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Splashers

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Joined 2 March 2013
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1 month1 monthSplashersSplashers posted:
upslope split level home in the Illawarra NSW

Hey Mrscoote,
Builders who do a lot of work in the Illawarra region with sloping blocks are Stilletto homes & Marksman Homes. They are both good builders with long reputation in…

1 month1 monthSplashersSplashers posted:
Removing tile adhesives

It will work out cheaper and quicker to remove the walls and reline with new panels which will ensure a better finish with tiling and painting

1 month1 monthSplashersSplashers posted:
40mm kitchen island bench

Best option is to install laminate and single tile row behind cooktop to make it compliant than do after handover and save thousands

2 months2 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
creaking bathroom tile

There could be 2 things here with the creaking, first that the shower base expands and is pressing against the edge of the tile and the 2 surfaces are rubbing…

2 months2 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

This is always a common problem I hear in the industry, but both parties will always point the finger at each other. Concrete Plant will blame the installer and vice…

2 months2 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
What materials delivered to site would make your life easier

Beer & Pizza would be great :lol:

2 months2 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Composite decking getting too hot in direct sun?

My experience the composite decking gets just as hot as a well oiled decking with timber and pretty much the same with concretes. If you are doing around your pool…

2 months2 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Swim Spa - worth getting?

I have the Spectrum Vortex Spa from Spa World and it is awesome, I have had it for 18 months and most people i know who also have spas love…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Swim Spa - worth getting?

I have known 2 people who have purchased them and both sold them a few years later. They found the cost of keeping it heated was very high and they…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

A cheaper option to fix the steps into the wet areas is to ramp up the floors leading into them gradually if practical.
The reason for the different heights is probably…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Bathroom CAD Drawing Program

Hey Everyone,
Just wondering what CAD drawing programs people are using for Plans with Dimensions for Bathrooms ?
TIA

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
We layed our turf 8 days ago and it's starting to die

Looks like all the soil from the backing roots has been washed off, just water the Lawn gently and not spray hard at the grass. I noticed there seems to…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

I find that all Franchise Style Building companies like GJ Gardner, Hotondo etc always have good and many reviews on all these sites compared to any other stand alone Builders…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Majority of Builders Do Not recess their slabs to accommodate a flush finish to wet areas unless the customer upgrades for this. A small step up is a standard feature…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Mitred edges on tiles can only be done with porcelain due to the compound that they are made of, ceramic is too soft. You will find it hard to find…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Are these drop in or freestanding bathtubs?

Drop Ins by the look as most are done like that with matching walls tiles on face

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Upgrade costs for Clarendon

Most Clarendon upgrades end up costing customers a lot as their Display homes have All Upgrades. The displays do not reflect what you actually get as standard inclusions for their…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Obstructed Powder Room Doorway

The drawings you have been given from the builder should be to scale, check scale n measure with ruler to determine placement.
If the door doesn't open fully than it is…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Difference between the tiles from 30 to 60 would not be a whole lot different. A lot of tiles cost more due to being made from smaller manufacturers.
The real difference…

5 months5 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Laminam splashback

Quatum Quartz have a product almost the same called Quatum Six which is sold by WK Stone. They have had this on the market for a while and is definetely…

6 months6 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Tiles on kickboard/plinth?

I would do the kick the same as vanity door colour, tilers will pop off after a while

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Large windows in Void facing west

I have the same situation in my home and I dont find it a problem. We have put in Comfort Glass which does help a bit, we have 600mm eaves…

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
bathroom reno floor

Worst thing to do is cover up timber floor if used for a wet area it will cost you money in the long run.
Do it right and rip up floor…

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7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Bathroom Tiles - ask tiler to install our own bought Tiles a

No this will not be allowed to be done, and more than likely the tiler may lose his contracts with builder.
Talk to the Builder and ask them for a…

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Builder gone into liquidation and house unfinished

If you can access the property take photos of everything you can as this will help with evidence of where they are up too.

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Builder gone into liquidation and house unfinished

This is always a difficult position but you will be surprised how often it happens. Seek legal advice asap
Make sure the house is locked up and anything that has not…

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
My builder says I can't have 2 different floor tiles joining

From the information provided I see No issue with having different tiles. There is no reason 2 different tiles can not be laid side by side we do this often…

8 months8 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Steps to front door

BCA says you have 5mm tolerance between step heights only, all measurements in heights should be the same across the whole staircase.

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