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    Thanks Metrix, yes I've actually decided to do...

    Thanks Metrix, yes I've actually decided to do this as it's what I was going to do in the first place; the only difference being that the waterproofer / tiler asked me to use SMX50 rather than FC11...
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    FYI - the plasterer has just rung me back after...

    FYI - the plasterer has just rung me back after checking with his boss and said that he should have used the CSR Wet Area Base Coat under their terms and conditions, and is coming back to scrape out...
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    OK, I've just confirmed with the plasterer that...

    OK, I've just confirmed with the plasterer that he used CSR Ultra-Base MR 60 which I read has enhanced moisture and mould resistance and is a setting type base coat. He says that they use it in all...
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    Yes it was definitely a basecoat (not a top coat)...

    Yes it was definitely a basecoat (not a top coat) as I remember that ("base coat") written on the bags that he used, and he did assure me that it was base coat and not top coat. Note that he did use...
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    Basecoat for Waterproofing / Tiles

    I have just hired a plasterer to set the villaboard joins in my ensuite renovation. I checked several times with him that he is using basecoat compatible with wet areas which he confirmed. However,...
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    That's interesting info. I'm not sure then if it...

    That's interesting info. I'm not sure then if it was a fluke that two of my three quotes stated that they use oil (solvent) based membranes on the floor and water based on the walls then? (I believe...
  7. Thanks Rod. I assume that the paper tape is...

    Thanks Rod.
    I assume that the paper tape is used to join the filled base coat to the W.I.R. wall (and not extend around the corner)?
    I thought that filling a 35mm strip 10mm deep with base coat...
  8. Mating Villaboard to Plasterboard on External Angle

    I am currently lining my ensuite walls with Villaboard but am unsure how to set the external corners between the villaboard (which lines the inside of the door jamb) and the plasterboard (in the...
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    Hello Ankiri, I've done something similar in my...

    Hello Ankiri,
    I've done something similar in my ensuite renovation; in my case I found that the studs were all over the place in terms of alignment (70mm studs plus very high walls, not plumb, some...
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    Bond Breakers - Review

    Hello all,
    As per my other thread, I had become increasingly confused between my understanding of how bond breakers work and the feedback from tradies as to how they are applied in practice. Today I...
  11. All good points; I did also have concerns...

    All good points; I did also have concerns regarding allocation of responsibility w.r.t. failure of waterproofing if I do it and they damage it, etc. I did ask one of them whether he could certify...
  12. Thanks Metrix, yeah I wasn't wanting to do...

    Thanks Metrix, yeah I wasn't wanting to do everything myself but it looks like I will end up doing the waterproofing. I want to adhere to best practice rather than just accept practical experience;...
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    Sorry, I don't know much about the bonded...

    Sorry, I don't know much about the bonded screeds; I think that I read they are more flexible but not sure; maybe best to just ring Ardex technical support and ask them about it.
  14. Waterproofing Scyon / Villaboard / Hobless Shower

    Hello all,
    OK, I have layed the scyon flooring and sealed the t&g joints and screw heads with Hardies sealant, as well as fixing the two puddle flanges to the floor (s/s screws and Hardies sealant)....
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    Hello ankiri, I am currently renovating my...

    Hello ankiri,
    I am currently renovating my ensuite and have just layed the scyon over the joists (old cf flooring had cracks throughout). For #3, are you proposing to put the shower base directly on...
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    Hello akis50, disclaimer - I am renovating my...

    Hello akis50,
    disclaimer - I am renovating my ensuite for the first time so I am not an expert. The main concern I see in your idea for shower #1 would be cutting down the joist size by 30mm. ...
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    Also I wouldn't "tile over the join" as even with...

    Also I wouldn't "tile over the join" as even with dowels there is bound to be some movement between the two slabs (esp. on clay); I believe you should have an expansion/movement joint between the...
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    Thanks Gooner, some good info there. I'm not...

    Thanks Gooner, some good info there. I'm not planning to do my own tiling and I believe that most tilers in NSW waterproof under the screed, but at least I know that may be an option worth asking...
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    Thanks droog, possibly the main area can be done...

    Thanks droog, possibly the main area can be done without screed, but would be dead flat in my case and I think I'd like a little fall around the floor waste, even if not the entire floor - but I will...
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    Ensuite Floor Tiling Options

    Hello all,
    just a question about the various floor tiling options. I was planning on having a hobless shower (with a frameless sliding glass door); however I'm not sure that this is so simple. I...
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    Thanks Pulse, yes I am thinking along those...

    Thanks Pulse, yes I am thinking along those lines; but am wary of being too much of a perfectionist as is my tendency :wink:. After much reading I was thinking of attaching 45x40 lengths of timber...
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    Thanks droog, the deflection is mid span between...

    Thanks droog, the deflection is mid span between bearer and bearer/wall support (split level home with joists terminating in wall structure itself). I am hoping that the scyon flooring will stiffen...
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    Thanks Gooner, that's a very informative link! ...

    Thanks Gooner, that's a very informative link! :) I'll do some more precise testing today, but I believe that I am within those limits (esp. since the scyon flooring has not been fixed yet). I...
  24. Hello Gooner, I'm no expert, but have been doing...

    Hello Gooner,
    I'm no expert, but have been doing a lot of research and thinking about my own ensuite renovation. My understanding is that epoxy grout is more flexible than regular grout, but a...
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    Bathroom Joists Stiffness

    Hello all,
    I am part-way through my ensuite bathroom renovation having spent the last few months shimming all the wall studs and floor joists and adding noggings and trimmers, etc. I have sistered...
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    Ensuite / Stairwell Lights

    Hi all, this is my first question on the forums, but first some background info. I am currently renovating our ensuite bathroom and have done the demolition / disposal of the floor and wall tiles...
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    Hello Renovate Forum Members

    My name is David and have been renovating our home since it was built 35 years ago :hahaha:. My ancestry does not include DIY so it has been a bit of a learning curve initiated by a high maintenance...
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