FAQ - Bathroom Renovations and Makeovers
1How Much Does It Cost to Renovate a Bathroom?
The cost of a bathroom renovation depends on many factors. For example, will the renovation involve structural changes, the type and quality of accessories and finishes selected, will plumbing need to be installed or plumbing fixtures moved, will you be supplying your own tiles and finishes or do you require a fully inclusive package? These are just some of the many issues to be considered. On average, though, a complete bathroom makeover usually costs between $9,500 and $35,000. The best way to determine cost is to have a Gold Star bathrooms representative provide a free no obligation site visit and quote.
2Will the Agreed Contract Price Change?
No! There are no hidden costs or surprises, the amount you pay is the agreed amount in the contract, unless variations or additional work is requested. In which case, you’ll receive a clear quote before any amendments commence.
3Is It Cheaper to Renovate Two Bathrooms?
Absolutely! Not only will it save you money, but also significant time and hassle if your additional bathroom is renovated simultaneously.
4Can You Also Renovate Other Rooms?
Yes. Our speciality is bathrooms, but the Gold Star bathrooms team is made up of licensed tradesmen, including builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, tilers, painters and more, which means our expertise can be leveraged renovate other rooms if required.
5How Long Does It Take to Renovate a Bathroom?
Every job differs based on the scope of the job, that is, the requirements, the size and the complexity. However, most bathroom renovations take 2 to 3 weeks. Once we’ve provide you with a project schedule we’ll ensure we meet our committed start and finish dates.
6Can You Renovate in Apartment Blocks etc?
Yes! We understand the rules and regulations involved in working in various building complexes, strata and different councils and we adhere to their guidelines.
7Can We Still Use the Toilet Once You Start?
No. Once the renovations begin, most of the area will be stripped and demolished rending it unusable. At various times during the process however, you may be able to access the facilities.
8Will I Still Have Water and Electricity Connected?
Yes, the water and electricity will only be switched off for a short amount of time during the renovation process, usually a half hour or a maximum of a two hours at most. You will be given plenty of notice when this will occur and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule to ensure you are not inconvenienced.
9How Does the Entire Process Work?
First we’ll come out and inspect the site and consult with you to find out your requirements, and provide you with a quote and project schedule. Once agreed, we then work together to select the accessories and fixtures. Then the magic begins. It’s a complex process that happens in consecutive stages. The initial stage is the demolition and strip out, followed by electrical and plumbing, waterproofing and then tiling. Next the final touches begin as the fixtures and bathroom accessories are installed and fitted. Finally, the job ends with a quality assurance check and of course a delighted and satisfied customer.
10Do You Supply Fixtures and Tiles?
Yes, we can supply all your bathroom needs. We work closely with various industry suppliers who provide a wide range of choices, at a reasonable rate.
11Can I Choose the Tiles and Accessories?
Of course. It’s your vision so your input is key. Whether you choose and purchase the items from our trusted suppliers or suppliers of your choice, we’ll be there to make recommendations and guide you along the way.
12What workmanship guarantees do you provide?
All of our bathroom renovations are performed by licensed tradesmen and our workmanship complies with Australian building codes. Gold Star Bathrooms Renovation provides a 7 year guarantee on bathroom renovations.
13Are You Fully Licensed?
Yes, we are fully licensed to carry out the work we quote for, our license number is Qbcc 1074560.
14Will You Need to Put a Skip Bin On-Site?
Yes. We will arrange for a skip bin for the disposal of all rubbish, old fixtures and fittings etc. The skip bin is removed once all work is completed.
15Do I Have To Be Home during the Renovations?
Not necessarily. It’s entirely up to you if you wish to be there or not, but the Gold Star bathrooms team can carry out the renovations without your availability. In fact, you may prefer to be away while the renovation takes place. The team will be fully supervised during the renovation and your home and privacy respected.
16Do I Have To Cover My Belongings up?
We’ll lay down drop sheets and floor covers to protect your home and environment. We will take every care to contain the renovation area and the resulting debris.