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Laundry FAQ

Laundry FAQ

OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG WILL MY LAUNDRY BE OUT OF ACTION?

A standard laundry renovation takes approximately a week.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A STANDARD LAUNDRY?

Laundry rooms vary in size, age, plumbing required, tiling, and storage requirements.However, a standard laundry with minimal wall tiling, converting washing machine taps from the wall to the laundry trough, no electrical work and excluding cabinetry, the Labour cost of renovating the room may be between $3000 to $4000. You need to allocate a budget for Fixtures and Fittings – in this case, tiles & grout, floor wastes, tapware – for this exercise let us say $800 – $1000.

Cabinetry – is more difficult to give an estimate for as it really depends on the amount of units which are required, plus the materials and finishes chosen for cabinets and benchtops.

Therefore the cost of renovating this laundry can be estimated to be between $3800 to $5000 EXCLUDING cabinetry.

NOTE – we generally undertake a laundry renovation in conjunction with a bathroom or kitchen renovation.

ARE THERE HIDDEN COSTS WHICH MAY SURFACE AFTER CONTRACT IS SIGNED?

A Sometimes it is not possible to determine what is beneath the floor screed until the tiles are removed. At times a total new screed is required through the whole room or even a new concrete slab. In older homes, the water lines & even electrical lines have been run under the floor – this then has to be re-routed for safety reasons. Steel drains are not always obvious and should be replaced with PVC at the time of the renovation.

WILL MY NEW LAUNDRY DATE?

This depends on the choice of fittings and finishes you choose.Borders and features tend to be associated to a particular era. Very modern styling (“Block” style) can quickly become outdated.

DO I GET A WARRANTY FOR MY LAUNDRY RENOVATION?

Yes, the labour component is warrantied for a 6 year period.Fixtures and fittings will come with a manufacturer’s warranty which will vary depending on the product.

DO YOU SUPPLY AND ORGANISE ALL TRADES REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT OUR LAUNDRY RENOVATION?

Yes, we have licensed electricians, plumbers, tilers, builders, plasterers, to do all work necessary to complete your laundry.

DO I GET A PLAN OF MY RENOVATION?

Yes, once you have committed to the project, i.e. a contract has been signed and Deposit paid, you will receive full plans. Floor plan, elevations and 3D views.

ARE YOU CERTIFIED?

Yes, we are certified Bathroom and Kitchen designers, our knowledge extends to cover laundry rooms. We are members of the KBDA. All our trades people are licensed.

DO YOU HAVE A SITE MANAGER?

Yes, every project has a site manager assigned whom you are at liberty to speak and be in contact with throughout the works.

DOES YOUR COMPANY PROVIDE A TURNKEY OPERATION?

Yes, we do, we can take you from design and planning of the room, then provide all the knowhow and expertise required to complete your new laundry.

Regarding fixtures and fittings we are happy to meet you at our preferred supplier to make your selection of goods – you are at liberty to buy the goods direct or we can provide them as part of our contract with you.

We are also quite happy if you wish to shop for your own goods.

CAN WE STAY IN OUR HOUSE DURING THE RENOVATION?

This is generally the case. The household can function whilst we are on site, with as little disruption as possible. We can be reasonably flexible with start times.