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    Thanks everyone. We have tiled the floor first...

    Thanks everyone. We have tiled the floor first and the walls second, so have the order correct. Sorry if this is a basic question. Is there any difference between using a bathroom specific sealant...
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    Grout or silicone shower corners

    We have retiled a shower cubicle which has three tiled sides. Do we grout or silicone (or both) the joins between the corners and wall/floor. We are using Davco grout for the rest.
  3. DIY concreting in bathroom - is this a good idea?

    We are renovating our bathroom and will be pulling out and existing sunken bath (1.7 L x.8 w) which will need to be filled, and a less deep shower recess which will also need to be levelled- these...
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    Sorry it is confusing. We initially paid an...

    Sorry it is confusing. We initially paid an independent architect to draw up some conceptual plans. We were happy with his plans and started looking for a builder. During discussions with the...
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    The contract did have a clause which said that if...

    The contract did have a clause which said that if we reproduced the plans in 3d (ie. build them) with any other builder we would need to pay extra. We actually negotiated this fee down from 10K to...
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    Builder: Should we stay or go?

    We live in Perth. In March this year this year we went into discussions with a builder about a 4.6 x 3.2 extension plus renovating an existing bathroom and laundry, on a flat single story block. We...
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    Acrylic shower screens

    Does anyone have any information or knowledge about the pro's and con's of using 10mm acrylic for a shower screen instead of glass?
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    Thanks - I am thinking it is better to be safe...

    Thanks - I am thinking it is better to be safe than sorry and get the better quality one's.
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    Tiling grades

    I have seen some 300 x 600 rectified ceramic wall tile at a salvage yard. It was labelled as general grade and the sales guy said this meant the glazing over the tile was not up to the standard...
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    Thanks guys. We have gone through the knock...

    Thanks guys. We have gone through the knock down/renovate option and renovating is still way cheaper, and easier given we have small children. Renting in Perth is not easy or cheap these days. We met...
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    Negotiating with builders for extensions

    Hi.
    We are looking to do some extensions on our single story 1970's home in Perth in the 100-150K range. We are looking to build a new bedroom with ensuit (approx 5x5m); renovate the extisting...
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    automatic ignitor problem on gas oven

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    I have a gas hotplate (westinghouse) and gas oven (Chef) both fairly old but in good working condition. For some time the automatic ignitor has not been working. On the hotplate it used to be...
  13. Thanks

    Thanks for the advice everyone. We have decided to go for Proform because they are reasonably priced, seem to have a good reputation and we have a specific space between two walls that IKEA furniture...
  14. Runners advice

    Thanks for that bit of advice, particularly about the price of blum runners as the kitchen people were telling me it would cost an extra $50 per drawer to have the more expensive runners (either...
  15. Anyone used Kitset or Proform DIY kitchens

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    I live in Perth and I am looking to purchase a FIY flatpack kitchen from either Kitset (Victoria), Proform (Perth), or IKEA (Perth). I have seen the reviews of IKEA in this site and have a good...
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