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The DIY Bathroom Renovation Trades Checklist

The DIY Bathroom Renovation Trades Checklist

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To help you keep your bathroom renovation on track, we’ve created an easy to use, downloadable bathroom renovation checklist to guide you in project managing your bathroom renovation. Whether you’re taking on some parts of the bathroom renovation yourself by opting for DIY or leaving most of the work to licensed tradesmen, you can use the checklist to keep your quotes and contact details all in one place.


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10 things to remember for a successful bathroom renovation
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Whether you’re working with a builder or managing a DIY project yourself, having a solid plan is crucial. A well-thought-out plan helps you understand exactly what you’re going to get and minimises the chances of errors occurring with contractors on-site. It’s also an opportunity to inject your creativity and ideas into the design process. By actively participating in the planning stage, you can ensure that the final result aligns with your vision for the space.


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10 things to remember for a successful bathroom renovation

1. Demolition and rubbish

Before beginning any renovation work, it’s important to address demolition and disposal of waste materials. Proper disposal of debris and rubbish from demolition is needed to keep a clean and safe work environment throughout the renovation process. Save money and time by hiring a skip and knowing how to pack it.

2. Plumbing

Plumbing is essential for a functional and reliable bathroom. Many properties will require the installation of a pressure-limiting valve to prevent damage to tapware and plumbing systems. This valve helps regulate water pressure, ensuring it stays within safe limits and avoids voiding warranties on expensive fixtures.

3. Electrical

Electrical work in a bathroom should always be done by licensed electricians. Ensuring proper installation and safety measures are in place is critical to prevent hazards such as electrical shocks and fires. Qualified electricians can handle tasks such as installing lighting, outlets, and exhaust fans according to safety regulations and building codes.

4. Carpentry

If your renovation plans involve moving walls or making structural changes, consult a registered builder or engineer. They can inspect the existing structure and determine if any additional structural work is required to support the changes. There is a lot of weight in a bathroom so you will want to get this right, especially on a second story!

5. Plastering

Smooth and even plastering creates a polished look in your renovated bathroom. Proper preparation of surfaces and skilled application of plaster ensures a flawless finish and solid foundation for waterproofing, tiling and painting. It’s harder than you think but give it a go if you are looking to take on more of the DIY aspects of a bathroom renovation.

6. Waterproofing

Waterproofing prevents moisture damage and ensures the longevity of the space. This task should always be carried out by a certified professional to guarantee compliance with waterproofing standards and regulations.

7. Tiling

Tiling is a key design element in any bathroom renovation, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Proper installation of tiles requires careful planning, precise measurements, accuracy and experience to achieve a functional tile drop and avoid a bathroom that floods with water!

The quality of the tiling job can make or break a bathroom because the standard will impact other aspects of the job – such as fitting the shower screen glass, so go for a tiler with good reviews, plenty of experience or who has come highly recommended.

8. Painting

A fresh coat of paint can transform the look and feel of your bathroom, adding personality and style to the space. Choosing the right paint colour and finish is important for creating the desired atmosphere, while proper preparation and application techniques ensure a durable and long-lasting result. Choose a good quality paint from a reputable brand – not all paint is created equal. Good paint goes on easier with less dripping and requires fewer coats. This is a easy DIY job you can definitely get involved in!

9. Bathroom Fittings

Selecting the right fittings and fixtures is crucial for both functionality and style in your renovated bathroom. From faucets and showerheads to towel rails and toilet accessories, choosing high-quality fittings that complement your design aesthetic enhances the overall look and usability of the space. Stay consistent, for example, if you are going for chrome taps then stick to chrome throughout.

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Simplify the process with Just Skips skip bin hire. Our service ensures hassle-free rubbish removal, allowing you to focus on bringing your bathroom vision to life.

Explore our range of skip bin sizes and book online today to streamline your renovation journey. With Just Skips, waste management is one less thing to worry about.

Frequently Asked Questions

What tradesman do I need for a new bathroom?

If you are doing a DIY bathroom renovation, chances are you will need assistance from at least three or four of the following trades; a carpenter, gyprocker, plumber, electrician, water-proofer, tiler and painter. Make contact with each tradie and ask for a quote and their availability.

Should you put silicone around a toilet?

Caulk is best for use on a toilet since it’s more resistant to water. Silicone caulk is typically a bit more expensive than other types, but that extra money will save you the problems that come with an improper seal. It’s actually required by the International Plumbing Code to caulk a toilet to the floor as it helps to create safety in the bathroom and even provides sanitary protection.

What does a carpenter do in a bathroom renovation?

Carpenters are important tradies involved in any bathroom renovation. They will likely be required to do work such as framing, installing new cabinetry, built-in shelving and hanging doors.

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