The bathroom renovation process

bathroom renovations forster

Bathroom renovations Forster and Mid North Coast. 

With 30 years in the building industry, Mark has a wealth of experience when it comes to bathroom renovations.  Together with his team of exceptional tradesman, they are fully licensed and qualified to undertake all work required for a seamless bathroom renovation. Mark can assist with bathroom design to ensure you make the most of the space.  He can point out any potential problems, providing an accurate estimate for the cost of the work. Contact Mark for advice or to book a free onsite meeting to discuss your bathroom renovation ideas.

How long does it take to renovate a bathroom?

Many people underestimate what is involved in a professional bathroom renovation. To offer some clarity, below Mark has outlined the steps and timeline of a typical bathroom renovation. Please note that the timelines are an estimate only.  Sometimes, the smallest room in the house requires the most amount of work!

  • Demolition : This involves stripping the room back to the wall/ceiling/floor frame.  Timeline: 1-2 days depending on the type of construction and size of the area.
  • Plumbing rough in : Removing old drainage and water pipes and replacing in new locations. Timeline : 1 day.
  • Electrical rough in : Removing old wiring and replacing with new bringing the electrical up to date. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Plastering and linings : Insulating and sheeting the area. Setting and sanding. Timeline: 3-4 days.
  • Waterproofing #1 : Waterproofing of critical areas by a certified contractor. Compliance certificate. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Tiling #1 : Sand/cement screed to achieve accurate falls to drainage points. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Waterproofing #2 : Secondary waterproofing over the screed. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Tiling #2 : Floor and wall tiling, grouting and silicon. Timeline: 3-4 days.
  • Painting : Preparation and paint. Timeline: 2 days.
  • Plumbing fit-off : Fitting new vanity, tapware, bath, etc. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Electrical fit-off : Fitting new lighting, fans switches and GPOs. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Shower screen : Measure and fit. Timeline: 1 day.
  • Carpentry fit-off : Installation of towel rails, toilet roll holders, etc.  Timeline: 1 day.

The total timeline for a typical bathroom renovation is approximately 21 days. A few days after completion may be necessary to allow for drying time. Depending upon the size and complexity of the bathroom renovation, this may vary.

Bathroom renovation quotes

Mark has a team of exceptional tradespeople who are all fully licensed and qualified and more importantly, know each other and work and communicate extremely well. A bathroom renovation takes a team effort and this team are second to none. The key to smooth bathroom reno is management. Having the trades booked in advance and keeping to a timeline to minimise time between on e trade and the next is critical. Communication is key.

Based in Forster (Boomerang Beach), Mark and his team work throughout the Mid North Coast and can assist with all handyman and maintenance work to prepare and maintain your holiday home. Call Mark directly to discuss your specific requirements.

Mark O’Neill
Licensed Builder (Lic.302461c)