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  Reply # 966873 14-Jan-2014 15:15 Send private message

Thanks for all your recommendations guys, I've even had some PMs with recommendations.. really appreciate it! :-)






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  Reply # 966876 14-Jan-2014 15:18 Send private message

Oh and if you don't currently have tiles but would like to put tiles on the walls, do you need to plaster the walls before you put tiles on?




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  Reply # 966935 14-Jan-2014 16:07 Send private message

I think you do, or at least they did here. We tiled up to around 1 meter, so you need it plastered to paint the rest.




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  Reply # 966944 14-Jan-2014 16:24 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: Oh and if you don't currently have tiles but would like to put tiles on the walls, do you need to plaster the walls before you put tiles on?


How high will you tile?
What size tiles are you using?
Ideally, if you are tiling with larger tiles (say 600 x 600) you should use a 'villaboard' or equivalent type of wallboard product, with 400mm centered studs and nogs. For general use in a bathroom, you are advised to use Gib Aqualine or equiv, as per the building code. The joints and screwhead holes should also be stopped prior to a waterproofing membrance being applied.




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  Reply # 966966 14-Jan-2014 17:00 Send private message

I've got a Villa and have completed two bathrooms in the last 10 months.
Ensuite which is no bigger than 5 sqm has cost me in excess of 10k. We laugh at quotes come through for turn key solution and wondering how they can justify these prices..but getting contractors in individually has cost this much!
Eletrical for lights, fan, heated towel rail is small compared to plumbing cost!



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  Reply # 966968 14-Jan-2014 17:02 Send private message

MikeSkyrme:
sonyxperiageek: Oh and if you don't currently have tiles but would like to put tiles on the walls, do you need to plaster the walls before you put tiles on?


How high will you tile?
What size tiles are you using?
Ideally, if you are tiling with larger tiles (say 600 x 600) you should use a 'villaboard' or equivalent type of wallboard product, with 400mm centered studs and nogs. For general use in a bathroom, you are advised to use Gib Aqualine or equiv, as per the building code. The joints and screwhead holes should also be stopped prior to a waterproofing membrance being applied.


Hi, will be tiling to the ceiling with 600x300.






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  Reply # 966971 14-Jan-2014 17:04 Send private message

isis: I've got a Villa and have completed two bathrooms in the last 10 months.
Ensuite which is no bigger than 5 sqm has cost me in excess of 10k. We laugh at quotes come through for turn key solution and wondering how they can justify these prices..but getting contractors in individually has cost this much!
Eletrical for lights, fan, heated towel rail is small compared to plumbing cost!


One of the previous electricians that we had quoted for the job was for around $1600, but the electrician recommendation by blackjack17 has quoted us for around $500! What a big difference!




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  Reply # 966976 14-Jan-2014 17:09 Send private message

We renovated our bathroom + laundry juat before xmas - the electrical work came to about $500 - whole project was no more then $7000 - incl materials gib spa bath shower etc - youcan do alot of it your self - ie plumbing work and depending on the electrician run all the wiring yourself



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  Reply # 966979 14-Jan-2014 17:15 Send private message

Cbfd: We renovated our bathroom + laundry juat before xmas - the electrical work came to about $500 - whole project was no more then $7000 - incl materials gib spa bath shower etc - youcan do alot of it your self - ie plumbing work and depending on the electrician run all the wiring yourself


What electrical work did the electrician have to do? 

What plumbing work did you do by yourself? 

That's not a bad price for everything!




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  Reply # 966997 14-Jan-2014 17:38 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
isis: I've got a Villa and have completed two bathrooms in the last 10 months.
Ensuite which is no bigger than 5 sqm has cost me in excess of 10k. We laugh at quotes come through for turn key solution and wondering how they can justify these prices..but getting contractors in individually has cost this much!
Eletrical for lights, fan, heated towel rail is small compared to plumbing cost!


One of the previous electricians that we had quoted for the job was for around $1600, but the electrician recommendation by blackjack17 has quoted us for around $500! What a big difference!


I'd be asking what's not included in the cheaper quote. $500 sounds too cheap.



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  Reply # 966998 14-Jan-2014 17:41 Send private message

andrewNZ:
sonyxperiageek:
isis: I've got a Villa and have completed two bathrooms in the last 10 months.
Ensuite which is no bigger than 5 sqm has cost me in excess of 10k. We laugh at quotes come through for turn key solution and wondering how they can justify these prices..but getting contractors in individually has cost this much!
Eletrical for lights, fan, heated towel rail is small compared to plumbing cost!


One of the previous electricians that we had quoted for the job was for around $1600, but the electrician recommendation by blackjack17 has quoted us for around $500! What a big difference!


I'd be asking what's not included in the cheaper quote. $500 sounds too cheap.


Well actually all we're doing is making a new switch to accommodate an extra switch, installing the spa bath wiring plus adding a switch for the spa bath, and installing some lights above the mirror (we buy the lights only).




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  Reply # 967009 14-Jan-2014 17:58 Send private message

Does the switchboard have any RCD's on it?

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  Reply # 967013 14-Jan-2014 18:01 Send private message

Do you have to run a new circuit from the switchboard? A spa could take a lot of power.




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  Reply # 967016 14-Jan-2014 18:04 Send private message

andrewNZ: Does the switchboard have any RCD's on it?


Ah, the electrician had walked out the door then came back in to check lol.. and yes it did.






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  Reply # 967017 14-Jan-2014 18:04 Send private message

timmmay: Do you have to run a new circuit from the switchboard? A spa could take a lot of power.


He said he would have to do that.




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