Bathrooms Renovations

Along with Kitchens, bathrooms are the next most popular areas of the home to renovate. Bathrooms too, can require large budgets for renovations. Costs do vary, however, according to the size and complexity of your renovation. A well-designed bathroom renovation can deliver distinctive style and huge functionality to make a home so much more enjoyable. Before you start, make a checklist for your building professional outlining what you want to achieve.
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The following is a list of what you need to think about:

  • Heating
  • Vanities
  • Tapware
  • Bathtubs
  • Types of showers
  • Mirrors

New bathroom fixtures (replace existing in same location)

There is an exemption to the Building code which allows you to replace bathroom fixtures that are being installed in the same location, provided you use the same or comparable materials. However, it must be carried out in accordance with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006. If you are installing a tiled wet area (the shower) you will need consent.>

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Bathroom upgrade
A bathroom upgrade doesn’t have to be a major exercise. Often some simple changes require a small investment that can reap big rewards. However, when you’re dealing with plumbing, electrical, drainage and flooring, it’s never fast or inexpensive. The trick is to keep the major elements where they already are. Resist the urge to move the plumbing and simply replace fittings with updated versions and change cabinetry and handles for a more contemporary look and consider a pre-fabricated shower unit. Over the years your plumbing pipes and drainage deteriorate with use. It’s a dirty space with a constant water flow where bacteria build up. So it always pays to get a plumber to check your plumbing regularly. If there are any smells, rapid action is required for health reasons. However, most pipes do last a long time, so once the plumber is convinced they have more life, you can move on to look at the basins and pans that are a front of the wall product and whether a more contemporary design is appropriate

General plumbing upgrade

Over the years your plumbing pipes and drainage deteriorate with use. It’s a dirty space with a constant water flow where bacteria build up. So it always pays to get a plumber to check your plumbing regularly. If there are any smells, rapid action is required for health reasons. However, most pipes do last a long time, so once the plumber is convinced they have more life, you can move on to look at the basins and pans that are a front of the wall product and whether a more contemporary design is appropriate.

Water proofing

Properly installed and detailed waterproofing is recommended for all bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. Special waterproofed gib is required for the walls and a waterproof membrane is vital behind tiled surfaces with cement based grouts and in shower areas to prevent damage through leaks. Water escaping from around the bath and shower can go unnoticed for a long time causing serious damage, and leaks can be very costly if you neglect this process.