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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
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 1:39 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 10:33 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 9:33 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 11:23 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 11:21 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 3:48 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 11:41 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 6:51 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 6:40 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 3:18 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 9:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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

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snowy stockman
Mar 23, 2015 12:01 am
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 8:44 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 11:51 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 7:37 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 3:56 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 1:14 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 2:08 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 9:24 pm


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