Hi everyone, I have to IP in Brisbane ( robertson and runcorn) that i need to re do the whole bathroom. I am just sick of doing small minor repairs to it and its costing me a fortune on plummers and handyman (as i dont live there myself).
I am wondering if anyone has experience in this. and know of cheap suppliers of : Tiles,and all the tile accessories. sinks, vanities, shower screens, taps and accessories. everything for the bathroom. I also need a mini skip to put in the rubbish. Paint and what not.
I know bunnings will have all of this but lets face it, they are not the cheapest. i am looking for warehouse or liqidators or factory seconds sorta thing where i can pick up from around brisbane area. I also might need to rent a ute.
Thank you in advance.DWolfeParticipant@dwolfeJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 1,253
I checked out Grays, but didnt find what i was looking for, but what it did lead me to, was Ebay, and then to Trading post. where i found a discount trader of this sorta thing in brisbane, so thanks alot. i now need to borrow a ute, I have checked out all of the rental companies, and the cheapest i have found is about $50 a Day.phillandjabMember@phillandjabJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 4
Try Greys on line
Im not too sure with Greys online, ive never used it before.
What do i search for, how do i bid, is there a buy it now function like ebay??
Honestly i have never used greys before, and i will be in Brisbane Southside areaDWolfeParticipant@dwolfeJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 1,253
Grays is better than ebay it is all legit! Search for tap ware or if you go to sales they will have bathroom or renovator sales. I was looking the other day and there were really nice tap sets for starting 39 bucks. It is bidding but the goods come from the manufacturer or distributor. The have warranties and are either pick in a particular state or delivery. I just did a search then and it came up with 132 taps. Have a squiz. You sign up like ebay and give them ccard numb etc. Good luck. Have fun reno-ing.
Yeah it should be fun, the planning, and the completed product. but not while i do it, i anticipate alot of headaches and supprises while im in the process.
Maybe i can post before and after photos?? is there a function where i can do that, i dont see any photos on this forum!?Jane – HotspaceParticipant@jane—hotspaceJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 69
Have you tried AuctionsRus? They are a great spot to go for cheap bathroom (and kitchen) bits and pieces – vanities, taps, tiles – all sorts of stuff… http://www.Auctionrus.com.au – they have a branch in Eagle Farm.
Remember that you may not need to gut the entire bathroom and start over. You may be able to retain some of the bathroom and renovate around the parts that are ok. I have renovated tonnes of bathrooms using this method (for myself and with my clients) for usually only a few thousand dollars.
Photos on my website if you're interested… http://www.HotspaceConsultants.com (I've also written a sereis of e-Books to help renovators of investment properties).
Hope that helps!fabfultonsMember@fabfultonsJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 2
Have a look at Eagle Farm in Brisbane, near the airport. There is an auction warehouse where you have to be present on the day but the bargains are worth it. They sell goods, for renovation and equipment well below retail or wholesale price and are usually selling on behalf of an administrator or slightly damaged stock. I saw ktichens being sold (flat pack unopened) for $500 that usually sell for $8000 in shops.
The truth is you have to put the effort in to make the returns. Although having an investment property may seem easy, the more effort you put in the more you get out of it. Geting out there and checking these auctions and other sale methods means that you can be creative while saving money and find things that others can't be bother with.
Good luck!Andrew_AParticipant@andrew_aJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 392
For the southside, I have bought tiles at Springwood, the long strip next to the highway and not far from Ikea with lots of car sale yards, don't remember the exact place but there are a few choices there. Got a very good price on a line that was going out of stock. For skips I have always just used the classified section in the local newspaper, get a few quotes and go from there, found them much of a muchness and all pretty good.
I love tiles in a property, one of the best ways to transform a floor when you are doing a reno I think, also prefer non white tiles that don't show every speck of dust.Kipper57Member@kipper57Join Date: 2006Post Count: 252Michael RehbeinMember@michael-rehbeinJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 2
Hi, Try highgrove trading or bathroom warehouse. Both retail stores but better than not knowign what you are buyign at auction. For auction houses, simply google "brisbane auctions". Perhaps another avenue for you.
Regards, Michael.NBSMember@nbsJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 60
Hi my first post here …… what about Builders Discount Warehouse have everything for bathrooms at Brendale.