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February 23, 2018


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Classic style – contemporary comforts 9 Whiteoak Grove, Tinwald Proudly situated in Whiteoak Grove is this near new 263m² (more or less) home. With generous space throughout you and your family will enjoy the many aspects that this fantastic family home offers. The generous kitchen has bench space galore with induction hob and large 900mm oven. A spacious walk-in pantry and fab island bench which acts as a social centre of the open plan living area. A second lounge offers great flexibility for the family and flows to the expansive patio area, brilliant for outdoor entertaining. The property is heated with a well-appointed log

burner having been made a feature with a stylish backdrop and there is the addition of a heat pump to ensure year-round comfort. The four bedrooms are generous and the master has a walk-in robe and wellappointed ensuite, there are quality fixtures and fittings throughout with a large family bathroom. The large double garage has internal access with a large storage room. Outdoors is fully fenced with a separate area to grow your own veges and an area for the dog. The property is well-positioned to maximise the sun.




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Mitre 10 – Easy as ...

How to install a shower enclosure Before you begin • We’re installing the Calais Round Shower. Although some steps may vary across different models, we’ll cover off a lot of basic steps and tips that are consistent throughout the process of installing most shower models. • Make sure you check the instructions that come with the shower you’re installing – and if you’ve got any doubts, get in touch with a licensed shower installer.

Preparation • Remove your old shower enclosure. It’s likely you’ll damage your walls when you do this. For this reason – it’s a really good idea to make sure they’re plumb and straight, and reline the walls with GIB Aqualine ready for the new shower enclosure. You may find you’ll need to install some new nogs for the GIB Aqualine to fix to, and some timber for the wall profiles to fix to. You’ll need to install the shower tray before relining. • Make sure floor is level. The shower tray needs to sit level so water can drain correctly. If your floor isn’t level, some self-levelling compound will do the job.

Handy Hint: • Take the shower lining out, open it up, and let it sit for a few hours. It may have become cramped and bent out of shape in the box.

GETTING IT DONE Shower tray • Peel protective film: Peel back the thin protective film that’s covering the shower tray – but only around the edges. Leave the rest on to protect the tray.

Install GIB Aqualine • Fit the GIB Aqualine, making sure that it’s positioned 10mm off the floor, and 10mm off the shower tray. Use a 10mm packer to keep it off the floor. • Measure for shower mixer, tapware or other plumbing. Refer to the instructions of your mixer and tapware to ensure the hole you’re cutting is the correct size.

Shower lining • Dry fit: Hold the lining in place, to make sure it’s the right width, but also to make sure it fits neatly parallel on top of the shower tray. If it doesn’t, you may want to scribe a pencil line along and shave it with a block plane. • Measure for mixer and plumbing: Measure the horizontal and vertical position of your required holes. Measure hard off the shower tray, and transfer the measurements onto the back of the shower lining. Take 2mm off the horizontal measurement, to account for the thickness of the lining.



• Drill holes: Set yourself up on a solid surface, make sure your drill bits are sharp, and drill slowly. • Also, scribe a pencil line around the outside of the whole shower lining – this will show us where we will eventually apply the adhesive.

• Fix wall profiles in place according to your specific instructions. In our case they’re positioned 3mm in from the lip of the shower tray. Run a bead of silicone down the back of them, make sure they’re plumb, and screw in place.

• Fix liner to wall: Apply silicone along the top edge of the shower tray in a continuous bead, making sure you apply a return bead when you get to the end – this will ensure maximum water tightness.

Door frames

• Apply adhesive 80mm inside the pencil line.


• Apply the adhesive in vertical lines of silicone 80mm inside the pencil line, and then every 80mm. Vertical lines will allow any gas to escape while the adhesive is setting. Apply one horizontal bead across the bottom • Dust the back of the lining before placing it on the wall • Fix lining to wall. Start by placing the corner in, then fold each sides onto the wall. Use a rag to smooth out any bumps, and make sure the liner is firm against the wall. You have 20 mins before the adhesive sets, so don’t muck around. • You will notice some silicone leaking out between the shower tray and the lining – this is exactly what we want to see. Clean it off once the lining is in place. • Have the wall profiles of the shower unit ready and waiting also – we’ll be fixing these in place to help secure the lining to the wall.

• Assemble the frame as per instructions. In our case the frame needs to be assembled separate to the shower tray. • Attach the handles. • Attach the seals to the doors, making sure they’re on the right way round. • With both doors now inside the shower, fit them to the rails. Starting at the top, drop the door onto the rails, then lock it in place with the locking mechanism. Push the bottom rollers down until they click into the track. • Install the magnetic seals where the doors meet each other, again making sure they’re the correct way round. • Check the doors are plumb, and meet each other correctly when closed – if not, use the adjustment screws until they are. • Install doorstops.

Finishing up

Wall profiles

• Apply silicone where the front of the door frame and the shower tray join. Come 100mm up the wall as well.

• First peel away some of the protective film covering the shower lining before fitting wall profiles.

• Apply a bead of silicone along the top of the shower lining once the adhesive is set.

Mitre 10 Easy as . . . HOW TO INSTALL A SHOWER Upgrading an old shower is a great way to refresh your bathroom. And if you’re simply replacing like for like, and don’t have to move any plumbing around, then installing a brand new shower enclosure is a job you can do yourself!!













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Doors opening into pool areas must be self-closing or be fitted with alarms that go off if the doors don’t close when someone goes through them. Horizontal support rails in fencing must be at least 900mm apart. Shane Woods


Pool owners can choose who undertakes the inspection – either the council, or an independently qualified pool inspector who is a person accepted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) as qualified to carry out inspections.

There can’t be any holes or gaps in the fence that may give a child access to the pool area, and there can’t be any objects close to the fence that could help children climb it. Homeowners can ask the council for a fence exemption, but you will only get one if the council is satisfied there is no significant increased risk to young children from not fencing.

If you are considering building a pool in your backyard, you must first apply for and be granted a building consent. The council will inspect the fencing before issuing a code compliance certificate.

Fence placement

Under the act, the council can enter your property if they suspect you have an unfenced pool. The minimum height for a pool fence is 1.2 metres above ground level and no space under the bottom of the gate or fence can be greater than 100mm from the ground at any point.

Who checks up on fences?

Fences can be constructed from any type of material provided it is durable and complies with the building code. However,

The fence can only enclose the immediate pool area but may include things used in association with the pool, such as changing sheds. It is the owner’s responsibility to advise the council if they have a pool, if it is not already aware of it. It is also the owner’s responsibility to ensure the fence complies with both act requirements. Missing sections of the fence, or a gate that is not self-latching, must be replaced or repaired immediately.

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