Whether you are turning a spare bedroom into a bathroom, creating a new bathroom or putting one in an extension, you will need to hire an experienced professional to undertake the job. This is a job that will require some construction work, as well as plumbing and electrical work, so your money will be well-spent on an expert who has built or installed bathrooms in a number of homes before.
The creation of a new bathroom is not a complicated process, but it has to be undertaken in the right order and to certain standards for it to comply with building regulations and match your dreams of a new, practical space in your home.
The most important part of the installation of a new bathroom is making sure that it is hooked up to your plumbing and to waste services. You will need hot and cold water, which will require connections to your plumbing and your boiler or water tank. You will also need waste pipes to get rid of the bath water as well as a connection to the sewage system for any toilet you install. The cost of the job will depend on both the quality and the scale of the bathroom you intend to install.
Variable costs include the type of bath, sink and toilet furniture that you choose, as well as the taps and fittings. You may also want to install a separate shower or bidet, which will add to the budget. Your internal renovation expert will be able to buy in these items for you or work with whatever it is you choose. One of the main costs for the job will be the labour to build the bathroom and install the hardware, from pipes to plugs. You will also need to allow some time for electrical fitting, including shaver sockets, lights and ventilation fans.
There may be other costs you need to factor in as well, such as adding windows or changing windows to frosted glass. There will also be time and materials needed to paint and decorate the new bathroom, as well as the installation of any tiles or flooring that you require.
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