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leni
leni
5 December 2015

Laundry Reno, save money

Laundry Reno, save money

Are you on a slab? You will need to relocate waste as well. If your internal walls are brick you will need to chase out for the new pipe and electrical work.

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leni
Dec 05, 2015 1:08 am
leni
traveln
traveln
3 December 2015

Laundry Reno, save money

Laundry Reno, save money

Hi mate Yes you will have to remove the sheeting off the walls unless you want the pipe work exposed. Where is the waste pipes into juction with new location. Is there…

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traveln
Dec 03, 2015 6:33 pm
traveln
jsmith
jsmith
3 December 2015

Laundry Reno, save money

Laundry Reno, save money

I intend to have my laundry renovated, but I want to save costs by doing some things myself. Firstly I will tell you what the major changes the renovation will…

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jsmith
Dec 03, 2015 1:07 am
jsmith
jsmith
3 December 2015

Laundry Reno, save money

Laundry Reno, save money

I intend to have my laundry renovated, but I want to save costs by doing some things myself. Firstly I will tell you what the major changes the renovation will…

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jsmith
Dec 03, 2015 1:07 am
ctang419
ctang419
28 November 2015

Timber tile opinions!

Timber tile opinions!

I am in Brisbane Rochedale and we just finished our house. We have 40sqm left over timber looking tiles here, if you interested please let us know. ctang419@hotmail.com

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ctang419
Nov 28, 2015 11:05 pm
PAnick
PAnick
28 November 2015

Vinyl Bathroom Flooring

Vinyl Bathroom Flooring

Hi all, I'm looking at putting some vinyl flooring down in my bathroom as I'm over the 1970's beige look and can't afford to rip the tiles up and relay new ones, it's a…

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PAnick
Nov 28, 2015 6:18 pm
traveln
traveln
24 November 2015

sealing leaking bathroom- short term fix

sealing leaking bathroom- short term fix

Have a look at ardex as i said above. Its for traffic areas as well

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traveln
Nov 24, 2015 7:05 pm
traveln
traveln
traveln
23 November 2015

Masters or Bunnings shower head reviews...any good?

Masters or Bunnings shower head reviews...any good?

Well mate every shower head has a water saving device in them now by australian standards so you will have to remove it your self when installing it. A brand is a brand…

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traveln
Nov 23, 2015 8:42 pm
traveln
Daz_
Daz_
23 November 2015

Hot water system pressure valve

Hot water system pressure valve

Hi Stevie, Replacing the valve is a simple job. Take a photo of the plate attached to the valve as this will show the model and kpa rating, then take this down to…

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Daz_
Nov 23, 2015 8:41 pm
Daz_
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
23 November 2015

Drawers under vanity

Drawers under vanity

Depends on if you want quality or not

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 23, 2015 1:34 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
traveln
traveln
22 November 2015

Bathroom tiling

Bathroom tiling

Can go either way. Work out what is going to be easy for you.cutting around a vanity or around or.there is no set rule that you have to do either way just as long as you…

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traveln
Nov 22, 2015 4:54 pm
traveln
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2015

Bath Vents

Bath Vents

Why are you installing vents in a bath surround ? They went the way of the dinosaur quite a while ago because they look real cheap and nasty. If the plumbing is sealed…

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2015 10:49 am

Bathroom nearly done…

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precision187
Nov 18, 2015 11:19 am
KablammoNick
KablammoNick
18 November 2015

Small bathroom in new shed.

Small bathroom in new shed.

Absolutely, I figured if I've got at least a semi-decent plan when I go to qualified mates to check, it'll save their time (and my beer).

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KablammoNick
Nov 18, 2015 10:39 am
precision187
precision187
14 November 2015

Tile Trim advice.

Tile Trim advice.

You can get it from Beaumonts

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precision187
Nov 14, 2015 3:44 pm
AKB
AKB
10 November 2015

Round mirror size for vanity

Round mirror size for vanity

Brilliant don't forget photos

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AKB
Nov 10, 2015 10:34 pm
AKB
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
9 November 2015

Bathroom window

Bathroom window

i think u could use glass bricks and it be to code!

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rebuilder86
Nov 09, 2015 9:07 pm
Daz_
Daz_
9 November 2015

How do I connect a washing machine here?

How do I connect a washing machine here?

Hi Nubo, It looks like you have a 20mm w/m connection capped off on the bottom of the isolation valves? All you need to do is switch them off and then drill a hole into…

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Daz_
Nov 09, 2015 7:53 pm
Daz_
felixir
felixir
4 November 2015

Bathroom renovation issues

Bathroom renovation issues

I believe that the reworking of the bathroom - a great idea. We must carefully think things through before repair

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felixir
Nov 04, 2015 11:19 pm
traveln
traveln
4 November 2015

Shower pan (wall and frame) caulking

Shower pan (wall and frame) caulking

Sorry and also along the base of the shower frame can to.just a nice small bead will do the job on all dont have to go crazy with it

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traveln
Nov 04, 2015 8:51 pm
traveln
traveln
traveln
3 November 2015

Silicone caulking new joining existing

Silicone caulking new joining existing

Hi mate Just run over the top be al good. Dont rely on silicon for the actual seal. Silicon is a 2nd barrier of water sealing. Try and use anti mould silicon bathroom and…

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traveln
Nov 03, 2015 8:17 pm
traveln
building-expert
building-expert
31 October 2015

Possible to do a staged bathroom reno?

Possible to do a staged bathroom reno?

Generally 1 Do not interfere with asbestos 2 Renovations could mean broken asbestos under home 3 Get rid of leaks and ventilate well to dry up 4 Check for termites Only…

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building-expert
Oct 31, 2015 4:29 pm
building-expert
Splashers
Splashers
28 October 2015

Frameless shower glass panel - does quality vary? Bris recs?

Frameless shower glass panel - does quality vary? Bris recs?

At the end of the day a lot of glazing companies buy sheets of glass which are made in china, america, europe and the middle east and nowadays not much glass still…

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Splashers
Oct 28, 2015 11:33 pm
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
28 October 2015

Quick, easy (but stylish) shower solutions

Quick, easy (but stylish) shower solutions

Englefield have a corner acrylic shower wall and base combo which you can buy from Masters, or you can also just get sheets of acrylic and use them to tile the wall instead.

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Splashers
Oct 28, 2015 11:21 pm
Splashers
KathyAJ
KathyAJ
28 October 2015

colour bond steel on bathroom walls

colour bond steel on bathroom walls

that was my thinking too - at least can waterproof gyprock really well and colour bond over top. Thanks

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KathyAJ
Oct 28, 2015 6:22 pm
Sagasu
Sagasu
20 October 2015

Toilet reviews and recommendations - Estilo, Allure, Oxford

Toilet reviews and recommendations - Estilo, Allure, Oxford

Hi, general consensus amongst most people in our industry is that a toilet is a toilet when it comes to functionality. Any functional problems you…

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Sagasu
Oct 20, 2015 5:12 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
16 October 2015

Reconfiguring plumbing in concrete slab bathroom

Reconfiguring plumbing in concrete slab bathroom

depends on a variety of factors, If freestanding on legs, of course tile first, if free-standing flush with floor, tile walls, then install bath then tile around…

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rebuilder86
Oct 16, 2015 2:15 pm
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
14 October 2015

Bathtub Help

Bathtub Help

Hi everyone does anyone know where I can purchase an acrylic claw foot bath that is around 1600mm and won't cost me an arm and a leg. Cheers Heath

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barkersontheblock
Oct 14, 2015 12:27 am
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
13 October 2015

Ensuite Shower Size 1200mmX900mm/900mmX900mm Please advice

Ensuite Shower Size 1200mmX900mm/900mmX900mm Please advice

I'm building a 1800 x 1000 shower with a 400 work bench at one end, lol.

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Aussie141414
Oct 13, 2015 9:49 pm
jonny90
jonny90
13 October 2015

Opinions on bathroom and ensuite layout wanted

Opinions on bathroom and ensuite layout wanted

Thanks mate :) Now the only issue is getting our builder to accept the changes

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jonny90
Oct 13, 2015 12:33 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
13 October 2015

Powder room floor waste

Powder room floor waste

That's exactly right. To me any wet room should have a central floor waste - laundry, bathroom, powder room etc. 99.9% of the time those rooms…

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Leksie5000
Oct 13, 2015 2:12 am

I thought my bathroom tiling was a bit average and the mitre not done greatly... I have a new appreciation for how difficult it…

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Insane
Oct 08, 2015 3:01 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
7 October 2015

Shower screen handle bar.

Shower screen handle bar.

I personally want the biggest handle I can get. Nothing worse than trying to grab that stupid little slippery cylinder shaped handle when you just want to get in the damn…

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rebuilder86
Oct 07, 2015 9:00 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
6 October 2015

Stacked Bond Square Wall Tile Layout Question

Stacked Bond Square Wall Tile Layout Question

Bathroom and laundry floors are not flat but slope towards the floor trap. Therefore it may not be possible to start with a full tile at the floor as the first row of…

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Beetaloo
Oct 06, 2015 6:05 pm
Beetaloo
precision187
precision187
5 October 2015

Tile grouting fixes

Tile grouting fixes

Yes silicone for sure

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precision187
Oct 05, 2015 3:35 pm
jonny90
jonny90
4 October 2015

Show us pictures of your bathroom, ensuite, powder room etc!

Show us pictures of your bathroom, ensuite, powder room etc!
1, 2

thanks for the reply mate :) I've just changed the layout of our ensuite and main bathroom so I could fit in a double shower so was curious as to what I can expect to pay…

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jonny90
Oct 04, 2015 9:33 am
lozza81
lozza81
30 September 2015

Help me decide how to do our tiles!

Help me decide how to do our tiles!

I like pic 2.... and I also love the look of the dark bathroom in 3. Tip for Reece bathroom planner... remove the skirting boards and you will get…

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lozza81
Sep 30, 2015 12:55 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
22 September 2015

storage

storage

Floating shelves look nice. We put them in our pokey ensuite at our last house with nice little baskets to hold all the bits and bobs

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Bjhf
Sep 22, 2015 8:29 pm
Bjhf
SaberX
SaberX
22 September 2015

Grey bathroom tiles help

Grey bathroom tiles help

This thread is the epitomy of my current thoughts. Had a week for prestart and panicking. Pushed it back a week so i have this weekend to think and browse crosby tiles…

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SaberX
Sep 22, 2015 1:07 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
17 September 2015

Loud shower drain

Loud shower drain

this is usually an issue when the shower drain is also the central trap for the bathroom aswell. Have a look down it with a torch and see if…

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Beazley77
Sep 18, 2015 12:32 am
Beazley77
1st-timers
1st-timers
16 September 2015

where to buy items for bathroom?

where to buy items for bathroom?

We are sourcing all our tapware for our new house from Ebay. I've only looked at things that meet with the Australian standard and comes from Australia. We are building…

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1st-timers
Sep 16, 2015 4:28 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
14 September 2015

Would you have frosted glass for your bathroom window?

Would you have frosted glass for your bathroom window?

I have clear glass as I like to be able to see outside. I am building on a bush block so my bathroom windows are not over looked by neighbours.

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Beetaloo
Sep 14, 2015 12:04 pm
Beetaloo
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
12 September 2015

Comment on ensuite layout

Comment on ensuite layout

thanks all for the suggestion.. the only reason im putting double vanity due to resale value.. but i might change it to one single vanity (but…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Sep 12, 2015 3:33 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 September 2015

Bath tap placement

Bath tap placement

We have a freestanding bath placed under a window and it is at least 20cm off this wall and nothing either end. I have three kids (3,8,10). I…

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Leksie5000
Sep 10, 2015 7:04 pm
CH2012
CH2012
9 September 2015

Brand selection

Brand selection

I chose Caroma toilet, Brodware tap for the vanity (for design more than anything - more than I would otherwise spend), and Methven shower head. Haven't installed the tap…

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CH2012
Sep 09, 2015 3:38 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
4 September 2015

Dryer wall mounted or under bench?

Dryer wall mounted or under bench?

If you use the dryer a lot you should consider one of those "super expensive ones" either a condenser dryer or heat pump dryer as they are more efficient and as another…

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AussieMark
Sep 04, 2015 11:28 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
4 September 2015

Bath in ensuite, shower in main bathroom

Bath in ensuite, shower in main bathroom

Ideally, I feel that if you wanted to have a bath at the ensuite, you should also have a shower as well. Especially if you are considering selling the house, providing…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 04, 2015 10:42 am
samanthanewport38
samanthanewport38
3 September 2015

To shower screen or not to shower screen - Walk in shower?

To shower screen or not to shower screen - Walk in shower?

I don't know if 770 is enough or not. I would think it may be a little on the short side if i'm understanding your layout correctly. We were…

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samanthanewport38
Sep 03, 2015 8:26 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
3 September 2015

Porcelain tiles to ceiling. Will plasterboard hold weight?

Porcelain tiles to ceiling. Will plasterboard hold weight?

It should be alright for you to put porcelain tiles on plasterboard. However, make sure that you waterproof the plasterboard before placing your porcelain tiles there.…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 03, 2015 10:38 am


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