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haywgl
haywgl
20 April 2008

Bathroom colours

Bathroom colours

Thanks for your replies everyone! :) I agree it is very hard to see over a computer screen I was hoping that some of you may have chosen similar colours in your selection…

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haywgl
Apr 20, 2008 4:58 pm
haywgl
StuDog
StuDog
21 April 2008

Advice about Basins

Advice about Basins

The taps aren't included in the price. We will actually be choosing different tapware to what is pictured. Both basins actually have an overflow outlet. On the…

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StuDog
Apr 21, 2008 1:56 pm
StuDog
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 April 2008

shower mixer question.....

shower mixer question.....

Sounds like time for the plumber to be called. :wink:

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Yak_Chat
Apr 21, 2008 10:31 pm
Yak_Chat
beach
beach
23 April 2008

Replacing timber framing post.

Replacing timber framing post.

Hello All, I recently discovered a long term water leak inside my bathroom wall which has rotted away timber flooring, joists, and some of the vertical timber framing…

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beach
Apr 23, 2008 10:06 am
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Paula
Apr 24, 2008 6:05 pm
Paula
DeeElle
DeeElle
27 April 2008

Handles-what did you choose

Handles-what did you choose

Long aluminum bars on the bottom cupboards and no handles on the top.

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DeeElle
Apr 27, 2008 4:05 pm
DeeElle
Zedman
Zedman
30 April 2008

FEATURE TILE IN SHOWERS

FEATURE TILE IN SHOWERS

Couple of quick tips you may want to consider tho: If you are using a mosaic as the feature ensure its a similar thickness to the wall tile - you mentioned Bizassa…

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Zedman
Apr 30, 2008 4:06 pm
Zedman
Zedman
Zedman
1 May 2008

Floor tiles over existing ones

Floor tiles over existing ones

Well if it's only 7mm u must be use a 2mm thick tile. By the time u lay say a 10mm (min) layer of adhesive using your notched trowel, you will still end up with say at…

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Zedman
May 01, 2008 1:57 pm
Zedman
Zedman
Zedman
2 May 2008

Cost of feature tiles??

Cost of feature tiles??

You may find using a marble, glass, stainless steel or combo mosaic a cost effective alternative. Now by the sqm these things cost a fair bit. If you use them as a…

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Zedman
May 02, 2008 2:42 pm
Zedman
MICA
MICA
2 May 2008

Bathroom supplies

Bathroom supplies

Hi there Kingy, I totally agree with Damon. At Hardings, you get the best value, and you get the option to choose from Aussie products, or the cheaper chinese. They…

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MICA
May 02, 2008 10:58 pm
MICA
to_do_list
to_do_list
2 May 2008

How to locate copper pipes in walls?

How to locate copper pipes in walls?

Go to Bunnings or a tool store and get a glass cutting bit. Looks nothing like a drill. Its a flat spade shaped, pointy bit with a diamond…

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to_do_list
May 03, 2008 12:45 am
to_do_list
venno
venno
12 May 2008

Need Advice for Reno

Need Advice for Reno
1, 2

My entire bathroom cost $8041. The labour component was $2200 for the plumber/tiler. He had to dig underneath the slab and run in a new pipe for the toilet waste, the…

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venno
May 12, 2008 7:57 pm
Zedman
Zedman
13 May 2008

Cost of bathroom reno

Cost of bathroom reno

Look at the detail in the quote. The minute you start repositioning items thats where the cost increase.....the plumbing. Try to get you floor PC items in the same…

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Zedman
May 13, 2008 5:28 pm
Zedman
claego
claego
14 May 2008

We have tiles!

We have tiles!

look fantastic, i love the silver framing, not sure if i can get it (not sure will it cost) from my builder, i may call them tomorrow

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claego
May 14, 2008 8:51 pm
Leece
Leece
20 May 2008

Grab rails for bathroom

Grab rails for bathroom

also, i would often replace the towel rail with a grab rail. this was often much stronger and safer to use as people will often lean on the rail for support while drying…

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Leece
May 20, 2008 5:44 pm
Polo
Polo
22 May 2008

Cost of tile shower base

Cost of tile shower base

Thank you all for your help, much appreciated.

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Polo
May 22, 2008 2:54 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
23 May 2008

Recommend a heated towel rail model

Recommend a heated towel rail model

i paid $300 for ours, from a local shop but its also in bunnings for $300, its not hard wired but we have an automated house so it runs off that system, we shortened the…

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sirgoat
May 23, 2008 5:41 pm
royalblue
royalblue
25 May 2008

Sealing tiles

Sealing tiles

:roll: ::dizzy:: BTW, yeah, grout will be cured. Normally takes about 10 to 14 days.

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royalblue
May 25, 2008 5:36 pm
Michelle
Michelle
25 May 2008

Can you change tiles without replacing them?

Can you change tiles without replacing them?

Is that ok to do?? Wouldn't it make the new floor level higher? Or do they sand back the existing ones so it'd be even? I wonder how much…

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Michelle
May 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Michelle
royalblue
royalblue
1 June 2008

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

New Home, How did you get on? Ash.

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royalblue
Jun 01, 2008 3:35 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
2 June 2008

Mixer taps to replace normal 2 taps?

Mixer taps to replace normal 2 taps?

Hmm...lol. Maybe I'll give it a miss then for the vanity sink anyway. I really want it for the shower...even just the main shower we'd use,…

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Kevin Brown
Jun 02, 2008 9:56 pm
Kevin Brown
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?

TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?

Hello, We are renovating and about to install hardwood flooring in our bathroom, any suggestions for sealing it as it is a wet area?

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 5:46 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
6 June 2008

Room with a view

Room with a view
1, 2, 3

So am I now... so many options...…

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to_do_list
Jun 06, 2008 12:57 pm
to_do_list
vintage
vintage
6 June 2008

NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!!

NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!!

Definately a "girls only" Loo :lol:

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vintage
Jun 07, 2008 12:49 am
vintage
vintage
vintage
7 June 2008

Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink
1, 2

Thanks for welcome vpande, by the time i can afford renos i will ahve stored heaps of tips and hopefully pics too, BUT im not too keen on the girraffe monitoring the…

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vintage
Jun 07, 2008 8:02 pm
vintage
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
10 June 2008

Hand showers

Hand showers

For me the main reasons I wanted that kind of shower is definitely the ease of cleaning and the ease of cleaning the kids! Oh I am sooo looking…

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House-To-Be
Jun 10, 2008 12:26 pm
wayne
wayne
12 June 2008

Need help finding a bathtub

Need help finding a bathtub

Hello all, I am starting the processing of renovating our house. Its 43 years old. The most expense renovation will be the bathrooms. In the upstairs…

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wayne
Jun 12, 2008 3:04 am
gpierce
gpierce
12 June 2008

wow pretty vanity basin

wow pretty vanity basin

hmm it says toilet faucet. at first i was…

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gpierce
Jun 12, 2008 2:35 pm
Casa2
Casa2
12 June 2008

HEATED TOWEL RAILS

HEATED TOWEL RAILS

Hi all, I have heard that heated towel rails use a lot of power and therefore boost your power bill, is this right? How yummy to have warm towels…

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Casa2
Jun 12, 2008 5:36 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 June 2008

Our ensuite's gone!!!

Our ensuite's gone!!!

Look forward to seeing your photos :D

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Michelle
Jun 12, 2008 8:42 pm
Michelle
petal
petal
19 June 2008

Bath Tiling

Bath Tiling

Thanks Dy, the feature tile I found is a glass mosaic, and what you've suggested is what I thought I would probably do, but I was hoping to find some photos, and didn't…

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petal
Jun 19, 2008 10:50 am
petal
Anirtak
Anirtak
23 June 2008

Popup waste - anyone using them

Popup waste - anyone using them

No slow leaks or issues with our popup waste. We find them fantastic.

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Anirtak
Jun 23, 2008 3:19 pm
kexkez
kexkez
23 June 2008

NO PLACE for towel rail!!!!!

NO PLACE for towel rail!!!!!
1, 2

Oznow You might want to read my 2 comments on this thread about ensuites. You'll see why casa2 mentioned the toilet roll holder. …

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kexkez
Jun 23, 2008 9:32 pm
kexkez
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 June 2008

IXL Heat Lamps?

IXL Heat Lamps?
1, 2, 3

Thanks, not sure the one i chose is sealable vent or not. I may need to check again... You can always retro fit this onto it. they…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 24, 2008 1:32 am
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 June 2008

Installing a shower base on a timber floor

Installing a shower base on a timber floor

The 'black smelly stuff' is a bitumen based sealer and not for use in bathrooms. The problem with the way you did the reno is that a mortar bed is porous and will seep…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 25, 2008 8:03 pm
Dukekamaya
haywgl
haywgl
29 June 2008

Tiling question

Tiling question

Dammit!! :lol: :lol: Oh well atleast i know what to do when we get our new bathroom!! Our grout is really not that bad in our current house, but I'm thinking of getting those…

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haywgl
Jun 29, 2008 11:33 am
haywgl
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
30 June 2008

Which Tile? (With pics)

Which Tile? (With pics)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The kitchen is a very long story ... another day maybe.

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mudtrilogy
Jun 30, 2008 10:58 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
2 July 2008

Tip - always put a drain hole in the floor of your bathroom

Tip - always put a drain hole in the floor of your bathroom
1, 2

So thats called an overpour :oops: Actually, I'm more worried about cleaning the toilet…

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to_do_list
Jul 02, 2008 5:16 pm
to_do_list
Ron & Bon
Ron & Bon
4 July 2008

Clear Glass Shower Screen versus Frosted/Decorative Glass

Clear Glass Shower Screen versus Frosted/Decorative Glass

i don't know if anyone has mentioned this or not, but we are in the process of renovating the whole house and when we got to the shower we were told that you can't have…

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Ron & Bon
Jul 04, 2008 9:53 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
10 July 2008

Bathroom Layout Options

Bathroom Layout Options

i agree on the whole people dont notice what is missing. unless you have HEAPS of cupboards or no cupboards people dont seem to notice, its like there are three options,…

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sirgoat
Jul 10, 2008 1:34 pm
petal
petal
16 July 2008

spa option with PD!!!!!!!!!helppppp

spa option with PD!!!!!!!!!helppppp
1, 2

Oh, hih - tell DH it's only money!!!!! :lol: Those options are so tempting, but it's amazing how quickly the cost seems to skyrocket once you start adding them all in!!!! :lol:

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petal
Jul 16, 2008 6:52 pm
petal
ChrisL
ChrisL
16 July 2008

Tiles under Toilet

Tiles under Toilet

I think that you'll find that most pans are just siliconed onto tiles these days. Mortar is good only if it is fitted very well, and it's really difficult (impossible?)…

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ChrisL
Jul 16, 2008 10:45 pm
ellyash
ellyash
18 July 2008

Moving toilet

Moving toilet

Thanks for all of your replies. Still waiting to hear on a price., I am just hoping it is a reasonable price so we have an option. Andrea

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ellyash
Jul 18, 2008 8:38 am
Paula
Paula
18 July 2008

Feature Tiles

Feature Tiles
1, 2, 3

Grand total $977!!! DH was very impressed, we budgeted $1500! Goodness, and under budget - you deserve a pat on the back!!

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Paula
Jul 18, 2008 6:57 pm
Paula
louie772
louie772
21 July 2008

Tinting grout

Tinting grout

Could anyone please recommend to me someone (in Melbourne) who colour tints grout? Thanks

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louie772
Jul 21, 2008 1:19 pm
louie772
dhess
dhess
21 July 2008

Tell me how you feel about the floor tiling in our bathrooms

Tell me how you feel about the floor tiling in our bathrooms
1, 2, 3

Wish I could have offered advice earlier. Don't despair. Your house is covered by the builder's warranty so you should still be able to get things rectified. I guess it…

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dhess
Jul 21, 2008 11:58 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 July 2008

Preparation for re-tiling

Preparation for re-tiling

I agree with the previous post - you can't use a self-levelling compound as your floor needs to have a fall to the waste outlet.

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Dukekamaya
Jul 22, 2008 8:07 pm
Dukekamaya
kexkez
kexkez
22 July 2008

Types of vanity lighting for ladies and gentlemen.

Types of vanity lighting for ladies and gentlemen.

i wish i hadn't read this as I did pay an additional $70 to have a downlight put in at the vanity. sigh. I would have been better off with a batten light and having it…

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kexkez
Jul 22, 2008 9:06 pm
kexkez
maggie
maggie
23 July 2008

dhess advice on tiling pretty please

dhess advice on tiling pretty please

Ah, thanks MT :D , this explains it. Yes I have noticed that in many homes the grout between say bench tops and tiles crumbles away in no time and leaves a gap through…

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maggie
Jul 23, 2008 10:48 am
razzle
razzle
23 July 2008

Replacing a toilet

Replacing a toilet

thanks. Will get the plumber to take a look. :) to clarify, someone has given me a toilet. Its in a box in my garage. We are selling the house and I was thinking to…

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razzle
Jul 23, 2008 11:38 pm


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