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bingoshelley
bingoshelley
31 January 2014

FREE GLASS SPLASHBACK

FREE GLASS SPLASHBACK

THERE IS A GUY IN BORONIA GIVING AWAY A FROSTED GLASS SPLASHBACK MEASURING 4 MTRS X 1200 IT HAS TO GO TOMORROW BUT SO WORTH THE EFFORT AND WILL SAVE YOU $3000 HERE IS his…

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bingoshelley
Jan 31, 2014 7:10 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
23 January 2014

Exhaust fans ducting into the ceiling

Exhaust fans ducting into the ceiling

Well- the electrician we chose was more expensive than the others, but would do the ducting. ...and then didn't. He installed the fans and…

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JazzyJess
Jan 23, 2014 9:06 pm
Lourance
Lourance
21 January 2014

powder room with no window

powder room with no window

Our build completed 6 months ago in Melbourne and we have all our fans on seperate switches. These included the bathrooms fans for that very reason. Why have fan on when…

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Lourance
Jan 20, 2014 11:41 pm
SydneyWest
SydneyWest
18 January 2014

Lifting Tiles - Subfloor Problem/Cracking Advice Please

Lifting Tiles - Subfloor Problem/Cracking Advice Please

Thanks Bpratt. I should have mentioned that it's a raised floor on bearers and joists. I did have a look underneath and there was nothing immediately obvious, however the…

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SydneyWest
Jan 18, 2014 12:54 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 January 2014

Bathroom tiles falling off!

Bathroom tiles falling off!

It could be any number of reasons not necessarily structural or serious. Some cheaper or rather not so good tile glues dry out a lot more than other better brands over the…

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Stewie D
Jan 18, 2014 12:44 pm
Sanna
Sanna
18 January 2014

Bathroom dark bench tops lighter cabinets??

Bathroom dark bench tops lighter cabinets??

Hi, any one have a opinion on dark bathroom bench tops and lighter cabinets, with GST Paris Polished tiles, the bench tops are stone called Amazon. With Createc Tessuto…

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Sanna
Jan 18, 2014 11:27 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
11 January 2014

Towel Rail in Shower

Towel Rail in Shower

Do you need a towel rail?? I've been using towel hooks for quite some time and you can be lot creative with these hooks. One need not have to…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jan 11, 2014 12:14 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
AJW
AJW
7 January 2014

Hidden Laundries

Hidden Laundries

Lived in the UK for 4 years where laundries are not very common at all. Had a combined washer/drier mounted under the kitchen bench next to the dishwasher. No pics, as it…

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AJW
Jan 07, 2014 4:50 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
14 December 2013

Moving bath in hob

Moving bath in hob

Just cut the silicon out an redo it.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 14, 2013 3:27 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
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 10:08 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 9:56 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 6:24 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 4:30 am
Wandin Valley
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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 03, 2013 7:12 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 9:16 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 2:11 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 10:42 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 10:41 pm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
23 November 2013

Stuck taps

Stuck taps

Spindle ?

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Fitzyplumber
Nov 23, 2013 10:37 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 8:14 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 9:05 am
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kiwi
Nov 08, 2013 7:34 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 10:44 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 9:24 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 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 8:16 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 9:11 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 26, 2013 11:31 pm
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 8:59 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 12:48 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 8:57 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 10:07 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 12:09 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 9:07 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 7:07 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 7:08 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 5:15 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 4:27 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 7:35 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 5:50 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 1:05 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 4:47 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 6:20 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 20, 2013 11:41 pm
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 20, 2013 11:37 pm
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 10:38 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 9:57 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 9:49 pm
EmyN
EmyN
13 September 2013

Bathroom Vanity Colour Help!!

Bathroom Vanity Colour Help!!

Hmm not sure if I can help but we're thinking about doing nearly-black-ish vanity with a white stone top. This is similar to what you're doing isn't it? We would probably…

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EmyN
Sep 13, 2013 1:10 pm
EmyN

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