When it comes to scheduling a Bathroom or Ensuite, the biggest variable is confirming everything including the design, materials, colours, appliances and hardware. The time this takes can range from a few days to a few months. We believe it is important that you are happy with the design and the colours you have selected before anything is booked in or ordered.
Once everything has been confirmed we allow 4 weeks before any onsite works commence (This lead time can vary depending on the renovation company you’re with). This allows us to order the materials and book in the trades.
Once the renovation starts on site, the on-site works will be at least 3 weeks for an Ensuite and closer to 4 weeks for a bathroom. The waterproofing stage of the bathroom is the most important and you also need to allow the right time to apply it, wait for it to dry and repeat this process before tiling can start.
The reason for longer lead times is mainly because of the shower screen. Whilst it is possible to pre order a shower screen, it is normally better to wait for the tiling to be completed before having the shower screen measured to suit the space. Semi Frameless and frameless shower screens need to be toughened and once glass is toughened you cannot cut it down or alter it in any way, it is worth the wait.
If you are renovating an investment property time is money, so having a fully framed shower screen may be something to consider.
If you are renovating your home, putting up with not having a shower for an extra week or so may be worth the agony in the long run.