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Era17
Era17
25 September

Wall tiles in wet areas

Wall tiles in wet areas

What is your opinion of using 400x400 size tiles to the bath room walls , do you think that looks good or do you prefer 200x400 ?

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Era17
Sep 26, 2017 12:28 am
Era17
Dani_J
Dani_J
26 August

Fold out ironing board

Fold out ironing board

I've seen one by Hafele, no idea of price though, and another by Heuger which is around $200. Not sure how easy they are to install and how sturdy. Robinhood does one in…

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Dani_J
Aug 26, 2017 11:21 pm
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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 7:10 pm
JB1
JB1
21 June

Bathroom ceiling height

Bathroom ceiling height

I like high ceilings and don't think you can go too high for living areas, but how high is too high in a bathroom? The front part of the house has a lower floor level…

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JB1
Jun 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Small bathroom ideas

Small bathroom ideas

The site with all the pictures was a really good help! I would just like to add in that you should try and have as much storage room for all your toiletries as much as…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 15, 2017 6:01 pm
CameronRobertson
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Dave_66
Jun 03, 2017 9:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 June

Spa bath in bathroom.

Spa bath in bathroom.

Long time since I had a spa bath. . . . so I can't help with the selection of the bath...... but the biggest problem for us was our hot water service wasn't big enough.

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bashworth
Jun 03, 2017 12:03 am
bashworth
bank
bank
31 May

Reasonable price for heatlamps

Reasonable price for heatlamps

If you are not set on heat lamps and your heater can handle more outlets, that might be an option. The price has likely gone up but an extra vent for us was $150 so we…

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bank
May 31, 2017 1:10 pm
bank
bank
bank
26 May

Matt bathroom tiles

Matt bathroom tiles

Very easy to clean. But you really need clever guys to put it.

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bank
May 26, 2017 3:40 pm
bank

Tiles to ceiling, just in the shower?

Tiles to ceiling, just in the shower?

Found out that in our place, they will tile almost up to the ceiling then put the cornice on over the tile to give a neater finish - that's what I've been told at least,…

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em-n-craig
May 24, 2017 11:05 pm

The photos are great, thanks. If you are not sure of any of the terms I use, just ask and I will explain. Photos 1, 3, 4 and 5 show that you have a submersible pump and…

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SaveH2O
Apr 20, 2017 12:24 am
SaveH2O
televisi
televisi
19 April

Sewerage smell from downstairs shower drainage

Sewerage smell from downstairs shower drainage

Thanks for your responses. The shower is used every other day, but the worst case is used at least once a week

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televisi
Apr 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Joker
Joker
8 April

Big bathroom problem

Big bathroom problem

Put a picture up, as it's hard to see your exact problem. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 08, 2017 12:54 pm
qebtel
qebtel
28 February

Bath handle cannot be taken off to replace tap valve

Bath handle cannot be taken off to replace tap valve

No one welds them in, no point. You are doing it the right way, just might have t use a h/duty version box wrench. Give it a short, hard whack. If worse comes to…

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qebtel
Feb 28, 2017 2:25 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
19 February

SHOWER BASE

SHOWER BASE

I think the most common trend these days is to tile your shower base.

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aloenyx
Feb 19, 2017 6:35 pm
aloenyx
aussiebadger
aussiebadger
9 February

Bathroom and Toilet - Help me!!

Bathroom and Toilet - Help me!!

First time poster, but I have referenced this forum extensively for tips and information on my renovation over the last 3 years. Thank you all :) I'm interested in…

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aussiebadger
Feb 09, 2017 11:12 pm
mack042
mack042
16 January

Bathroom sink overflow drain

Bathroom sink overflow drain

I can advise this British brand for plumbing: houseofenki.com

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mack042
Jan 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
18 December 2016

Toliet water inlet pipe is rather high

Toliet water inlet pipe is rather high

Yes I was quite happy to hear that the taps are in the cistern.

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Craigasaurus
Dec 18, 2016 11:16 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
13 December 2016

Narrow Bathroom

Narrow Bathroom

you can make your wall 70mm instead of 200mm if that helps.

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aaronaaronaaron
Dec 13, 2016 1:09 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
8 December 2016

new toilet and basin plumbing installation cost

new toilet and basin plumbing installation cost

Thanks so much, managed to find one through hi pages... 3 quotes, 1 was $500, 1 was $2750 and the one we went through was $1000.. WE went through the $1000 one. Did…

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mynameisjonas
Dec 08, 2016 11:46 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
20 November 2016

External Cladding used in Bathroom Wet Area, problems?

External Cladding used in Bathroom Wet Area, problems?

Have any areas of the bathroom been waterproofed? The blue board does not act as a Waterproofing, even when sheeted on the exterior of a home it still requires sealing…

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Our Build123
Nov 20, 2016 9:43 pm
Our Build123
Kazza170
Kazza170
7 November 2016

Tile colour choice

Tile colour choice

Anyone used Atlantis Antracite tile ?

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Kazza170
Nov 07, 2016 8:07 pm
Kazza170
Dave_66
Dave_66
30 October 2016

Bathroom layout

Bathroom layout

Totally Agree with you. ♥

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Dave_66
Oct 30, 2016 9:54 am
brownbag
brownbag
23 October 2016

Long-nosed shifter, or alternative

Long-nosed shifter, or alternative

found a solution. Take the taps off and remove the copper pipe in the way. Then screw it in, then put the taps back on. All solved. Cheers.

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brownbag
Oct 23, 2016 5:41 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
4 October 2016

What tiles for shower base?

What tiles for shower base?

It is not really that slippery when wet. I have seen hundreds of polished porcelains in showers and no complaints from the owners.

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Grout Perfect
Oct 04, 2016 10:04 am
Grout Perfect
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
22 September 2016

My favourite bathroom trends

My favourite bathroom trends

Bathroom transformations is one of our specialties, we can take the worst looking bathroom and transform it into a luxury 5 star…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 22, 2016 9:52 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September 2016

Concrete render floors in bathroom

Concrete render floors in bathroom

I assumed you were thinking of a ground floor bathroom with a slab on ground but if this was designed from the get-go then it would still be possible for a second storey.…

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2016 8:40 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 August 2016

Shower door widths Australian standards

Shower door widths Australian standards

Thanks Surja Is that documented somewhere as Australian standard or just your preference for a door size. (Shower is 900mm x 900mm size) Thanks

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2016 1:44 am
traveln
traveln
29 July 2016

New tapware question

New tapware question

Guarantee you wont have a problem using other tapware set up like you have. Its very standard setup and plumbing layout.

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traveln
Jul 29, 2016 11:17 pm
traveln
Liliana
Liliana
17 July 2016

the great leak debate

the great leak debate

Unfortunately, if the OP is in Victoria, there is no requirement for a waterproofing certificate.:(

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Liliana
Jul 17, 2016 6:45 pm
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mycl
Jul 14, 2016 12:11 am
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Stewie D
May 31, 2016 11:14 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 May 2016

issue with shower water temp

issue with shower water temp

If the water in a shower gets scalding hot then the install is either incorrect or the tempering valve is faulty. Even if the tapware at the shower is faulty you…

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Saint Mike
May 19, 2016 8:46 am
Saint Mike
chuminh
chuminh
8 May 2016

wrong position of the mixer

wrong position of the mixer

I talked to him and he said he will change. It should be good to check everything by ourselves, can't really rely on the SS. they are so careless Thank guys

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chuminh
May 09, 2016 12:12 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
30 April 2016

Tiled shower or rendered?? (screenless)

Tiled shower or rendered?? (screenless)

Rendered shower walls? Really never heard or seen it before. Hoping the finish would be better than the average render job!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Apr 30, 2016 7:32 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Dani_J
Dani_J
25 April 2016

Heat lamps

Heat lamps

Don't know about power consumption, but agree with HomeAngels that only feel heat when standing directly under it, so still a bit chilly in winter. For our next build,…

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Dani_J
Apr 26, 2016 12:05 am
kylz4
kylz4
20 April 2016

Freestanding bath size

Freestanding bath size

Hey Kylz Not trying to advertise by any means as it's against posting rules (just trying to offer suggestions to help!) but we have a few short models of baths and spas…

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kylz4
Apr 20, 2016 11:06 pm
JelenaK
JelenaK
20 April 2016

Bathroom vanity value for price

Bathroom vanity value for price

Hi, Just putting together our KDR and reading through posts but could not find the answer. The question is - what is the difference between a cheap, no name bathroom…

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JelenaK
Apr 20, 2016 10:18 am
cathryn
cathryn
18 April 2016

Toilets and Bathrooms - the eternal question

Toilets and Bathrooms - the eternal question

Hi there - looking for feedback on some limited options we are deciding on with our bathroom reno. I have tried to give as much info as possible so sorry for the long…

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cathryn
Apr 18, 2016 7:51 pm
mjklimec
mjklimec
3 March 2016

Building With Esperance Homes

Building With Esperance Homes

Could you please pm me about your reasoning for pulling out from esperance? We are about to take the plunge!

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mjklimec
Mar 03, 2016 9:05 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
26 February 2016

New tiled shower floor remains saturated

New tiled shower floor remains saturated
1, 2

This pooling of water is the result of not the gloss, but the smoothness of the tile. 2 very different things. If u have ever had an older car with solic colour paint and…

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rebuilder86
Feb 26, 2016 5:54 pm
SJ_house13
SJ_house13
21 February 2016

Position of shower mixer

Position of shower mixer

Yeh it's total BS. My bf said he actually mentioned it to Mal back in Nov and he said he will fix it. I didn't realise it was already an issue back then. Peter probably…

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SJ_house13
Feb 21, 2016 11:09 am
Firstbuild 15
Firstbuild 15
14 February 2016

Tiling done right???

Tiling done right???

The builder did it, or at least hired the painters

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Firstbuild 15
Feb 14, 2016 1:33 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 January 2016

Small Laundry Fit Out Challenge (2.0 x 1.86 mtr)

Small Laundry Fit Out Challenge (2.0 x 1.86 mtr)

Yep, that is the norm in Singapore where I live. Stack the washer and dryer on top of each other and have the tub next to that. You can put a rack across the top of both…

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AussieMark
Jan 30, 2016 11:28 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
26 January 2016

Caulking around bathroom sink

Caulking around bathroom sink

A photo of the silicone would really help! If the laundry is in the garage then no it doesn't have to be tiled. Totally up to you!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jan 26, 2016 10:29 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
darbs1
darbs1
13 January 2016

Porcher toilets anyone have them?

Porcher toilets anyone have them?

Thanks to this site, I was able to get the lid off my Porcher Toilet cistern! I needed to look at the inlet valve as it was filling very slowly, or not at all, after a few…

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darbs1
Jan 13, 2016 12:49 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
11 December 2015

High gloss porcelain tiles.

High gloss porcelain tiles.

If water only then no problems but if the water has some type of detergent, shampoo, soap residue then yes can be get slippery.

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Grout Perfect
Dec 11, 2015 11:44 am
Grout Perfect
traveln
traveln
22 November 2015

Bathroom tiling

Bathroom tiling

Can go either way. Work out what is going to be easy for you.cutting around a vanity or around or.there is no set rule that you have to do either way just as long as you…

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traveln
Nov 22, 2015 4:54 pm
traveln
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
9 November 2015

Bathroom window

Bathroom window

i think u could use glass bricks and it be to code!

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rebuilder86
Nov 09, 2015 9:07 pm


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