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MrsJM
MrsJM
3 May 2015

Recommendations for Grey tiles please!!

Recommendations for Grey tiles please!!

I brought home a few more samples over the weekend... Excellence Grey and Alpine Grigio... I love the Greystone Gris I originally had but I'm worried I won't like the look…

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MrsJM
May 03, 2015 8:25 pm
MrsJM
ajansen
ajansen
1 May 2015

Inset laundry sink - cabinet size?

Inset laundry sink - cabinet size?

Just wondering if anyone knows what size cabinet I need to plan for to fit a 45L laundry sink? I think they are about 65cm wide, would a 70cm cabinet be OK? The smaller I…

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ajansen
May 01, 2015 11:32 am
ajansen
ajansen
28 April 2015

Internal Laundry - Ventilation

Internal Laundry - Ventilation

OK thanks, no there's no toilet.

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ajansen
Apr 28, 2015 10:06 am
Ourmansion
Ourmansion
23 April 2015

Low tiled shower seat

Low tiled shower seat

Thanks MrsJM. We ended up making up our own dimensions as we also kept forgetting to measure in display homes and had to provide the dimensions at prestart. I am glad we…

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Ourmansion
Apr 23, 2015 11:40 am
Ourmansion
pearl
pearl
21 April 2015

Asko Or Bosch Washing Machine

Asko Or Bosch Washing Machine

Thankyou again for your reply. I have decided to go ahead and purchase the Asko and it will arrive this Thursday. Bending to put the washing in the machine is ok as I have…

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pearl
Apr 21, 2015 6:26 pm
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Roomeat
Apr 20, 2015 1:04 pm
Roomeat
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 April 2015

Shower rectification- leak

Shower rectification- leak

Just about every time someone has asked us to fix a leaking shower the answer has always been the same. To do a thorough job and to guarantee the work we have re-done the…

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Stewie D
Apr 20, 2015 12:00 pm
jln
jln
18 April 2015

Bathroom Waterproofing (rectification works)

Bathroom Waterproofing (rectification works)

Thank you for these explanations. The waterproofing certificate will have use for reselling , but will probably be of no use for insurance. Insurers will not cover you if…

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jln
Apr 18, 2015 6:53 am
reno_nomad
reno_nomad
17 April 2015

Shower cubicles

Shower cubicles

Has anyone installed a fully enclosed shower cubicle? A plumber told me that he has heard they breakdown and you can't repair them as the plumbing is all internal. Has…

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reno_nomad
Apr 17, 2015 7:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 April 2015

Floor wastes - your opinions please

Floor wastes - your opinions please
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Fo laundries you also don't have to have a floor waste that goes to the sewer. You can simply have the tiled floor sloped to the external door but you do need to have the…

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Stewie D
Apr 17, 2015 4:42 pm
ChrisE
ChrisE
15 April 2015

How to Remove Stubborn Yellow Stain on Bathroom Benchtop?

How to Remove Stubborn Yellow Stain on Bathroom Benchtop?

Can't be sure of the size, but it looks like it might be a rust stain from leaving a can on a damp benchtop? I have found laundry bleach effective for removing rust stains…

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ChrisE
Apr 15, 2015 12:39 pm
maximus
maximus
13 April 2015

Cost for doorless frameless shower

Cost for doorless frameless shower

Are you post-contract and hence are these contract variations? Builders charge extra margin on any changes, including the labour and materials associated with them. e.g.…

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maximus
Apr 13, 2015 9:33 pm
maximus
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
12 April 2015

To DIY our bathroom renovation, or use the experts??

To DIY our bathroom renovation, or use the experts??

Funny you say that, I had a rule of every Friday afternoon I would offer 1 beer after each trade finished work and one for them to take home. It actually worked well.…

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snowy stockman
Apr 12, 2015 8:33 pm
travisaus
travisaus
8 April 2015

bathroom window issue/ advice

bathroom window issue/ advice

Think you will find most houses are done this way. I pay extra to get the window sills tiled too.

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travisaus
Apr 08, 2015 10:23 pm
travisaus
travisaus
8 April 2015

Double Shower Dimensions

Double Shower Dimensions

2200 * 1100 here. :) 1.5 should be fine though - depending on the door configuration.

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travisaus
Apr 08, 2015 10:21 pm
MT70
MT70
8 April 2015

Cost of Bathroom vanities

Cost of Bathroom vanities

Our builder's allowance for vanities is $800 each and I too have been researching as I want quality but want to try to stay within budget. I've…

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MT70
Apr 08, 2015 2:48 pm
MT70
33amc
33amc
2 April 2015

Frameless Vs Semi-Frameless?

Frameless Vs Semi-Frameless?

The wall needs to be plumb for the frameless models because only a small amount of adjustment can be made for out of plumb walls. If your wall is…

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33amc
Apr 02, 2015 10:41 pm
Carter
Carter
2 April 2015

Does a bathroom exhaust fan have to vent to the outside?

Does a bathroom exhaust fan have to vent to the outside?

you might be interested in this link diy . stackexchange . com/questions/13477/does-a-bathroom-exhaust-fan-have-to-vent-to-the-outside

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Carter
Apr 02, 2015 5:51 pm
Carter
Carter
2 April 2015

Milky water in toilet bowl

Milky water in toilet bowl

The two problems do not go together unless there is something wrong with the water supply. Have you smelled your water supply from various faucets? Is all your water…

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Carter
Apr 02, 2015 5:40 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
31 March 2015

Laundry Placement

Laundry Placement

Hi First timers, You just may want to check about the final finishing of the laundry in your garage. I have seen some that just provide a…

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1st-timers
Mar 31, 2015 2:18 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 March 2015

turf reinforcement

turf reinforcement

Yep, a lot of firms/people make claims as soon as numbers/data are used, these can then be checked and scrutinized. eg the weight (16T) and units (T/m2) are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2015 8:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy

This is our model. Once you add the costs of an extra…

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snowy stockman
Mar 22, 2015 11:01 pm
33amc
33amc
20 March 2015

tiling over yello tongue in bathrooms

tiling over yello tongue in bathrooms

Also to add to splashers comment, make sure you also offset the joins of the underlay

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33amc
Mar 20, 2015 7:44 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
20 March 2015

Upstairs bathroom, tile size to avoid flexing issues

Upstairs bathroom, tile size to avoid flexing issues

Timber standard substrate upstairs. Had friends whose tiles became loose in their upstairs bathroom due to flex in the flooring. Just as a…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Mar 20, 2015 10:51 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
14 March 2015

help choosing shower please?

help choosing shower please?

This reply maybe to late. Reece showroom in Balmain has plumbed shower heads :-)

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dolphinblu
Mar 14, 2015 6:37 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
12 March 2015

Custom vanities

Custom vanities

This could be 'how long is a piece of string' but what is a reasonable price each for custom vanities main bathroom and ensuite 1.8m long, 2 pac, 20mm caseserstone top,…

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Leksie5000
Mar 12, 2015 2:56 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
9 March 2015

Horizontal vs Vertical tiles in bathroom??

Horizontal vs Vertical tiles in bathroom??

My general feeling is that things that look mobern now will generally date with time, so it's hard to win if you're chasing the fashions. The trend it tiles seems to swap…

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oneJohn
Mar 09, 2015 12:14 pm
oneJohn
marcusegan
marcusegan
8 March 2015

Thermoglaze/bathroomwex or Worldwide Refinishing Systems

Thermoglaze/bathroomwex or Worldwide Refinishing Systems

Did you use Thermoglaze ? If you did, were you happy with the result ? I'm currently getting quotes to resurface my bath) regards Marcus

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marcusegan
Mar 08, 2015 1:08 pm
Handy007
Handy007
4 March 2015

Marbletrend Group (Receivers and Managers Appointed)

Marbletrend Group (Receivers and Managers Appointed)

Hi, Anyone considering to purchase Marbletrend products for your home please be aware of the following; Marbletrend Group (Receivers and Managers Appointed)…

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Handy007
Mar 04, 2015 8:24 pm

I've gone with floating bathrooms I love them…

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AKB
Mar 02, 2015 10:25 pm
AKB
Adriang
Adriang
1 March 2015

Which wall to put a Shower niche

Which wall to put a Shower niche

Some builders want to increase the thickness of the wall to accommodate the niche. So all of a sudden a 70mm stud wall becomes a 140mm stud wall and either your shower is…

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Adriang
Mar 01, 2015 9:28 am
Adriang
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
27 February 2015

Wall coverings that aren't tile

Wall coverings that aren't tile

I've used some of the offcuts from our Scyon Axon cladding as backsplash in kitchen and laundry areas and we love it so much I've decided to do same in our new bathroom.…

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mrssnowden
Feb 27, 2015 9:06 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
27 February 2015

Bath & Shower size ??

Bath & Shower size ??

My ensuite shower is huge - 2250x1000, but made it a double shower. Bathroom shower is 1000x1000. The shower at my Mother's house is only 700x700 - no room to spread out…

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dalemengel
Feb 27, 2015 3:04 pm
Splashers
Splashers
26 February 2015

Curved, corner or square shower?

Curved, corner or square shower?

Once you start to either curve the screen or run a diagonal door you need to increase shower size by 200mm as you loose a lot of floor space inside, keep it square if only 900x900

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Splashers
Feb 26, 2015 9:24 pm
Splashers
Glennc74
Glennc74
24 February 2015

Advice re: leaking showers please

Advice re: leaking showers please

Too many waterproofing jobs getting done these days without any reinforcing matt in the corners and coated to thinly with only a single coat , these jobs are all destined…

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Glennc74
Feb 24, 2015 4:27 pm
joannek
joannek
24 February 2015

Toilets.. Wall-faced straight edge - worth the extra money?

Toilets.. Wall-faced straight edge - worth the extra money?

They are good for cleaning but I could have live d without them. Soft close toilet seats on the hand are totally worth it.

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joannek
Feb 24, 2015 12:02 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
24 February 2015

Are corner spa baths outdated?

Are corner spa baths outdated?

The shower over bath is not popular here in WA unless you have a period house...Not sure about elswhere in Oz. The freestanding bath is trendy atm but like all trends will…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 24, 2015 10:30 am
AKB
AKB
23 February 2015

Should toilets match... Does it even matter?

Should toilets match... Does it even matter?

I went opposite and bought all ours to match :-)

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AKB
Feb 23, 2015 2:34 pm
AKB
MJ51
MJ51
23 February 2015

One large bathroom or two smaller bathrooms?

One large bathroom or two smaller bathrooms?

Thankyou all. Two bathrooms it is. Real estate agent confirmed this also.

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MJ51
Feb 23, 2015 11:19 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February 2015

Improving shower spray

Improving shower spray

The CSIRO, under Dr Jie Wu, developed a low flow shower nozzle that entrained air into each water droplet, giving the sensation of greater flow. The product is now…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2015 1:46 pm
SaveH2O
robbie_p
robbie_p
18 February 2015

Controlling shower flow

Controlling shower flow

Btw.. Turning off hws's mains water inlet made no difference to the shower.. Flow and temperature remained the same. Any ideas?

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robbie_p
Feb 18, 2015 10:42 pm
B STAR
B STAR
17 February 2015

Sewer smell in bathrooms

Sewer smell in bathrooms
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I used many things i was experimenting all the time. I also tried pool cleaner. That stuff is so strong. Your spot on about it killing the good bacteria.

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B STAR
Feb 17, 2015 8:02 pm
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mrsmel
Feb 12, 2015 8:38 pm
mrsmel
Melsie68
Melsie68
12 February 2015

How to clean tiles...

How to clean tiles...

Thanks beetaloo . Jason I had alot of wax on my tiles I used nanno scrub .it cleaned most of it . Took me 7 hrs so I feel your pain

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Melsie68
Feb 12, 2015 8:17 pm
Joker
Joker
9 February 2015

Enduroshield - DIY or get the pros to install

Enduroshield - DIY or get the pros to install
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I,m a ocd cleaner of showers, and best ever advice was to stop using soap and only use liquid soap, makes a huge difference when the liquid soap won't harden up, soap bar…

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Joker
Feb 09, 2015 7:32 pm
Splashers
Splashers
9 February 2015

Nanokote vs EnduroShield on tiles

Nanokote vs EnduroShield on tiles

Never ever use sander or any type of scourer on glass, it may well clean it but you ruin the surface so it gets dirtier quicker as you scratch and expose the pores of…

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Splashers
Feb 09, 2015 2:52 pm
Splashers
LouR
LouR
8 February 2015

Raised floor in bathroom

Raised floor in bathroom

The builder we were originally going with outright said no they would not consider it (pretty common project builder). We changed to another project builder and was easy…

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LouR
Feb 08, 2015 9:54 pm
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
3 February 2015

Bathroom lighting over vanity

Bathroom lighting over vanity

Hi Bashworth, yes they are LED's and I've just checked and they are warm white. I'll have a word with him tomorrow and see what we can do about changing them over. If I…

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Reno_girl
Feb 03, 2015 6:02 pm
hsul
hsul
3 February 2015

Wall toilet installation issue

Wall toilet installation issue

the same drawing also on the box. I told this to the builder, but they said that they installed many of this type of toilet and we were the first one wants to have the…

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hsul
Feb 03, 2015 3:38 pm


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