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Splashers

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Joined 2 March 2013
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26 d26 dSplashersSplashers posted:
Feb 2022 - Is there shortage of bricklayer in NSW currently?

The issue with Tradies on New Builds are many depending on the Builders choices of Subbies or Rates.
Since the pandemic a lot of overseas workers left and went home in…

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2 months2 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Screed over toilet waste opening

Ummm I wouldnt let him back if he screeded over it, prob doesnt have much experience

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Bathroom tiles - good or not?

Once tiles installed there will be no way of rectifying it without removing and retiling the areas. The tile trim on edges is set in when tiling as its glued…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
To pack, or not to pack.

Packing to straighten or level things up is common building practice, nothings perfectly straight or even in thickness. The beam will more than likely be straight its probably the timber…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Bathroom tiles - good or not?

The first photos show that its probably not the tilers works it may started back with the framework not being level, than plasterers following out of level walls as well…

3 months3 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
TILING ISSUE - floor and wall tile grout line far apart

This is standard tiling setouts, Floor Setouts are done to the drain and PC items as the walls are done to fixtures, niches and windows.
If you require Line Matching tile…

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5 months5 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Anyone built with Croft land homes?

Hey Teeze,
I dont think they will answer as they have just joined yeaterday just to post on this particular subject. Click on the posters name and you will see they…

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
3mm Grout line & which tile for my main floor

There should be no difference in price between laying with 1.5mm or 3mm its just the size of the spacer.
The real question is are the Tiles chosen Porcelain Rectified Tiles…

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
What is going on with this tile grout (or tiles)?

Efflorescence is what is happening, there must be something reacting causing the salts to come to surface of grout and bleeding out.

7 months7 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
splashback tile lippage

The tiler should have advised that the wall is not straight prior to start and gave you the option to proceed or leave it with you to rectify the wall…

8 months8 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Screeding question

Thats a lot of screeding, reverse the truck up for that amount not bags

8 months8 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Non Compliant glass splash backs

The only thing you need to avoid is having a large saucepan or pot resting against the glass while cooking. The flame runs under the pan and will damage the…

9 months9 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

The blockoff fence looks just like a quick fix to maybe stop animals from escaping. It is not a good permanent fence. The best way is to knock on the…

9 months9 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Defect in Caesarstone

Firstly look under your benchtop inside your cabinet or dishwasher area to see if it is Caesar Stone (some companies swap stone for other brands), it should have black roller…

9 months9 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Kitchen: I would look at swapping fridge to the end next to hallway wall as its the most used appliance in the kitchen and make sure wall depth is 700mm…

9 months9 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Any Bidet or hand held shower hose in baths should have RPZ valves fitted by law to comply. The bidet shop dont always tell you all the info as they…

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10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Composite decking choices

"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten"

10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Composite decking choices

Personally I have trex about 70sq/m of decking in various locations, shaded, full sun and around my fish pond and for 5 years i have had no issues on any…

10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Geo fabric or plastic weed mat under deck?

Eko deck requires a certain air gap underneath as per warranty please check this before installing, mould can be an issue. Weed mat and 20mm bluestone/gravel is enough but the…

10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Cheaper option to choose than pavers?

Under the deck when it is excavated you should ideally have 30-40cm of air gap between ground and underside of deck. The ground needs a slight natural slope for water…

10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Composite decking choices

Trex & Millboard are made different in regards to the amount of plastic used. Modwood & Ekodeck have higher plastic bases which makes them prone to more movement and expansion…

10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
How to estimate cost for bathroom redo

Best suggestion is to contact 3 Bathroom Renovation companies and ask them to quote, every site n job is different. Best to have your PC Items chosen so you can…

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10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
What is this white pipe at my backyard?

A lot of diagrams for plumbing externally are not always accurate at the pre construction stage, If you have paperwork from Metricon with the plumbing companies details it would be…

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10 months10 monthsSplashersSplashers posted:
Internal Floor screeding

Yes 20mm is the correct screed depth any thinner and it will have issues. The main issue with screeding than tiling main floors are door heights, adjacent room floor levels,…

1 year1 yearSplashersSplashers posted:
Dark orange stains on ceiling

It could just be Fly poop, do you get a lot of insects inside that are attracted to the light ?

1 year1 yearSplashersSplashers posted:
Tiles in bedroom

The home builder is trying to tell you that the Tile Thickness is different from the Laminate Floor Thickness when they are installed direct to slab but even a slightly…

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1 year1 yearSplashersSplashers posted:
Someone pls give me some advice regarding stone in kitchen**

The easiest way to remove benchtops is have the builder install a standard laminate benchtop and a single row of tile above to achieve compliance. The laminate benchtops are only…

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1 year1 yearSplashersSplashers posted:
Someone pls give me some advice regarding stone in kitchen**

Builder is saying no due to him be liable to fix or change it if the stone mason he uses can not do this work. The stone masons builders tend…

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