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6 d6 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Renovating bathroom

Hi mate, the 6mm sheet can be used, although I would advise against it as a more durable 16mm compressed sheet would normally replace the timber floor below.
With the 6mm…

15 d15 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Shower strip drain installation

That's not to good, has the strip drain been tiled over on each end?
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

15 d15 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Shower/toilet location logic?

On the window side would be good, just ensure that it has a Waterproofed and tiled window reveal into the window. No architraves.
Good luck!
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

16 d16 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Extension Ideas Pls

Hi Chris
Where are you based?

17 d17 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Converting garage to workshop / studio

No probs Dwain
Come to think of it your right, it is thermal not accoustic. In that case see if they can use a dense acoustic insulation in the walls, a…

18 d18 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Converting garage to workshop / studio

Hey Dwain
One thing to consider maybe the tilt panel door, you mentioned that you may remove the ceiling for storage at a later date. Might consider a standard roller…

18 d18 dOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Open shower on both sides

Hey Geminithinker
I think it's a great idea!
Don't worry you won't feel cold with that design, I have an open shower / Bath wet area and it's great, we live in…

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1 month1 monthOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Design your own home

Looking good mate!
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

1 month1 monthOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
a few bathroom questions

Hi Bryan
My thoughts below -
1. Acrilic look just as good, had mine for a few years now with 2 young kids and still looking new.
Try these guys, they have…

2 months2 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
freestanding bath in corner of bathroom?

Great way to do it mate!
Save yourself at least 30% on the overall cost by project managing it yourself, and sounds like you should be ok with that budget.
Your …

2 months2 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Tiles to ceiling, just in the shower?

Depending on your ceiling height I'd personally only take the shower tiles as high as your screen which is usually 2.1.
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

2 months2 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
freestanding bath in corner of bathroom?

Hi Bryan
Freestanding pushed into the corner is fine, people always bang on about not being able to get in and clean behind the wall side, but it's not an issue.
I…

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
NEED HELP HOME ADDITION

Where is the entry planned, can't quite pick it up?
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
What height shower rose?

Hey Pat
Around 2mtrs from the floor is a good height, so a bigger dropper closer the the 600mm would be best in my opinion.
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Bathroom renovation - paint and waterproofing

Maybe a quick skim of base coat plaster and a top coat to finish should cover it.
Regards James Mason
www.renovationjunkies.com.au

3 months3 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Anything is possible, just comes down to budget and a positive mind set.
Renovations can be rewarding when well planned out. If you have the time on your hands to tackle…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Great small builder finished our home

Good to hear a successful finish to what would have been a stressful situation.

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Replacing a vanity

If they know you want to replace it at a later date, maybe ask them to use minimal fixing and not to silicone it to the wall.
This way you or…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Granny Flat on rear lane boundary

Better have a chat with a duty planer at your local council, they will tell you what you can and cannot do.

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Shower Screen Options

Can't get to your links.
We have a fixed panel at our place, trick is to make sure it's large enough to avoid splashing outside of the shower area. Another key…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Steps/stairs for residential property

It would normally be a carpenter that would install a new timber step, so if it's timber frame construction that would actually be easier for the retro fit of a…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Steps/stairs for residential property

May not have explained that the best, but the pic shows what I'd remove to make way for a recessed step back to your carpet line.
Kind Regards
James Mason - Our…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Steps/stairs for residential property

Ok great, got it.
Personally I'd remove a couple of courses​ of brickwork from the door sill at the door and recess in a new step. This way it will only…

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Steps/stairs for residential property

Can you post a few pics of the area, it will make it a little easier to comment.
Cheers
Kind Regards
James Mason - Our Build.
www.renovationjunkies.com.au
www.ourbuildhandyman.com.au

4 months4 monthsOur Build123Our Build123 posted:
Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Generally it would be an acrilic render or texture cote, but normally that product will out last standard sand and cement render, so it seams strange you have this issue…

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