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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 12:05 pm
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 11:41 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 8:05 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 11:03 pm
Splashers
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

Shower niche or shelves or baskets

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

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 10:51 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 10:48 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 9:57 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 10:32 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 5:18 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 11:01 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 10:18 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 8:51 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 5:11 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 2:00 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 11:28 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 11:03 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 6:52 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 12:57 pm
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 4:08 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 11:56 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 8:29 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 2:43 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 10:29 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 7:21 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 2:03 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 6:41 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 5:13 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 3:05 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 7:08 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 2:35 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
17 August 2014

Freestanding baths and kids

Freestanding baths and kids

Good tips thanks all. Still undecided. We are a very long way off tho haven't even tendered yet, probably the least of my worries, want to do as much deciding up front though.

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Leksie5000
Aug 17, 2014 3:24 pm
Emma1906
Emma1906
16 August 2014

How would a freestanding bath go in a wet area?

How would a freestanding bath go in a wet area?

I wouldn't worry about the fad thing, we figure eventually we will want to change things any way so build for today's taste rather than "what's going to age well" We have…

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Emma1906
Aug 16, 2014 3:55 pm
Emma1906
Spong
Spong
14 August 2014

Wet area details for the construction of the bathroom

Wet area details for the construction of the bathroom

Tim, sorry for my comment, I just see this type of scenario a lot and the outcomes concern me greatly. Not necessarily for the OB, more so for the people who inherit their…

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Spong
Aug 15, 2014 12:26 am
vgolfer
vgolfer
14 August 2014

Toilet Seats

Toilet Seats

Thanks!

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vgolfer
Aug 14, 2014 10:29 am

Thanks splashers... like…

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CH2012
Aug 13, 2014 11:53 am
evec
evec
12 August 2014

Adding Toilet to Laundry

Adding Toilet to Laundry

Oh wow, never thought of a loo in the laundry, looks great

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evec
Aug 12, 2014 8:22 pm
evec
Grey man
Grey man
6 August 2014

Laundry taps location and type

Laundry taps location and type

About to renovate this laundry and add cabinets and built in…

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Grey man
Aug 06, 2014 9:05 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 August 2014

Advice on whether a freestanding bath would work here

Advice on whether a freestanding bath would work here

I would flip the orientation of where the filler is for the bath. They are usually pretty nice looking kit and where you have it, it will be partially hidden by the…

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AussieMark
Aug 02, 2014 10:48 am
knightlux
knightlux
31 July 2014

Help with bathroom design.

Help with bathroom design.

Any one have an opinion on a freestanding bath V's a built in bath next to the shower?

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knightlux
Jul 31, 2014 6:21 pm
connorrosenhain
connorrosenhain
28 July 2014

Laundry Exhaust Fan

Laundry Exhaust Fan

This year we have replaced our 5 year old ventilation system with ventis heat recovery…

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connorrosenhain
Jul 28, 2014 5:18 pm

D'oh!! misaligned ensuite basins

D'oh!! misaligned ensuite basins

Makes you wonder why the cabinet maker didn't bring this up, when check measuring the job. Could have been tackled before the cabinets were…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 28, 2014 3:09 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
bpratt
bpratt
25 July 2014

Bathroom heater question

Bathroom heater question

Oh dear, the dreaded fan heater... your electricity…

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bpratt
Jul 25, 2014 4:28 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
24 July 2014

Is installing a spa bath asking for trouble?

Is installing a spa bath asking for trouble?

hello, jim from roundbathcompany here,after reading some of the replies noisy pumps,ordinary spas etc etc most of these issues point more toward the spa builders/suppliers…

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roundbathcompany
Jul 24, 2014 3:06 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
24 July 2014

Freestanding bath V's Freestanding Spa

Freestanding bath V's Freestanding Spa

hello, jim from roundbathcompany here most freestanding baths are now imported from china as with all products there are good and not so good re compliance and…

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roundbathcompany
Jul 24, 2014 2:40 pm
mrsmel
mrsmel
24 July 2014

Removing water? stains from an old toilet

Removing water? stains from an old toilet
1, 2

Yay, it does sound pretty gross but I'm glad you now have a gorgeous white toilet bowl.

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mrsmel
Jul 24, 2014 11:41 am
mrsmel
TomCat
TomCat
23 July 2014

Resurvacing baths and shower/baths

Resurvacing baths and shower/baths

I did my own metal bath (circa 1950s). It only cost me about $40 -- specialty heavy duty 'bath' enamel paint from hardware. It turned out fantastic! You just have to sand…

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TomCat
Jul 23, 2014 11:06 pm
TomCat
Melsie68
Melsie68
23 July 2014

Polished Porcelain Tiles - Staining

Polished Porcelain Tiles - Staining
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi . I don't know if this helps , I can't see your photos . But I thought my tiles where staining . I had a rep and a guy from imported ceramics . They brought with them…

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Melsie68
Jul 23, 2014 10:32 pm

Very little to no over spray, Love it. One of our frameless - walk-in showers 1800mm x 900mm. Glass 1000mm…

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Lourance
Jul 23, 2014 2:10 pm
chippy
chippy
23 July 2014

Wall as a Shower Screen

Wall as a Shower Screen

Trixee. I've sent you a PM

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chippy
Jul 23, 2014 12:51 pm
chippy
BirdieH
BirdieH
16 July 2014

Where to put a bathroom?

Where to put a bathroom?

Hi there I have a question I'm keen for advice about. We have to renovate our main bathroom as waterproofing not done properly so whole lot has to be ripped out. Problem…

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BirdieH
Jul 16, 2014 7:30 pm


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