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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
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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
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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
reno_nomad
reno_nomad
28 June 2015

massage shower cubicle (ebay)

massage shower cubicle (ebay)

Unfortunately we haven't installed it yet. We have two bathrooms to renovate and have finished one. Having a break now but should start the second one soon. I will post a…

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reno_nomad
Jun 28, 2015 7:22 pm
4walls
4walls
25 June 2015

ceiling mounted overhead showers

ceiling mounted overhead showers

Looks like someone has been too trigger happy with the '0's. Check with the builder if it is a typo, and if not ask what does that amount cover as it is more than you…

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4walls
Jun 25, 2015 6:18 pm
4walls
Danette
Danette
25 June 2015

How do you choose a shower head?

How do you choose a shower head?

WOW, some of those shower heads are $$$. I think though you get what you pay for, thanks so much for responding to my question. I went to Reece yesterday and the young…

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Danette
Jun 25, 2015 5:21 pm
Danette
Curiously
Curiously
25 June 2015

Builder says no way can vanity be next to shower screen

Builder says no way can vanity be next to shower screen

Yes that's what we decided,make a nib and gain a shelf. But it means having to make the vanity smaller to add in the nib, so the vanity now needs to be custom made.

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Curiously
Jun 25, 2015 2:58 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 June 2015

Hobless shower leaking in new home.

Hobless shower leaking in new home.

Otherwise it may be a re-tile and seal etc.

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Saint Mike
Jun 25, 2015 8:51 am
Saint Mike
Zarinafly
Zarinafly
20 June 2015

Re: Ideas for laundry

Re: Ideas for laundry

Another vote for precision 187! Great design.

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Zarinafly
Jun 21, 2015 12:19 am
Gunna
Gunna
19 June 2015

Advantages/disadvantages of vanity tops-eg acrylic vs stone

Advantages/disadvantages of vanity tops-eg acrylic vs stone

Stone is more scratch resistant, stain resitant and wont be impacted by water where the underlaying wood in laminate can swell if water gets in.

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Gunna
Jun 19, 2015 5:27 pm
goody59
goody59
12 June 2015

What is the major factor in how fast a bath fills up?

What is the major factor in how fast a bath fills up?

As per AS/NZS 3500.1, clause 3.2.1, table 3.1, the flow rate to a bath shall not be less than 18 litres per minute. The pipe size and lengths…

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goody59
Jun 12, 2015 7:52 pm
goody59
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 June 2015

Is 1200 Too High For A Mirror?

Is 1200 Too High For A Mirror?

Mine are on the side wall - above the bench - and hers ... just below the mirror - out of eyesight.

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Saint Mike
Jun 11, 2015 6:21 pm
Saint Mike
Roomeat
Roomeat
11 June 2015

cost of installing frameless 2-piece shower screen.

cost of installing frameless 2-piece shower screen.

You will pay heaps more through the builder. Best to do them yourself after handover. That's what I'm doing with mine.

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Roomeat
Jun 11, 2015 1:51 am
Roomeat
FantasticFour
FantasticFour
5 June 2015

Drying room

Drying room

Have you seen the Asko drying cabinet?

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FantasticFour
Jun 05, 2015 9:53 pm
AJW
AJW
5 June 2015

Can Shower Screens Be Left Off For Handover?

Can Shower Screens Be Left Off For Handover?

Well aware of that simple consideration. Also well aware of how much profit large project builders make on every little aspect of the build. Do I…

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AJW
Jun 05, 2015 6:53 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
2 June 2015

Laundry door to outside.

Laundry door to outside.

The sliding door and in our case dog for was the issue. We use to have to squeeze past to use our door because of the dog door... Hence we prefer the swing door :) Just in…

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yvonneh
Jun 02, 2015 8:10 am
trixee
trixee
31 May 2015

Lining wall and floor tiles

Lining wall and floor tiles

It's funny how you pick things up from the photos that you don't notice while you're there isn't it? I would definitely ask them to fix it, it's only a small area after…

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trixee
May 31, 2015 10:38 pm
trixee
AJW
AJW
25 May 2015

Frameless shower screens

Frameless shower screens

Spoke with Stegbar (Regency actually but same company) and apparently with single sided showers like mine will be there are two options. Option 1 is a c channel down the…

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AJW
May 25, 2015 2:33 pm
ctann
ctann
21 May 2015

Adding 'wow factor' with wall tiles

Adding 'wow factor' with wall tiles

Matt tiles on the wall look more "high end" and tend to be popular with people who don't clean bathrooms much themselves (e.g. its very popular in affluent areas). Keep in…

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ctann
May 21, 2015 11:01 am
ctann
ctann
20 May 2015

Recommend bathware brands and sellers in Sydney?

Recommend bathware brands and sellers in Sydney?

Hi srod, I actually sell bathware products (just made an account to post this) and here are some suggested brands: Tapware: Methven is great and…

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ctann
May 20, 2015 11:05 am
Cakey
Cakey
18 May 2015

Tiling over existing tiles or not?

Tiling over existing tiles or not?

Mate that was a massive amount of great information and I can't thank you enough. You obviously know quite a bit about the grollo so any info is good info. Given me more…

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Cakey
May 18, 2015 9:20 pm
Cakey
Christopherd74
Christopherd74
17 May 2015

'Hand held' or overhead

'Hand held' or overhead

Cool. With that handheld you can wash kids

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Christopherd74
May 17, 2015 7:33 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 May 2015

How do dual shower heads and mixers work in the same shower?

How do dual shower heads and mixers work in the same shower?

You need to make sure your plumber runs 3/4" pipe all the way to the bathroom and from the HWS as well then 1/2" to each shower, vanity etc. A lot of builders will run…

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Stewie D
May 16, 2015 9:54 am
priscia2104
priscia2104
15 May 2015

Small Powder Room to be tiled from floor to ceiling?

Small Powder Room to be tiled from floor to ceiling?

Is anyone having small powder toilet room downstair without shower? What do you think putting tiles floor to ceiling in it. The dimension is approx 2mx1m Love to see…

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priscia2104
May 15, 2015 5:34 pm
priscia2104
Adriang
Adriang
13 May 2015

Length Of Your Double Vanity?

Length Of Your Double Vanity?

the other suggestion for option 1 is to use a cavity sliding door instead of an opening door. In our build, we have opted for a single basin with more bench space and the…

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Adriang
May 13, 2015 3:37 pm
Adriang
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 May 2015

Polished concrete bench top for our new laundry

Polished concrete bench top for our new laundry
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All is quiet?? Slurry/grout so long as it goes hard and can be polished all is good. Mostly people grout with the grindings and buffing from the piece, then you get a…

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onc_artisan
May 08, 2015 5:39 pm
onc_artisan
ajansen
ajansen
7 May 2015

Help with Tile design and colours

Help with Tile design and colours

I recall seeing that Caesarstone white shimmer in a display house - ssssooooo pretty!

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ajansen
May 07, 2015 11:14 am
FifiS
FifiS
6 May 2015

Bathroom Renovators S E Melbourne - Any Recommendations?

Bathroom Renovators S E Melbourne - Any Recommendations?

Hi, I'm new to the forum. We've just bought a house in original 1970's condition which we are planning on refurbishing, starting with the main bathroom. We would like…

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FifiS
May 06, 2015 7:44 pm
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 9:25 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 12:32 pm
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 11:06 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 12:40 pm
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 7:26 pm
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Roomeat
Apr 20, 2015 2:04 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 1:00 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 7:53 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 8:02 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 5:42 pm


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