OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG WILL MY BATHROOM BE OUT OF ACTION?
A standard bathroom renovation takes between 2 and 3 weeks. If wall tiles are laid to the cornice line or there is structural work needed it is best to Allow 3 to 4 weeks.
CAN I ADD A TOILET TO MY BATHROOM?
In most cases this is possible when the bathroom has an exterior wall. The cost will vary depending on the distance to the sewer line and what floor plumbing is required inside the bathroom.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A STANDARD BATHROOM?
All bathrooms vary in size, age, plumbing required, tiling required etc. However, for a standard bathroom with wall tiling to 1200mm high & 2M in shower area. New Vanity, Shower and Bath are returned to the existing location and there are no hidden plumbing or electrical problems – the Labour cost of renovating the room may be between $11000 and $13000. You then need to allocate a budget for Fixtures and Fittings which can vary hugely, but for this exercise let us say $4000-$5000.Therefore the cost of renovating this bathroom can be estimated to be between $15000 and $18000.
ARE THERE HIDDEN COSTS WHICH MAY SURFACE AFTER CONTRACT IS SIGNED?
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 BATHROOM 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 Very modern styling (“Block” style) can quickly become outdated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 BATHROOM 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 BATHROOM RENOVATION?
Yes, we have licensed electricians, plumbers, tilers, builders, plasterers, ceiling & cornice workers to do all work necessary to complete your bathroom.
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.
HAVE YOU EVER RENOVATED A BATHROOM FOR A DISABLED PERSON?
Yes, we have renovated quite a number of bathrooms for people with varying needs. We have worked for Disability Services, Lighthouse Health Group and helped many of their clients.
ARE YOU CERTIFIED?
Yes, we are certified Bathroom and Kitchen designers, 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 bathroom. Regarding fixtures and fittings we are happy to meet you at our preferred supplier to selection your 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. And as long as there is a second bathroom in the house life can continue quite normally. In the case of there being only the one bathroom in the home we are able to supply a mobile bathroom which can be used during the renovation. There is a extra cost involved.
WILL YOU PROTECT MY FLOOR?
Yes, we will lay floor protection to all traffic area used by our tradespeople. It is your responsibility to cover furniture and electrical equipment to protect them from dust. Dust extractors are used on the day the bathroom is dismantled but there is always fine dust floating in the air which is going to land.