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Old 21.07.2013, 16:03
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Where can I buy this .. Bathroom cabinet

So we've been in our new house since May, most things were new when we moved in including one of the downstairs bathrooms. We noticed last week that the veneer is coming off the sink cabinet. This is caused by the ridiculous tap which looks fancy, like a big flying saucer but it's totally impractical. Whenever a new visitor goes in there we listen for the scream as they turn it on and get soaked. Touching the "on handle" causes a fountain that goes right over the side of the sink..

So back to the point.. We're gonna end up having to replace it. We have a good relationship with the owners and regie, who was visiting last week for some other little jobs she's gonna do.. She said don't worry about it, claim it on the liability whenever you leave. But i'd rather not find out in xx years time that we can't get it anymore and the whole suite needs done..

So anybody know where I can find a drawer front like the photo? Tried a couple of local DIY places but no joy.

Edit to add .. If we can find one, we won't fit it, just wanna have it for when we go.
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Re: Where can I buy this .. Bathroom cabinet

If all else fails: http://royobath-us.com/?page_id=7
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Old 21.07.2013, 18:10
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So back to the point.. We're gonna end up having to replace it.
Honestly, why not wait until you move out. If the exact product is not available at that time, the property manager can argue with the insurance.

It seems to me the cause of the problem should be fixed, not the consequence.
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Old 21.07.2013, 18:54
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Honestly, why not wait until you move out. If the exact product is not available at that time, the property manager can argue with the insurance.

It seems to me the cause of the problem should be fixed, not the consequence.
Is that how the liability insurance works? I hand over my policy number and say there you go regie - help yourself?

The tap does look nice, goes with the rest of the fittings and it's certainly possible to use once you get used to it.. Just the water pressure is high and for newbies, they get soaked in the crotch.
The sink is only about 80mm deep and all sealed into the cabinet, replacing the drawer front would seem a whole lot easier.
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Re: Where can I buy this .. Bathroom cabinet

Can't help with the cabinet I'm afraid... but just wondering. If you have a strange tap that soaks guests, would it not be better to warn them first and show them how to use it? And ask them to wipe any spillage to avoid damage? Yes, I know, no point in crying after spilt water good luck.

This firm in Moutier stocks ROYO. Maybe get in touch and see if they can help or recommend someone nearer to Nyon:

Cabe Srl Zahno Cuisines & Confort, Moutier - Jurabitat.ch
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Ouvert mme le soir et. le samedi sur rendez-vous. Cuisines : Poggenpohl - Pronorm. Bains : ROYObath
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Re: Where can I buy this .. Bathroom cabinet

If this is a wooden veneer, it's likely that the color will fade over time. Unless you're going to expose the replacement to the same light over the same period, it's unlikely to still be a match by the time you're leaving.

If you've only been in the house since May, I wonder if you can put a case for it being unsuited for the purpose. I wouldn't expect that something new would show problems so quickly, even if it's occasionally being soaked. Maybe there's a fault in the design or how it's been fitted?
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As an aside, could you ft one of those water saving aerators to the tap?

It might calm it down a little.
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If this is a wooden veneer, it's likely that the color will fade over time. Unless you're going to expose the replacement to the same light over the same period, it's unlikely to still be a match by the time you're leaving.

If you've only been in the house since May, I wonder if you can put a case for it being unsuited for the purpose. I wouldn't expect that something new would show problems so quickly, even if it's occasionally being soaked. Maybe there's a fault in the design or how it's been fitted?
We did suggest to the regie that it was not really fit for purpose, a sink cabinet should be able to get wet occasionally. But she wasn't really bothered, just said oh don't worry, the liability will take care of it..
And to be honest, I don't really want to have it all ripped out and redone, it's one of three bathrooms. Happy to replace the drawer front and be a little more carefull.
But yes it's been soaked or really splashed proabably less than a dozen times.. Don't by RoyoBath for your bathroom



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As an aside, could you ft one of those water saving aerators to the tap?

It might calm it down a little.
Naa It's one of these.. Although ours is all chrome. So people don't really know what to do with the handle

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Re: Where can I buy this .. Bathroom cabinet

Have a close look at the veneer, it looks more like a chip being knocked off than veneer swelling. If the veneer is swelling from water then you are not really liable for bad design. You need to send a registered letter stating the problem and denying resposability asap.
A way to help the problem is to look under/inside the cabinet for the water pipes on them you should find an isolation valve for when you need to change or maintain the tap. This is normally under a cover so keep seaching!! You can try to close this valve a bit to give you less flow but be careful as some of these valves may leak (but normally not) if not in the fully open or closed position, if it does put some thread sealant on the caps before refitting - problem solved.
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Have a close look at the veneer, it looks more like a chip being knocked off than veneer swelling. If the veneer is swelling from water then you are not really liable for bad design. You need to send a registered letter stating the problem and denying resposability asap.
A way to help the problem is to look under/inside the cabinet for the water pipes on them you should find an isolation valve for when you need to change or maintain the tap. This is normally under a cover so keep seaching!! You can try to close this valve a bit to give you less flow but be careful as some of these valves may leak (but normally not) if not in the fully open or closed position, if it does put some thread sealant on the caps before refitting - problem solved.
The chip.. Well that was my three year old daughter BUT it had expanded first.. The wife noticed it, called me in to look and while i was looking, the daughter pulled it off!!!

It's also expaned on another corner.. Indeed crap design or construction.

I'll have a look for the valve, the taps all over the house are like fire hoses
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