Sunday, April 5, 2020
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Plumbing

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Wet room bathrooms are a big trend in bathroom design. Whether fully open or using a single plane of glass to enclose the shower and bath, this design is popular for a few reasons. The wet room bathroom has design...
What preventative measures should you undertake to get your home prepared for a pandemic? Preparing adequate food, water supplies and toilet paper are only part of the planning process and we’ve been told in Australia they aren’t necessary. This...
A back to wall freestanding bath is a great option if you're limited for space around your bath. This style of bath is best suited in confined bathrooms as it butts back to the wall, allowing extra space in...
World Plumbing Day is celebrated each year on the 11th March. It’s a day to recognise plumbers for the work they do in maintaining plumbing to our homes, communities and cities. Plumbing plays a key part to your health...
First thing this morning after I dropped the girls to school, I headed to my local shopping centre to tackle the groceries. We needed toilet paper and I had hoped Aldi restocked after all the panic buying earlier this...
Our Zip Hydrotap is the boiling chilled filtered water tap I can’t live without in my kitchen. Our Hydrotap is the tap that keeps on keeping on. We’ve had our Hydrotap for 15 years. It was a refurbished commercial model,...
To enjoy a better shower experience, having a shower head clear of calcium deposits or limescale is important. I’m going to show you how to clean a blocked shower head from limescale, without removing the shower rose. In the last...
The last thing you want to be spending your money on this Christmas is an expensive out of hours call from a plumber because of a plumbing emergency. Christmas and New Years always sees an influx of out of...
If you have a blockage on your property, chances are you have a blocked ORG. Here's what you need to know about Overflow Relief Gullies (ORG) and what you can do before you call the plumber. On Saturday morning, while...
Adding a feature bath in your bedroom is reliant on your personal tastes and how the design works in with your lifestyle. I rarely use the bath... although I do love the luxury of having one available in the main...
When a bushfire threat is near, the first thing to consider is your own safety. The next is to have an emergency plan in place. The third thing is to do what you can to protect your home from...
If you’ve admired the look of an outdoor shower, I thought I’d share what plumbing considerations you need to know before installing an outdoor shower to your alfresco area. Outdoor showers have long been seen as a luxurious feature of...
The plumbing is only one aspect to consider when doing a kitchen renovation, but it is a necessary component to assist with the layout and design. These kitchen renovation plumbing tips are must knows to ensure you have functional...
If you have noticed grey, white or dark specks on the plasterboard or ceiling in your bathroom, you may have mildew. Mildew on bathroom walls is common as the dampness and lack of air flow prompts it’s growth. I...
A few Friday’s ago, Phoebe and I were standing at our front door, amazed at the winter wonderland in our front yard. It prompted me to share tips on how to prevent water damage from hail as we were...
Choosing the taps and fixtures when renovating a bathroom are all about personal style and are often bought to match a certain look. But aesthetics aside, what should you be looking for when choosing your bathroom taps and fixtures? 6...
Ick, Ick, ICK. No one wants to see brown water coming through their taps. But it’s not an uncommon occurrence in households. Here are a few reasons why you may have brown water coming through the taps of your...
I love my house smelling pleasant as soon as a guest walks through the door. But even more so, I want my bathroom – especially my toilet to smell good naturally, without any whiffs of bad odours. Let’s be honest,...
Last week I had an exciting opportunity to offer bathroom renovation advice for a big interior magazine (which not so quietly, I’m really excited about). I’m in my zone when I’m asked plumbing advice. Anyway, one of the questions...
Wall hung vanities are a popular choice in contemporary bathrooms. They appeal to many and can fit in with many interior styles as they can create the illusion of space. They can also be easy to clean underneath, although a...
If you’ve noticed the grass to be marshy at the front of your house and asked yourself, ‘what’s causing the wet patch in my yard?’ it may be a hidden problem you need to investigate. One of the first signs...
For properties that rely on potable bore water or rainwater for their water supplies, jumper valve taps have been the recommended choice of tapware. I recently had a question sent through on my blog from a property owner who is...