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Bathroom Rebuilding and Remodeling in Sydney, NSW
Bathroom renovations are also called remodeling or rebuilding. This is regarded as the process by which old, outdated or damaged structures or rooms are updated and improved.
There are several processes that a bathroom renovation can be broken down into. This includes:
- Structural repair
Since rebuilding a bathroom is such a major renovation, requiring skilled and experienced contractors and, often, council approval, planning and preparation is key to a successful result.
Once decisions have been made on the design, colours and fittings, the room can be prepared by removing old fixtures and preparing it for waterproofing, plumbing and electricals.
For this reason, an experienced team that is used to working together, is the best way to renovate a bathroom or kitchen. There is nothing worse than having to wait for one tradesperson to start or finish. This can happen if the planning and preparation and timelines haven’t been well organised. Living without a bathroom or in a construction zone isn’t fun for anyone.
Our aim is to make your bathroom remodelling experience as easy and painless as possible. We want you soaking in your bubble bath with under floor heated tiles as soon as is humanly possible.
A bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, work or anywhere at all. It’s an absolute necessity but can vary greatly from one culture to another.
For some people, the idea of having their toilet in the same room as their bath or shower is not only impractical but may be considered unhygienic. In times past, the toilet (or pit, or latrine) was kept outside and entirely separate from the home. Luckily for us in Australia, this is unusual in our modern 21st century homes.
When it comes to what you call this room, it can depend largely on where you’re from. If you’re from the United States, you might call a room with a toilet, shower and bath a “bathroom” but in public, a “restroom”. In Canada, a public bathroom is generally termed a “washroom”.
Different Types and Terms for a Bathroom
In general, a bathroom is considered to have a toilet, sink or washbasin and a shower and/or a bath tub. A room that has all these features is often called a “full bathroom”.
An ensuite is off a bedroom and is generally a smaller version of the “full” bathroom and may just include a small shower or merely a toilet and sink.
A master bathroom is so called because it usually has a much larger bathroom. While it is still an ensuite, the style generally has larger and more substantial amenities and may have both a bath and a shower or a double shower for two.
Different terminology may make renovation jargon and words quite confusing when discussing your wishes for your new renovation. Make sure you are really clear about exactly what you expect from a contractor when getting the quote. Be as clear as possible and try to include absolutely everything on your wish list. The builder will let you know what can be done on your budget. You might as well throw it all out there and see just what is possible!
When it comes down to it, you don’t want to be asking for a “full bathroom” and expecting a bath tub as part of the deal when, in fact, the renovator only includes a large shower, toilet and full vanity and sink in their “full” package. Being clear, writing everything down and having a well thought out and crafted contract will save you a lot of headaches, and stress, in the long run.
There are many variations and types of bathrooms. These may include a full bath tub, a ¾ bath tub, claw foot tub and a range of spa baths. There are bidet’s and a range of vanities with single and double sinks. The options, when considering your bathroom knock down and rebuild, are huge, especially if you are doing a full redo.
Things to Consider When Renovating a Bathroom
One of the most important aspects of a bathroom is the plumbing. Make sure you think about both hot and cold water requirements. Considerations such as placing the hot water heater close to the bathroom are important and can save you money in the long run. A new bathroom will cost a lot more if you move the room somewhere else in the house. This is because redoing any type of plumbing can be extremely complex and costly.
- If possible, keep your bathroom in the same place or in a room that is located very close to the original plumbing (or possibly near the kitchen or laundry where other pipes and plumbing are found).
- The bathroom is a wet and steamy room with lots of water splashing onto the walls and floors. It is important to factor this into your new bathroom remodelling project. You need waterproofing to be done by experts who will seal every crack around the walls, ceiling, floors and windows.
- Make sure your plumber takes into consideration all electrical fittings and safety aspects.
- Because of this, bathroom renovations are rarely a good DIY project for amateurs. Plus, there are Australian regulations that require that certain tasks are completed by certified and licensed contractors. While some tasks are possible for those handy with a drill, any job that requires electricals or plumbing should definitely be carried out by professional, experienced and licensed trades people.
- Electrocution and electric shock are serious considerations when updating or remodelling a bathroom. The combination of water and electricity are extremely dangerous and as a result, most electrical appliances are installed as fixtures, rather than as plugs and sockets that are temporary.
- Australian building code regulations require that you use the services of a licensed electrician who knows the building codes and can ensure your renovation is compliant with Australian safety regulations.
- Bathrooms need bright lighting that doesn’t have a lot of glare. Remember you will need to dry your hair, shave, put makeup on and other types of grooming. So you’ll likely want good lighting that is safe for the bathroom with, preferably, two sources of light to eliminate any shadows across the body and face.
- Updated Australian Standards:
- If you’re renovating a very old bathroom, you may find that the whole thing needs to be removed and rebuilt from scratch due to updated building regulations. Australian standards have become much stricter and safer but this means that waterproofing, electricals and plumbing are all under state building permit and council regulations.
- Different Trades People Are Required:
- A typical bathroom overhaul will need the full range of tradies. This includes an electrician, a plumber, a cabinet maker, a water proofer, a carpenter, a tiler and a painter. Hiring a dedicated bathroom renovation company like AU Bathroom Renovations, means that you get a full and expert team that have worked together on many successful projects.
- With a qualified and experienced team such as ours, the project runs more smoothly as everyone knows how to work together and when and where their part of the project is needed.
- Australian Standard AS 3940-1994 was updated in 2004 and requires that waterproofing materials used must be capable of withstanding both exposure to often harsh cleaning products and alkali that comes with cement mortar and movement and occurs in all buildings.
- Make sure your waterproofing specialist provides a compliance certificate once they are finished. You must be given this assurance and certification that your bathroom and waterproofing is in compliance with Australian regulations.
- Regulations across Australia do vary depending on what state you live in. Make sure to check the state your renovation is being carried out in. Ignorance is not bliss and is no excuse when it comes to selling your home or being compliant with council and building regulations. If you don’t do your due diligence, it could end up costing you a lot down the road.
- Every state does require that ONLY licensed plumbers and electricians can carry out jobs with plumbing and electricals.
NSW Builder’s License Required to Renovate Bathrooms:
In NSW, make sure that your bathroom renovations company has a builder with a license for any work that costs more than $1000. Your bathroom reno contractor also needs at least one qualification from two different groups to be permitted to carry out bathroom renovations. Read more.
Qualifications for Builders in NSW to Conduct and Oversee Bathroom Knock Down and Rebuild
- Group A: license in carpentry, joinery, plumbing or Wall and Floor Tiling or Certificate III in the trade or trades they work in.
- Group B: qualifications including having finished a variety of “units of competency” and/or satisfactory completion of TAFE related certificate courses like Tiling etc
Australian Bathroom Regulations:
Australian bathrooms are divided into four zones according to Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3000-2007.
- Zone 0 = interior and base of bath and shower
- Zone 1 = area from the rim of the bath to ceiling (or 2.5m above the rim), area around a shower inside a bath and within the shower itself.
- Zone 2 = area within horizontal radius of .6m outside of Zone 1 and a height of 2.25m from floor
- Zone 3 = area within horizontal radius of 2.4m outside Zone 2
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Small Bathroom Renovations in Sydney
Whether you’re after a small bathroom rebuild or an ensuite, our contractors will deliver the best result for your budget, space and time.
Budget renovations and fixed price bathroom renovations are a specialty for us and we offer extremely competitive packages and deals for all types of remodeling projects.
If you’re wondering about the cost of a Sydney bathroom renovation, just click on the Book a Quote button and request a quote, based on your needs and wishes.
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We cater from small to luxury bathroom renovations and include bathroom reno package deals throughout the Sydney region. Whether you’re in the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Western Suburbs, North Shore or Northern Beaches, we have the team to build the best bathroom you could dream of.
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