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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 9:42 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 6:41 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 5:31 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 8:28 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 9:05 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 7:41 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
Mar 01, 2016 12:12 am
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 9:33 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 5:54 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 3:06 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 9:41 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 11:09 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 1:33 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 12:17 pm

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 4:55 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 8:16 pm
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Ozzyvonny
Feb 08, 2016 1:24 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 11:28 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 11:44 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 10:29 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 6:48 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 6:36 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 7:18 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 12:49 pm
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 7:08 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 11:04 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 09, 2016 12:14 am
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 9:22 pm
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traveln
Dec 31, 2015 11:06 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 11:07 am
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 9:40 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
1st-timers
1st-timers
21 December 2015

Our Tiny Laundry v A Great Butlers Pantry

Our Tiny Laundry v A Great Butlers Pantry

The tub and my washing machine side-by-side combined measure 1130mm and I do have quite a large washing machine. There will be a space of 1m in front of them. We've…

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1st-timers
Dec 21, 2015 9:10 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
19 December 2015

tile joints and corners

tile joints and corners

No professional uses masking tape or a finger when siliconing tiled corners! First prepare a spray bottle with water and a few drops of washing up liquid. Then apply you…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 19, 2015 7:00 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
renoguy1
renoguy1
17 December 2015

Changing tiles after handover

Changing tiles after handover

money talks bulls*it walks get it changed now

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renoguy1
Dec 17, 2015 3:28 am
renoguy1
renoguy1
17 December 2015

Glass panels (similar to glass splashback) in lieu of tiles

Glass panels (similar to glass splashback) in lieu of tiles

We were actually at bunnings today and had a look at this, and I think it is defiantly a matter of you get what you pay for when it comes to that, because it looked cheap…

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renoguy1
Dec 17, 2015 2:43 am
traveln
traveln
16 December 2015

Replacing yucky toilet, gap between bowl and cistern

Replacing yucky toilet, gap between bowl and cistern

There is a place on ebay that sells closed couple toilets as i just put couple in for a customer of mine. There a p trap base and come with adaptor to convert pack to a s…

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traveln
Dec 16, 2015 8:55 pm
traveln
traveln
traveln
13 December 2015

Fixing leaking toilet

Fixing leaking toilet

Hi mate What brand is the toilet cistern. What is the height of the water. Is the water over flowing into the over flow pipe or is it the seating washer thats leaking.…

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traveln
Dec 13, 2015 2:24 pm
traveln
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
11 December 2015

High gloss porcelain tiles.

High gloss porcelain tiles.

If water only then no problems but if the water has some type of detergent, shampoo, soap residue then yes can be get slippery.

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Grout Perfect
Dec 11, 2015 11:44 am
Grout Perfect
Southies
Southies
10 December 2015

Little bugs in the shower recess

Little bugs in the shower recess

Hi all, moved into our new house 6 years ago and until recently had no probs with our ensuiet, however the last 12 months we have been seeing little flying bugs in our…

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Southies
Dec 10, 2015 6:28 pm
Southies
RedJason
RedJason
10 December 2015

dual rainfall showerheads

dual rainfall showerheads

Definitely big enough, but you want to make sure you get good shower heads. With double showers pressure can sometimes be a bit less when you have both running together.…

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RedJason
Dec 10, 2015 4:58 pm
RedJason
RedJason
10 December 2015

Teeny tiny ensuite

Teeny tiny ensuite

A shaving cabinet might help too. It gives you a mirror and storage but doesn't take up valuable space down the bottom.

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RedJason
Dec 10, 2015 4:48 pm
RedJason
RedJason
10 December 2015

walk in shower vs shower bath option for smaller bathroom

walk in shower vs shower bath option for smaller bathroom

Definitely a shower over a bath! They aren't the best looking thing, but if you're renting you need to have that bath. Families won't even bother looking at your place if…

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RedJason
Dec 10, 2015 4:41 pm
RedJason
RedJason
10 December 2015

Basins

Basins

There are above counter bowls that still stick out from the vanity a bit. If the base is smaller than the top of the basin, it'll let you have a bit of overhang. I…

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RedJason
Dec 10, 2015 4:32 pm
RedJason
RedJason
10 December 2015

Double shower width

Double shower width

I have a 120x90 shower. It's a little small for two people. Even just another 20cm would be perfect!

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RedJason
Dec 10, 2015 4:23 pm
RedJason
RedJason
10 December 2015

Bathroom mould

Bathroom mould

Another tip is to actually take the door off and plane a few centimeters off the bottom. That inch of extra space lets a tonne more air through while the door is closed…

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RedJason
Dec 10, 2015 4:16 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 December 2015

Drilling into tiles

Drilling into tiles

Thread topic "drilling into tiles"

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Crazyk
Dec 09, 2015 8:48 pm
Crazyk
RedJason
RedJason
9 December 2015

New layout ruined by toilet roll holder

New layout ruined by toilet roll holder

Just stick it on the glass. This company does a glue system, that's pretty strong. I put two of the towel hooks up on the side of my shower, and my cat literally can climb…

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RedJason
Dec 09, 2015 5:00 pm


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