HOW MUCH TO RENOVATE A BATHROOM 2020 (UPDATED)
BATHROOM WARE COST SUMMARY
The cost of bathroom wares can vary considerably based on quality and your allocated budget. The following shows an indicative price comparison between ‘Good’, ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ quality.
|Type||Good Quality||Better Quality||Best Quality +|
|Close Couple Toilet||$680||$850||$1,600|
|Basin Mixer Tap||$120||$290||$450|
|Free Standing Bath||$1,900||$2,500||$3,000|
|1200x900mm Glass Shower Cubicle Kit||$1,800||$2,600||$3,600|
BUDGET FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
At Style Plus when we undertake a basic bathroom renovation we can sometimes find unanticipated surprises. These include:
- The substrate (floorboards) and in some cases the floor joists (timber beams) are water damaged or need to be strengthened to comply wit the current building code.
- Older type of plumbing that requires replacement so that they comply with the New Zealand Plumbing & Drainage standards.
- Pipework that is leaking, such as a slow leak that will cause damage of a number of years.
- You may also need an asbestos testing as some older ceilings may have an asbestos content.
These “unknowns” require a contingency to be built into the renovation budget. A typical contingency would be a minimum of 15% of the project value.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Can I do the demolition myself?
Yes, you can undertake the none structural demolition yourself. However, ripping out old tiles, lining and bathroom wares isn’t fun. You have to be mindful to avoid damaging pipes or electrical work. However, it will save you about $1,000 but be aware, it can cost you more if something goes wrong.
Do I need a building consent to renovate my bathroom?
Renovating a bathroom does not require a building consent unless there are alterations to the buildings structure such as removal of a wall, or the addition of a shower, hand basin, and toilet to a bathroom or ensuite, as these bathroom fixtures are additional to those already existing in the home.
What is an indicative estimate?
An indicative estimate is an estimate that provides a rough cost projection used for budget planning purposes in the early stages of concept development of a project.
How long does it take for a full bathroom renovation?
At Style Plus Renovations the construction duration for a full bathroom renovation project is about 15 working days (three weeks). It may take longer if remedial or structural work is required. Also, if council consent is required, this will extend the timeline.
Can I Purchase My Own Bathroom Wares?
Yes – if you would like to purchase any of the bathroom wares. However, they would need to be delivered at specific times during the project. During the early planning stages of the project we discuss the pros and cons of purchasing the bathroom wares yourself. Our preference is to make the design decisions together and we would purchase the item though our suppliers, therefore any issues during the project are easily managed.
Why Choose Style Plus Renovations?
Style Plus Renovations are not just builders, we specialise in home renovations. This is an important factor when undertaking a home renovation. Our services include all aspects of a renovation from the design stage with the architect and interior designer, consents process, build process and finally collating all documentation to acquire the code of compliance certificate.
How can I keep my project on budget and on time?
There are a few steps you can take early on in the building process to combat your build going over budget and over the time frame. These are things like hiring a construction company with project management services that will be able to help keep your costs down, using a good quality certified builder to build your project right the first time, try making all major decisions as early as possible to keep unforeseen costs to a minimum and plan as realistically as possible allowing for contingency just in case.
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