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travelbug
travelbug
8 January 2013

Bedroom to Bathroom Conversion

Bedroom to Bathroom Conversion

You'll need to get a plumber a d a gyprocker. The bedroom will need to be totally stripped, plumbing installed and resheeted. This is not because of the asbestos but…

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travelbug
Jan 08, 2013 12:05 pm
fozzy
fozzy
7 January 2013

heated towel racks - recommendations?

heated towel racks - recommendations?

Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm just wondering whether anybody has got any current recommendations on heated towel rails? We are looking at getting one in our new…

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fozzy
Jan 07, 2013 12:09 pm
homer1
homer1
6 January 2013

grohe taps from the uk

grohe taps from the uk

We are about to do new bathrooms and cannot believe the price of taps here compared to overseas! reading some forums it seems that you can buy grohe monoblac taps from…

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homer1
Jan 06, 2013 5:09 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 January 2013

Sewer access to unblock

Sewer access to unblock

There should be an access point just before your pipes are connected to the main sewer. To find out more the council and Water Authority should have drawings showing the…

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bashworth
Jan 04, 2013 3:41 pm
bashworth
bibbie
bibbie
2 January 2013

painting tilex in a 1960s bathroom

painting tilex in a 1960s bathroom

We have a 1960s bathroom which has walls panelled in Tilex. I wish to paint over it rather than remove it or possibly tile over it. Can you recommend a paint for it.…

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bibbie
Jan 02, 2013 10:42 am
renokingoffail
renokingoffail
1 January 2013

Where to get a bathtub and a plumber to install it?

Where to get a bathtub and a plumber to install it?

Looking to do a bathroom renovation, and already got a good tiler However I asked for a quote from a tiler and it was extremely expensive. Can anyone recommend a good…

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renokingoffail
Jan 01, 2013 10:33 pm
mville
mville
31 December 2012

reece plumbing dont give any discount??

reece plumbing dont give any discount??
1, 2

Fitzy I too would also like the Reece clearance centre address please? or anyone else if they have it??

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mville
Dec 31, 2012 1:12 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 December 2012

Leaking mixer taps

Leaking mixer taps

Had to change a washer in my son's mixer tap in kitchen. A hansa brand. Never heard of it till then. Turned up with my washers etc etc. Didn't bring my Allen key set. …

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Saint Mike
Dec 30, 2012 2:44 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 December 2012

Obscure glazing in bathroom

Obscure glazing in bathroom

I used cathedral glass (a clear mottled glass) for bathroom window and also shower screen. I thought the obscure glass…

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Saint Mike
Dec 30, 2012 9:58 am
Saint Mike
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
29 December 2012

Polished porcelain tiles for shower base?

Polished porcelain tiles for shower base?

Yay!! Thank you so much. I feel much more confident now :)

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HomeAngels
Dec 29, 2012 1:28 pm
HomeAngels
kiwi
kiwi
26 December 2012

Bathroom Layout and Size of Shower Base?

Bathroom Layout and Size of Shower Base?

I clean my shower while I am in there...ok, stop focussing on that image! I find my 1000x1000 just big enough to do that. I would hate anything smaller, my ar$e would go…

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kiwi
Dec 26, 2012 12:53 pm
kiwi
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 December 2012

Tiling in Ensuite / Powder Room / Toilet ?

Tiling in Ensuite / Powder Room / Toilet ?

I've seen some really cool toilets tiled to the ceiling but we chose just the skirting tile. We did to the ceiling in both bathroom and ensuite…

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Saint Mike
Dec 24, 2012 10:52 am
Saint Mike
theyetti
theyetti
18 December 2012

Builder says he didnt use Smart Tile because......

Builder says he didnt use Smart Tile because......

The Bermuda Smart Tile appears to be available with a 50mm outlet. I'd be slightly worried if my shower drain pipes were smaller than 50mm. If you have already paid for…

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theyetti
Dec 18, 2012 8:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 December 2012

Micro Trap for bath

Micro Trap for bath

Can you chop out the joist and put in a new one 100-150mm away ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 17, 2012 5:38 pm

we had a clawfoot bath against a wall and when I removed it during our renno/extension....... ohhh the horror. If you cant get in behind it all manner of nasties will live…

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sceen7
Dec 15, 2012 5:25 pm
auds
auds
14 December 2012

Save on Bathrooms....

Save on Bathrooms....

I have got stuff from them - only just received it and unpacked one tap - looks good

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auds
Dec 14, 2012 1:42 pm
auds
auds
14 December 2012

Show me your bathroom/ensuite

Show me your bathroom/ensuite

is there one of these threads going already? I cant find one :? cheers

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auds
Dec 14, 2012 1:32 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
10 December 2012

Coloured splashbacks in bathrooms?

Coloured splashbacks in bathrooms?

I love the look I think it's refreshing, but it could possible put some buyers off. I guess it all depends in how long you plan to stay in the house as well.

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off2theburbs
Dec 10, 2012 11:32 am
fmac
fmac
9 December 2012

Ensuite/bathroom questions

Ensuite/bathroom questions

Could you turn the space between the two sinks into a laundry hamper? I think I've seen people have the same frontage as the vanity but it is one large draw but looks…

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fmac
Dec 09, 2012 9:46 pm
kiwi
kiwi
9 December 2012

Help with bathroom layout - towel rail and screen

Help with bathroom layout - towel rail and screen

Yes and then maybe have a hook to hang the towel on as you enter the shower? Where you have written remove! I would keep it and put a couple of hooks, one for towel and…

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kiwi
Dec 09, 2012 3:49 pm
kiwi
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
8 December 2012

Odd Toilet Vent

Odd Toilet Vent

Ive seen these toilets before. They are used to comply to codes where the vent must be within certain distances from the fixture. It may have been easier to vent this way…

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rogerinaus
Dec 08, 2012 7:25 am
rogerinaus
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
5 December 2012

Shower pans

Shower pans

If its a downstairs bathroom then it is usually a paint on waterproof membrane ontop of a concreat slab. Then the tile bed is put on top of the membrane. Upstairs…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dec 05, 2012 5:19 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
AJW
AJW
4 December 2012

Can I have a stone benchtop made for a manufactured vanity?

Can I have a stone benchtop made for a manufactured vanity?

What exactly are we looking at? And what good is a UK company to an Australian website?

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AJW
Dec 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
4 December 2012

Cheap Methven Futura satin jet on ebay

Cheap Methven Futura satin jet on ebay

I've saved that seller on my 'puter at home, but I'm not home now and won't be for a while. However, a search on eBay for Methven turned up several sellers, but I cannot…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Dec 04, 2012 12:02 am
Pepsi_Drinker
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JazzyJess
Dec 02, 2012 4:00 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
2 December 2012

Ensuite layout and door problem

Ensuite layout and door problem

bkm2009, yeah, I don't see why it would be a problem. stella, yeah, that might be an idea! Will definitely check it out! :D

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MalinViktoria
Dec 02, 2012 12:53 pm
MalinViktoria
bathsheba52
bathsheba52
1 December 2012

Looking for a round / oval, shallow undermount bathroom sink

Looking for a round / oval, shallow undermount bathroom sink

Anyone seen a round or oval, shallow (<140mm) undermount bathroom sink out there? Must be no more than 350mm wide (to fit in a 420mm wide benchtop). Looking forward to…

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bathsheba52
Dec 01, 2012 12:17 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
30 November 2012

Regrout shower recess floor

Regrout shower recess floor

I was wondering about this too. If there is the new painted-on type waterproofing underneath (I'm old enough to remember when they put in solid trays under the tiles) is…

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JazzyJess
Nov 30, 2012 9:12 pm
paulw11
paulw11
30 November 2012

Mizu , Zucchetti & Methven Which would you choose?

Mizu , Zucchetti & Methven Which would you choose?

I went with Methven because I stayed in a hotel that had the SatinJet shower heads fitted. They were the best water saving shower I had used. We have been very happy…

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paulw11
Nov 30, 2012 2:44 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
29 November 2012

Shower heads water usage

Shower heads water usage

Two things. One, they vary, there's good water saving heads and there's awful water saving heads and if the only one you've ever experienced is an awful one it'd put you…

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JazzyJess
Nov 29, 2012 11:21 am
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Diddymoo
Nov 28, 2012 4:10 pm
Laila
Laila
28 November 2012

Bathroom Help!

Bathroom Help!

Are you looking for bathroom designers or just tradesman? I have had no problems in Sydney getting a bathroom designer to come out and quote on the design and…

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Laila
Nov 28, 2012 10:00 am
johnlui
johnlui
27 November 2012

Laundry ceiling

Laundry ceiling

Thanks guys.

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johnlui
Nov 27, 2012 9:20 am
bashworth
bashworth
26 November 2012

asbestos walls in wet areas - safer to paint or remove?

asbestos walls in wet areas - safer to paint or remove?

Look for a company that is a licensed asbestos removalist. (the company -not an individual... for instance I have an asbestos removalists ticket which is fine for working…

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bashworth
Nov 26, 2012 11:18 am
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
25 November 2012

New shower technologies (Airdrop, satinjet, raindance)

New shower technologies (Airdrop, satinjet, raindance)

Anyone have the dual massage/ standard. Hand shower one? It's more exxy than the standard hand shower version but it sounds terrific

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kexkez
Nov 25, 2012 7:57 am
kexkez
Crystally
Crystally
23 November 2012

Lapatto Tiles in bathroom - Good or Bad idea?

Lapatto Tiles in bathroom - Good or Bad idea?

Zedman thanks so much for your advice!! Allycat1 that's fantastic! I am so excited we have chosen Lapatto now!!

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Crystally
Nov 23, 2012 7:55 am
joaninhac
joaninhac
22 November 2012

Laundry Cabinet Maker - Reccommend anyone in Melbourne?

Laundry Cabinet Maker - Reccommend anyone in Melbourne?

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has any reccommendations for a laundry cabinet maker whom services the northern Melbourne suburbs? Would greatly appreciate your…

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joaninhac
Nov 22, 2012 2:33 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
20 November 2012

Bathroom Renovation....

Bathroom Renovation....

We've done two bathroom rennos, same room but different things. First one: Day 1- pull down walls and ceiling, remove bath and shower, pull up floor 2- fix plumbing, redo…

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MrsT12
Nov 20, 2012 7:30 pm
MrsT12
henpecked
henpecked
20 November 2012

Painting or Staining Terrazzo Bathroom Floor

Painting or Staining Terrazzo Bathroom Floor

If you are talking about a terrazzo floor that is the true 1930+ polished/coloured and aggregate terrazzo, then it is actually only about 13mm thick and is integral with…

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henpecked
Nov 20, 2012 11:04 am
Bathwaredirect
Bathwaredirect
13 November 2012

Shower question...

Shower question...

I think I found what you're after! Check out this link http://www.argentaust.com.au/files/spec ... 7394B_.pdf. It is able to be retro fitted so the holes in your wall…

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Bathwaredirect
Nov 13, 2012 6:48 am
Bathwaredirect
gpoly
gpoly
13 November 2012

Tiles in Bathroom in new House

Tiles in Bathroom in new House

Thanks for your input guys. Just to be clear, there are 3 vanities (900 and 1200mm). All wall hung (with timber in the walls). Tiles are large format 300x600mm. Mirrors…

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gpoly
Nov 12, 2012 11:12 pm
AziG
AziG
12 November 2012

Condensation in bathroom during shower

Condensation in bathroom during shower

For horaldo, jazzyjess and others that want a bit more info, here is a booklet on Condensation in buildings put out by the Australian Institute…

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AziG
Nov 12, 2012 9:58 pm
our dream home
our dream home
12 November 2012

Bath spa help! Lumbar support? Brand? Viewing? [BRIS]

Bath spa help! Lumbar support? Brand? Viewing? [BRIS]

I did see your post but couldn't really give much feed back on the subject. Glad you found one in the end. We have opted for a free standing bath it's called noir! Looking…

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our dream home
Nov 12, 2012 7:35 pm
Bathwaredirect
Bathwaredirect
12 November 2012

Tapware??

Tapware??

Thanks for the feedback Tengals. We will look at this :-)

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Bathwaredirect
Nov 12, 2012 3:45 pm
Bathwaredirect
Bathwaredirect
Bathwaredirect
12 November 2012

Frameless shower = water leaks?

Frameless shower = water leaks?

Hi, I have had frameless and semi-frameless showers with base and with a fully tiled base. There will always be some water that manages to escape but I agree with the…

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Bathwaredirect
Nov 12, 2012 10:53 am
Bathwaredirect
yvette72
yvette72
11 November 2012

Aerator for taylex

Aerator for taylex

I think my aerator on my taylex compact treatment system is slowly going does anyone know the cost of a new one.the system is just on 4 years old was installed when we…

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yvette72
Nov 11, 2012 9:38 am
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kylie40
Nov 08, 2012 11:15 am
kylie40
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
7 November 2012

Plugs vs fixed bungs

Plugs vs fixed bungs

I prefer plugs. I've never lost one (where would you take it, really?) and they're easier for little hands to use so you dont have to put your arm…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 07, 2012 4:34 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
gpoly
gpoly
7 November 2012

Bathroom Basins - Raymor vs. Kohler

Bathroom Basins - Raymor vs. Kohler

Kohler is a long established American Company with factories in the USA and China. All product is made to their own designs. It is now exclusively distributed by Tradelink…

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gpoly
Nov 07, 2012 1:51 pm


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