Bathroom remodel process
IMPORTANT: You must have all the new bathroom items prior to the start of the renovation. Especially the heated towel rail. The tradesman cannot know where to put the plumbing and mounting timber inside the wall if he does not have access to the items to be installed. Bear in mind, in some instances a difference of 1 cm can cost hundreds of dollars if not in the correct place at the time of installation.
Step 1: Removal
Renovation starts by removing all the old items and wall boards to allow access to the plumbing.
Step 4: Timber
Timber is put inside the wall at the correct locations for screw fixing later.
Any rotten timber is cut out and replaced. Depending on the extent of rot, this can be a considerable task.
Step 7: Painting
Next is painting. Usually done in one day including window and door frames, skirtings, architraves, walls and ceilings. Choose your colours well in advance.
Step 2: Plumbing
The plumbing is altered both inside the wall and under the floor to suit the layout of the new bathroom fittings.
Step 5: Flooring
Flooring is installed and wallboarding affixed. If you are planning on tiling the walls, check what wallboarding is suitable for the weight of the tiles you have selected.
Step 8: Tiling
Tiling is next. For floors the tiler will only require 4 days. For walls and floors, the tiler will require 6 to 7 days, depending upon the size and extent of the area of wall to be tiled.
Step 3: Electrical
Electricians will work at the same time as the plumber to prewire to exact locations for later fixing.
Step 6: Gib Stopping
Gib stoppers come next, and depending on weather, will require up to 4 days. At this time there is very little else that can be done, but we are getting close.
Step 9: Final Installation
Finally, final installation of fittings, which will take up to 2 days, requiring the plumber, shower installer, builder and electrician all to be in the bathroom doing their part.