Bathrooms and Laundry
tomking.chenNickel coated bathroom accessories
5 September 2013
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…
builderforlifePutting shower next to windows - how to waterproof?
31 August 2013
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…
lynny-janeAnyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?
30 August 2013
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…
JazzyJessBuilder wants to vent exhaust fans into metal roof
25 August 2013
Noooo! 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…
allicat76IXL Heater/Fan/Light worth getting?
22 August 2013
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…
melbbuildLinear Channel Grates , what is the depth?
20 August 2013
I actually met one of the channel grate manufacturer in melbourne home show over the weekend, they have told me that the channel grate outlet is 50mm in diametre, and I am…
Stewie DCan PVC piping be used for the out-vent for a dryer?
19 August 2013
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…
snuflFreestanding or Standard Bathtub (3D images/render attached)
10 August 2013
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…
devankHot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time
6 August 2013
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…
travelbugBathroom Vanity - gloss or natural finish dark wood laminex?
5 August 2013
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…
Michael DalgleishDrop in level for bathroom & laundry for floor waste?
26 July 2013
Hi Melbbuild, First of all are you having a poly-marble shower base? Because if you are having a tiled recess shower you only need one floor waste in the bathroom. The…
Help please on bathroom vanities & what they are made of...
frameless shower door - crazy question?
Yes you can easily hinge to the wall. I have just done it for a customer! You have to be aware of a few things though You really need a stud directly behind the hinges…
UpsizeTimeWindow/no Window in downstairs Powder room
21 July 2013
Thanks all for your help, definitely concreted my idea to have a window. Even if we don't open it much the option to and natural light is a must. Thanks mimi for the…