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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 December 2014

Ensuite design question

Ensuite design question

I don't use a bath - prefer shower - but loved them in footie days. Also - you need them for kids - but not necessarily in ensuite. Unless its a spa too ?

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Saint Mike
Dec 08, 2014 6:34 am
Saint Mike
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 December 2014

Pros & Cons of Bathroom Basins

Pros & Cons of Bathroom Basins

If you need bench space than the best option i think is undermount style basins. Easier to clean and gives a far better look more clutter…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 07, 2014 4:31 pm
Splashers
Splashers
6 December 2014

Leaking Shower in 3 year old home

Leaking Shower in 3 year old home

For NSW i believe its 7 years but dont allow them to band aid the problem to get them through the warranty period. Get an independent qualified person to asses the problem…

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Splashers
Dec 06, 2014 9:54 pm
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
21 November 2014

Main bathroom layout help

Main bathroom layout help

I have teenage daughters and its all about bench space and power points. Our vanity is 1800 n just single bowl in the middle acts like a divider...lol. By the time the…

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Splashers
Nov 20, 2014 11:18 pm
Splashers
kylie40
kylie40
15 November 2014

bath set-up

bath set-up

For my new bathroom I have chosen a drop in bath and I'd like to have a ~10cm tiled surround on all sides for plenty of space to put shampoo bottles, wine glasses and…

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kylie40
Nov 15, 2014 9:09 pm
kylie40
Splashers
Splashers
14 November 2014

Drop-in bath surround

Drop-in bath surround

We had the same thing in our previous house but with the tiled area on top it was a nightmare to keep clean especially with kids. We had an area of about 200 at the ends…

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Splashers
Nov 14, 2014 9:26 am
Splashers
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 November 2014

supporting an old suspended concrete floor

supporting an old suspended concrete floor

To add to what qebtel is saying, how much does it vibrate when you jump on it ? Our bathroom floor is a suspended slab too but doesn't vibrate at all when I jump on it…

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Stewie D
Nov 12, 2014 1:47 pm
Matt1
Matt1
11 November 2014

Can't do hobless shower in second storey bathroom?

Can't do hobless shower in second storey bathroom?

Thought so. Spoke to the SS yesterday. He's going to take it up with the office today but didn't know why they would say that either.

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Matt1
Nov 11, 2014 6:48 am
Matt1
Buff
Buff
10 November 2014

Pop plug in bath needs repair

Pop plug in bath needs repair

Hi Jim, Thanks for your reply. I went to a plumbing shop on the recommendation of a work colleague - they gave the same advice as you and for under $10, the problem was…

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Buff
Nov 10, 2014 5:22 pm
qebtel
qebtel
10 November 2014

Questions on how to tile a bathroom.

Questions on how to tile a bathroom.

Dont hold your breath for an answer. Signed up 30 Jul, made one post on 30Jul, visited one more time on 31 Jul...and thats it for daveswall

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qebtel
Nov 10, 2014 9:29 am
SallyA
SallyA
8 November 2014

In Floor wired towel rails and waterproofing

In Floor wired towel rails and waterproofing

The electrics are well away from water. I'm happy now with the decision (although it's not a ladder but a free standing floor mount, thus without the extra stability of…

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SallyA
Nov 08, 2014 12:38 pm
Kas
Kas
7 November 2014

Perth Bathroom Reno Recommendations?

Perth Bathroom Reno Recommendations?

Hi, We've just bought a house in Perth and it needs a reno. We're new to Perth and have no idea where to go! Can anyone give any recommendations for: Kitchens,…

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Kas
Nov 07, 2014 5:28 pm
archetto
archetto
1 November 2014

Floor to ceiling tiling at a later date

Floor to ceiling tiling at a later date

Thanks everyone, think we will leave it for now, maybe the next house :)

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archetto
Nov 01, 2014 3:05 pm
archetto
Bathroomware House
Bathroomware House
1 November 2014

Toilet suite

Toilet suite

Streamline do a lot of excellent toilets, all with Geberit Cisterns, Geberit is undoubtedly the best cisterns in the world, and are sold in every country. You would be…

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Bathroomware House
Nov 01, 2014 8:45 am
Bathroomware House
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
27 October 2014

Slip resistance and bathroom tiles

Slip resistance and bathroom tiles

Glazed R10 tiles should be fine but matt finish may cause some cleaning issues. The most problems we see is people cleaning there tiles with dirty water as all they are…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 27, 2014 10:11 am
Grout Perfect
alishine143
alishine143
24 October 2014

Help with Ensuite layout

Help with Ensuite layout

Hi Guys, What is a nib wall please?

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alishine143
Oct 24, 2014 2:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

Waterproofing requirements

Waterproofing requirements

As an OB though in Qld, can't you do the waterproofing yourself ? I can understand if he was going to sell the place within the statutory…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 9:56 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 October 2014

Colour suggestions for brown bathrooms/laundry

Colour suggestions for brown bathrooms/laundry

Seeing actual photos of those rooms would help a lot. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58434&start=20 About fourteen posts down This is for uploading a photo to photobucket. Other…

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Stewie D
Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm
mgilla
mgilla
21 October 2014

For all you tilers out there

For all you tilers out there

The tiler cuts the hole in the tile to suit whatever the floor waste is. It may be just a case of pulling out the round and cutting in the square in the existing tile, or…

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mgilla
Oct 21, 2014 8:05 pm
Zedman
Zedman
21 October 2014

Floor tiles on bathroom walls

Floor tiles on bathroom walls

Hi Wally Both wall tile and floor tiles can come in both a satin or gloss finish. But a wall tile is generally a less dense biscuit and is used walls only. Also there…

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Zedman
Oct 21, 2014 11:05 am
Zedman
bpratt
bpratt
15 October 2014

Bathroom Retrofit Products - Quoss

Bathroom Retrofit Products - Quoss

I put one of these in to our old bathroom several years ago, and it was very easy to install it. Bought it from Bunnings, but have never seen them there ever again…

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bpratt
Oct 15, 2014 10:41 pm
Kempe
Kempe
14 October 2014

Renovating cistern

Renovating cistern

My cistern which sits next to the slightly open window in my ensuite is badly faded and really needs replaced, but there is a difficulty in I cannot match the colour and…

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Kempe
Oct 14, 2014 7:05 pm
Splashers
Splashers
10 October 2014

Ensuites, double showers

Ensuites, double showers

Yeah i would agree to swap toilet and shower positions over to allow the wall to wall screen if you want the 2 heads. DO NOT put a swing door leading into the bathroom…

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Splashers
Oct 10, 2014 10:03 pm
Splashers
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

Shower niche or shelves or baskets

Shower niche or shelves or baskets
1, 2

I know that some of the larger builders charge around $800 for a niche.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 9:51 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

Wall hung toilet

Wall hung toilet

Most builders would call up a variation due to the noggins required and yes extra cost for the unit.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 9:48 am
Berstan Homes
Splashers
Splashers
7 October 2014

Bathroom Waterproofing quality

Bathroom Waterproofing quality

When waterproofing is done properly you can not see through it to the sheets behind, these problems occur because of shows like THE BLOCK which rush through jobs just for…

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Splashers
Oct 07, 2014 8:57 am
Splashers
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2014

2 shower heads in main bathroom and ensuite?

2 shower heads in main bathroom and ensuite?

how does the water pressure go with having two showers going? in every house I have had if hubby is in the shower and I turn on the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2014 9:32 am
SaveH2O
sas19621
sas19621
3 October 2014

Help.Advice on tile mitres, tiler now says it wont look good

Help.Advice on tile mitres, tiler now says it wont look good

So glad that we stuck to our guns with mitred. The tiler is doing an amazing job and they look fantastic, well worth standing up for what we wanted so far.

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sas19621
Oct 03, 2014 4:18 pm
lighthome
lighthome
30 September 2014

Guide to managing builders and trades during bathroom reno

Guide to managing builders and trades during bathroom reno

Hi everyone, I'm the editor of the Light Home website and this week we posted a video guide to finding, hiring and managing builders and tradies during a bathroom…

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lighthome
Sep 30, 2014 10:01 am
lighthome
lighthome
30 September 2014

Which trades for bathroom renos?

Which trades for bathroom renos?

Hi there, We've posted a new video on hiring and managing builders and trades for a bathroom reno that might help you, if you'd like to check it out:

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lighthome
Sep 30, 2014 9:18 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 September 2014

Shower niche height

Shower niche height

The thread above this one has some similar questions posed and answered. Most of it revolves around keeping the niches away from or above the " splash zone" otherwise they…

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Stewie D
Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm
lisalula
lisalula
23 September 2014

Smartex pipe connectors

Smartex pipe connectors

I'm new here :) Just wondered if anyone had used Smartex connectors as a permanent solution for plumbing repairs/replacements? I am wanting to shut off some water pipes…

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lisalula
Sep 23, 2014 4:11 pm
Splashers
Splashers
20 September 2014

bathroom reno

bathroom reno

Ensuite must contain a toilet, i would remove the bath to add the toilet as all the ensuites i have renovated have always generally had a toilet as it is what most people…

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Splashers
Sep 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
16 September 2014

Bathroom door and shower door

Bathroom door and shower door

There is no law that they can not cross paths. Most shower doors always seem to come into contact with main doors. The only way to avoid this is to use a sliding cavity…

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Splashers
Sep 16, 2014 10:28 am
Splashers
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
16 September 2014

Frameless vs semi-frameless shower screens

Frameless vs semi-frameless shower screens

We use semi frame less shower screens on all our projects, I believe they give a clearer appearance. Semi frame less shower screens are a lot easier to clean with less…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 16, 2014 10:03 am
Berstan Homes
tsmith
tsmith
15 September 2014

Cost to install bathroom vanity in Perth

Cost to install bathroom vanity in Perth

Hey there, I wonder if anyone knows what it costs to install a bathroom vanity? I got a really nice vanity from the sink warehouse 2nds store in gosnells.. We live in…

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tsmith
Sep 15, 2014 5:52 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
12 September 2014

Wet Grout

Wet Grout

I live in perth we do things different here

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Melsie68
Sep 12, 2014 11:57 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 September 2014

Installing Inset Bath

Installing Inset Bath

It's pretty much the same scenario whether for a brick or timber wall. Chase out the brick wall or cut a rebate in the timber. Whichever way, the part the rim sits on…

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Stewie D
Sep 11, 2014 3:08 pm
James Austin
James Austin
8 September 2014

Bath in the bedroom???

Bath in the bedroom???

agree with the points made here a better way, as some have posted above, is to create an open ensuite alonside the bedroom ......a bath in the bedroom is probably more…

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James Austin
Sep 08, 2014 10:56 am
James Austin
GBDesign
GBDesign
7 September 2014

New home Roca toilet suite incorrect installation

New home Roca toilet suite incorrect installation

As mentioned above. If the builder is blaming the China for this gap, have a representative from the supplier come out & look at it. They'll either replace if it's…

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GBDesign
Sep 07, 2014 7:29 am
GBDesign
freakychick
freakychick
5 September 2014

Bathroom upgrades

Bathroom upgrades

I chose undermounted sink for my bathroom to cut down on the cleaning. The cabinets were designed to take the undermounted sink into account and is fairly wide so I've…

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freakychick
Sep 05, 2014 1:43 pm
freakychick
freakychick
freakychick
1 September 2014

Bathroom Renos (paperwork done)

Bathroom Renos (paperwork done)
1, 2

Looks good F. It's always nice when everything comes together just right. There's always that bit of trepidation when your spending a bit of…

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freakychick
Sep 01, 2014 9:29 pm
freakychick
mgilla
mgilla
31 August 2014

removing shower screen from tiles

removing shower screen from tiles

There will be a receiver, a U shaped channel that is fitted to the wall that the screen sits in. There may be some small screws or pop rivets holding the screen into the…

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mgilla
Aug 31, 2014 6:21 pm
robbie55
robbie55
27 August 2014

Bathroom reno - bare necessities

Bathroom reno - bare necessities

I've seen a brush painted finish and a spray finish in some houses that are for sale. I suspect they have all been diy jobs and the sprayed one was better. You can still…

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robbie55
Aug 27, 2014 1:03 pm
robbie55
La_211086
La_211086
24 August 2014

Water pressure in shower

Water pressure in shower

That's ok. Thanks for the help anyway

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La_211086
Aug 24, 2014 5:41 pm
mgilla
mgilla
24 August 2014

Bathroom wall waterproof

Bathroom wall waterproof

Yes villaboard is a commercial name and is a fibre cement product. It's also general knowledge in the…

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mgilla
Aug 24, 2014 4:13 pm
La_211086
La_211086
24 August 2014

Whirlpool top loader water problems

Whirlpool top loader water problems

Hi, my whirlpool top loader is about 7 years old, and recently when we turn it on and it fills up with water, it fills for about 20 secs then stops and makes a humming…

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La_211086
Aug 24, 2014 2:05 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
19 August 2014

Main bathroom layout help

Main bathroom layout help

Why do you say that about nib walls splashers? I quite like the idea and I think they look good - ready made shelf in the shower too. manderinne I'd seriously consider…

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MalSannie
Aug 19, 2014 6:08 am
MalSannie
rodericb
rodericb
18 August 2014

Shower waste long drop to trap = loud noise

Shower waste long drop to trap = loud noise

one of them has slipped down the waste and gone around the trap! I've stuck an inspection camera down there and found it on the other side of the trap and now the next…

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rodericb
Aug 18, 2014 1:35 pm


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