Dh doesn't agree with me that's it's a good idea to get rid of our stupidly shaped and small walk through wardrobe to make the bathroom bigger by 1m. The job does require a builder, moving the shower plumbing that 1m, the shower head to another wall and centering the light/fan. We can do the demo ourselves. We dont want floor to ceiling tiles (only in the shower up to the height of the glass screen). Once the plumbing and tiles are done we are happy to fit the vanity and tap ware ourselves. In all it would be around 1.8mx3m.
How long after the tiling is done is a shower ready to be used? We would have to look at hiring a portable shower.
If you plan well and your tradies are reliable, how long would it normally take?
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26-01-2016 14:53 #31
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26-01-2016 22:59 #34
Hired a guy to do the demo he got all tiles off, vanity & bath/shower out & removed all the rubbish from the site so it was ready to waterproof.
Plumber moved the fixtures for the toilet over and added in taps for a washing machine as it ended up being a bathroom/laundry. Kept shower taps & vanity in same spot.
Tiler did waterproofing & tiling/grouting.
Glass guy can to put in shower screen and cut hole in window for exhaust fan.
Then plumber back to install toilet, vanity, mirror, showerhead & tapware.
Took about 3wks all up but we werent in a rush as had inlaws house 10mins away to stay at as they were on a cruise
27-01-2016 01:15 #35Junior Member
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chiseling tiles off of our walls brings back fond memories of looking like i had been set upon by a whole neighbourhood of feral cats...i had scratches and blood all over my hands, faces and legs from flying bits of sharp/chipped ceramic...on virtually any part of my body that was exposed or only covered in thin material (aka clothes)...
i already had the power disconnected so it was reasonably dark where i was working, and my dw managed to scare the absolte BAJEEBERS out of me...
this happened because i quiet literally had to use an angle grinder on the old cast iron bath tub to remove the drain pipe (it couldnt be accessed any other way), she was using a torch in the room adjacent which came through the flooring into the bathroom because it was a raised platform house...the shadowed, hazy yellow light meant one thing to me!...i had set fire to something under the house(even tho i was being extremely cautious)...
and that was it! TOOLS DOWN, I MADE A B-LINE FOR THE WIFE TO GET HER OUT...and then i see her with a dull yellow torch, pointed at the floor boards towards the bathroom... her eyes were wide open ...looking at me, shocked at how surprised she was to see me able to move like a gazelle(of sorts)...
...and her response was 'ahhhhhhahahah GOTCHA'...
anyway, long story short...doing your own plumbing is now as strict as electrical work (u can virtually play with anything electrical aslong as it is not hardwired...eg, plug and play-even the lead ends from bunnings come with instructions on how to wire your own extension cord) i managed to legally wire up my entire patio with fluro lighting because i put a plug on the end of the cable, instead of hard wiring it to a switch. its much the same with plumbing, ur allowed to turn off ur mains to change a washer, and u can drag the hose around the garden, but thats about it unless ur qualified.
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25-02-2016 16:26 #36Senior Member
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Reviving this thread. Any recommendations for where to source fittings? Specifically quality tapwear?
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31-01-2017 04:18 #40
Cost of bathroom renovation??
We'VE been living with out the walls or a shower for about a year to save for all the bits and pieces, the plumber to come in and move the pipes and wastes so we can install the new bath and then do the walls and tiling ourselves.
We had a quote last year for a professional to do everything(except the plumbing works) and the cheapest he could go was around $6000. Which included reclining the walls and tiling, removing part of the window, supply and install bath, vanity, and fittings
We aren't touching the toilet, but I'm tempted to get the plumber to quote on switching the bowl over as it's so old and gross.
Edit: just realized this in an old thread OP I hope your Reno went well.
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