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wokwon
wokwon
7 November 2012

Waterproof plaster (blueboard?) coverage in wet rooms

Waterproof plaster (blueboard?) coverage in wet rooms

Thanks Stewie D. The blue plaster board I am referring to had "wet area" printed on the edge so I assume it's similar to Gyprock Aquaboard. The white plaster board did…

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wokwon
Nov 07, 2012 12:39 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 November 2012

Toilet not level

Toilet not level

And what happens if the toilet slope (defect) and bathroom slope are in the same direction. You'll just slide off Jiminy Casa2 , you've…

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Stewie D
Nov 05, 2012 1:42 pm
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Pebble
Nov 04, 2012 10:46 am
Pebble

I would go with charcoal or dark colored floors again. I don't think white tiles are that much of a pain to clean, but white grout certainly is! I love the color scheme…

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Pebble
Nov 04, 2012 10:30 am
Pebble
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
31 October 2012

Help removing these taps.

Help removing these taps.

Lol funny what are u trying to do old mate

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 31, 2012 9:37 pm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
31 October 2012

Silicon around base of toilet?

Silicon around base of toilet?

Just silicone is fine no screws needed as it damages the water proof :-)

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 31, 2012 9:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 October 2012

Can I add a bathroom here?

Can I add a bathroom here?

You should easily be able to get a toilet that discharges through the wall rather than the floor. The trickier issue becomes drainage for a bath/shower. Probably the…

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bashworth
Oct 29, 2012 4:16 pm
bashworth
Bathwaredirect
Bathwaredirect
28 October 2012

Bathroom Renos - sourcing tradies

Bathroom Renos - sourcing tradies

How about you get a quote from a Bathroom renovator and compare it to the price of the trades? As the others said you will save a lot if you manage it yourself but it…

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Bathwaredirect
Oct 28, 2012 8:22 pm
Bathwaredirect
kylie40
kylie40
18 October 2012

Suggestions on en-suite layout (includes pics)

Suggestions on en-suite layout (includes pics)

#1: no problems #2: I'm not a fan of those open showers because if my shower door is open when I'm showering I always feel a cold draught; and in this layout I think it…

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kylie40
Oct 18, 2012 1:06 am
kylie40
kylie40
kylie40
18 October 2012

Main bathroom layout (with pics)

Main bathroom layout (with pics)

yes I think 5 looks best. all the floorspace is together so you really get more room to dry yourself etc. I agree about not having the towel so close to the toilet. Kids…

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kylie40
Oct 18, 2012 12:33 am
kylie40
BennyBenno
BennyBenno
17 October 2012

Bathroom Demo - Asbestos

Bathroom Demo - Asbestos

Thanks SilentBoy I will give them a buzz!

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BennyBenno
Oct 17, 2012 3:52 pm
akashra
akashra
15 October 2012

My builder won't do shower niches :(

My builder won't do shower niches :(

Mine wouldn't do one either - they gave me about three different excuses each time I came back to it. I suspect they must be a major cause of headaches for the builder…

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akashra
Oct 15, 2012 1:08 pm
tengals
tengals
15 October 2012

Shower screen width - how much

Shower screen width - how much

you can do it in 10mm toughened also for this application..... roughly 75kgs or 90kgs in 12mm

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tengals
Oct 15, 2012 8:48 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 October 2012

Tiles question...

Tiles question...

Whatever you go for on the walls is up to you but in terms of cleanong etc , gloss is way easier. That said you have to go for non-slip or matt on the floor. When gloss…

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Stewie D
Oct 14, 2012 5:10 pm
auswill
auswill
12 October 2012

Adjusting frameless shower door

Adjusting frameless shower door

It looks straight. Just to be clear - this is one of those doors where its just a clamp on the glass and theres a bit off that which goes into a hole in the top/bottom…

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auswill
Oct 12, 2012 7:28 pm
Renovatingmum
Renovatingmum
12 October 2012

How did you renovate bathroom with asbestos containing walls

How did you renovate bathroom with asbestos containing walls

Don't get me wrong. I admire them for their work and I acknowledge that it's a risky and horrid job. But what good will that do me if there are fibres floating around.

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Renovatingmum
Oct 12, 2012 10:34 am
margritdv
margritdv
11 October 2012

Bathframe

Bathframe

Haven't got a photo . But the fall is 13 mm. Builder reckons that its normal to have a frame with such a big fall towards the floor as It's better for the water to…

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margritdv
Oct 11, 2012 2:19 pm

Hey Here is the pic at better res:

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BlakeyP
Oct 07, 2012 1:54 am
stellabella
stellabella
4 October 2012

Black vanity bench or white???

Black vanity bench or white???

Is that tile you've shown your floor and wall-to-ceiling tile? If so, I'd probably stick to white, I think it would be a better contrast.

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stellabella
Oct 04, 2012 8:22 am
stellabella
mishka2004
mishka2004
3 October 2012

Ideal location of IXL/exhaust fan??

Ideal location of IXL/exhaust fan??

Sorry to take so long to reply... and thank you so much for your advice everyone!

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mishka2004
Oct 03, 2012 9:56 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
2 October 2012

urrrgh help Di Lorenzo Quote was 19.5K above standard supply

urrrgh help Di Lorenzo Quote was 19.5K above standard supply
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Is there a choice of floating/wood floors in the standard dilorenzo range? Our builder uses them

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benblinkau
Oct 02, 2012 9:09 pm
benblinkau
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
27 September 2012

Machines one on top of other

Machines one on top of other

It depends on the make and model. Some companys actually sell a kit that allows the machines to sit on top of each other.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Sep 27, 2012 7:35 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2012

Leak in shower

Leak in shower

^^ What he said. Anything else is just a short term bandaid solution and not worth the money in the long term. Does anyone have any comments on using…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2012 8:41 am
markbirkinshaw
markbirkinshaw
24 September 2012

frameless shower screen how to build on wooden floor?

frameless shower screen how to build on wooden floor?

We've built our new ensuite with a doorless shower and no hob, tiled wall one side and glass screen the other, open both ends. The ensuite floor is Jarrah boards as it's a…

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markbirkinshaw
Sep 24, 2012 2:19 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
24 September 2012

Is it worth it? - covering grout with coating/sealant????

Is it worth it? - covering grout with coating/sealant????
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Mist white would suit those tiles that are in the picture, it is an off white but will look white against a darker brown tile.

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Grout Perfect
Sep 24, 2012 12:44 pm
Grout Perfect
gogo65
gogo65
23 September 2012

**Pls help me decide!** Tiling in master ensuite...

**Pls help me decide!** Tiling in master ensuite...
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Your welcome crystally ::lol:: glad I could help, I know how scared I was when deciding our bathroom, particularly with the dark metallic tiles, so glad I was daring ::wink::

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gogo65
Sep 23, 2012 9:43 pm
gogo65
jeffheath
jeffheath
22 September 2012

Replacing toilet with earthenware waste

Replacing toilet with earthenware waste

I assume the toilet is on an exterior wall. If so dig down to the branch on the main sewer line. Remove the branch and replace with SWV pipe (PVC). Please note: this work…

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jeffheath
Sep 22, 2012 6:39 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
21 September 2012

Shower Screen gone wrong

Shower Screen gone wrong

I reckon you should send a letter to the builder and shower screen people saying you will be placing the matter in legal hands within 7 days…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Sep 21, 2012 7:44 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
jodb77
jodb77
17 September 2012

Bathroom & Ensuite reno, would love your thoughts please!

Bathroom & Ensuite reno, would love your thoughts please!

Hello honeyfly... I know this was a long time ago but Ihave just found your pics and posts on google whilst doing my own search for ideas... Your ensuite is ours…

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jodb77
Sep 17, 2012 7:46 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
17 September 2012

Screeding - One big screed or split it up into sections

Screeding - One big screed or split it up into sections

Doesnt really matter. I have seen it done both ways. My tiler screads in one hit usually.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Sep 17, 2012 5:35 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
JB1
JB1
16 September 2012

Ideal location of mixer, shower rail and outlet?

Ideal location of mixer, shower rail and outlet?

The wall of the mixer etc is on the left hand side of the 1500x900 shower base (when you are walking in), i.e. 1500 showerscreen. I don't think getting wet is really…

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JB1
Sep 16, 2012 12:36 am
Nero1986
Nero1986
7 September 2012

Frameless shower problems

Frameless shower problems

If the glass panel is over a certain length it needs some sort of support at the top or bottom to prevent it from swaying. Use a support bar to grip the glass at the top…

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Nero1986
Sep 07, 2012 7:55 pm
auds
auds
6 September 2012

Anyone got a vanity from Recollections?

Anyone got a vanity from Recollections?

regardless of the quality the wood will eventually warp and go mouldy. Timber and water do not mix. My husband has worked in the timber industry for 20+ years. We have…

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auds
Sep 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
6 September 2012

Has anyone used Onevali.com.au??

Has anyone used Onevali.com.au??

Grohe used to carry them in Australia but not anymore. I bought mine direct from Germany on Ebay and the price are quite reasonable especially when you're buying a few at…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Sep 06, 2012 12:28 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
5 September 2012

tiling bathroom

tiling bathroom

I got quoted 950 to remove 30m2 asbestos walls and ceiling I'll sheet it up my self and get the pros to water proof it...is superceil the go for…

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PaulMac
Sep 05, 2012 9:01 am

Our bench top in the laundry has just been installed,on the wall is support strips that cutting is talking about,but we also had to get 2 more cabinet for more…

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kerry-ann
Sep 02, 2012 2:14 pm
Zedman
Zedman
1 September 2012

Hobless showers and full height tiling question (WA)

Hobless showers and full height tiling question (WA)
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You will need to find the exact batch for shade and calibre. Calibre is set size tolerance on a batch. You should find this information of the side of your wall or…

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Zedman
Sep 01, 2012 11:51 am
Zedman
* jas *
* jas *
28 August 2012

Is this ensuite too small?

Is this ensuite too small?

Mark it out on the ground (use chalk or string etc) that way you can see how much room there is to move around etc. if it fits I would look at putting in a heap of wall…

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* jas *
Aug 28, 2012 9:55 pm
gogo65
gogo65
28 August 2012

Are 2 exhaust fans overkill in bathroom?

Are 2 exhaust fans overkill in bathroom?

That's why we got two kexkez, our shower is 4mx1m (ensuite 5x3) with a screen to the ceiling, there was no way our normal ixl would be able to extract the steam from our…

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gogo65
Aug 28, 2012 10:10 am
gogo65
stanella
stanella
28 August 2012

Pocket hinge doors 4 cupboard laundry.Where did U get yours?

Pocket hinge doors 4 cupboard laundry.Where did U get yours?

I hate the pocket door mechs. They work ok but if you dont open the door to exactly 90degrees they can scratch the face of your…

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stanella
Aug 28, 2012 9:09 am
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Regulations for exhaust fans in bathroom?

Regulations for exhaust fans in bathroom?

the other option is you exhaust into the roof cavity but have a roof mounted ventilator the whirly gig thing, and that extracts the offending air cheers leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 7:46 am
leighton

We have rectified tiles in three of our…

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gogo65
Aug 27, 2012 7:24 pm
gogo65
jtam
jtam
27 August 2012

help with puddle in shower

help with puddle in shower

Its pretty old and was put in by previous owner and is way past warranty.. Its wooden floor and over the years the wood must buckle up abit, hence not slopping down and…

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jtam
Aug 27, 2012 10:18 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 August 2012

Affixing accessories

Affixing accessories

I believe the way most masonry fittings work is they expand inside the masonry, as the green plug does when you put a screw into it, and that expansion can…

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Stewie D
Aug 21, 2012 10:18 am
greenfish
greenfish
20 August 2012

Ideas please on a Small Bathroom (pics inc)

Ideas please on a Small Bathroom (pics inc)

Many homes now do not have barhs. If it is an impressive area it will add value, even without a bath. Baths are for children , children then…

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greenfish
Aug 20, 2012 12:14 pm
greenfish
building-expert
building-expert
16 August 2012

Damp behind ensuite shower wall

Damp behind ensuite shower wall

You could overcome the problem by lining the tiles with tempered glass (same as kitchen splashback) or another lining material, directly adhered to the tiles. This could…

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2012 5:37 pm
building-expert
PHL
PHL
13 August 2012

Laundry Sink

Laundry Sink

Same; found deeps sinks to be less used as too much bending over, but ours is wide (620mm) so gives the save volume, and will fit barbecue grills.

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PHL
Aug 13, 2012 10:41 pm


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