Renovation Process

Bathroom Renovation Process

Bathroom remodelling projects are more complex than almost any renovation project. Since these projects involve a wide variety of trades, handling them requires proper planning and effective collaboration. The success of your bathroom renovation project will depend on several factors, such as how organised you are and whether you have a system in place to proceed step by step. For the best results, you need to pay attention to a lot of things, starting from finding an efficient plumber in Auckland to managing all things in plumbing.

The first thing to do is to arrange all construction steps in the proper order. Although there is no hard and fast rule, steps involved in a bathroom renovation process are usually executed in the order described below.

• Plumbers and electricians will disconnect/cap off all services in the room to allow for the builder to remove all fixtures and wall linings

• Builder will make any repairs needed and remove/install any new walls, windows or doors.

• Plumbers and electricians will return to install pipe work and wiring into the correct areas to suit the new layout.

• Builder will then fill walls with insulation if required, then line walls with wall board (Gib or Villa board).

• Underfloor heating would go down now, if required.

• Waterproofing would be applied to entire floor area and up the bottom edge of the walls. Also, over shower walls, if you are having a tiled shower.

• Tiling would commence once waterproofing has dried

• Paint applied to walls and ceilings.

• Plumbers and electricians would return for a final time to install light fittings, towel rails, vanities, toilets, tapware, etc.

• New bathroom would now be completed.


Important Points to Remember!

• Communication is the key to any successful project. As the builder generally organises most of the sub contractors, it pays to find someone who is well organised and has good communication skills. This will ensure that everyone is informed about what is happening and when, and will enable them to be available when needed. This also ensures that you stay on top of all things in plumbing.

• Having all fixtures and fittings (if not, all specifications) on site before tradesmen start is recommended. This way they can take any measurements needed to set up work in concrete or behind the wall in preparation for the final fit off at the end of the project. If this is not done properly, it can lead to costly complications. Having everything on site means that there is no need to guess anything and any mistakes will be at the contractors expense.

• Try to avoid or minimise any changes to the original plan. Not only will this cost you more money, it can disrupt the flow of the job as tradesmen will have to go back and rearrange everything to fit.

• Always use quality tapware. This is especially true for shower mixers as they are housed behind the wall and replacing them can be a nightmare.


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