Consulting a plumber at the early stage of renovating your bathroom will allow you to determine what is achievable, and most cost effective. They will assist you to plan the design layout, communicate your space options and go into detailed discussions regarding the plumbing and what suits you. If you are unsure about certain requirements seek professional advice to avoid problems occurring later down the track.
Once you have an understanding of what is required for your renovation you must now decide a budget, and stick to it. Depending on your budget you may do a complete makeover on your bathroom and transform the space or alternatively you can do a partial renovation to freshen up your bathroom with new tapare, new toilet or accessories. Sit down and work out the costs involved for materials and labour, once this is decided the work can commence.
Get inspired from instagram, magazines, online renovation groups, real estate, the ideas are endless. What style do you want for your home?
While it can be frustrating having your bathroom out of action for a couple of weeks or more, when you’re doing it yourself it’s important not to rush things. Measure everything twice and be certain you’re doing the right thing before you cut, lay or install anything.
It is very important to hire licensed professionals who are experienced in renovations and understand the compliance’s laws with Fair Trading. All bathrooms must be signed off by an accredited renovator, do not engage with trades without signing contracts and viewing licenses to ensure they are certified.
Are you planning to sell your home ? It is important to ensure all plumbing in your home is working at 100% standards, no taps are dripping, toilet seats aren’t loose or there isn’t any high water pressure or blocked drains before the pre-sale building inspection.
– All taps ensuring there is not any leaks
– Toilets are all in working condition
– Tiling is compliant
– Water pressure
– Roofing and guttering
– Hot Water System
– Gas outlets
– Certified renovations
1. Fix the leaks prior to sale
2. Only use licensed trades.
3. Divert water away from the house.
4. Maintain your gutter systems.
5. Obtain compliance certificates from renovation works.
To ensure your property will not be de-valued due to any faulty plumbing it is always recommended to complete a spot check prior to sale before the pre-sale building inspection date. All agents recommend an independent inspector to assess the home and you would not want the buyer turned away because of uncompliant plumbing works.
Many items get put down the kitchen sink daily and it is important to ensure we monitor this to avoid the mess for the plumber. A range of foreign objects such as food and waste scraps, soaps and coffee waste all pass by and build up over time if we do not clear our dishes or empty the waste into our bins.Read More