010

Heated towel rail

Heated towel rail
1, 2

Kek - why would you…

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SYD-YYZ
Mar 17, 2010 8:10 pm
BecH
BecH
17 March 2010

Waterproofing around Freestanding Bath

Waterproofing around Freestanding Bath

We are having a freestanding bath in our ensuite and are not having a wall on the side that the bath sits, after discussions with our builder last night we may have to put…

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BecH
Mar 17, 2010 10:46 pm
Jose27
Jose27
18 March 2010

Please help me identify this vanity basin

Please help me identify this vanity basin

DoH!! I just wanted to show off my new basin and show…

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Jose27
Mar 18, 2010 6:52 pm
xpirtdesign
xpirtdesign
19 March 2010

Tap drip on old fibreglass shower unit.

Tap drip on old fibreglass shower unit.

I have to agree that I need a picture to help me out. But listening to your description I have to say that the only way to change the washers is you probably have to cut…

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xpirtdesign
Mar 19, 2010 5:47 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 March 2010

WC changeover rebate in NSW

WC changeover rebate in NSW

A pvc cistern and ceramic pan retails for about $150 to $170. A budget ceramic pan and cistern retails for about $230. Add 200 for labour brings you to $430. Subtract…

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vvs mand
Mar 19, 2010 5:17 pm
shonzilla
shonzilla
25 March 2010

Ensuite / Bathroom Splashback height - Does it look right

Ensuite / Bathroom Splashback height - Does it look right

Haha chippy! Draws are a god send, the builder was going to charge alot for draws! Like 400 for 3! It doesn't worry me not having draws that's what baskets are for and…

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shonzilla
Mar 25, 2010 12:28 am
shonzilla
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stonecutter1309
Mar 25, 2010 9:30 am
stonecutter1309
noworriesdimi
noworriesdimi
25 March 2010

Bathroom Mirror Problems

Bathroom Mirror Problems

Sounds like the tiler did a poor job, which he should be punished for! At that height what is it lining up with ,the shower screen? If you get them to remove upper tiles,…

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noworriesdimi
Mar 25, 2010 7:42 pm
KANGACAT
KANGACAT
2 April 2010

Pirelli Floor

Pirelli Floor

Does anybody have any experiences of using Pirelli Flooring in a bathroom? I have a 2nd floor bathroom with a timber floor covered with cement sheets and tiled. I am…

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KANGACAT
Apr 02, 2010 1:27 pm
frozensage
frozensage
6 April 2010

Anyone recommend shower screen installer in Melbourne(east)?

Anyone recommend shower screen installer in Melbourne(east)?

I need a shower screen installed. Fully frameless is abit expensive so happy to go semi frameless long as it doesn't have a frame running down the side of the door panel.…

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frozensage
Apr 06, 2010 3:49 pm
MrCurly
MrCurly
12 April 2010

single or double hardwire to heated towel rails?

single or double hardwire to heated towel rails?

I wonder about the safety aspect of a hardwired heated towel rail. We are currently renovating an old house, when we install our new bathroom rail it will definitely be…

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MrCurly
Apr 12, 2010 11:38 am
shellb78
shellb78
13 April 2010

Please Post your Bathroom & Ensuite pictures

Please Post your Bathroom & Ensuite pictures

just "bumping" Am trying to get inspiration for my bathrooms so would love to see pics of finished bathrooms

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shellb78
Apr 13, 2010 1:54 pm
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
14 April 2010

Bathroom What ? Where ? Going Nuts Lol

Bathroom What ? Where ? Going Nuts Lol

Villaboard should be used on ALL walls. This can be finished flush, just like gyprock. Tile underlay to all floor area (Same as Villaboard but has the dots printed for…

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Eco Builder
Apr 14, 2010 1:00 pm
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
14 April 2010

Ensuite Advice

Ensuite Advice

Hi guys! :) I have a couple of questions regarding our latest reno (we are doing our whole house) and this will be the ensuite. It is really…

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Eco Builder
Apr 14, 2010 1:13 pm
Eco Builder
McKinnon
McKinnon
14 April 2010

Builder will only use shower bases!

Builder will only use shower bases!

How would you do it for a first floor new construction so I can tell him.

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McKinnon
Apr 14, 2010 1:23 pm
MissyMc7
MissyMc7
14 April 2010

Screenless Showers

Screenless Showers

Chook 07 - yes the right hand side wall is external and has two 1.8m x .6m windows to give light to the room and the toilet area. We're hoping the room will have enough…

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MissyMc7
Apr 14, 2010 2:43 pm
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
14 April 2010

Miss Vintages Bathroom Renovation- THE PICS ARE IN!

Miss Vintages Bathroom Renovation- THE PICS ARE IN!
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ooops, photos were still lading before i got to see the finished product- Looks great, you guys did a fantastic job!! ::

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Eco Builder
Apr 14, 2010 6:17 pm
Eco Builder
Lex
Lex
14 April 2010

Waterproofing bathrooms - is this right?

Waterproofing bathrooms - is this right?
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey donuts, you are so funny! :D But don't despair, as you say, there might be another way which the tiler maybe did ...

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Lex
Apr 14, 2010 7:54 pm
Lex
Eco Builder
Eco Builder
15 April 2010

Bathtub installed incorrectly by plumber.

Bathtub installed incorrectly by plumber.

You need to give him the opportunity to fix his mistakes. You can take him to small clams or the like, but they will tell you the same thing. If you go ahead and employ…

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Eco Builder
Apr 15, 2010 8:27 pm
Eco Builder
candice.novak
candice.novak
16 April 2010

New to this reno thing!

New to this reno thing!

Im going to be following this too! We still havent finalised our ensuite plans my hubby wants to include a walk in roba at one end and I really don't like the idea. Any…

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candice.novak
Apr 16, 2010 8:12 am
rlay1
rlay1
16 April 2010

screeding floors

screeding floors

What I have done is water proof – dry mix – water proof again. 2 layers of water proofing may be overkill, but I’d rather be safe than sorry. Plus the second layer…

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rlay1
Apr 16, 2010 8:24 am
hunts01
hunts01
16 April 2010

Tiled shower recess help

Tiled shower recess help

If you build up the bathroom floor, how does that relate to the exisitng floor level such as the rest of the house and how do you join the difference in levels from the…

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hunts01
Apr 16, 2010 12:00 pm
barkly
barkly
16 April 2010

Towel rails - where to get?

Towel rails - where to get?

Thanks all for your suggestions. I obviously need to look around a bit more. barkly

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barkly
Apr 16, 2010 2:45 pm
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
16 April 2010

Diamond Gloss on Semi Recessed Vanity

Diamond Gloss on Semi Recessed Vanity

im sure you can... but just a caution it scratchs and chips very easily!!!!!!

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bellabelinda
Apr 16, 2010 9:15 pm
71monaro
71monaro
17 April 2010

toilets

toilets

Hi vvs mand, Are you sure that this price includes the cistern?

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71monaro
Apr 17, 2010 12:55 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 April 2010

Shower shelving & waterproofing - how?

Shower shelving & waterproofing - how?

Polyurethane jointing compounds stick better and remain soft for longer... Everyone has seen the mould growing underneath silicone. I have used them(poly) for years with…

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onc_artisan
Apr 17, 2010 2:35 pm
onc_artisan
themax
themax
19 April 2010

storage ideas bathroom

storage ideas bathroom
1, 2

I hope you don't mind OwnHome if I add that to our If you find a bargain thread? I have the hairdryer one too and it's fabulous!

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themax
Apr 19, 2010 1:05 pm
themax

Hey Sharon...we are having tiles floor to ceiling, so no paint other than window trim - Dulux aquanamel vivid white gloss. The wall tiles are really glossy 250x 330 -…

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Notsubtle
Apr 19, 2010 10:40 pm
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rhi3384
Apr 21, 2010 11:05 pm
cfricke70
cfricke70
22 April 2010

bath reenamelling

bath reenamelling

thanks for that...I'll have a look...

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cfricke70
Apr 22, 2010 12:11 pm
mortgage2009
mortgage2009
22 April 2010

Timber Shower floors

Timber Shower floors
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Reece have some products in their latest catalogue and there are images online: http://www.reece.com.au/products/hires/1775306.jpg

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mortgage2009
Apr 22, 2010 1:16 pm
foc1
foc1
23 April 2010

Paint over waterproof membrane (Davco)??

Paint over waterproof membrane (Davco)??

I painted some a little over where my tiles were to go and it really shows. You need to do extra coats etc. What i ended up doing was getting an undercoat/primer which is…

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foc1
Apr 23, 2010 12:20 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
23 April 2010

Tile Paint...is it any good really?

Tile Paint...is it any good really?

Hmm...see, for me, it's not so much a consideration as we don't intend to still live here in another 1-2 years if possible. I think I'd want to see some actual real-life…

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grace_slick
Apr 23, 2010 8:10 pm
grace_slick
take2
take2
23 April 2010

Vote for your favourite layout...

Vote for your favourite layout...
1, 2

I dont know if this will help or confuss the issue, but I was at a friends bathroom shop and you can buy cnr loo's(cistern sits in the corner) which can help where there…

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take2
Apr 23, 2010 8:35 pm
take2
kek
kek
24 April 2010

timer on heated towel rails

timer on heated towel rails

Also try some specialist electrical places - perhaps Middys or Rexel if they're in your neighbourhood? Bunnings are OK, but they suck if something's out of stock or not…

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kek
Apr 24, 2010 10:29 pm
kek
themax
themax
25 April 2010

wooden bath

wooden bath

Looks absolutely awesome, altough wonder how well it would stand up to constant…

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themax
Apr 25, 2010 10:22 am
themax
vvs mand
vvs mand
26 April 2010

New Vanity - Who will install it? Rough price? Help :)

New Vanity - Who will install it? Rough price? Help :)

You need a plumber to install it. It should cost you about $650 for a plumber to supply and fit a basic vanity including basic tap ware. The better quality vanity and…

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vvs mand
Apr 26, 2010 11:06 am
simple_man
simple_man
30 April 2010

hydronic heating systems for bathroom floors

hydronic heating systems for bathroom floors

youre prposing something that will only half work at the best of times. ive installed lots of central heating systems in northern europe and…

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simple_man
Apr 30, 2010 6:18 pm
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
2 May 2010

wall to ceiling tiling and fittings?

wall to ceiling tiling and fittings?

Yeh alot more detail needs to be taken with…

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nathanbudde
May 02, 2010 6:56 pm
nathanbudde
Deemaree
Deemaree
3 May 2010

Ensuite size help.

Ensuite size help.

Our ensuite is 2.25m x 3.2m and has a toilet double basin & 1500mm x 900mm shower-the WIR is 2.63 x 3.2m-you can check it out on either my thread or blog (in my signature)

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Deemaree
May 03, 2010 8:14 pm
Deemaree
GSK
GSK
3 May 2010

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating

My parents house has it and it is great however it takes a few days to heat up and costs a bucket to run. In just the bathroom would be okay, but I wouldn't do a whole…

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GSK
May 03, 2010 8:53 pm


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