Bathrooms and Laundry
was hoping to recess the wall so that a shelf/shelves can be formed - obviously in sections as the studs are at regular intervals.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Nov 16, 2013 10:05 am
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…
Nov 04, 2013 11:44 am
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…
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…
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,…
Bosch or AEG?
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.
Oct 30, 2013 9:16 pm
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…
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…
Oct 21, 2013 11:07 pm
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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…
Sep 26, 2013 6:50 pm
Bali Terrazzo Stone Bath
Has anyone brought a Terrazzo Stone bath that was from Bali?
Any pros or cons for this?
handyman hourly rates
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…
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…
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…
cool thanks, i dont think there should be problems also with the 900mm side
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…
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…
Sep 05, 2013 12:22 am
The plan is not to pierce it, but if you do, locally recoat that area.
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…