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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 12:38 pm
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 2:54 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 2:00 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 2:13 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 2:23 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 3:43 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 7:17 pm
Eco Builder
Lex
Lex
14 April 2010

Waterproofing bathrooms - is this right?

Waterproofing bathrooms - is this right?
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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 8:54 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 9:27 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 9:12 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 9:24 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 1:00 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 3:45 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 10:15 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 1:55 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 3:35 pm
onc_artisan
themax
themax
19 April 2010

storage ideas bathroom

storage ideas bathroom
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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 2:05 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 11:40 pm
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rhi3384
Apr 22, 2010 12:05 am
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 1:11 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 2:16 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 1:20 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 9:10 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 9:35 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 11:29 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 11:22 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 12:06 pm
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 7:18 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 7:56 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 9:14 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 9:53 pm
Gazza73
Gazza73
5 May 2010

Scratched acrylic bathtub problem!

Scratched acrylic bathtub problem!

Sorry, just realised other people had givn you similar suggestions so I googled for some help and came across this company, Inner Bath, that do bath inserts right over the…

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Gazza73
May 05, 2010 10:42 pm
shelby75
shelby75
7 May 2010

Vanity across bath?

Vanity across bath?

An overhang is fine I think!! You can taper it in if you are worried, but extra bench space can't be a negative! We nearly did this on our reno a few years ago but ended…

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shelby75
May 07, 2010 10:15 pm
kek
kek
8 May 2010

Bathroom heating

Bathroom heating

Oh, BTW, it works really well. It's just a nice, even heat - when I walk into the ensuite, there's no temperature difference at all between there and the bedroom. This one…

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kek
May 08, 2010 10:49 am
kek

Here is one where they have used it to close in the toilet in the…

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take2
May 08, 2010 10:23 pm
take2
Moogles
Moogles
13 May 2010

minimalist tapware on the net

minimalist tapware on the net

Hi abbeybox I think I saw elsewhere that you are building with Sw1tch. If that is the case then they have told us that we cannot supply our own…

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Moogles
May 13, 2010 12:14 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
15 May 2010

Location of hot water system

Location of hot water system

Gas Hot water systems, if installed indoors need to be flued. You need to run a flue to the atmosphere, thats why they are mostly installed outside. The formula for the…

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vvs mand
May 15, 2010 12:01 pm
goody2shoes_810
goody2shoes_810
16 May 2010

Prefab Bathroom

Prefab Bathroom

Great thanks for that. I will give them a call to find out their current prices. To be in business for over 20 years is great, and to hear your bathroom has no dramas…

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goody2shoes_810
May 16, 2010 7:39 pm
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Rocklle
May 18, 2010 11:09 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
18 May 2010

Feature tiles in Showers - Need pics :)

Feature tiles in Showers - Need pics :)

So I have been thinking of where I would like my feature tiles (mosaics and all that) in my shower and in my ensuite shower. Anyone care to share photos of theirs??

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rhi3384
May 19, 2010 12:13 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
20 May 2010

PLease help - for those with gas HWS and on bottled gas

PLease help - for those with gas HWS and on bottled gas
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It's amazing the difference better solar orientation and insulation makes!

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Deemaree
May 20, 2010 11:17 pm
Deemaree
kiwichick
kiwichick
24 May 2010

How disruptive is a bathroom reno? Time frame?

How disruptive is a bathroom reno? Time frame?

I have my bathroom reno happening in 2 weeks time. There is an ensuite and laundry been done at the same time. The only saving grace is the toilets were replaced to water…

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kiwichick
May 24, 2010 1:49 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
24 May 2010

Plumber and Tiler needed melbourne bayside please!!

Plumber and Tiler needed melbourne bayside please!!

would love any recommendations as the ones we have booked now look like they are not going to be available

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candice.novak
May 24, 2010 4:45 pm
themax
themax
25 May 2010

What is the latest in floor drains - need to choose asap

What is the latest in floor drains - need to choose asap

Oh ok. I have only had to clean out one so far. Maybe it will get worse...

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themax
May 25, 2010 10:22 am
themax
biodiversity
biodiversity
25 May 2010

Tiling over waterproofing

Tiling over waterproofing

Also, is it such an issue if i start with the floor tiles, then the walls, if i cover them so as not to get glue on the the floor ?

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biodiversity
May 25, 2010 10:34 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
25 May 2010

Caroma or Fowler - upmarket

Caroma or Fowler - upmarket

mammagoose, I would like to buy a hill station in Mt Macedon one day.

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McKinnon
May 25, 2010 11:09 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
25 May 2010

Small Spa baths!

Small Spa baths!

Spa's are soooooo out.

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McKinnon
May 25, 2010 11:35 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
25 May 2010

Terracotta tiles in bathroom

Terracotta tiles in bathroom

Terracotta in the bathrooms was very popular about 15 years ago, now the look is too heavy because people want a retreat, spa feel. There is so much out there try something else.

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McKinnon
May 25, 2010 11:51 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
25 May 2010

Freestanding vs built in bath.

Freestanding vs built in bath.

Freestanding means just that. Preferably, they should not be backed up to a wall, you need space behind to walk and clean and they look better on a raised platform. To get…

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McKinnon
May 25, 2010 12:00 pm


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