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Stewie D
Stewie D
12 December 2013

recessed shelving

recessed shelving

was hoping to recess the wall so that a shelf/shelves can be formed - obviously in sections as the studs are at regular intervals. Just…

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Stewie D
Dec 12, 2013 11:08 pm
MontereyLuxQ1
MontereyLuxQ1
10 December 2013

tiling question

tiling question

Hi, We are building the same house and choose to have different tiles in the Wet Areas, to the Main flooring. We also ran the floor tiles up the bath hob in the bath/ens…

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MontereyLuxQ1
Dec 10, 2013 10:56 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2013

Effloressance - dark grout turns white when dry

Effloressance - dark grout turns white when dry

It could be any number of things. The white could be small amounts of salts in the cement under the tiles leaching upwards with the water, it could be a small amount of…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2013 7:24 am
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
4 December 2013

Is it OK to turn off the warter , gas and electricity

Is it OK to turn off the warter , gas and electricity

Whats the point? All your retics off (Water) Why the gas off???? Do you have a Gas Hot water system? Why at the mains? Why the power off? Do you have an Alarm system?

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Wandin Valley
Dec 04, 2013 5:30 am
Wandin Valley
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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 03, 2013 8:12 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
barkly
barkly
1 December 2013

bathroom floors

bathroom floors

Not saying this will be the solution but the simplest way will be to have a fall of only one direction from front to back, and perhaps instead of having a single hole type…

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barkly
Dec 01, 2013 10:16 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
24 November 2013

7.5L vs 9L Shower Heads

7.5L vs 9L Shower Heads

http://www.reece.com.au/m/bathrooms/products/9503074 We got 3 of these and they are pretty good :) pressure is great as air gets mixed in with the water. They are a 9L and…

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xxkatxx
Nov 24, 2013 3:11 am
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
23 November 2013

Fitting taps

Fitting taps

What type is the washer the dome type ???

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Fitzyplumber
Nov 23, 2013 11:42 pm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
23 November 2013

Multiple Hot Water Systems for Double Storey House

Multiple Hot Water Systems for Double Storey House

If u had a ring main on your house you only need one system can be sized correct also have a manifold installed would work well that everywhere would balance Cheers

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Fitzyplumber
Nov 23, 2013 11:41 pm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
23 November 2013

Stuck taps

Stuck taps

Spindle ?

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Fitzyplumber
Nov 23, 2013 11:37 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
18 November 2013

Purpose of mortar bed under tiles?

Purpose of mortar bed under tiles?

I think the filling of pits before hand, the use of the levelling system, and not using recified tiles will all help to achieve a flat 'no…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 18, 2013 9:14 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
asj25
asj25
16 November 2013

Silicone or grout in shower?

Silicone or grout in shower?

Thanks - yeah my parents house has grout and its fine. I get confused as the builder keeps saying that we need a waterproofer to do the job haha. Have booked someone in to…

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asj25
Nov 16, 2013 10:05 am
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kiwi
Nov 08, 2013 8:34 am
kiwi
mtz08
mtz08
4 November 2013

What to do with my ensuite opening

What to do with my ensuite opening

Thanks guys for your ideas. Unfortunately cavity slider is not an option since the walls and plasters are all up.. I may like the mdf panel ideas, do you have any pictures…

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mtz08
Nov 04, 2013 11:44 am
carllacorcia
carllacorcia
1 November 2013

Help on incorrectly installed bath

Help on incorrectly installed bath

Sorry to say, any job over $5k you are required to engage a Registered Builder to do the work, if you did, you could've reported them to the building commision, and they…

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carllacorcia
Nov 01, 2013 10:24 pm
carllacorcia
carllacorcia
1 November 2013

Brand New Bathroom on a Budget

Brand New Bathroom on a Budget

Hi Katie, if you're confident of selecting your own tradespeople, that would definately save your $$$$. I'm a builder that has specialized in bathroom renovations for…

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carllacorcia
Nov 01, 2013 10:08 pm
METRIX
METRIX
1 November 2013

Wainscoting - where to buy?

Wainscoting - where to buy?

I do a lot of wainscoting installs in Sydney, these are mainly Shaker style as pictured below, this is one just completed for a client, and consisted of the hallway,…

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METRIX
Nov 01, 2013 9:08 pm
joane
joane
30 October 2013

Bosch or AEG?

Bosch or AEG?

Sandye, I have the AEG dishwasher and I couldn't find much in the way of reviews as well, but went ahead and purchased it anyway. Mine was from Harvey Norman. I love…

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joane
Oct 30, 2013 9:16 pm
Dysy68
Dysy68
29 October 2013

Problems with floor screed in shower

Problems with floor screed in shower

Thanks for all the advice. I appreciate everyone's help.

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Dysy68
Oct 29, 2013 10:11 pm
pavloreno
pavloreno
27 October 2013

Reliable bathroom/laundry renovation companies - Adelaide

Reliable bathroom/laundry renovation companies - Adelaide

I live in Adelaide and had a bathroom and laundry completely gutted and renovated late last year. So I first looked online and in the local paper and had about 5…

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pavloreno
Oct 27, 2013 12:31 am
Jen robin
Jen robin
26 October 2013

Floor mounted bath tub taps- online options

Floor mounted bath tub taps- online options

Maximus- prices in store are def. over the tap :D Might place an order soon so I can factor in the delivery time......

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Jen robin
Oct 26, 2013 9:59 am
EmyN
EmyN
24 October 2013

Help Please...Vanity Advice/Opinions

Help Please...Vanity Advice/Opinions

I'm having this exact dilemma. Unfortunately my "dark" bathroom tile is a mottled pattern of dark browns rather than a simple charcoal so it's being very difficult to…

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EmyN
Oct 24, 2013 1:48 pm
EmyN

I should have updated this long ago.. all done, eventually settled on a slimline 1800mm wall hung vanity. They have pull open drawer with soft closing Blum runners. Even…

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JB1
Oct 22, 2013 9:57 pm
EmyN
EmyN
21 October 2013

Bathroom Floor overflow/drainage hole

Bathroom Floor overflow/drainage hole

Dare I ask, does it really matter??? Our old house had water sitting just under all the floor drains and we never had a problem with stinky drains.

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EmyN
Oct 21, 2013 11:07 pm
EmyN
bashworth
bashworth
20 October 2013

Greywater from washing machine

Greywater from washing machine

Random question sorry but wouldn't the water have detergent and napisan and softener in it? How is it okay to use on a…

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bashworth
Oct 20, 2013 1:09 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 October 2013

Floorboards in laundry?

Floorboards in laundry?

I agree CEK. Whenever we've had to shift a washing machine/fridge/dishwasher etc we use a sheet of Masonite under the appliance over an old bedsheet to slide it around or…

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Stewie D
Oct 20, 2013 10:07 am
pavloreno
pavloreno
8 October 2013

Is it unrealistic to renovate small bathroom for under $12k?

Is it unrealistic to renovate small bathroom for under $12k?
1, 2

On the BUILD site, there are several articles about inexpensive bathroom renovations. I lhave listed a couple here, but worth having a think about.

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pavloreno
Oct 08, 2013 8:07 am
ChrisE
ChrisE
7 October 2013

Matching Laminex to Ikea white?

Matching Laminex to Ikea white?

We're building a smallish retirement home in the Adelaide Hills, using a prefab builder. Our laundry room is now a bit oversize due to some other design decisions. And…

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ChrisE
Oct 07, 2013 8:08 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 October 2013

Exhaust fan for ensuite

Exhaust fan for ensuite

Any fan that extracts air from a kitchen, bathroom or laundry is a source of moist air and should be vented to the outside otherwise condensation then mould problems can…

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Stewie D
Oct 01, 2013 6:15 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 September 2013

"Dropping" a new bathroom floor

"Dropping" a new bathroom floor

Agree with AJW's comments. We've done it a number of times for clients and if the builder knows what he/she is doing then you end up with a superior job than the all too…

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Stewie D
Sep 29, 2013 5:27 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
28 September 2013

Replacing toilet

Replacing toilet

the reason the wc is sitting up=probably installed by joe the handyman the floorboards can move giving un unsafe mounting area=all toilets unless supplied with mounting…

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roundbathcompany
Sep 28, 2013 8:35 am
Rubes
Rubes
26 September 2013

shower door in bathroom

shower door in bathroom

I would go with option 1. So much easier being able to open the door and grab a towel straight away instead of having to open the door, get out, close the door and then…

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Rubes
Sep 26, 2013 6:50 pm
sazzy91
sazzy91
25 September 2013

Bali Terrazzo Stone Bath

Bali Terrazzo Stone Bath

Hi Guys, Has anyone brought a Terrazzo Stone bath that was from Bali? Any pros or cons for this? Thanks, Sarah

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sazzy91
Sep 25, 2013 2:05 pm
dave-o
dave-o
23 September 2013

handyman hourly rates

handyman hourly rates
1, 2, 3

There's all different types of handyman. But you should expect to pay between $45-$50 per hour for someone who (1) knows what they're doing; (2) is registered as a…

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dave-o
Sep 23, 2013 5:47 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Tiles shower cabins are leaking, water damage

Tiles shower cabins are leaking, water damage

Hullo Chris, I'm sorry you haven't gotten an answer yet. Why is it that builders can't get waterproofing right? ::hyst:: I don't know enough about this to help you but…

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 7:20 pm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
20 September 2013

Hot water system making knocking noise

Hot water system making knocking noise

Could be the duo valve which has a nrv inside it also could be the tmv on te heater also hammer Fitzy

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Fitzyplumber
Sep 21, 2013 12:41 am
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
20 September 2013

delayed shower

delayed shower

Mmmmm sounds like u have a cracked pipe it's from the taps to the shower head another thing ur washers could be the trouble dome type that tells me ur seats are cracked…

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Fitzyplumber
Sep 21, 2013 12:37 am
fekish
fekish
16 September 2013

Bathroom style help and using Stucco Veneziano

Bathroom style help and using Stucco Veneziano

ok thanks! also it would save us from the hussle of looking around for tiles! :)

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fekish
Sep 16, 2013 11:38 pm
fekish
BellaButterfly
BellaButterfly
13 September 2013

What spa bath did you choose ???

What spa bath did you choose ???

We are using endless spa's we got the necksage oval

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BellaButterfly
Sep 13, 2013 10:57 pm
BellaButterfly
BayLeaf
BayLeaf
13 September 2013

Powder room renovation

Powder room renovation

Thanks so much for your comments!!!! Great advice x

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BayLeaf
Sep 13, 2013 10:49 pm
felant
felant
12 September 2013

Dripping taps and shower

Dripping taps and shower

Less than two years ago I renovated my bathrooms. However the taps (vanity and shower) will drip unless they are turned off tightly. This makes it difficult for the kids…

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felant
Sep 12, 2013 2:06 pm
fekish
fekish
11 September 2013

Shower size

Shower size

cool thanks, i dont think there should be problems also with the 900mm side

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fekish
Sep 11, 2013 10:31 pm
fekish
suh
suh
10 September 2013

Grout colour uneven

Grout colour uneven

We had uneven grout color on some wall tiles, the grout and tiles are a very dark colour, the tiler wasn't happy so scraped it all out and redid it. So I'm thinking it's…

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suh
Sep 10, 2013 11:54 pm
suh
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
5 September 2013

Nickel coated bathroom accessories

Nickel coated bathroom accessories

I notice a interesting thing with the bathroom accessories in here. Unlike US, we don't seem to have a lot nickel coated stuff. But if I jump on those US sites, there are…

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tomking.chen
Sep 05, 2013 11:02 am
tomking.chen
seano
seano
4 September 2013

LOveStory bath

LOveStory bath

Because 2 people can fit in it... 4

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seano
Sep 05, 2013 12:22 am
michaeltsikov
michaeltsikov
2 September 2013

Terrible mosaic don by National Homes

Terrible mosaic don by National Homes

how about a back job? or refund? or tell them the truth regarding their work. Being honest might help you with this

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michaeltsikov
Sep 03, 2013 12:33 am
michaeltsikov
builderforlife
builderforlife
1 September 2013

Water stops

Water stops

The plan is not to pierce it, but if you do, locally recoat that area.

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builderforlife
Sep 01, 2013 11:07 pm
builderforlife
Prinny
Prinny
1 September 2013

DIY Flat Pack Laundry - Melbourne

DIY Flat Pack Laundry - Melbourne

Kitset, you can do as much or as little as like

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Prinny
Sep 01, 2013 6:51 pm
Sasha mischa
Sasha mischa
1 September 2013

correction

correction

I meant the builder said his tiler has done a good job on laying the mosaics and it is very difficult to lay mosaic tiles. It seems that he is reluctant to get the mosaics…

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Sasha mischa
Sep 01, 2013 10:05 am
michaeltsikov
michaeltsikov
31 August 2013

Best Bathroom Designs

Best Bathroom Designs

Sometimes i browse through google.. sometimes in freshome.com

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michaeltsikov
Aug 31, 2013 6:44 pm
michaeltsikov


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