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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
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
2 September 2015

Shower leak and mould - regrouting?

Shower leak and mould - regrouting?

I had the exactly the same problem with my shower area a couple of months ago. Pieces of grout came out, there was a lot of mould at in between the shower tiles and the…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 02, 2015 10:29 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
1 September 2015

Matching tiles throughout Bathroom, laundry, kitchen

Matching tiles throughout Bathroom, laundry, kitchen

No, it is not necessary for you to have similar colour tiles or themes throughout these rooms. In fact, your home will be more attractive if they are done with different…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 01, 2015 10:32 am
MnT
MnT
1 September 2015

Does Anyone Have Glass Vanity Basins?

Does Anyone Have Glass Vanity Basins?

These are from Reece. Highgrove Bathrooms have similar looking ones but the quality is terrible.

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MnT
Sep 01, 2015 9:14 am
MnT
vikaminchenko
vikaminchenko
21 August 2015

Bathroomware House Moving Sale

Bathroomware House Moving Sale

MOVING SALE BATHROOMWARE HOUSE BALMAIN ALL FLOOR STOCK 50% OFF LAST DAY 28TH AUGUST…

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vikaminchenko
Aug 21, 2015 3:09 pm
SaberX
SaberX
13 August 2015

How do you feel about double showers?

How do you feel about double showers?

Also the idea of a one brick ledge down the other end sounds pretty good. But would it look weird being at the other end if no tapware? Would have a one brick ledge on…

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SaberX
Aug 13, 2015 1:56 pm

you could make the outside entry into the garage a small roller door. If not a parapet wall you could even put it around the corner too. Like my…

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Perth_Euro
Aug 11, 2015 11:29 pm
craft
craft
11 August 2015

Grout sealing on new ceramic floor tiles?

Grout sealing on new ceramic floor tiles?

Hello I would not waste my time or money , the tiler would have use a cement based grout. in fact some cases i have found that the sealer actually breaks down the grout,…

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craft
Aug 11, 2015 3:11 pm
Manda Moo Qld
Manda Moo Qld
10 August 2015

Need 300mm diameter bathroom basin

Need 300mm diameter bathroom basin

I've searched all the usual bathroom suppliers, can't find a 300mm diameter sink! If anyone knows of a brand, knows where one might be in stock, please tell. Background:…

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Manda Moo Qld
Aug 11, 2015 12:18 am
bananajules
bananajules
10 August 2015

Basin installed incorrect position can it be moved?

Basin installed incorrect position can it be moved?

I have had a sink replaced in a stone benchtop with no issues with damage. Unless you have some uncordinated caveman doing the work you should be ok. I guess it all…

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bananajules
Aug 10, 2015 11:55 pm
bananajules
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
9 August 2015

PC and your final cost for all your bathroom and laundry fix

PC and your final cost for all your bathroom and laundry fix

How much was your PC for bathroom and laundry fixtures and fittings? (and kitchen sink if applicable) What is the spec level of your home and the number of rooms…

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Leksie5000
Aug 09, 2015 8:49 pm
stevie_sloth
stevie_sloth
9 August 2015

How much to re-tile tiny ensuite?

How much to re-tile tiny ensuite?

It is a tiny ensuite in an apartment building built around 1980.

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stevie_sloth
Aug 09, 2015 2:59 pm
gidgetbeach
gidgetbeach
8 August 2015

Using taps imported from the US

Using taps imported from the US

Thank you for all of your suggestions! I think I've found my solution for the bathroom with the Michaelangelo range of Brodware and apparently they can customise their…

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gidgetbeach
Aug 09, 2015 12:06 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
5 August 2015

Please help with laundry layout (placement of appliances)

Please help with laundry layout (placement of appliances)

Mhm.. good question, currently I iron on my bed XD And I try to do it as little as often. My mum has a system, whenever somethings needs ironing she puts it in a basket..…

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aloenyx
Aug 05, 2015 6:38 pm
aloenyx
ChrisE
ChrisE
4 August 2015

750mm shower?

750mm shower?

As others have pointed out, that is a super small shower. If you are renovating anyway, is there any way you can get that bigger, at least in one dimension? Showerline…

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ChrisE
Aug 04, 2015 2:49 pm

I really love these Mother of Pearl/ Shell mosaic's for a bathroom vanity splashback? I'm worried that they are to thin to use with wall mixers? I have also seen groutless…

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goodfairy1
Jul 31, 2015 10:31 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
28 July 2015

Adhesive for Cement sheet flooring

Adhesive for Cement sheet flooring

Considering the sheets are from James Hardie, one would assume that they would only recommend their own product. In reality no, you don't need to use their gear and an…

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Adam.M
Jul 28, 2015 1:37 pm

Corner shower supplier

Corner shower supplier

Unfortunately the size you want is…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 22, 2015 7:06 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Hi I have attached our bathroom floor plan and I'm trying to find enough room for a walkin or nib wall screenless shower, keeping the bath is a must and I would like to…

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goodfairy1
Jul 20, 2015 9:45 pm

Floating vanity with stone bench top

Floating vanity with stone bench top

[ :: :: Fantastic thankyou so much :: :: My local Bunnings can cut these for me, what screws would you suggest to fix the melamine tops to the side,…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 20, 2015 8:10 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
19 July 2015

Chaning a Toilet Confusion

Chaning a Toilet Confusion

I did this a while ago, the old plastic cistern was perishing and with two young boys cleaning behind was becoming an issue :? Got the measurements, picked a loo, then…

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Spottiswoode
Jul 19, 2015 11:27 pm

Bad wall tiling?

Bad wall tiling?

Agree it isn't a valid way, but it isn't the best way. Trowling is still the far better…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 17, 2015 8:50 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
16 July 2015

Mitred or not mitred that is the question..

Mitred or not mitred that is the question..

It's just the edges and corners that will be mitred not the floor tiles. We decided to get them done!!!! Thanks for all the advice! :)

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StarGirlStar
Jul 17, 2015 12:56 am
StarGirlStar
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
14 July 2015

External Balcony - waterproofing and tiling over existing

External Balcony - waterproofing and tiling over existing

Nah waterfroofing should be the last step before tiling. All screeds should be done first.

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rebuilder86
Jul 14, 2015 3:59 pm
kylie40
kylie40
11 July 2015

Bathroom Windows - Obscure or Clear?

Bathroom Windows - Obscure or Clear?
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I choose clear because if it was obscure, but I had the window open the neighbours would see in through the open window, so shutters would still be required, and I don't…

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kylie40
Jul 11, 2015 11:11 am
kylie40
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
10 July 2015

Bathroom Cabinet Colours

Bathroom Cabinet Colours

Well, from memory I think antarctic stone does have a slight greenish base to it...I used to have a sample. Also white valencia has a creamyish base. There are many…

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Treeseachanger
Jul 10, 2015 7:11 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
8 July 2015

Shower Wall Niche 600mm x 350mm - Cost

Shower Wall Niche 600mm x 350mm - Cost
1, 2, 3

Is the variation fee not normal? I just checked it's actually $200 or % of variation which ever is greater ! Wow that sounds…

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nat_luke1
Jul 08, 2015 9:21 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
8 July 2015

Help me choose between two baths!

Help me choose between two baths!

I think they are both nice. ThHe Caroma has a bit more style to it, but if you are trying to save $$ then I would go with the Reece. Very similar look and will save you…

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TashPaul
Jul 08, 2015 9:34 am
TashPaul
twin_dad
twin_dad
7 July 2015

Hot water control pads

Hot water control pads
1, 2

And just one controller means the mad naked dash in the morning to check the temp.

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twin_dad
Jul 07, 2015 8:24 pm
toniaxis
toniaxis
1 July 2015

How to replace an old toilet with a new concealed toilet

How to replace an old toilet with a new concealed toilet

We've just bought a new (to us) house and I am looking to replace the original toilet with a concealed dual flush toilet. Proposed toilet: Caroma Opal 987073W supplied…

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toniaxis
Jul 01, 2015 1:13 pm

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