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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
builderforlife
builderforlife
31 August 2013

Putting shower next to windows - how to waterproof?

Putting shower next to windows - how to waterproof?

Wixy there are a few considerations. Aluminium windows will be best, and the waterproofing and tiles need to be carried across the timber reveal and to be sealed against…

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builderforlife
Aug 31, 2013 6:40 pm
builderforlife
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
30 August 2013

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?

Hi John34, After we moved into our new house we noticed an awful smell coming from the floor waste in our laundry - turns out that when they were plumbing in the drainage…

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lynny-jane
Aug 30, 2013 1:40 pm
lynny-jane
wixy
wixy
29 August 2013

Is 700mm too narrow for a shower?

Is 700mm too narrow for a shower?

Thanks, I think you're right. I've been standing in a pretend 700mm wide space and being tall it's quite tight for me when I arms. Gonna have to rethink things.

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wixy
Aug 29, 2013 8:38 am
AJW
AJW
27 August 2013

Bath and shower mixer?

Bath and shower mixer?

Best solution is an instantaneous hot water system with controllers. I jump in the shower every morning set it to 42 turn just the hot water tap on and I know it will be…

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AJW
Aug 27, 2013 6:47 pm
ashilleong
ashilleong
26 August 2013

European laundry....help please

European laundry....help please

Our agent tried to tell us the house we were looking at had a 'European laundry'.... outside under the veranduh.

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ashilleong
Aug 26, 2013 8:30 pm
ashilleong
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
25 August 2013

Builder wants to vent exhaust fans into metal roof

Builder wants to vent exhaust fans into metal roof

Noooo! :shock: And if you pay for external venting make sure he does it properly! Our builder was happy to do it but later we discovered what a cheap job he'd done, it needs a…

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JazzyJess
Aug 25, 2013 4:52 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
23 August 2013

Dryer venting through door

Dryer venting through door

The heat is quite moderate which is why the venting is often plastic.

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builderforlife
Aug 23, 2013 7:46 pm
builderforlife
allicat76
allicat76
22 August 2013

IXL Heater/Fan/Light worth getting?

IXL Heater/Fan/Light worth getting?

I had ducted heating vent and a/c vent installed in our bathroom when we built. THe cost of an extra outlet would be considerably cheaper than installing a Tastic. In fact…

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allicat76
Aug 22, 2013 11:24 am
manger
manger
21 August 2013

Help with ensuite design

Help with ensuite design

Thanks a lot for your replies. Actually I thought about this option, i.e. making a wet shower in the bath spot and moving the bath parallel to the vanity. This option is…

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manger
Aug 21, 2013 1:25 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
20 August 2013

Single or Double... that's the question...

Single or Double... that's the question...

We only have a single in the main bathroom-no need for two in there. :) Our vanities are wallhung BTW.

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Deemaree
Aug 20, 2013 8:28 pm
Deemaree
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 August 2013

Can PVC piping be used for the out-vent for a dryer?

Can PVC piping be used for the out-vent for a dryer?

Unless it is special high temp rated PVC I'd say no. Normal 100mm PVC sewer pipe has a max continuous temp usage of 60ºC which is why metal ducting is preferred. The cost…

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Stewie D
Aug 19, 2013 9:17 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
10 August 2013

Frameless shower screen prices..

Frameless shower screen prices..

There's no thread topic age restriction when signing up just to post spam ;-)

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Bluesuede
Aug 10, 2013 10:33 pm
Bluesuede
snufl
snufl
10 August 2013

Freestanding or Standard Bathtub (3D images/render attached)

Freestanding or Standard Bathtub (3D images/render attached)

Another vote for the standard, it would be extremely difficult to clean around the freestanding one. I also prefer the look of the standard one because everything else in…

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snufl
Aug 10, 2013 1:18 pm
rodp1
rodp1
9 August 2013

Fixing Caroma ceramic disk tap

Fixing Caroma ceramic disk tap

Thanks. The flange on one tap is a stuck so it'll need some work...with the other there isn't much room to get a wrench in. I'll have to persevere I guess.

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rodp1
Aug 10, 2013 12:31 am
pgseye
pgseye
8 August 2013

6L Cistern on 4.5L Pan?

6L Cistern on 4.5L Pan?

We're thinking of an in-wall cistern and have been recommended by our plumber to go for the 6L size. The pan that I quite like is designed for 4.5L (it's also cheaper…

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pgseye
Aug 08, 2013 2:12 pm
devank
devank
6 August 2013

Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Plumber came in. Changed me $50 a tap to fully clean and change the washer. There were 24 taps so that is $1200! Some sort of blue stuff was blocking the flow. They all…

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devank
Aug 06, 2013 3:19 pm
devank
D101
D101
6 August 2013

Condenser boxes for vented dryers

Condenser boxes for vented dryers

I have seen on the net several condenser boxes for vented dryers (where the vent goes into a box where the water in the air condenses, supposedly saving you from venting…

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D101
Aug 06, 2013 10:10 am
travelbug
travelbug
5 August 2013

Bathroom Vanity - gloss or natural finish dark wood laminex?

Bathroom Vanity - gloss or natural finish dark wood laminex?

Gloss laminate looks lovely but shows streaks, water marks etc. You need to clean it with windex. So if you don't want to windex it everytime you brush your teeth, wash…

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travelbug
Aug 05, 2013 7:18 pm
Clarkey 40
Clarkey 40
31 July 2013

Waterproofing in Victoria

Waterproofing in Victoria

I'm a tiler in Wa and I recommend that you would scrape the old waterproofing of and get it re done the tiler should be able to do it

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Clarkey 40
Jul 31, 2013 10:00 pm
craigmh
craigmh
30 July 2013

Tile and cupboard choices-Help Please!!

Tile and cupboard choices-Help Please!!

I'm not too sure about the textured tile and textured cupboard, i am a man though... :) I would consider a solid colour for the cupboards and maybe a more stone look…

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craigmh
Jul 30, 2013 8:17 pm
Scotty Dog
Scotty Dog
29 July 2013

Mixing porcelain and ceramic tiles

Mixing porcelain and ceramic tiles

I used both in my ensuite and it looks fine, we did use rectified tiles.

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Scotty Dog
Jul 29, 2013 9:30 pm
JB1
JB1
29 July 2013

Wood frame window in shower unit

Wood frame window in shower unit

I wouldn't have a shower in a window. You want to waterproof it to reduce the chances of leaking. I see a window in a shower and I see two issues: - window frame…

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JB1
Jul 29, 2013 12:34 pm
dchen82
dchen82
28 July 2013

Frameless shower screens

Frameless shower screens

Thanks Dave. That site looks great, will check it out for sure!

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dchen82
Jul 28, 2013 9:00 pm
dchen82
dchen82
26 July 2013

your advice pretty please...

your advice pretty please...

Hi rogerinaus Sorry to hijack this thread. I was wondering if you could provide more information or experience about installing niches. I have been looking at a couple…

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dchen82
Jul 26, 2013 5:02 pm
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
26 July 2013

Tubing for front venting dryer

Tubing for front venting dryer

I'm pretty sure most front venting dryers are made specifically to vent straight out without a pipe, (other wise you'd have a pipe laying around in the room) Why don't you…

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rogerinaus
Jul 26, 2013 9:44 am
rogerinaus


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