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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
traveln
traveln
6 December 2015

Damaged Bath...

Damaged Bath...

Will be a huge expenses as well tl replace it

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traveln
Dec 06, 2015 1:31 pm
traveln
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

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